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Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Historically, Millersville University’s (MU) Global Education office and the study abroad program have been synonymous. However, with the new Bold Path initiative and the hiring of Patriece Campbell as the director of international programs, the office is looking to increase its focus on international degree-seeking student populations. Read more

Northwest Missouri State University
Northwest Missouri State University’s School of Agricultural Sciences continues to benefit from a partnership with two agricultural equipment companies. More than $7.1 million in equipment has been provided to support student learning and profession-based experiences in the agricultural sciences program. Read more

Salisbury University (Md.)
Dean Ravizza of Salisbury University’s Health and Sport Sciences Department explored the role of physical activity for children during humanitarian crises, such as forced displacement, at the International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport. He is collaborating with the United Nations Refugee Agency to incorporate sports into refugee resettlement programs in Germany and Sweden. Read more

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

  • The University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law has partnered with the National Center for State Courts. Law school faculty and students will benefit from participating in the national organization’s efforts to help courts implement improvements that save time and money, and support fair and impartial decision-making. Read more
  • The University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) launched its Diversity and Inclusion Initiative with a recital by renowned pianist Dena Kay Jones. The initiative is focused on building a positive and welcoming culture for everyone on UALR’s campus. Read more

University of West Florida
Students in the University of West Florida College of Health now have the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the human body through the use of synthetic cadavers. The cadavers are housed in the newly developed Applied Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory. Read more



Grants and Gifts

Arkansas State University
Longtime supporters and alumni Charles and Kay Luter provided a gift of $1 million to the College of Business at Arkansas State University. Among the various provisions of the donation is $250,000 for the largest single scholarship endowment for the college. Read more

Cal State East Bay
Cal State East Bay's Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announced its 2016 grant recipients.
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California State University, Fullerton
A $5.8 million grant was awarded to Cal State, Fullerton, by the U.S. Department of Education for a project to increase the number of Hispanic and low-income transfer students who complete bachelor's degrees in STEM and enter careers in these fields. Read more

California State University, Sacramento
Sacramento State was awarded a three-year $194,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to run a four-week field class on climate change for archeology students. Professor David Zeanah will run the program starting next summer. Read more

East Stroudsburg University (Pa.)
The National Science Foundation gave $4 million, the largest single grant ever awarded to East Stroudsburg University (ESU), to help transfer students complete their education at ESU in the fields of science, technology and math. Read more

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania's (IUP) Greg Mount, geoscience; Steve Hovan, geoscience; John Bradshaw, physics; Helmut Paschold, safety science; and Bob Wilson, Institute for Mine Mapping, Archival Procedures and Safety, received a funding award of $25,000 from the Dominion Foundation for their project “Carbon Cycle Measurements at the Weyandt Experimental Site.” Read more
  • A group of IUP faculty, led by Justin Fair and Anne Kondo from the Department of Chemistry, recently received $663,835 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for their project “Better Preparing STEM Graduates for Employment.” The award is one of the largest NSF research grants ever received by IUP. Read more

Salisbury University (Md.)
Mary DiBartolo of Salisbury University’s (SU) Nursing Department received SU’s first Fulton Endowed Professorship in Geriatric Nursing, made possible by a $500,000 gift. The three-year appointment supports DiBartolo’s research, teaching and outreach related to the care of older adults. Read more

Southeast Missouri State University
Southeast Missouri State University’s College of Education was recently awarded a $100,000 sub-agreement grant from Jacksonville State University as part of the U.S. Department of Education’s “Investing in Innovation (i3) Validating the Collaborative Regional Educational (CORE) Model.” Read more

Tarleton State University (Texas)

  • Tarleton State University’s leadership academy received a $45,000 grant from the Texas Pioneer Foundation to support a leadership forum and speaker series. Read more
  • Tarleton State University’s Office of Sponsored Projects and Texas A&M AgriLife Research received an almost $1 million grant to expand their study of bioenergy recovery from animal waste, and to improve the sustainability of agricultural industries. Read more
  • Tarleton State University’s Center for Academic Outreach & Engagement received a $50,000 grant from the Texas Pioneer Foundation to help design and install activity stations for its STEM Mobile Learning Center. Read more

