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CAMPUS HONORS STUDENT ATHLETES

Varsity athletes from Penn State Brandywine were honored for their academic and athletic prowess before more than 150 people at the twenty-first annual Penn State Brandywine All-Sports Banquet at the Towne House Restaurant in Media on Sunday, May 17.

Junior Ted Seiler, a graduate of Marple Newtown High School, was recognized as an Academic All-Conference player and received All-Conference Honors for baseball.

GUERTIN TO RECEIVE BIGGS AWARD

Dr. Laura Guertin is known to many on the Penn State Brandywine campus for her dedication to community service and the enrichment of the campus and its students. As the campus' associate professor of earth sciences and coordinator for the Jane E.

CAMPUS RAISES $20,000, HONORS ALUMNI

It was more like an international fiesta than a fundraiser, from the Japanese robes to the Irish kilts, and with Aston resident and CBS 3's ever-enthusiastic Susan Barnett at the helm as emcee for the evening. But fundraise they did. Penn State Brandywine reveled in its diverse campus community with more than 200 guests in celebration of its international programs and outstanding alumni on campus Saturday, May 2.

AWARD-WINNING UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

When it comes to our students, Penn State Brandywine has a lot to brag about!

Campus Schreyer Scholars Teron Meyers and Lindley Jones represented not just our campus, but the entire University at an event in Harrisburg on March 24. The "Undergraduate Research at the Capitol - Pennsylvania" conference showcased exceptional and award-winning research projects completed by undergraduate students throughout the state. Penn State was permitted to send four students - and of the four, two of them were ours!

ESPARRAGOZA NAMED 2009 PENN STATE TEACHING FELLOW

Ivan Esparragoza, associate professor of engineering, who was one of three University faculty members honored with the Alumni/Student Award for Excellence in Teaching and named 2009 Penn State Teaching Fellows.

Sophia Wisniewska, chancellor of Penn State Brandywine, attended the awards luncheon at University Park. "This is a great honor, but not surprising, given the scholarship, energy, devotion and creativity that Ivan brings to his students inside and outside of the classroom.

BRANDYWINE STUDENTS PLACE 2ND IN RUBE GOLDBERG COMPETITION

For the second year in a row, Penn State Brandywine's engineering students have shown they take learning and inventing quite seriously. The campus' bright and determined engineering club came in second against the other participating Penn State campuses in the annual Rube Goldberg contest.

TWO BRANDYWINE FACULTY PUBLISH BOOKS

Two faculty members at Penn State Brandywine recently published books in their respective fields.

Associate Professor of English Arnold Markley analyzed the works of a range of British reformists writing in the 1790s who reshaped the conventions of contemporary fiction during the revolutionary decade to position the novel as a progressive political tool in his newly published book, "Conversion and Reform in the British Novel in the 1790s: A Revolution of Opinions."

Published by Palgrave Macmillan in Dec.

ALUM BRINGS AFGHANISTAN, AFRICA TO CAMPUS

Since 1990, Penn State alumnus Aldo Magazzeni has dedicated much of his life to bringing clean water, shelter, and hope to those in need  around the world through his charitable organization, Traveling Mercies. Photographs of his journey helping poor and neglected people in Afghanistan and Africa are currently on display until March 6 in the Penn State Brandywine John D. Vairo Library.

MOTHER AND SON STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE

With their combined achievements, Dr. Elizabeth Dudkin and her son, Henry Neeb, make the perfect dynamic duo.

Dudkin, associate professor of biology at Penn State Brandywine, has a Ph.D. in biology and neuroscience, teaches several biology courses, received honors awards such as the Distinguished Teacher Award in 2005 and the George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching in spring 2008, and has contributed through writing and research to nearly 15 articles on biology.

STUDENTS TAKE A "2ND LOOK" AT MEDIA

Three of four Penn State Brandywine students who entered the Media Arts Council annual photography competition—Icons of Media, A 2nd Look—were among the finalists chosen by judge Stephen Perloff, editor of The Photo Review, The Photograph Collector, and Focus Magazine

Students in Connie Kirker's art class paired up with students from Norma Notzold's American Studies class, with the art students taking the photos, and the American Studies students writing 25-word descriptions.

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