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Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy to be celebrated with weeklong commemoration

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 3:20pm
The 33rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration at University Park, set for Jan. 15-19, will celebrate and honor the life of the late civil rights leader. Events are planned throughout the week under the theme “Deconstructing the Dream: At Whose Expense?”

Palmer Museum of Art announces 2018 exhibition lineup

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 2:03pm
The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State has announced its schedule of exhibitions for 2018. Dominated by three major contemporary shows, the lineup also highlights the work of 19th- and 20th-century American painters and printmakers, Pop Art luminaries, and iconic photographers represented in the permanent collection.

Collins elected to College Football Hall of Fame

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 11:27am
Penn State national award winner and first-team All-America quarterback Kerry Collins has been elected to the College Football Hall of Fame as part of the 2018 class. Collins is the 25th member of the Penn State football family to be elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.

Penn State track and field legend, Olympic champion Ashenfelter passes

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 10:39am
Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics mourns the passing of Horace Ashenfelter III, former Nittany Lion track and field standout who set a world record in winning the men’s steeplechase at the 1952 Olympic Games. He passed away Jan. 6 in West Orange, New Jersey, at the age of 94.

New Office of Planning and Assessment website featured nationally for January

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 3:40pm
A new website for Penn State’s Office of Planning and Assessment (OPA) has been recognized for its clarity, creativity, ease of navigation, and thoroughness of communication about the University’s student learning outcomes assessment process. The National Institute of Learning Outcomes Assessment is currently showcasing the OPA website for the month of January.

Tax plan impacts employee parking fees

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 2:37pm
The tax overhaul recently signed into law will have a minor impact on parking fees for Penn State employees.

Online textbook purchases through LionPATH temporarily unavailable

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:40pm
Penn State students who are attempting to view and purchase their textbooks on LionPATH for the spring 2018 semester will find that the “View Books” links for their courses are not functioning properly, preventing them from seeing and purchasing course materials online. In the meantime, students can view and purchase textbooks online directly through Barnes & Noble and the Penn State Bookstore.

Penn State announces name of new financial system

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 12:45pm
As the IBIS replacement project moves forward, the University has announced a name and graphic identify for its new financial system: SIMBA. Projected to go live in 2020, SIMBA will provide a modern, intuitive solution to effectively plan, budget, manage and steward the University's assets and resources.

Safety precautions urged as bitterly cold wind chills expected across region

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 5:02pm
According to the National Weather Service, cold temperatures and strong winds will combine to produce bitterly cold wind chills beginning Thursday evening, Jan. 4, and continuing into Saturday.

University, public libraries partner to save costs, expand access, convenience

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 10:31am
A new collaboration between Penn State University Libraries and Schlow Centre Region Library in downtown State College, Pennsylvania, now enables University Park students and employees and Schlow Library patrons to return checked-out materials at any on-campus or Schlow drop-off location. What started as a cost-savings inquiry has evolved into a potentially scalable model for town-gown partnerships to increase Pennsylvanians' access to library materials statewide.

Penn State names Cook men's soccer head coach

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 3:39pm
Penn State Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour has announced the appointment of Jeff Cook as the 12th head coach in the storied history of the men’s soccer program. Cook has 27 years of coaching experience and comes to Happy Valley after serving with the Philadelphia Union and Bethlehem Steel FC over the past four-plus years.

Penn State Summit on the opioid epidemic to be held Jan. 12

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 8:04am
The Penn State Summit on the Opioid Epidemic will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12, at 122 Heritage Hall, HUB-Robeson Center on the University Park campus. Registration ends on Jan. 4.

Myers creates one-of-a-kind ornament for Children’s Hospital babies

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 6:53pm
Carrie Myers, a child Life specialist at Penn State Children’s Hospital, decided to make a special gift for tiny patients and their families.

Penn State efforts help minimize tax changes on education access, affordability

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 5:50pm
The finalized version of proposed tax reform changes that Congress has passed will preserve nearly all of the education-related tax benefits that help to promote educational access and affordability.

Construction at North Campus Chilled Water Plant to close sidewalk near Creamery

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:39am
Beginning Dec. 22, a sidewalk closure outside the East Parking Deck will create a detour for those accessing the Food Science Building and the Berkey Creamery. Fencing will be in place marking the construction zone for work at the North Campus Chilled Water Plant. The area will be closed through at least May 2018.

Pennsylvania Farm Show will have a Penn State flavor

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 12:21pm
Those interested in home gardening, preserving their own food and protecting water quality in their region will have an opportunity to learn more about these topics by visiting the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences exhibit at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, Jan. 6-13 in Harrisburg. Other college-related displays and activities will highlight 4-H youth-development programs offered statewide through Penn State Extension.

Alumni and fan activities planned for Fiesta Bowl week

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 9:44am
Penn State alumni, students and fans traveling to the 47th PlayStation Fiesta Bowl can cheer on their Nittany Lions at the Official Penn State Pep Rally on Dec. 29 at Scottsdale Stadium, and participate in volunteer opportunities and pregame events leading up to game day.

Record 117 Nittany Lions earn fall Academic All-Big Ten accolades

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 11:57am
Penn State student-athletes toppled another school academic record with the release of the 2017 Fall Academic All-Big Ten recipients. Penn State tallied 117 fall honorees, shattering the previous fall mark of 100 set in 2012-13.

Penn State president joins other Big Ten leaders in call for action on DACA

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 4:00pm
Penn State President Eric J. Barron has joined with the leaders of all Big Ten institutions in a call for a permanent solution for the beneficiaries of the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In separate action on the same matter, five members of Pennsylvania’s delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives were among 34 Republican legislators who recently have called for a solution. These and other actions have come following the announcement in September that the DACA program would be ending in March of 2018.

Penn State Health and Highmark Health join forces to create health care network

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 3:52pm
Two of Pennsylvania’s leading health organizations, Penn State Health and Highmark Health, today announced plans for an innovative strategic partnership aimed at securing the future of health care in the region.

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