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Timothy J. Piazza Antihazing legislation signed into Pennsylvania law

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 2:10pm
Penn State leaders are pleased that today (Oct. 19) the Timothy J. Piazza Antihazing Law was signed into Pennsylvania law, signaling an important step toward adopting critical legislation in support of student safety and well-being across the Commonwealth.

Senate confirms two trustee appointments

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 10:17am
The Pennsylvania State Senate confirmed two appointments by Gov. Tom Wolf to Penn State’s Board of Trustees.

Resources available to students, employees affected by natural disasters

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 4:47pm
University officials are continuing to reach out to students and employees who are from the areas impacted by recent natural disasters — such as Hurricanes Florence and Michael in the U.S., Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines and Hong Kong, and the Oct. 13 earthquake in Indonesia — and offering to connect them to Penn State’s student support services.

Trustees committee to meet via conference call on Oct. 23

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 3:16pm
The Penn State Board of Trustees Committee on Audit and Risk will hold an off-cycle meeting via conference call at 8 a.m. on Oct. 23.

Marching into history: 45th anniversary of women in the Penn State Blue Band

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 11:51am
Eight women auditioned for the band in 1973. Three made it through to become the first female instrumentalists in the band since World War II, when women were temporarily accepted due to low male numbers. In addition, two were offered spots on the flag corps. Susan Nowlin, percussion; Carol Gabler, French horn; Linda Hall, clarinet; Kathryne “Kit” Murphey, flags; and Debbie Frisbee, flags took their places in the ranks of one of the University’s most iconic organizations and helped to pave the way for women in the Blue Band.

The Medical Minute: Quicker recoveries for joint-replacement procedures

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 8:41am
Hundreds of thousands of Americans get knee or hip replacements each year, and the procedures are becoming more common than ever. Luckily, the recovery from a total joint replacement, or arthroplasty, is improving.

Study of Northeast food system advances understanding of regional potential

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 8:23am
After seven years of analyzing a number of consumption, distribution, production, and other aspects of the Northeast U.S. food system, researchers from Penn State and 10 other universities and organizations have made significant gains in understanding the extent to which the region can increase production of certain foods, and potentially better meet the food needs of low-income populations in the locations they studied.

Stephen Taub commits $17.3 million to Penn State Abington

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 5:03pm
Stephen Taub, a former Penn State Abington student and University Park graduate, has continued his longtime support for Abington with a $17.3 million commitment, the largest gift in the campus’ history. The new Taub Endowments will provide high-impact opportunities for deserving students through scholarships and global engagement programs.

Things to Do at Penn State: Oct. 18-25

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 2:05pm
What's happening at Penn State? Here's a look at some of the cultural events taking places at the University this weekend and next week, including the President's Office Open House, "Haunted Valley" tours, the return of Metallica, the annual horticulture show, and the 47th annual Shakespeare Festival at Penn State Fayette.

WPSU wins Mid-Atlantic Emmy awards' top honor for overall station excellence

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 9:00am
WPSU Penn State won three Emmy awards, including the top honor for overall station excellence, at the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Emmy awards on Oct. 13.

President's Office Open House scheduled for Oct. 19

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 6:06pm
The President's Office Open House will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, in Old Main on Penn State's University Park campus. The annual open house is open to faculty, staff, students and the public.

Annual Penn State Horticulture Show slated for Oct. 20-21

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 3:54pm
A fall favorite of residents from Centre County and beyond, the Penn State Horticulture Show, will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 20 and 21 at Penn State's University Park campus.

Heard on Campus: John Champagne at the Penn State Forum

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 3:07pm
"If we adopt the idea, that art delights, instructs and moves, and we think about governing as moving one another, steering one another, then — in this definition — all art is, de facto, political. It tries to delight, to instruct, and to move us in some way," said John Champagne, the 2018-19 Penn State Laureate, during his lecture on Oct. 12, part of the Penn State Forum speaker series.

Ramp closure planned for bridge repair work in State College

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 2:55pm
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is alerting drivers to a westbound ramp closure coming next week on Route 322 in the State College area. Starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, the westbound exit ramp to Route 26 (College Avenue) will be closed.

Mood of the Nation Poll finds one person's anger is another's pride

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 9:32am
Responses to the September McCourtney Institute Mood the Nation Poll reveal partisan differences concerning President Donald Trump, but also football player and activist Colin Kaepernick, Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Game day parking exhausted for Saturday’s Homecoming football game

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 5:22pm
Game day parking has been exhausted for Saturday’s Homecoming football game against Michigan State. Fans attending the game who do not have a parking permit will not be able to purchase a permit for the Beaver Stadium parking lots the rest of the week, including on Saturday.

The Arboretum at Penn State hosts 2018 Pumpkin Festival Oct. 14, 19-20

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 4:50pm
The 2018 Pumpkin Festival, hosted by The Arboretum at Penn State on Oct. 14 and 19-20, will feature a pumpkin-carving contest and lighted jack-o'-lantern display. Festivities will take place in the Arboretum's H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens, at the corner of Bigler Road and Park Avenue on the University Park campus.

NSF grant to promote student success in STEM

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 2:13pm
The National Science Foundation has awarded $1 million to Penn State's Eberly College of Science as part of its Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM).

Advance feedback offered on strategic initiative seed grant funding proposals

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 1:03pm
The University community will be invited in November to submit ideas for the fourth cycle of pilot projects that are aimed at fulfilling the mission of the strategic plan to advance innovation, research, learning and engagement at the University and beyond. In advance of the call for proposals, several steering committees are offering to review short concept papers to give constructive feedback to assist in creating stronger proposals.

'If you see something, do something': Mental health resources at Penn State

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 9:07am
“If you’re struggling, seeking help is absolutely a sign of strength, not weakness,” said Ben Locke, director of Counseling and Psychological Services. “And if you see something, do something. If you think a friend or peer is struggling in some way, check in, ask them how they are, or reach out for a consultation with a trusted source, like CAPS.”

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