Texas Woman's University
Two Texas Woman's University faculty received more than $4.3 million in U.S. Department of Education grants for projects aimed at meeting the state's demand for bilingual teachers. Read more

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

  • Legendary television and radio personality Steve Stephens and Belinda Shults recently established an endowment in the Department of Mass Communications at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Stephens funded this annual award for more than a decade and has now pledged an additional $25,000. Read more
  • The Arkansas Attorney General’s Office gave a $1 million grant to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law to create a business innovation clinic. The new clinic will be the first in the state to focus on providing business law advice and services to small businesses, innovators and nonprofit organizations. Read more

University of Central Oklahoma

  • The U.S. Department of Education awarded the University of Central Oklahoma a two-year $512,936 Priority 4 TRIO Training grant for its Center for Financial Literacy program, which will provide training to TRIO professionals, including counselors, advisors, coaches and university leadership, in a variety of topics to further continuing education for TRIO programs across the nation. Read more
  • The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition awarded the University of Central Oklahoma a five-year $2.5 million grant to fund the Project Equipping a New Generation for Academic Growth and Excellence (ENGAGE), which aims to improve the instructional services provided to English learners, the student outcomes in low-income and high poverty schools, and more. Read more

University of Maryland Eastern Shore
The Richard A. Henson Foundation awarded $1 million to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to support honors students and faculty, including overseas study for credit. Read more

Winthrop University (S.C.)

  • The Leon Levine Foundation awarded a $25,000 grant for the ANSWER scholarship to help send local mothers, including Winthrop’s Annette McMullen, to college. McMullen is a senior and a candidate to graduate in December with a B.S. in biology. Read more
  • Winthrop University’s Richard W. Riley College of Education was awarded a U.S. Department of Education grant to focus on English language acquisition. The grant provides close to $550,000 in funding each year for five years, totaling nearly $3 million. Read more



Presidential Honors

Dakota State University (S.D.)
José-Marie Griffiths, president of Dakota State University, was appointed for the fourth time to the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Technical Information Service Advisory Board by the secretary of the U.S. Commerce Department, Penny Pritzker. Read more

Hunter College (N.Y.)
President Jennifer Raab was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The Academy is one of the country’s oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers. Read more



Awards and Honors

Georgia College

  • Live Healthy Baldwin, coordinated through Georgia College’s Center for Health and Social Issues, received top honors at the Healthy Georgia Awards ceremony. The awards acknowledged the work of nine nonprofits, municipalities and school districts to promote health and wellness among Georgia’s youth. Read more
  • Joanne Previts, associate professor of middle grades education at Georgia College, was named the nation's Outstanding Professor of Middle Level Education at the Association for Middle Level Education Annual Conference. Previts is the co-editor of the scholarly publication “Middle School Journal.” Read more

Northwest Missouri State University
Northwest Missouri State University’s energy program was awarded second place this month by the Central Association of College and University Business Officers Best Practices program. Northwest’s proposal, “A Model Energy Program for Higher Education,” described how the university addressed the issue of rising energy costs while minimizing environmental impacts in the most cost-efficient way. Read more

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

  • Glenn Anderson, assistant professor of the American Sign Language and English Interpreter Education program at UALR, was appointed commissioner to the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education, the national accrediting board for interpreter education programs.
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  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock Professor David Briscoe was elected the president of the Boy Scouts of America Quapaw Area Council. As president, Briscoe now leads an executive board of 60 community leaders, ranging from judges and doctors to business administrators. Read more
  • The University of Arkansas at Little Rock honored Greg and Marilyn Brown at the eighth annual SpectacUALR. The honorees are tremendous benefactors of the Little Rock athletic program, as well as alumni of the university. Read more

University of Central Florida
Richard Lapchick, a University of Central Florida scholar and endowed chair, was among the 150 global delegates invited to join Pope Francis for the Sport at the Service of Humanity Conference. The conference goal was to bring thought leaders together to discuss how faith and sports can work together. Read more

