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LER Student Makes Most of Scholarship

LER Student Makes Most of Scholarship

Jade Gray-Davis is a senior labor and employment relations major from Philadelphia. In spring 2020, she received a scholarship from the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. Although her experience in Seoul, South Korea was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic, Gray-Davis said she still benefited from receiving the scholarship.

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Liberal Arts student competes in Tokyo Olympics

Liberal Arts student competes in Tokyo Olympics

After being delayed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics featured a glimmer of blue and white. Fifteen Penn State alumni competed, but senior Labor and Human Resources major Gabe Castaño was the only current Penn State student in the Games.

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Former professional pitcher Austin Urban earns degree after baseball career

Former professional pitcher Austin Urban earns degree after baseball career

Urban returned to Penn State in 2018 after a career on the mound playing for the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago Cubsand to complete a bachelor’s degree in labor and employment relations and a minor in kinesiology in spring 2021.

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School of LER Announces Spring 2021 Award Winners

To celebrate the end of the semester, the School of Labor and Employment Relations is honoring students from all our programs with end-of-semester awards that recognize academic achievement and performance.

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Social entrepreneur takes his next big step with World Campus degree

Social entrepreneur takes his next big step with World Campus degree

Jamie D. Elder will be finishing his second Penn State World Campus degree this May, but a bachelor of science degree in organizational leadership (OLEAD) is just the most recent in his long list of accomplishments.

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Student club offers members a glimpse into the diverse world of Human Resources

Student club offers members a glimpse into the diverse world of Human Resources

Learn more about one of the School's student organizations, the SHRM/SLER club, and meet the current president and vice president. The first meeting of the spring semester will take place Tuesday, February 2 at 7:00 p.m.

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Paterno Fellow and LHR student helps launch first European literary radio station

Paterno Fellow and LHR student helps launch first European literary radio station

The sophomore impressively has four majors — global and international studies, labor and human resources, Latin American studies, and Spanish.

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Labor and Human Resources Student Receives Award from Purdue HR Case Competition

Labor and Human Resources Student Receives Award from Purdue HR Case Competition

Scott Rochman, a sophomore in labor and human resources, was selected as the Best Speaker for the undergraduate division during Purdue University’s annual HR Case Competition. Ten universities and approximately sixty other competitors participated in the competition.

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Human resources and employment relations student inspires change

Human resources and employment relations student inspires change

When Catrina Jones enrolled in the Master of Professional Studies program in human resources and employment relations offered via Penn State World Campus last year, she was not anticipating also playing an integral role in the updating of several chapters in one of her textbooks.

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Virtual internships have plenty to offer labor and employment relations students

Virtual internships have plenty to offer labor and employment relations students

Three students in the School of Labor and Employement Relations discuss their positive experiences with virtual internships this summer.

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ROTC student plans to help soldiers with her human resources education

ROTC student plans to help soldiers with her human resources education

Penn State senior Dominique Buchholz grew up in a military family, and said her childhood was a driving force behind her desire to help people. Her time at Penn State and participation in Army ROTC has helped solidify her goal to work as a human resources consultant.

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Steinle selected as 2020 Labor and Employment Relations Student Marshal

Steinle selected as 2020 Labor and Employment Relations Student Marshal

As part of Penn State's 2020 spring commencement activities, Cory Steinle will represent the College of the Liberal Arts as its School of Labor and Employment Relations (LER) student marshal.

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Labor and Employment Relations student will be 2020 World Campus student marshal

Labor and Employment Relations student will be 2020 World Campus student marshal

As part of Penn State's 2020 spring commencement activities, organizational leadership student Matthew Solovey will represent the College of the Liberal Arts as its World Campus student marshal.

