Calendar of Events Notice

For Immediate Release

Contact:  Tarra Campbell




Get to Know Penn State Great Valley Week: October 31st –November 5th


Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies invites

everyone who is interested in graduate study or continuing professional education

to “get to know” the special quality and offerings of the Malvern campus. The week’s

events include:


Wednesday, November 2

Instructional Systems Lunchtime Seminar, noon – 1:00 p.m., Safeguard Scientifics Building

 “Implementing E-Learning in Corporations” will be presented by Dr. Doris Lee and Steve

Borland, M.Ed., at a seminar for those interested in corporate careers in Instructional

Systems. Dr. Lee is an Associate Professor in Penn State Great Valley’s Education Division,

and Steve Borland is a Penn State Great Valley graduate and project coordinator of information

systems at Temple University Health Systems. For more information or to register, call

610-648-3312 or e-mail  


The Invisible Minority: Dealing with Homophobia in Schools, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., Education

Division Reception, 4:00 – 4:30 p.m., Safeguard Scientifics Building

Educational consultant Tom Sechrist will provide an overview on the topic. This presentation

will be followed by a panel discussion involving gay students, parents of gay students, gay

parents, school officials, and Gay Straight Alliance leaders. For more information or to register,

call 610-725-5310 or e-mail Penn State Great Valley’s Education Division

will host a reception prior to the program. For more information on the reception, call

610-648-3312 or e-mail


Thursday, November 3

Engineering Lecture and Information Session, 4:45 – 6:15 p.m., Safeguard Scientifics Building

Dr. Phillip Laplante, Associate Professor of Engineering, will discuss anti-patterns in the work

place. In this talk, he presents a new framework for identifying specific negative situations and

the people who cause them along with strategies for resolving these problems.  Following

Laplante’s talk, the Penn State Great Valley Engineering Division will hold an information    

session about its graduate programs in software and systems engineering, information science,

and bioinformatics. For more information or to register, call 610-648-3243 or e-mail


M.B.A. Open House, 6:00 – 7:45 p.m., Safeguard Scientifics Building

This networking and information event will feature a talk by Dr. Michael Busler, Senior Lecturer in

Finance, on “The Effect of Celebrity Endorsement on the Consumer’s Perception of Product Quality.”

Hosted by the Management Division of Penn State Great Valley, faculty and staff will be on hand to

provide information on graduate programs in management and leadership. For more information or

to register, call 610-648-3248 or e-mail


Information Session for Accelerated Certificate Programs, 6:00 p.m., Safeguard Scientifics Building

Penn State Great Valley offers Accelerated Certificate programs designed to help students maintain

their competitive edge or move up to the next level in their careers by upgrading their skills, including

Data Networking and Security, Object-Oriented Programming, Oracle DBA, Oracle DBA 10g Exam

Upgrade, Programming and Web Technology, VB.NET/Oracle. For more information or to register,

call 610-648-3346 or e-mail, or visit

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Friday, November 4

Seven Powerful Essentials of Emotional Intelligence and Self-Esteem, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.,

Main Building.

This course, which is designed to assist teachers in integrating emotional intelligence and self-esteem

principles and methods into curriculum content areas, is approved for Act 48. Cost is $245. For more

information or to register, call 610-648-3281 or e-mail


Saturday, November 5

Get to Know Penn State Great Valley: Open House, 10:00 a.m. – noon, Safeguard Scientifics Building

Get to know Penn State Great Valley’s graduate and continuing education programs at an Open House

and Brunch. The spring semester is not far off, and this event will provide participants with an opportunity to:


Sample innovative courses and learn about graduate programs in education, engineering, information

science, instructional systems, leadership, and management;


* Learn about continuing education programs in technology, project management, and more;

* Talk with career and financial aid representatives;

* Meet and network with alumni and colleagues;

* Enjoy raffles, giveaways, and light refreshments.

To register, go to or e-mail

or call 610-648-3283.