Weber State University (Utah)
For her efforts to help the University of Ghana implement a Bachelor of Science in respiratory therapy program, Lisa Trujillo received the International Council for Respiratory Care’s Toshihiko Koga, MD International Medal. Read more




Angelo State University (Texas)
Angelo State University’s Undergraduate Range Management Exam Team won both the team and individual titles at the Texas Section Society for Range Management’s third annual Undergraduate Range Management Examination competition earlier this month. Read more

Arkansas State University
Arkansas State is now a "Purple Heart University.” During an open house hosted by the Department of Military Science, Chancellor Doug Whitlock announced that Arkansas State will make special commendation to Purple Heart veterans as a part of Heroes Day in November. Read more

Black Hills State University (S.D.)
Black Hills State University and the South Dakota Department of Tourism announced the winners of this year’s Photography Contest and Exhibition, held in conjunction with World Tourism Day. A special category was created in the photo competition focusing on tourism and universal access. Read more

California State University, East Bay

  • The Fight to Be Heard: Cal State East Bay’s first Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program Ed.D. student champions access to Deaf education. Read more
  • Go On, Get Happy – Studies by Cal State, East Bay, Assistant Professor Kristin Layous show gratitude, doing for others may ward off depression. Read more

California State University, Northridge
California State University, Northridge, marine biology professor Bob Carpenter is among a team of 20 international researchers and engineers who are taking NASA on a voyage to the depths of the ocean as part of a $15 million three-year project. Read more

Frostburg State University (Md.)
To boost her station’s coverage and reputation, Frostburg PR manager for student-run FSU-TV3, Cesi Taboada, used her own cell phone and lavalier microphone, and organized a crew to cover events live on location. Read more

Millersville University of Pennsylvania

  • When Millersville University students entered the Shark Tank competition this past spring, they found themselves head-to-head with local professionals. Read more
  • Innovation and sustainability came together this month when Millersville University celebrated Campus Sustainability Day with a visit from Matt Grocoff, a nationally recognized leader on net zero energy buildings. Read more
  • A team of Millersville students won first place in the structural category of a recent packaging design competition held by the Association of Independent Corrugated Converters (AICC). Read more

Montclair State University (N.J.)
Montclair State University president, Susan A. Cole, wrote an op-ed that appeared in the print edition of the Sunday Star-Ledger. It discussed our nation's critical need for future-oriented policies to guide our colleges and universities. Read more

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

  • The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Trojans men’s basketball team was picked to finish second in a preseason vote by the coaches; while senior guard Marcus Johnson Jr. was voted to the Preseason First Team All-Sun Belt. Read more
  • During a standing-room only event at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, spectators lined the halls to hear Officer Tommy Norman talk about the positive impact of community policing. Norman’s work and involvement with the Little Rock area community drew national attention and led to a fundraising drive. Read more
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock alumnus Calum Neff set another world record. During the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Neff broke the Guinness World Record for fastest marathon pushing a pram. Read more
  • Edward Anson, a history professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, found a way to eliminate one financial responsibility for students taking his classes—free textbooks. Read more
  • A University of Arkansas at Little Rock student and web designer, and two alumni were recognized as exceptional young artists during the ACANSA Arts Festival. Read more

University of Central Florida

  • One of the world’s leaders in liquid-display technology selected UCF’s plasmatic full-color display project, led by Professor Debashis Chanda and graduate student Daniel Franklin, for its 2016 Displaying Futures Award. Ten international finalist teams pitched their ideas and showcased their prototypes to Merck leaders. Read more
  • Knights Give Back, UCF’s annual day of volunteer community service, celebrated a decade of commitment this month. Through the years, volunteers have provided approximately $600,000 in services to the community on this annual day to give back. Read more

University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Yuanwei Jin, an electrical engineering professor at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, secured a U.S. patent for a sensor he invented to warn against failure of energy pipelines and other metal structures. Read more