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50th Anniversary Celebrations Continue

Penn State Great Valley-s 50th AnniverasaryThe celebrations continue with a speaker series, special exhibits, and a golf outing. Join us as we continue to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Penn State Great Valley.

Pictured: Madlyn Hanes, Vice President of the Commonwealth Campuses, signs the School's timeline at the 50th Anniversary Gala held in December.

Leadership Development Students Presenting at International Conference

Leadership Development students win awardEach year the American Educational Research Association (AERA) receives thousands of submissions for presenting at its annual conference. These presentations are typically submitted by faculty and doctorate students, but this year three Penn State Great Valley students, Lisa Slagel, Daniel Lunasin and Jared Auchey, from the School’s master of leadership development (MLD) program, had their empirical research study accepted.

Ben Ngan, Ph.D., Joins Engineering Division

Ben Ngan, Ph.D.Penn State Great Valley welcomes Ben C.K. Ngan, Ph.D., as an assistant professor of information science in the engineering division. Ngan has a doctorate in information technology from George Mason University, a master's in management information systems from California State University, and a bachelor's in electronic engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Previously, Ngan worked as a software engineer in the technology division at Syneren Technologies Corporation in Arlington, Va., and was an adjunct faculty member in the department of applied information technology at George Mason University.

New Cyber Security Certificate

The internet era has made most organizations’ information assets extremely vulnerable and targets for adversaries. Designing and deploying appropriate prevention and/or protection measures have become exceedingly sophisticated and require developing qualified cyber security professionals. To address this challenging environment, Penn State Great Valley now offers a cyber security graduate certificate. Beneficial to IT managers, architects, designers, developers, and quality assurance personnel.

Great Valley Receives High Ranking for Number of Fulbright Scholars

The Chronicle of Higher Ed listed Penn State Great Valley as one of the top producers of Fulbright Schools (Master's). For the 2013-14 academic year, two professors, Dr. Daniel Indro (finance) and Dr. Walter Wang (marketing), received Fulbright awards to research/teach internationally. Dr. Indro will teach at Soochow University in Taiwan, and Dr. Wang will travel to Hong Kong this month to study the internal and external drivers of firms' sustainable practices in their global supply chains.

Engineering Suite constructionEngineering Suite Update

Construction on the new undergraduate multidisciplinary engineering suite at Penn State Great Valley began in December 2013. Check out the progress shots as we prepare for students this fall.

Lunar Lions Land at Great Valley: February 20

Lunar Lions Land at Great ValleySince 2011, the Penn State Lunar Lions team has been pursuing the Google Lunar XPRIZE as the only university-led team in the competition. The winner of the Grand Prize must land a robotic spacecraft on the moon in 2015, and record video and pictures. Team representatives will talk about the project on Thursday, Feb. 20, 7:00 p.m., in the Conference Center.


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Academic Events

Feb. 8 My Career Transitions
Feb. 12 Management Research Showcase
Feb. 12 Agile Workshop
Feb. 20 Master of Leadership Development Test Drive
Mar. 12 Navigating Your Job Search Workshop
Mar. 19 Graduate Degrees and Professional Programs Open House

Academic News
GMAT Courses:
First start to career advancement

Penn State Great Valley's Office of Continuing Professional Education offers classes to prepare for the GMAT, which is required for most graduate school programs. Check online for next available session.

Agile & Scrum Programs
Scrum's growing popularity can be attributed to its ability to boost ROI for businesses and bring developers and executives together to align business goals. Check out our hands-on programs that include multiple simulations, exercises, and role plays.

Did you know?
The degree you earn as a Penn State Great Valley student is identical to the one awarded to all Penn graduates at each Penn State campus.

Community & Cultural Events

Feb. 6 ARTiculture: Behind the Scenes of the 2014 PHS Flower Show
Feb. 11 The Lost Generation of the 1920s
Feb. 20 Lunar Lions Land at Great Valley
Feb. 25 How to Make Your Garden Pollinator Friendly
Mar. 11 The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles

Complete Calendar Listings

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