Commencement Starts 11:30 Saturday
Due to rain in the forecast Saturday morning, the start time of the undergraduate ceremony has been delayed until 11:30 a.m. There will still be one ceremony outside in Biemesderfer Stadium. Gates open at 10 a.m.
Nurturing a Passion for Learning
- Dr. Mark Snyder and the Millersville University Department of Industry and Technology Graphic Communication Program were selected recipients of the Electronic Document Systems Foundation 2010 Capstone Excellence in Education Award for Innovation in Higher Education.
- Under an agreement and with funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Millersville University will continue to collect precipitation as part of the National Atmospheric Deposition Program and Mercury Deposition Network through 2014. The DEP funding, amounting to $52,000 over five years, pays for student wages, travel to the site and shipping containers to national analytical laboratories in Illinois and Washington State.
- The Brossman Science Lectureship attracted about 1,200 elementary, middle and high school students, as well as members of the community, to two presentations by Jeff Lieberman, host of the Discovery Channel program, Time Warp, regarding his use of ultra-high speed photography to unlock scientific mysteries.
- This past spring approximately 500 middle and high school students attended the Central Pa. Science Olympiad, organized by Dr. Alex DeCaria, earth sciences, and Dr. Maria Schiza, chemistry, held for the third time at Millersville University.
- Millersville was awarded a $135,000 grant to train emergency-certified science teachers, both online and at the Marine Science Consortium, in collaboration with the School District of Philadelphia and West Chester University.
- Millersville was awarded Keystone Innovation Zone grants of $27,465 to fund three projects: development of a remote-controlled device to detect improvised explosive devices; test marketing Millersville’s assessment system for education studies; and development of new technologies to assist in the detection of ovarian cancer. Six Millersville professors are involved in these innovative projects.
- Members of the Department of Financial Aid translated a website into Spanish and offered counseling services in Spanish in an effort to foster greater understanding among students and families regarding the complexities of obtaining student aid.