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A QUARTER MILE OF QUARTERS

In keeping with their focus this academic year on universal primary education, Penn State Brandywine honors students are raising money for children in Ghana, Africa to help pay for their schooling. In just four hours on Monday, Nov. 2, the students raised almost 160 dollars in quarters (360 dollars in total) for the Heritage Academy, a co-educational primary and junior high day school founded in 2004 by Kwesi Koomson, a math teacher at the Westtown School in West Chester, and his wife, Melissa.

GUERTIN RECOGNIZED FOR INNOVATION AND DEDICATION TO TEACHING

For Laura Guertin, soil is more than just dirt, the Earth is not just for walking and teaching is a passion, not a paycheck. Her students, colleagues and friends have known that for years, so it's only fitting that the world now knows it, too.

PROFESSOR EXPLORES NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION

It's no secret that the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom and other countries are suspicious of Iran's nuclear capabilities since discovering in September its covertly-built uranium enrichment plant. And after a meeting Oct. 13, in Moscow between Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and President Dmitry Medvedev, it is still unclear how these countries will respond to such a threat.

But while the U.S.

STUDENTS HELP PROVIDE CLEAN WATER TO THOUSANDS IN AFGHANISTAN

As President Obama calls for a 'civilian surge' to aid in the development of Afghanistan, a group of Penn State Brandywine undergraduate students found a way to support direct help to the Afghan people.

KENNEDY BRINGS NEW LIGHT TO LITERATURE AND SOCIAL RELATIONS OF MEDIEVAL ENGLAND

Assistant Professor of English Kathleen Kennedy took a journey through the Middle Ages to explore how the relationship between lords and retainers in medieval England was depicted in literature by Chaucer, Gower, Langland, and Lydgate in her newly published book, Maintenance, Meed, and Marriage in Medieval English Literature.

According to publisher Palgrave Macmillan, "Kennedy uses close readings and medieval letter collections to provide a documentary look at how lords and men communicated information about their relationships and reveals surprisin

BRANDYWINE STUDENT WRITING IS BEST OF FRESHMEN

Sophomore Matt Bachman, a civil engineering major at Penn State Brandywine, found he has a talent he never imagined: writing. How did he find out? Associate Professor of Linguistics and English Myra Goldschmidt sent Bachman an e-mail announcing he was published in University Park's annual journal, Best of Freshman Writing, Volume 14."I was surprised but really happy when I got the e-mail," Bachman, of Newark, Del., said of his essay titled, "The United States' Failure to Sign the Rights of the Child" making the cut.

STUDENTS ACCEPTED TO SCHREYER HONORS PROGRAM

Three Penn State Brandywine students have been accepted to one of the University's most esteemed academic programs: the Schreyer Honors Program.

Junior Jonathan Hartline, information sciences and technology, of Parkside; sophomore John Formento, business, of Oaks; and junior Christopher Collins, American studies, of Philadelphia, join five other students on the Brandywine campus who are also part of this prestigious University-wide group.

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.

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