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  • Trustees Approve an Expanded Board | The Penn Stater Magazine
    it at the next scheduled meeting in January On Saturday President Barron added an unexpected twist with the announcement that he would conduct a thorough review of the Freeh Report and supporting materials produced during the course of the investigation Barron s statement offered no timetable for the review but noted that he assured the board I would move with all deliberate speed Barron s scheduled address Friday focused on student engagement a topic he addressed last week in an open forum with students at the Hintz Family Alumni Center Barron highlighted the many reasons that more engaged students those who study abroad intern take leadership roles and have the opportunity for one on one engagement with faculty have better GPAs and make stronger candidates for internships and jobs His proposals for improving the environment for student engagement ranged from the creation of an engaged student medal to greater funding for international experiences He noted Just going in and out of class is no way to go through this university Executive VP and Provost Nicholas Jones address trends in faculty makeup particularly the decades long rise in non tenure track faculty While acknowledging concerns about about the decline in tenure track professors Jones highlighted a number of non track instructors whose work has been honored for teaching and research awards University scholarship was also highlighted Friday with presentations from Schreyer Honors College Dean Chris Brady Eberly College of Science Dean Daniel Larson highlighting the Millennium Scholars Program and Susan Welch dean of the College of the Liberal Arts Welch focused on the Paterno Fellows program and her presentation included clips from a 2009 video of Joe and Sue Paterno 62 explaining their inspiration for the program they endowed You can find information on additional items from Friday s agenda here Ryan Jones senior editor Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading Related Entry filed under Alumni Association Board of Trustees Tags Margaret Atwood on Campus Two Dozen Trombones Plus Santa Claus 4 Comments Add your own 1 sherrysauerwine November 17 2014 at 10 51 am I think it was foolish of the board to vote on the expansion at a time when Senator Corman and Rep Yudichak and the newly elected governor had requested delaying the vote until the new administration could assume office Even President Barron said that he d spoken with Gov elect Wolf and thought that a delay in the vote was a reasonable request Of course the BOT leadership ignored all of them and went forward with the vote Penn State has huge issues facing it not the least of which is the upcoming adjudication of the legality of the consent decree which was signed under duress Thus it s disheartening to once again see the real issue a review of the Freeh Report kicked down the road Personally I think that President Barron announced that he d review the Freeh Report because he sees the mindset that he

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  • More on Board Reform | The Penn Stater Magazine
    response So how many people voted to put you on the board sir Five Ours is far more democratic than yours will ever be At that point committee chair Keith Eckel stepped in saying I expect us all to be civil and the conversation moved on Risk management There s one component of board reform that came not from the governance committee but from the committee on audit and risk That committee is looking at the possibility of creating a subcommittee devoted entirely to risk structure a concept that has to do with assessing and being prepared for various kinds of risks to an organization Some say the Sandusky scandal offers a classic case study in failures of risk management The idea has been championed in part by board member Ted Brown who deals with risk management in his professional life he owns a consulting firm that s focused on the topic and who is one of the alumni trustees elected to the board in the wake of the scandal The audit and risk committee will report on its discussions on the subject at the full board meeting this afternoon Tina Hay editor Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading Related Entry filed under Alumni Association Board of Trustees Tags risk management A Bigger Board of Trustees Climate of the Times 5 Comments Add your own 1 Joe September 22 2014 at 11 42 am It s funny how the old guard BOT can make all the snarky comments they want about alumni or anyone who doesn t let them have their way without question But as soon as someone questions them Junior Sample jumps in telling Lubrano to be civil Is this going to be the new BOT catchphrase I d like to know Junior er Keith exactly what was uncivil about what Mr Lubrano said Alumni trustees must compete against dozens of other candidates to win unlike the B I trustees who are hand picked from the same incestuous social and business circles And it is far democratic then your Ag voting as well I guess the truth hurts just like it s true that Eckel is better suited for judging the tractor pull at the Sullivan County Fair than for governing a leading University There really is no civil way to say that 2 Susan Beck Wilson September 22 2014 at 11 55 am Any of us who have served on any Board know that all the heavy lifting decision making is done in Executive Council and that committees are simply a way of encouraging additional engagement among constituents and having others ready to step into officer roles or onto the executive council Penn State s Board of Trustees marginalized those who got the strongest number of votes by denying them a place as heads of meaningful committees or on the executive committee Trustee Dandrea stated that we do not vote yet any marketing survey with a 1 3 return

