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Laura March
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As Coordinator of Faculty Technology Initiatives, Laura creates, manages, evaluates, and participates in faculty-oriented projects that use emerging technologies in teaching and learning. She worked for Penn State’s Education Technology Services and Institute for the Arts & Humanities as well as WeightWatchers.com prior to joining CTRL. Laura co-founded and organized Blue Out Penn State in fall 2011, which raised over $126,000 for child abuse prevention charities through social media and has since become a yearly tradition. In her free time, she enjoys painting, photography, trivia games, and eating far too many cupcakes.

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The Story Behind the Blue Ribbons

(1) Comments | Posted August 29, 2012 | 2:45 PM

2012 Blue Out Ribbon Cards
On Saturday September 1, the Penn State Nittany Lions will host the Ohio University Bobcats in their first football game of the season. While much has been said about the redesigned Penn State uniforms making their inaugural appearance...

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Blue Out Penn State: Learning from the Freeh Report

(3) Comments | Posted July 12, 2012 | 12:47 PM

The Freeh Report was released Thursday morning, detailing the results of an independent investigation pertaining to the details of the Grand Jury Report and charges against Jerry Sandusky. It is clear that University leaders failed to stand up for those needing their help most.

In a...

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Grieving Before Graduating

(15) Comments | Posted May 30, 2012 | 2:42 PM

My father died over winter break. Though he had been ill for many years, returning to my life as a student was more difficult than I ever imagined. I was forced to reprioritize my commitments to maintain focus on getting through each day -- a difficult task for a chronic...

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In Academia, the Conference Calls You

(7) Comments | Posted April 2, 2012 | 2:44 PM

Why do academics care so much about conferences? They're barely mentioned outside of higher education, yet they dominate graduate student and faculty calendars.

Last weekend marked my first attendance -- and presentation -- at a conference. My department received a time slot to discuss the Penn State/Sandusky...

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