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General president of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades to speak April 16

General president of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades to speak April 16

Kenneth Rigmaiden, general president of the more than 160,000 member International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT), will deliver the Penn State School of Labor and Employment Relations’ twenty-seventh annual Philip Murray Memorial Labor Lecture at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, in 121 Sparks Building. Topics he will address in his discussion include race issues within their union, generational barriers, changes in technology, social issues, breaking barriers, organizing within the immigrant community, representing various differences on the political spectrum, and the new generations views on unions. This is an open lecture and members of the public are invited to attend.

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Aboud honored with 2019 Hendrick Award for service to adult learners

Aboud honored with 2019 Hendrick Award for service to adult learners

Antone Aboud, director of online programs and professor of practice at the School of Labor and Employment Relations, has been named as the winner of the 2019 Shirley Hendrick Award, presented by the Penn State Commission for Adult Learners for service to adult learners at the Faculty/Staff Awards reception on Tuesday, April 2.

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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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2018 Outstanding Alumni Lecture – Kristie Pappal ‘00

2018 Outstanding Alumni Lecture – Kristie Pappal ‘00

On October 18, Kristie Pappal (2000), delivered the School of Labor and Employment Relation’s (LER) Annual Outstanding Alumni Lecture. Pappal is the current Vice President of Human Resources for the NFL's 2018 Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles and a 2000 graduate of Penn State's LER program. She has been with the Eagles since 2007 and has more than 17 years of combined HR experience.

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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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Redmond Named as Recipient of NACADA Outstanding Advocate for Academic Advising Award

NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising has named Dr. Brian Redmond, associate teaching professor at the School of Labor and Employment Relations (LER) and lead faculty member for the Organizational Leadership (OLEAD) program, as the winner of this year’s Region 2 Outstanding Advocate for Academic Advising.

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School of Labor and Employment Relations Unveils New LERA Virtual Chapter

On Dec. 5, Penn State’s School of Labor and Employment Relations (LER) hosted their first virtual chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA). Founded in 1947, LERA provides a unique forum for professionals interested in labor and employment relations to obtain insights on recent developments, issues, and practices within the field.

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