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  • A Bigger Board of Trustees? | The Penn Stater Magazine
    as are on the board now Six trustees elected by business and industry members of the board six elected by agricultural societies and six appointed by the governor These are all unchanged from the current board composition Six new members as follows a student trustee nominated by a student selection group and elected by the board an academic trustee nominated by the Faculty Senate and elected by the board the immediate past president of the Alumni Association and three at large members appointed by the board The at large members are an idea borrowed from Proposal C authored by trustee Barbara Doran 75 who originally proposed eight such members Governance committee chair Keith Eckel left and cochair Rick Dandrea When talk of board reform first emerged in the wake of the Sandusky scandal it s probably fair to say that most people envisioned the board shrinking in size not getting larger But Keith Eckel chair of the governance committee said at the beginning of today s meeting that there s been less focus on the board s size lately than there had been at the outset I do not hear from most constituencies that there is an absolute need to reduce the size of the board he said There are still feelings in that direction but board size does not seem to be the issue Board composition I would say is a significant concern In a similar vein Dandrea the committee co chair hinted that some in state government are primarily interested in seeing the divisions on the board heal Dandrea said that a unanimous vote on a recommendation would be better than a contested vote Midway through this morning s meeting with Dandrea s motion to approve Proposal A still on the floor the committee adjourned for what was announced as a 10 minute break The meeting didn t reconvene until more than a half hour later and once it did Dandrea announced a change in plans We ve had some further discussions during the break he said and we ve received some additional input and what comes through is a desire to try to compromise to avoid division and potential litigation With that he removed his motion and instead moved that the committee approve Keith Masser s compromise proposal Proposal A After about 20 minutes of discussion the committee did just that Tina Hay editor Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading Related Entry filed under Alumni Association Board of Trustees Tags Real Genius More on Board Reform 7 Comments Add your own 1 Kevin Landon September 18 2014 at 4 01 pm More board members I thought the move was afoot to reduce the size of a bloated BOT 2 Alan Haberbusch September 18 2014 at 4 43 pm Bigger should be smaller less Governor appointees and no at large appointed by the BOT All this does is dilute the alumni vote from 9 of 30 to 9 of 33

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  • Alumni Association | The Penn Stater Magazine | Page 2
    we have at Penn State where we have had this huge cadre of alumni trustee elected by alumni in contrast to all the other schools basically we decided were appropriate to consider Dandrea further noted that a small percentage of alumni vote in the election between 2 5 percent and 5 percent he said with the higher percentage coming in the three years since the Sandusky scandal But even those numbers have fallen in the past three years The combination he said means that the board is unbalanced if it has nine alumni elected trustees He called accusations that his position is an assault on alumni elected trustees a mischaracterization explaining Nobody is proposing that we take the alumni elected trustees from nine to zero nine to one or nine to two It s taking the alumni elected trustees from nine to the same number as the other major mechanisms for appointment or election to the board That s fair It s not draconian He pointed out that while Proposal A which he helped to develop cuts the number of alumni elected trustees to six same as the number of business and industry gubernatorial and agricultural trustees it also requires that half of those three groups be composed of Penn State alumni The proposal also allocates a seat to the Alumni Association That prompted a spirited dissent from Lubrano who referred to a previous conversation between himself and Dandrea I told you that having three children I ve done a fair amount of studying in the area of psychology And one of the points driven home is that fair does not mean equal So the notion that it s fair to me is preposterous The largest group representing this university is alumni over 600 000 I must confess that when I saw this proposal it struck me that the hue and cry against the alumni election the last few years is in part against PS4RS that folks at least quietly within the board are talking about how the process had been co opted that we can t afford to have the kind of elections we ve had the past three years So this is really a control issue If the alumni have nine they can gain control of the board and we re going to harm the university I find that insulting frankly My only interest is to leave this school better than I found it Lubrano who had previously called the influence of Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship the elephant in the room then returned to a recurring theme that the alumni election is the most transparent