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Trustees' Feb. 22 meeting to be streamed online

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 4:15pm
The Penn State Board of Trustees will hold its next public meeting Feb. 21-22 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center at University Park.

THON 2019 raises $10.6 million for fight against childhood cancer

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 5:00pm
Penn State's THON 2019 has raised $10,621,683.76 for Four Diamonds at Penn State Children's Hospital.

Heard on campus: Retired astronaut, Penn State alumnus Guion 'Guy' Bluford Jr.

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 4:17pm
Retired astronaut and Penn State alumnus Guion “Guy” Bluford Jr. recently presented a talk titled “STEM Forward: Minorities in Engineering” at Penn State Harrisburg. In his talk, Bluford discussed his space shuttle flights and the future of manned space flight. He also gave insight on his journey to obtaining a degree, and persevering and advancing in a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) career.

THON weekend parking information and transit changes

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 4:12pm
The University has announced parking and traffic changes around this weekend's IFC/Pahellenic Dance Marathon to be held at the Bryce Jordan Center Feb. 15-17.

Penn State, higher ed community share concerns for proposed Title IX changes

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 9:12pm
Penn State joined colleges and universities around the country in providing feedback through several national education associations on proposed changes to Title IX regulations announced by the Department of Education in November.

Things to Do at Penn State: Feb. 14-21

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 4:30pm
The annual IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, Penn State Centre Stage's "Hands on a Hardbody" and a "Hamilton" actor appearing at Penn State Altoona are among the cultural highlights at Penn State this weekend and next week.

10 faculty named 2019 distinguished professors at Penn State

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 3:00pm
Penn State's Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs has named 10 distinguished professors for 2019

Veterans Outreach Fair to offer health, legal services March 30

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 11:53am
To thank veterans and their families for their sacrifice and commitment, the College of Nursing and Penn State Law will co-sponsor a Veterans Outreach Fair on March 30. Students, faculty and community partners will offer a variety of services, including health screenings and education and legal consultation — all free of charge.

Black History at Penn State: Calvin H. Waller and Mildred Settle Bunton

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 11:42am
In honor of Black History Month at Penn State, we take a look at the University’s first known African-American alumnus and alumna – Calvin Waller, class of 1904, and Mildred Settle Bunton, class of 1932.

University leaders respond to leak of unauthorized report

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 3:09pm
WJAC TV, the NBC affiliate station in Johnstown, Pa., aired a story on Feb. 11 based on an unauthroized June 29, 2018, report written by a group of seven alumni-elected trustees of Penn State’s Board of Trustees. Below is a response from Penn State President Eric J. Barron and Board Chair Mark H. Dambly related to the release of information.

Classes, activities canceled at University Park for Feb. 12

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 4:26am
Effective immediately, continued snow, which is expected to transition to ice in Centre County around mid-day, has caused Penn State to cancel all activities on its University Park campus, including classes and exams, until 5 p.m. Feb. 12. Only employees previously identified as performing essential services should report today as regularly scheduled, unless advised otherwise by their supervisor. The University's normal course schedule will resume at 6 p.m.

'Midnight Clear' in effect through Wednesday morning

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 4:44pm
The Office of Physical Plant has declared a "Midnight Clear" for snow removal through Wednesday morning between midnight and 7 a.m. each day.

Winter storm warning issued for Centre County

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 3:31pm
Faculty, staff and students can stay informed about the status of classes and activities at University Park by using any of Penn State's official weather sources: PSUAlert; the University’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts; the Penn State News website, and WPSU TV and radio.

Heard on Campus: Jiba Molei Anderson at Altoona's African American Read-In

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 2:03pm
Comic-book artist Jiba Molei Anderson offered the keynote presentation at Penn State Altoona's annual African American Read-In Chain held Feb. 11.

Heard on Campus: Mark Focht at the Penn State Forum

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 2:40pm
Mark Focht, deputy commissioner and chief operating officer of New York City Parks and Recreation, spoke at the Penn State Forum on Feb. 8 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. "My definition of equity as it relates to public spaces: all people, regardless of their place in society, have a right to safe and easy access to high quality, attractive, safe, clean, sustainable and resilient public spaces, which reflect their communities, values and needs. ... This to me is equity and public space," he said.

Higher education leaders gather to share ideas for access and affordability

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 3:51pm
Penn State President Eric Barron joined other leaders in higher education at a summit in New York to discuss ideas to make college more accessible and affordable for moderate- and low-income students.

The Medical Minute: Performing artists must protect their bodies like athletes

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 3:25pm
Whether amateur or professional, performing artists have unique health needs specific to their art form.

Things to Do at Penn State: Feb. 7-14

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 10:04am
Singer/songerwriter Tinashe, America's first African-American astronaut speaking at Penn State Harrisburg and the 27th annual Connoisseur's Dinner and Auction are among the cultural highlights happening at Penn State this weekend and next week.

Penn State garners recognition from Tree Campus USA

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 12:03pm
Penn State has been honored with 2018 Tree Campus USA recognition as presented by the Arbor Day Foundation for its continued commitment to effective urban forest management.

Penn State: Powered by the sun

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 10:40am
Penn State and Lightsource BP have announced the development of 70 megawatts of large-scale, offsite solar energy. The project will be located in Franklin County and supports the University’s Strategic Plan, which cites stewardship of the planet’s resources as a key priority.


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