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August 30, 2017

Join us for the CEDEV Informational Webinar on Thursday, August 31 from 12pm-1pm (ET) to learn more about the online Community and Economic Development graduate program. The CEDEV team will discuss the specific program details, application process, tuition, course details, Q&A, and much more!

August 24, 2016

Join us for the CEDEV Informational Webinar on Thursday, August 25 from 12pm-1pm (ET) to learn more about the online Community and Economic Development graduate program. The CEDEV team will discuss the specific program details, application process, tuition, course details, Q&A, and much more!

July 6, 2016

Join us for two live CEDEV webinars focusing on Civic Engagement. Mark your calendars for July 21, 12pm-1pm EST and August 11, 12pm-1pm EST.

May 26, 2015

Dr. McLaughlin will be retiring from Penn State after 30+ years of service. Dr. McLaughlin assisted in establishing the CEDEV Graduate Program, and served as the Coordinator. John Shingler has been selected as the new CEDEV Coordinator.

April 3, 2014

2014 CEDEV Summer Institute | July 16-18 | Days Inn Penn State Community Engagement: What Is It and How Can We Do It Better?

February 21, 2014

New course explores Launching Community Ventures, Nonprofits, and Organizations.

December 3, 2013

The annual Summer Institute dates have been confirmed for July 16-18. More information will be provided soon.

December 18, 2012

Penn State University and its College of Agricultural Sciences have been selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to establish a UNESCO Chair in Rural Community, Leadership, and Youth Development. Dr. Mark Brennan, faculty in the Community and Economic Development graduate program, will serve as Chair and lead the program.

November 5, 2012

During National Distance Learning Week, the Community and Economic Development Graduate Program will promote and celebrate distance and online education programs with online activities for students.

Bruce Balfour (second from left) received recognition for an outstanding partnership for economic development in September in Livermore, California.
September 24, 2012

The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer presented Bruce Balfour, graduate student in Community and Economic Development, with an Outstanding Partnership award for economic development.

Members of the Regional Development team participate in an excursion during the Summer Institute, including CEDEV graduate student Jonathan Pinkerton (far left).
August 31, 2012

Graduate students from the Community and Economic Development (CEDEV) Master’s program embarked upon an opportunity this summer to study in Montreal and Quebec, Canada at the International Comparative Rural Policies Studies (ICRPS) Summer Institute.

March 12, 2012

Registration for the 2012 CEDEV Summer Institute is now open, including the opportunity to apply for scholarships to attend the Summer Institute.

Farhan Syed, CEDEV MPS student and Community and Economic Development Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya.
December 6, 2011

Farhan Syed, or Mutiso ("new light") as the locals in the Eastern Province of Makindu call him, is pursuing his dream of working in international community development through volunteerism with Peace Corps Kenya as a Community and Economic Development volunteer.

December 2, 2011

Ted Alter and Leif Jensen, members of the faculty in the Community and Economic Development Graduate Program, have been formally recognized by peers in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn Sate through award of the 2011 Community of Teaching Excellence Award.

November 15, 2011

Dr. Stephan Goetz, a member of the Community and Economic Development Graduate Program faculty, recently presented as part of a panel discussion titled "Strengthening Entrepreneurship Opportunities in Urban and Rural Communities" during the U.S. Federal Reserve System Conference in Washington, D.C.

Session of the 2011 CEDEV Summer Institute.
November 11, 2011

The CEDEV Graduate Program has announced the annual CEDEV Summer Institute will be held May 14 -16 in State College, Pennsylvania, home of The Pennsylvania State University.

Session of the 2011 CEDEV Summer Institute.
November 11, 2011

The CEDEV Graduate Program has announced the 2012 CEDEV Summer Institute will be held May 14-16 in State College, Pennsylvania, home of The Pennsylvania State University.

September 16, 2011

Penn State is the winner of two 2011 Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) awards for online teaching and learning. The Excellence in Institution-Wide Online Education Award honors Penn State's World Campus, and the Outstanding Achievement in Online Education by an Individual recognizes Wayne Smutz, executive director of Penn State World Campus and associate vice president for Academic Outreach. Penn State is the only institution receiving two awards.