part of the board selection process Dandrea responded It is that It is a good process That s why even though only 2 5 to 5 percent or more than alumni participate in it it s out of respect for the bona fides of the process that we say that I say we should nevertheless still have six alumni trustees Because if you look at the data and consider the micro minority of the alumni who take the time to vote and no criticism there were many years after I graduated when I didn t vote Lots of people just don t vote that s just a fact When you take into account the micro minority of alumni who vote this proposal is reasonable Dandrea added that a seat for the Alumni Association would give alumni representatives seven seats on the board more than any other group but Lubrano and Doran spoke against that addition Doran said that when she mentioned benchmarking with respect to the ag trustees other committee members mentioned the importance of agriculture beyond those numbers she said that position was very eloquently explained And she said she was skeptical of benchmarking as a the motivation to reduce the number of alumni elected trustees She described the perception as this Alumni trustees have marginalized themselves by violations of board confidentiality violations of the standing orders with being at odds with the majority That s an absolutely false narrative A related discussion about the seat requested by the Alumni Association largely repeated the points from the discussion at the July meeting that there is a conflict of interest because of the Alumni Association s relationship with the university Can the process for choosing business and industry trustees be made more public The business and industry trustees are chosen by the board itself a process that some reformers have decried but that the Faculty Senate report noted was a typical means of board selection Dandrea suggested that the process works he noted that the two newest business and industry trustees Daniel Mead 75 77g and Walter Rakowich 79 were unanimously approved by the selection committee which included both a governor appointed trustee and an alumni elected trustee The committee discussed the procedure and logistics of the search with Eckel wondering whether the committee members could be made public and how important confidentiality was to those who may be nominated Mead who s on the governance committee said it was very important There seemed to be some confusion over whether the names of the committee were known to the rest of the board The members are chosen by the chair What we re saying is that I need to trust my colleagues on the board Lubrano said That s what we re all striving to do develop a level of trust It would go a long way if we had some level of information And finally here are quick hits on the other discussion points On board size the committee discussed again having a small enough board to have all members be engaged yet a large enough board to have members on all of the seven standing committees which some consider an important part of the reforms that have already been implemented There was widespread agreement that a board seat should be designated for a student and that students should have input via a student selection committee Dandrea said that he has come full circle on the idea of having a voting faculty member on the board and that any financial conflict can be managed by not having the faculty member vote say on the budget Lubrano said he was still against this but noted that he was continuing to speak with Professor Nichols that s professor emeritus John Nichols who chaired the Faculty Senate s special committee on governance which recommended two faculty trustees and has extensively researched the role of governing boards The need to find the right balance for emeritus trustees taking advantage of their expertise honoring them for their services and making sure they don t have undue influence after their terms expire was discussed again Specifically the committee discussed the usefulness of having emeritus trustees on committees as non voting members Doran s proposal got deeper into the details than the other two on the matrix comparing the three proposals three pages were devoted solely to items raised in her Proposal C Among the ones that received the most attention term limits conflict of interest language and delivering executive committee notes to the rest of the board within three days of a such a meeting The last point generated significant discussion Penn State lawyers said that many gatherings of the committee such as a traditional Wednesday night dinner before Board of Trustees meeting are simply informational and not technically meetings Lori Shontz senior editor Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading August 18 2014 at 12 03 pm Lori Shontz 10 comments Getting into the Nitty Gritty of Governance Reform Some of what happened at Thursday s meeting of the Penn State trustees governance and long range planning committee which began to get into the nitty gritty of additional reforms was predictable Veteran members of the board spoke in favor of keeping it the same size newer members elected by the alumni in the wake of the Sandusky scandal insisted that a smaller board would be more nimble and more engaged Agricultural trustees didn t think cutting back the number of ag trustees was a good idea Students said they need a permanent seat on the board with the trustee being chosen by the students themselves not the governor or the board itself But for the first time in public the trustees went beyond the basics Representatives from the Alumni Association the faculty and