Recent News

Recent News

2017 AMS Conference Review


The CDRE and MSEM Program were represented by CDRE Director (Dr. Sepi Yalda) and MSEM student (Andrew Yarosh) at the Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society in Seattle, Washington.  The theme of this year’s conference was “Observations Lead the Way” and over 4,400 scientists, educators, students, and other professionals from across the weather, water, and climate community attended the conference continue reading


CDRE Designs and Conducts Local Tabletop Exercise


The Center for Disaster Research and Education (CDRE) coordinated and facilitated a tabletop exercise for West Lampeter Township, Pennsylvania. Discussions about the exercise began in early 2016.  Students and faculty worked to develop the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) compliant exercise and scenario for the Township. Undergraduate and graduate students were able to gain valuable experience while developing and writing the scenario and exercise structure. continue reading


Student's Research Poster Wins 1st Place


Chris Soelle won 1st place in the poster competition at the 64th Annual International Association of Emergency Management (IAEM) that was held in Savannah, GA October 14th through the 19th. Soelle is a second year graduate student in the Master of Science in emergency management program and a graduate assistant at the Center for Disaster Research and Education. continue reading


64th Annual IAEM Conference Review


The Center for Disaster Research & Education (CDRE) and Millersville University’s Master of Science in Emergency Management (MSEM) Program were represented at the 64th Annual International Association of Emergency Management (IAEM) Conference from October 14th to October 19, 2016 in Savannah, Georgia.  The theme of this year's conference was "Working in a Complex World." continue reading


Millersville Student Wins IAEM Scholarship


Chris Soelle, a second year Master of Science in emergency management (MSEM) student was recently announced as a recipient of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Graduate Student Scholarship. Soelle was awarded $1,500 and was recognized at the 64th Annual IAEM Conference in Savannah, Georgia. The application consisted of two essays, resume, and letters of reference. continue reading


MU Community Pledges to Prepare


On Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Millersville University (MU) Community learned more about disaster preparedness and how each person can help others prepare for the unexpected. Around 200 students, faculty and staff engaged with many organizations and professionals in the local, state, and national public safety sectors continue reading

New Emergency and Disaster Management Graduate Certificate


Millersville University will begin offering a fully online 15-credit Emergency and Disaster Management (EDM) Graduate Certificate in the fall of 2016.  Those students who successfully complete the certificate courses will be able to apply the earned 15 credits toward the Master of Science in Emergency Management degree. The human and financial costs due to natural disasters continue to increase continue reading


CDRE Congratulates Sepi Yalda - Educator of the Year


Dr. Sepi Yalda was the recipient of Millersville University’s 2015-2016 Educator of the Year. This prestigious award is given annually to one faculty or staff member in recognition of sustained exemplary teaching, counseling, mentoring, and advising. Candidates for the award are nominated during the fall semester. Nominees are then asked to provide personal narratives, curriculum vitae, and three reference letters from current and former students. continue reading


Millersville MSEM Student Hired as First Pennsylvania State Meteorologist


The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) created a new position in the fall of 2015. Jeff Jumper (MSEM, 16) was selected to fill the position as Pennsylvania’s first state meteorologist as a result of a nation-wide competitive search. Jeff received a B.S. in meteorology from Penn State University in 2006 and has a decade of professional experience as a broadcast meteorologist and eighteen years of experience as a first responder continue reading