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COIL at Penn State announces grant recipients

The Center for Online Innovation in Learning at Penn State has announced it will fund four new projects through its Research Initiation Grant Program. The goal of the COIL grant program is to provide seed money for Penn State researchers to gather preliminary evidence to pursue external funding for larger studies that enhance teaching and learning through online innovation.
Josh Kolarac stands in front of a display of Behrend Beacon newspapers.

Behrend student Josh Kolarac finds success through soccer and newspaper

Josh Kolarac recently completed his junior year at Penn State Behrend, where he has been a standout, both on the soccer field and in the newsroom. He has started as a defender the past two seasons for the Behrend men’s soccer team and has served as editor-in-chief of the Behrend Beacon, the college’s weekly student newspaper.
Penn State Behrend students Nicole Krahe and OIivia Narciso

Student projects support Erie arts organizations

Community engagement is a core component of our Arts Administration program, which launched in 2012.
Penn State Behrend students Nicole Krahe and Olivia Narciso

Nicole Krahe and Olivia Narciso

Nicole Krahe and Olivia Narciso earned degrees in Arts Administration from Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. Their capstone projects — a networking event and a pop-up exhibition — supported Erie artists and arts organizations.

Penn State Behrend graduates Nicole Krahe and Olivia Narciso

Student projects support Erie artists and cultural organizations

“Art sometimes has this stigma of being out of reach for people,” said Laura Flockerzi, a new graduate of the Arts Administration Program at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. Community projects coordinated by her and other graduates just might change that.
Artists and others mingle at a meet-and-greet reception coordinated by Nicole Krahe, an arts administration major at Penn State Behrend.

Arts Administration capstone projects (Reception)

Artists and other members of Erie's arts organizations mingle during "The Art of Gathering," a reception organized by Nicole Krahe, an arts administration major at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

An artist paints at a program coordinated by a Penn State Behrend arts administration student.

Arts Administration capstone projects (Craft art)

Artists from Iraq, Korea and Ukraine offered craft-art demonstrations at an outreach program coordinated by Abagail Johnston, a senior in the arts administration program at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

People dance at a program coordinated by Penn State Behrend students.

Arts Administration Capstone Projects (dance)

Dancers learn salsa, rumba and traditional Indian dance steps at a program coordinated by Abagail Johnston, an arts administration major at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

Penn State Behrend student Laura Flockerzi

Arts Administration capstone projects (Scalise)

Laura Flockerzi, an arts administration major at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, coordinated a pop-up exhibit to support the Erie artist Todd Scalise.

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