the students made their cases for permanent seats on the board And among the issues the trustees considered Thursday were these How do the trustees define whether board members are engaged Would having a faculty member a university employee on the board present an insurmountable conflict of interest And how many board members should be alumni not just trustees elected by the alumni but alumni Additionally Eric Barron who is attending his first board meeting after taking over as Penn State s president on May 12 weighed in He was careful to say that he wasn t making recommendations and didn t want to choose who his boss would be the Board of Trustees is responsible for selecting the president Barron said only that he wanted to let the committee know of his experience and that he was familiar as Florida State s president with having student and faculty representation on the board He repeatedly used the word voice to describe what those trustees provided If I got nervous about anything in this conversation it wasn t the notion of numbers and placement he said in the meeting It s the notion of representing someone My view is that this has to be a group of people that are here for one purpose to ensure the success of the institution not representation As he spoke governance consultant Holly Gregory and her assistant Paige Montgomery nodded their heads vigorously Gregory had opened the discussion by saying Reaching agreement on these issues is difficult because it s not quite as clear as other reforms the board has already enacted There are issues of both power and trust The trust among members of this board is already under some degree of tension We ve spent a lot of time talking about it I know some are frustrated that we haven t moved faster Barron elaborated on his experience with student and faculty trustees saying that in addition to the voice they provide he found that the chance for additional back and forth about the issues was important Lo and behold he said a student will vote for a tuition increase because they participated in an in depth discussion about the budget and understand what the university is up against and they don t want to give up quality any more than anyone else A faculty member will vote on benefit changes because they realize that between health insurance and benefits it s going up at a clip of 25 million a year and that s unsustainable So the voice is not just that but an opportunity to give input and have it go in reverse As usual there s no easy way to sum up what happened during the meeting which lasted for 90 minutes and moved briskly Even at that pace the committee didn t discuss all of the reform items it had previously discussed in small groups that were closed to the public in May Here are some highlights from today s meeting Alumni trustees Alumni Association president Kay Salvino 69 in making the case for an Alumni Association seat on the board highlighted the association s mission of service to its 174 379 members and 631 000 living alumni We have responsibility for serving the largest constituency of the university substantially larger than students faculty and staff combined and growing larger every year She noted as well that Alumni Council the association s governing board includes alumni society presidents from each college and campus In the interest of full disclosure The Penn Stater magazine and this website are both published by the Alumni Association In addition Salvino said the Alumni Association is one of the largest cumulative donors to Penn State with more than 15 million in gifts for scholarships fellowships programs and facilities since 1988 And in the just concluded capital campaign Alumni Association members donated nearly 800 million meaning 90 cents on the dollar of all alumni giving came from members of the Alumni Association She finished by showing the scope of the Alumni Association s programs which involve students showcase the university s academic prowess and communicate with alums We touch and serve Penn State and our alumni in a way that no other organization can do and we do it every day in countless ways Trustee emeritus David Jones 54 for one was skeptical He said he had great respect and admiration for the Alumni Association but pointed out that alumni already elect nine trustees and noted that historically in recent years at least two thirds of our trustees have been alumni He called that proportion of trustees who are alumni really full if not too full He added I sometimes think we would benefit by having more outside voices on the board Alumni trustees Anthony Lubrano 82 and Barbara Doran 75 spoke up for the current system of elected alumni trustees Doran called the alumni election one of the most robust transparent processes you can run Business and industry trustee Richard Dandrea 77 floated the idea of reducing the number of alumni elected trustees saying that election turnout is low and that so many of the other trustees are alumni that perhaps alumni are overrepresented on the board Lubrano disagreed repeatedly saying no one is more invested in the success of the university than alumni but board chair Keith Masser 73 an ag trustee agreed with Dandrea saying that the business and industry trustees may be misnamed He said he isn t aware that a non alum has ever been named a business and industry trustee Faculty John Nichols professor emeritus of communications and chair of the Faculty Senate s special committee on university governance which issued this report in 2013 made the case for a faculty representative on the board He stressed two things first that his committee s report had been unanimously approved by