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SHRM alignment for MS in HRER program renewed

SHRM alignment for MS in HRER program renewed

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that the School of Labor and Employment Relations' Master of Science in Human Resources and Employment Relations (with HR Option) is now aligned with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

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Penn State adult learner and US Marine leads others in outdoor adventures

Penn State adult learner and US Marine leads others in outdoor adventures

Labor and Employment Relations student Kyle Larson, a Penn State adult learner and a trip leader for Outdoor Adventures, a unit of Campus Recreation, discusses his influences at Penn State and his plans for his LER major.

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Anthony Stem selected as Liberal Arts student marshal

Anthony Stem selected as Liberal Arts student marshal

Stem will represent the College of the Liberal Arts as the student marshal at the commencement ceremony on Dec. 21.

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Shamar Stokes selected as Forbes 30 under 30

Shamar Stokes selected as Forbes 30 under 30

Forbes Under 30 brings together entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world to share ideas on how to make the world more efficient through entrepreneurship and starting businesses and nonprofits.

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Meet Your Labor and Employment Relations Change Maker Cory Steinle

Meet Your Labor and Employment Relations Change Maker Cory Steinle

Cory Steinle, a junior majoring in labor and employment relations and communication arts and sciences, had an idea to help other first-generation college students like himself through a peer-to-peer mentoring program.

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Meet Your Labor and Employment Relations Change Maker Kylie Kuhns

Meet Your Labor and Employment Relations Change Maker Kylie Kuhns

Kylie Kuhns, a senior in labor and employment relations, has dedicated her life to serving others through THON, Kelsey’s Dream, the non-profit she started in memory of her sister, and even in the White House.

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Tylar Smith selected as student marshal for labor and employment relations

Tylar Smith selected as student marshal for labor and employment relations

Tylar Smith has been selected as the student marshal to represent the School of Labor and Employment Relations for the Penn State College of Liberal Arts spring 2019 commencement at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, in the Bryce Jordan Center. She will be escorted by Rebecca Cianci, associate profess of labor and employment relations.

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School of Labor and Employment Relations recognizes 2019 spring award winners

School of Labor and Employment Relations recognizes 2019 spring award winners

On Friday, March 29, the School of Labor and Employment Relations recognized the 2019 spring award winners during a lunch at the Nittany Lion Inn. The Alumni Program Group (APG) hosted the event welcoming student award winners, alumni, faculty and staff to the banquet room for the special event.

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Human Resources in Technology students to spend spring break in Silicon Valley

Human Resources in Technology students to spend spring break in Silicon Valley

Fourteen students in the School of Labor and Employment Relations (LER) will travel to Silicon Valley during spring break as part of their special topics course LER 497 Human Resources in Technology. This four-day trip will provide students an opportunity to engage directly with engineers and human resource leaders in tech to gain a unique insight into a dynamic and growing industry.

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Student Spotlight: World Campus Graduate Student, Keyana Taylor

Student Spotlight: World Campus Graduate Student, Keyana Taylor

Keyana Taylor, a recent graduate of the School's online MPS in HRER, shares her story and why she chose Penn State.

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World Campus SHRM Student Chapter Earns Merit Award

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) national organization has awarded the Penn State World Campus student chapter the Merit Award for excellence and achievement during the 2017-2018 academic year.

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New Online Classes Teach Students About Talent Development

As with all of the School of Labor and Employment Relations’ curricula, the School’s online programs continue to explore a number of ways to improve the academic experience for our students.

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Study Tours: A New Way for LER Students to Study Abroad

Study Tours: A New Way for LER Students to Study Abroad

In today’s globalized economy, the ability to understand, and function in, different cultural settings is more of an asset than it has ever been. For that reason, in our most recent strategic plan our School made increasing the number of LER majors studying abroad a priority. Towards that end, we have been actively promoting semester-long and year-long study abroad opportunities to our students. This has resulted in a growing number of our students to universities in Spain, Ireland, France, South Africa, and Australia, among other locations. However, some of our students are not able to commit this much time to an international experience. For that reason, our faculty have added another study abroad option for our students. Study tours provide a shorter, more intense, international experience than traditional study abroad programs. In recent years our faculty have organized such tours to China, Sweden, and Ireland.

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