August 2011 Archives

Greg Nolan Joins CLA Advising Team

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We are pleased to announce that Greg Nolan has recently joined the Liberal Arts Advising Team.  Greg will be advising Political Science and International Politics majors.  Greg recently graduated from Penn State with his Master of Education in College Student Affairs.  Throughout the past two years he has worked with both Student Affairs and Academic Advising at Penn State, and he is joining Political Science and International Politics from most recently working with the Division of Undergraduate Studies and the First-year Testing, Consulting, and Advising Program (FTCAP).  Greg is excited about joining the advising team and looks forward to working together with students interested in learning about or pursuing majors in Political Science or International Politics.  Please join us in welcoming Greg to the College!

Students can schedule an advising appointment with Greg by vising the College of the Liberal Arts Advising Appointment Scheduling System: http://www.la.psu.edu/advising-appt/.

Penn State University Journal of International Affairs Now Accepting Submissions

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The Penn State University Journal of International Affairs is currently accepting submissions from undergraduate and graduate students for its inaugural issue, to be published in November 2011. Papers should focus on topics relevant to international affairs, including, but not limited to, economics, political science, security, the environment, terrorism, and diplomacy.

To be considered for publishing, a paper must be:

  • Between 3,000 and 7,000 words in length (shorter or longer submissions will be examined on a case by case basis)
  • Double-spaced, Times New Roman font, Size 12
  • Submitted as either a .doc or .docx file
  • Formatted and cited according to Chicago Manual of Style guidelines.
All submissions should be sent to submissions@psujia.org. Please remove all references to your name from your submission, as all submissions will be reviewed blindly by PSUJIA staff and experts in the field.

Opportunities with Teach for America

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Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates and professionals--of all majors, backgrounds, and career interests--who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural low-income communities and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity. After their two years in the classroom, Teach For America alumni move into every sector to continue expanding opportunity in the long term.

This fall, over 9,000 corps members including 55 new Penn Staters will be teaching in 43 regions across the country while over 20,000 Teach For America alumni continue working from inside and outside the field of education for the fundamental changes necessary to ensure educational excellence and equity.

Watch this short video to learn more about Teach for America's impact.

Also, you can attend an online event on Tuesday, August 16th at 8:00 p.m. for Penn Staters to learn more about the organization and get your questions answered by Teach for America alumni and current corps members from PSU.

If you are interested in applying for Teach For America, the next application deadline is Friday August 19th.

Full salary ($30,000-$51,000 depending on region) and health insurance. Federal student loans deferred. All majors and professional experiences.

For more information, please contact: Jeremy Corbett: Jeremy.Corbett@teachforamerica.org

Fall 2011 LSAT Prep Course

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Saturday & Sunday,
September 17 & 18
103C Bak of America Career Services Center

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 13 at 5:00 p.m.

A Law School Admission Test (LSAT) Preparation Course will be offered this fall on Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 18, 2011, at Penn State University Park campus. The registration deadline for this course is Tuesday, September 13 at 5 pm.  

The registration fee is $300. 

The course is appropriate for upper-division students who are interested in attending law school.  Registration forms and the course syllabus are available at online.

Questions may be addressed to the Pre-Law adviser, Edward Wangler, at 814.865.7576.
   

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