the Faculty Senate which is a particularly rare feat and second that he was proposing not a faculty trustee but an internal academic trustee The distinction he said is very important A highly specialized institution like a university Nichols said needs trustees who have a deep understanding of its mission Penn State s board has two members with a background in higher education elected alumni trustee Alice Pope 79 83g 86g a psychology professor at St John s University and Bill Oldsey 76 who has worked in academic publishing Additionally he said a university is essentially a professional association and professional institutions are best governed with considerable governance by the internal professionals that deliver the goods Not to have that happen is a serious disconnection between the core mission of the university and the governance of the university Jones said he had reservations about having employees on the board ag trustee Betsy Huber noted that Pennsylvania law prohibits schoolteachers from serving on the school board in their own districts for just that reason But Dandrea who was chairing the meeting in Keith Eckel s absence said having one faculty trustee out of 30 meant that any conflict of image could be managed Students University Park Undergraduate Association president Anand Ganjam and vice president Emily MacDonald spoke on behalf of students and they made largely the point that their predecessors have made in previous meetings that students don t want to rely on the whim of the governor to have representation on the board and should have a representative who is chosen by students themselves For years the governor has used one of his appointments to include a student on the board but there s nothing saying he has to They also detailed the procedure by which they assure student input Lubrano said he was in favor of the governor continuing to appoint a student trustee but Masser said Gov Tom Corbett had agreed to give up one of his appointments and allow the board to choose a student The tension surrounding reform was evident earlier in the day at the outreach committee meeting when alumni trustee Ted Brown 68 questioned Mike DiRaimo the university s governmental affairs representative about a letter DiRaimo had written to the Senate s state government committee asking that a bill sponsored by state Sen John Yudichak which would cut the board to 23 members be tabled Brown said he was upset that the letter indicated that the Board of Trustees did not support the bill because that is not in fact the case DiRaimo explained that he objected to the committee taking action on the bill for two reasons because the bill would apply only to Penn State and the university had been assured that would not be the case and that the bill stipulates that only the General Assembly can make changes in the board s size and composition in the future He said That I know to be against the interest against the position against the actions of the trustees The Senate committee did vote unanimously to approve the bill which still needs to be considered by the full Senate Brown wasn t satisfied You said the Board of Trustees is opposed to this bill I don t remember any discussion to that ever New alumni trustee Robert Jubelirer 59 62g chimed in suggesting that DiRaimo could have phrased his objections better and more accurately He said that Yudichak 93 04g and co sponsor Jake Corman 93 had previously agreed to hold the bill through May 2014 to see what progress the board made itself on reform and

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  • Penn State, We Are!!! | The Penn Stater Magazine
    holiday party on Thursday night in order to catch a 7 p m showing She specifically made sure to get tickets at a theater with reserved seating so as to avoid the line I already had my tickets for the first show when I found out about our office party everyone knows where my heart lies she says She also has tickets for a screening in IMAX this weekend While she will not be dressed as Leia Chewbacca Darth Vader Rey Kylo Ren or God forbid Jar Jar she will be wearing a blinged out Star Wars shirt and matching jewelry With the exception of the Penn State accents her car may actually stand out the least of any Force related vehicles you might happen to catch in a theater parking lot Thursday night Know anyone else who has matched their love of Star Wars OK even Jar Jar with their love of Penn State like this Let us know in the comments And May the Forc You get the idea B J Reyes associate editor Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading Related Entry filed under Uncategorized Tags Chewbacca Darth Vader Force Awakens Jedi Kylo Ren Leia Rey Star Wars Gerald Abrams Talks JJ and Star Wars For Victoria Samuelsson Hockey is a Family Game Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in Email Address never made public Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress com account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Twitter account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Facebook account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Google account Log Out Change Cancel Connecting to s Notify me of new

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  • Gerald Abrams Talks JJ and ‘Star Wars’ | The Penn Stater Magazine
