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Abandoned bikes become holiday gifts for teens in need

PSU Newswire - Mon, 12/17/2018 - 11:10am
Penn State's Transportation Services and Lion Surplus teamed up with Freeze Thaw Cycles this holiday season to transform abandoned bicycles into refurbished rides for local teens.

First World Campus degree in additive manufacturing and design awarded

PSU Newswire - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 1:35pm
Joseph Sinclair always knew he wanted to set the trends, not follow them. As the first graduate of the master of engineering in additive manufacturing and design master’s program through Penn State World Campus, he’s staying true to that mission.

University Police investigating reported bomb threats; believed to be hoax

PSU Newswire - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 2:37pm
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State University Police, in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, is investigating a message received by individuals in multiple locations on campus and across the state. At this time, police say the threat appears to be part of a national hoax, however, an investigation is ongoing.

Disabled veteran will graduate this semester next to service dog

PSU Newswire - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:18am
Army veteran Jerry Pastories has fought through a tumor diagnosis, partial paralysis and the loss of his sight to earn his Penn State degree. This December, Pastories and his service dog Nittany will participate in graduation exercises at Penn State Greater Allegheny.

Parking details announced for fall commencement ceremonies at University Park

PSU Newswire - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:35am
Penn State Transportation Services has announced parking information for fall 2018 commencement ceremonies to be held at the Bryce Jordan Center on Saturday, Dec. 15.

The Medical Minute: Practicing mindfulness can help with everyday stress

PSU Newswire - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 8:02am
To practice mindfulness, you must pay attention. It might sound simple, but in our fast-paced society, being engaged in the present moment, on purpose and nonjudgmentally, can be a challenge.

The year in review, in news and images: A look back at 2018 at Penn State

PSU Newswire - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 3:35pm
As 2018 draws to a close, we review a small, representative selection of achievements and visual reflections on the year at Penn State, from among the many University-wide accomplishments in academics, research, athletics, student life and entrepreneurship. View a photo gallery and collection of news highlights at https://news.psu.edu/gallery/551371/2018/12/11/2018-year-pictures

Penn State Berks student named 2020 Schwarzman Scholar

PSU Newswire - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 10:00am
Ryan Morris, a first-generation college student who was a National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) driver, has won a Schwarzman Scholarship, one of the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowships.

Penn State announces fall 2018 commencement events and speakers

PSU Newswire - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 9:00am
This fall Penn State expects to award approximately 5,229 diplomas to students University-wide who are completing 213 associate, 3,823 baccalaureate, 993 master's, six law, and 194 doctoral degrees. Following is a compilation of fall 2019 commencement ceremonies and speaker information for Penn State's 24 locations.

World Campus grad, Rockette will 'bring worlds together' with business degree

PSU Newswire - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 7:00am
Kristin Jantzie, who is graduating this weekend with a bachelor of science in business earned through Penn State World Campus, is in her 14th year as a Rockette at Radio City Music Hall. During the Christmas season, Jantzie performs in as many as four shows a day, six days a week.

Penn State partners with ClearWater Conservancy to conserve Musser Gap property

PSU Newswire - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 8:00pm
Penn State President Eric Barron announced today (Dec. 11) the University is investigating ways to conserve land it owns roughly between Whitehall Road and Rothrock State Forest at Musser Gap, in Ferguson Township just outside of the University Park campus.

Portion of Allen Road closed due to fire

PSU Newswire - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 5:32pm
A section of Allen Toad located between Fischer Road and Curtin Toad is currently closed due to a fire in the Theatre Building basement.

Increasing riparian buffers to improve state's water quality

PSU Newswire - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 11:50am
To identify sound scientific methods to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, Penn State researchers led a Pennsylvania watershed workshop that explored ways to increase the number of riparian buffers in Pennsylvania. Riparian buffers have been used to improve water quality in both local streams and in larger watersheds.

Penn State remains a top university in the nation for international experiences

PSU Newswire - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 6:30am
The Institute of International Education’s “Open Doors” report shows Penn State holding strong in study abroad and hosting international students and scholars. The University continues to be among the top 15 in the U.S. in hosting international students, and among the top 20 in sending students abroad.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Banquet to be held Jan. 15, 2019

PSU Newswire - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 5:24pm
Tickets are available for the 44th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Banquet to be held Jan. 15, 2019, at the Bryce Jordan Center on Penn State’s University Park campus.

Patrick Jones appointed chancellor at Penn State Schuylkill

PSU Newswire - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 10:00am
Patrick Jones, assistant vice president for academic affairs, online learning, at Drexel University, has been named chancellor at Penn State Schuylkill, effective Jan. 4, 2019. Jones has more than 30 years of experience in the field of education as an academic administrator, professor and band conductor, in addition to serving for 30 years in the U.S. Army and Air Force.

Professor’s writings encourage compassion, empathy, inclusivity, social change

PSU Newswire - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 2:58pm
Penn State Professor Vivian Yenika-Agbaw has spent her life studying and analyzing hierarchical systems of oppression and race relations. Through her writing and teaching, she encourages compassion, empathy, inclusivity and social change.

Student entrepreneurs look to lock in support for new product

PSU Newswire - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 2:26pm
Penn State sophomores Ezra Gershanok, Aaron Glatter, and Jacob Halbert have developed the Keyper, a phone wallet designed with a pocket specifically for a room key.

Large-scale study reveals new candidates for malaria prevention drug

PSU Newswire - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 2:09pm
More than 600 promising new antimalarial drug candidates that inhibit the malaria parasite at an earlier stage in its lifecycle than most current drugs have been identified from a screen of more than 500,000 chemical compounds.

Pumping up fitness app features may add muscle to workout commitment

PSU Newswire - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 10:40am
Fitness apps are easy to download and can help motivate people to start workout routines, but that may not be enough to sustain those routines in the long run. However, Penn State researchers suggest there may be ways to tweak those apps to inspire a deeper commitment to a fitness routine and help users hit their fitness goals.


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