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A Tragedy Becomes a Mission to Save Lives

One family's tragedy has become one class' combined mission for prevention education.

Last December, four-year-old Isabelle Jean Wage-Sindon, along with her father and paternal grandfather, were killed in a catastrophic house fire in Binghamton, N.Y. The house had no smoke detectors.

Students' Efforts Raise Money to Help Build Wells in Haiti

Where there's a will, there's a way, and Myra Goldschmidt's honors civic engagement students were determined last spring to help victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Inspired by the words of Brandywine alumnus and humanitarian, Aldo Magazzeni, who shared his experiences during a campus visit, they came up with an idea that led to unimagined success in raising funds for this purpose.

Alumna Living in Japan Reconnects with Campus to Bring Hope

Alumna Crystal Bowhall is still feeling the aftershocks of the earthquake that devastated northeastern Japan in March. A teacher in Nagano Prefecture, she reconnected with her alma mater to bring hope to her fifth and sixth graders.

Students Win Business-Related Competitions at State Conference

Five students from Penn State Brandywine competed and won awards at the State Leadership Conference for Phi Beta Lambda in Gettysburg. During the three-day Future Business Leaders of America conference, the students networked with other members and business professionals from throughout the state, attended workshops and general sessions and helped to elect next year's Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) state officers.

Students Win Awards, Plan State-Wide Education Conference

Education majors at Penn State Brandywine left the Student Pennsylvania State Education Association (SPSEA) conference in Pittsburgh this month with a lot to celebrate.

Senior Heather Heacock won third place in the state in the Learning Center Competition, and junior Victoria Gramlich was elected region president for the southeastern area, replacing another Brandywine student, senior Amy Moore. Gramlich, along with senior Justin Bush, also submitted learning centers to the competition.

Students Showcase Research at EURECA

Students who have worked tirelessly throughout the year on various undergraduate research projects showcased their hard work and creativity at Penn State Brandywine's annual Exhibition of Undergraduate Research Enterprise and Creative Accomplishment (EURECA) event on Tuesday, April 19.

Prepared to explain, and sometimes demonstrate, their research, the more than 60 students spoke with members of the campus about why they chose a certain topic, how they conducted their research and what they found.

Brandywine Hosts DVACROA Conference

Penn State Brandywine had the honor of hosting this year's Delaware Valley Association of Collegiate Registrars and Officers of Admission (DVACROA) conference on Thursday, March 10. Representatives from approximately 50 other institutions in the region joined together to participate in this third annual conference.

Campus Comes Together for THON

Students and staff from the Brandywine campus showed their Penn State spirit with an enthusiastic turnout at this year's 46-hour Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON), held February 18-20 at the Bryce Jordan Center at University Park. More than two dozen students attended the event. Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska was also part of the contingent, clad in the same bright green t-shirt worn by everyone in the group.

Freshmen Alexis Cicala and Amanda Rasley represented the campus as two of the more than 700 dancers on the floor. 

Students Raise $2,300 for THON

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Students raised more than $2,300 for THON at Penn State Brandywine by hosting several fun, campus events in honor of THON Spirit Week.

Faculty Co-Author Resource Book for Teachers of Immigrant Students

Two Penn State Brandywine faculty members shared their expertise on language and culture in a new book published by the University of Michigan Press. Myra M. Goldschmidt, associate professor of English, and Debbie Lamb Ousey, instructor of English as a Second Language (ESL), are the authors of Teaching Developmental Immigrant Students in Undergraduate Programs: A Practical Guide.