    18 release date the elder Abrams changed his tune saying that it was probably very smart that he did it and calling it the best work he s ever done The proud father who we wrote about back in 2011 also dove into his own role with the film while he didn t have official involvement he notes that his son invited him to the set and asked him to read through the script and make notes Bill DiFilippo online editor Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading Related Entry filed under Uncategorized Tags Gerald Abrams JJ Abrams Movies Star Wars Star Wars The Force Awakens A Memorial Garden for Bryon Dickson Penn State We Are 1 Comment Add your own 1 Penn State We Are The Penn Stater Magazine December 16 2015 at 5 45 pm and this is not the car of someone named Jed I Nor does it belong to Gerald Abrams 61 whose son Jeffrey Jacob is directing a little movie that is set for wide release on Thursday night And by little of Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in Email Address never made public Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress com account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Twitter account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Facebook account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Google account Log Out Change Cancel Connecting to s Notify me of new comments via email Trackback this post Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed Recent Posts The Olympic Aspirations of Tyler McCandless The Positive Outlook of Brett Gravatt Hearts Against Hunger Jordan Norwood s Super Journey Spend the Super

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  • An Hour With Gerry Abrams | The Penn Stater Magazine
    American public have changed and diminished They no longer make any of these shows for any of us They gear them for people between the ages of 18 and 49 And for movies the peak ticket sales are from people ages 18 to 25 I look at some of these shows and I see the same things as you do and I scratch my head I see the same avalanche the same downward trend in morality that you do How has HDTV changed your game We ve stopped using film We shoot with high def cameras Not only is it less expensive to shoot that way you can edit much more quickly We used to have to use a thing called a Moviola which was like an old sewing machine What will entertainment look like in the next 10 years The answer is you re gonna love this I haven t a clue I don t know what tastes will be like in 10 years I do know that programming is king If something is interesting attracts your heart appeals to you however it s transmitted people will find it The Blair Witch Project was made for a dollar practically and people went in droves to see it Fifty years ago there were three networks Today there are three hundred channels I know one thing For kids graduating today there s never been more opportunity Tina Hay editor Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading Related Entry filed under Alumni Association Tags Blair Witch Project Future of television Gerald Abrams Gerry Abrams HDTV cameras Matt Jordan Nuremberg miniseries A Wedding in the Gazebo Penn State Picks Pat Chambers 2 Comments Add your own 1 Anonymous June 3 2011 at 5 52 pm Great

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  • Uncategorized | The Penn Stater Magazine | Page 2
    DiFilippo online editor Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading December 9 2015 at 2 26 pm Bill DiFilippo Leave a comment David Morrell Rambo Back in Action via DavidMorrell David Morrell is no stranger to having his work adapted for the screen his 1972 novel First Blood was the inspiration for the Rambo film franchise Next up for Morrell 67 is a return to the small screen as Deadline reported that a new series is in the works about John J Rambo and his son titled Rambo New Blood The series executive producer will be the star of the series Sylvester Stallone There s no word on what Morrell s role will be but according to his IMDb page he is a writer for a Rambo television project There is no word on when the show will debut but it will reportedly air on Fox It s also not 100 percent clear if this show will go beyond a pilot as Morrell tweeted that Fox is only paying for a one hour script Bill DiFilippo online editor Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading December 2 2015 at 11 15 am Bill DiFilippo Leave a comment Thanks Given Penn Stater Chris Ulmer In the past week the world has caught wind of and collectively teared up from an uplifting viral video of a special education teacher down in Florida Whether you saw it on the Today Show ABC News or on your Facebook feed we were all grateful that Chris Ulmer shared a glimpse of his classroom with us Specifically how he starts class every day by taking 10 minutes to praise each individual student Guess what This incredible teacher is a Penn Stater Ulmer 10 graduated with a communications degree specifically media studies In a phone interview this week he told us that what he learned about social media in his four years at Penn State is being put to good use I understand these things come and go in waves he says Right now it s a high wave because of a viral video I m trying to capitalize on it because the worst thing would be for it to disappear and nothing comes of it See Ulmer has a bigger goal in mind In April he started a blog called Special Books by Special Kids to promote acceptance not just awareness for kids with disabilities First he had to get permission from the school his students plus their parents Instead of putting money into his savings account he took 600 from his monthly paycheck and invested it into Facebook advertising Every day he taught school from 8 a m to 4 p m then worked on the SBSK blog until 10 p m He created videos with the students And he mapped out a 5 year plan of how to parlay this blog into a book which is ultimately a collection of

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