College Announcements: Sept. 25, 2019

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RHS internship information meeting Sept. 26

An information meeting will be held from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in 111 Chambers Building for juniors and seniors in the rehabilitation and human services major to learn about a Skills internship.

Key activist in U.S. history to speak Sept. 27

Dolores Huerta, one of the most important activists in U.S. history, will speak from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, in Schwab Auditorium. Her visit is organized by the University Park Hispanic Heritage Month Organizing Committee. Huerta, an equal partner in co-founding the United Farm Workers Union with Cesar Chavez during the 1960s, fought tirelessly to elevate the voice and power of immigrant farm workers and to combat the fierce racism underlying their mistreatment. She went on to become one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century, combating sexist double-standards both within the labor movement and beyond it. In 2012, Barack Obama awarded Huerta the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Now 89 years old, she continues the fight, traveling across the country engaging in campaigns for labor, racial and gender justice. This event is part of Penn State’s Hispanic Heritage Month 2019 (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15), which is themed “Poderosas: Latinas Leading Change.” See here for a full schedule of events. 

Immersion in Ecuador information meeting Sept. 30

An information session will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, in 111 Chambers Building for the Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate Program with Immersion in Ecuador. The program is open to all Penn State students and in-service teachers, and no Spanish proficiency is required. The application process for the 2020 program takes place during the fall semester (end of November deadlines). For information about the program, visit

Apply now for secondary education English PDS

Juniors in the College of Education studying secondary English are encouraged to apply starting Oct. 1 for Professional Development School (PDS) at The Secondary English Professional Development School is a partnership between the Penn State College of Education and State College Area School District. It provides a yearlong internship with a mentor teacher in a secondary English classroom and University course requirements that are built around experiences in the classroom.

Conference to showcase leading thinkers in Africana studies

Four keynote speakers will highlight a conference titled "Racial Disposability and Cultures of Resistance" scheduled for Oct. 10-12 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. The conference seeks to identify and examine the ways that marginalized racial subjects in the Americas creatively, politically and intellectually disrupt the logic of disposability using practices of organized resistance and an everyday politics of refusal. For registration details, visit

Measles prevention in the spotlight

Penn State University Health Services (UHS) is encouraging students to protect themselves against measles in light of recent cases in Pennsylvania and nationally. Measles is a highly contagious and serious disease with symptoms including high fever, cough, runny nose, rash, and red, watery eyes. Although there have been no confirmed measles cases at University Park or any Penn State campus, UHS encourages students to learn about measles and take precautions, especially if they will be traveling internationally or to areas with current measles activity. For additional information, visit

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Last Updated October 02, 2019