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Trustees approve extension of University's current strategic plan through 2025

6 hours 38 min ago
During its meeting Feb. 22, Penn State’s Board of Trustees gave its concurrence to a five-year extension of the university’s strategic plan. The extension, approved on Nov. 15, 2018, by the board’s Committee on Governance and Long-Range Planning, means the current plan for 2016-2020 will continue to guide institutional direction through 2025.

Sharkey shares impact of Penn State research across University and beyond

6 hours 53 min ago
Neil Sharkey, vice president for research, shared the impact Penn State research activities continue to have today throughout the University, across the Commonwealth and beyond in a presentation to the Board of Trustees at its Friday (Feb. 22) meeting.

Board approves changes to Penn State Health by-laws

7 hours 21 min ago
To support ongoing growth and evolving functions of Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine, the University’s Board of Trustees today (Feb. 22) approved an action taken recently by the Penn State Health Board of Directors to establish two distinct leadership roles — a dean and a CEO — to oversee the medical school and clinical arm of the University’s growing health care network.

Alumnus and leading philanthropist makes $6.5 million campaign gift

7 hours 41 min ago
Penn State alumnus and leading philanthropist John Leone has made a gift of $6.5 million to advance the University’s current fundraising campaign, “A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence.” Of the gift, $5 million will endow the John Leone Dean’s Chair in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. The remaining $1.5 million will support renovations to the Lasch Football Building.

Committee approves contract extension for Sandy Barbour

11 hours 12 min ago
The Penn State Board of Trustees’ compensation committee has approved a contract extension for Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour through the 2022-23 academic year. In addition, Barbour will assume the title of Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics.

Board committee recommends approval of 2019-20 room and board rates

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 6:38pm
Under a proposal approved today (Feb. 21) by the Penn State Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning, the average room and board rate for the 2019-20 academic year would increase by 2.64 percent, or $146 per semester, compared to 2018-19.

Board approves Water Reclamation Facility, relocation of ARL Steam Plant

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 6:30pm
The Penn State Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning today (Feb. 21) approved the final plans and funding for upgrades to the University’s Water Reclamation Facility. In addition, the trustees approved final plans and funds for the relocation of the Applied Research Laboratory Steam Plant.

Committee approves next phase of East Halls renovation

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 6:24pm
The Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning today (Feb. 21) recommended the final plan approval and expenditure of funds for the next phase of the long-term initiative to renovate the East residence halls at University Park.

Committee approves design build team for Ostermayer Laboratory overhaul

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 6:17pm
On Feb. 21, the Penn State Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning accepted the proposal from Turner Construction Co. of Pittsburgh, as the design build team for renovations to the Ostermayer Laboratory at Penn State Greater Allegheny.

Trustees committee OKs architect for Engineering research and teaching spaces

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 6:03pm
A Board of Trustees committee approved the appointment of Payette of Boston, Massachusetts, as the architect of two new research and teaching buildings for the College of Engineering.

Penn State, State College take steps to reduce impact of State Patty’s Day

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 4:41pm
Penn State and the State College Borough are working together to mitigate the dangerous drinking and other impacts associated with the Feb. 23 drinking event known as State Patty’s Day.

Things to Do at Penn State: Feb. 21-28

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 2:16pm
Penn State Centre Stage's "Hands on a Hardbody," the award-winning Broadway production "Beautiful — The Carole King Musical" and rapper Travis Scott are among the cultural highlights at Penn State this weekend and next week.

College of Medicine Dean and Penn State Health CEO Craig Hillemeier to retire

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 11:00am
Dr. Craig Hillemeier, dean of Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State’s senior vice president for health affairs and chief executive officer of Penn State Health, has announced his upcoming retirement.

The Medical Minute: Varicose veins unlikely to develop into blood clots

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 8:16am
Similar to leaky pipes, veins, as they return blood to the heart, sometimes fail to close completely. They stretch out and subsequently leak near the surface of the skin, creating spider or varicose veins that may cause discomfort.

Penn State student-athletes deliver record-tying academic success in fall 2018

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 11:46am
Penn State student-athletes continue to deliver outstanding academic achievement, tying three school records, with more than 500 Nittany Lions posting at least a 3.0 grade-point average during the fall 2018 semester.

Classes, activities canceled at University Park for Feb. 20

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 4:16am
Predicted snowfall has caused Penn State to cancel all activities at its University Park campus, including classes and exams, from 5 a.m. Feb. 20 until 5 a.m. Feb. 21.

Day of dialogue offers community chance to have conversations that matter

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 4:26pm
More than 600 campus community members came together on Jan. 21 for student-facilitated conversation, a "Day of Dialogue" pilot event hosted by World In Conversation: A Center for Public Diplomacy.

‘Day of Dialogue’ offers community chance to have conversations that matter

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 4:26pm
More than 600 campus community members came together on Jan. 21 for student-facilitated conversation, a "Day of Dialogue" pilot event hosted by World In Conversation: A Center for Public Diplomacy.

15th annual Penn State Powwow scheduled for April 6-7, seeks volunteers

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 3:04pm
The 15th annual Penn State Powwow, a two-day event recognized as one of the finest of its kind, will take place April 6-7, at Mt. Nittany Middle School in State College. An orientation for volunteers will be held March 16.

Parking deck roofs closed Wednesday, Midnight Clear declared for Wednesday night

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 2:09pm
Due to snowfall and freezing rain expected on Wednesday, the roof levels of all four campus parking decks (East, Eisenhower, HUB, Nittany) will be closed beginning at midnight. The Office of Physical Plant has also declared a "Midnight Clear" for snow removal from midnight Wednesday night through 7 a.m. Thursday morning. During these times, parking will be prohibited at all faculty/staff surface parking lots on campus, including Innovation Park, from midnight through 7 a.m.

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