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Trustees discuss importance of arts and humanities at Penn State

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 4:13pm
The deans of the colleges of Arts and Architecture and the Liberal Arts discussed one of the thematic priorities of Penn State's strategic plan during a meeting today (May 3) of the Board of Trustees’ Governance and Long-Range Planning Committee.

Student Engagement Network encourages students to help change the world

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 1:33pm
The Board of Trustees Committee on Outreach, Development and Community Relations learned about the Student Engagement Network’s efforts to connect students with empowering engagement experiences at its May 3 meeting at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel.

Energy Days conference to build partnerships, solve critical energy challenges

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 12:50pm
The third annual Energy Days conference will be held this year on May 30 and 31 at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. Energy Days was created in an effort to convene the energy expertise of Penn State and develop partnerships to help improve the affordability, sustainability and security of energy in the future. The conference is open to the public and is free for Penn State students, faculty and staff.

Committee recommends budget and partner for financial system implementation

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 10:50am
As one of Penn State’s major internal software systems approaches the end of its useful lifespan, the Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning today (May 3) voted to recommend a project budget and consulting partner for implementing a new, state-of-the-art financial system.

Parents may help prep kids for healthier, less violent relationships

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 9:00am
Warm, nurturing parents may pass along strategies for building and maintaining positive relationships to their kids, setting them up for healthier, less-violent romantic relationships as young adults, according to researchers. In a study, adolescents who reported a positive family climate and their parents using more effective parenting strategies tended to go on to have better relationship problem-solving skills and less-violent romantic relationships as young adults.

University Health officials report 12 recent mumps cases at University Park

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 5:15pm
With upcoming end-of-semester events, including commencement and move-out activities which draw large numbers of people to campus, the University community is advised to take precautions against mumps. Those who do not have presumed immunity to mumps — either through two doses of the MMR vaccine or through previously contracting mumps — should be especially aware of the risks. University Health Services reports 12 cases of students with mumps on the University Park campus within the last several weeks, and all have been isolated in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Pennsylvania Department of Health protocols and recommendations.

Penn State Scranton: Northeast campus name change becomes official

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 4:50pm
Penn State's presence in Northeast Pennsylvania has now taken on a new name — Penn State Scranton. Approved by the University's Board of Trustees last July, the name change is intended to more accurately describe the campus' service area, as well as more correctly reflect the 21st-century mission of the campus and the significant role Penn State has in the region.

Greeks CARE finishes third year working to combat sexual violence

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 4:32pm
Over the course of three years, Greeks CARE has given hundreds of Penn State fraternity and sorority members the tools to examine their roles in preventing sexual violence.

Posting, commenting and customizing on Facebook involves, empowers older adults

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 2:45pm
It's easy to look at social networks as something that is either all bad, or all good. But, researchers suggest it's how you use the network that matters. Older adults who post personal stories, customize their profile, and comment more often indicate the site makes them feel more empowered and gives them a better sense of community. These features, then, might help ease isolation for older adults who are less mobile.

Penn State's Master Watershed Steward Program praised by state

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 2:00pm
Penn State Extension's Master Watershed Steward Program recently received recognition from the state for its efforts to improve Pennsylvania's water quality.

May 4 trustees meeting to be streamed online

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 3:43pm
The Penn State Board of Trustees will hold its next public meeting on Thursday and Friday, May 3-4, at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel at University Park.

Robert Johnson named nation's best student TV weathercaster

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 1:49pm
Robert Johnson, a Penn State junior majoring in meteorology and atmospheric science, earned first place in the television weathercaster category at the annual Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Festival of Media Arts competition, held April 8-9 in Las Vegas. Johnson served as a weather anchor for Penn State’s student-produced newscast, the “Centre County Report.”

Robert Johnson named nation’s best student TV weathercaster

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 1:49pm
Robert Johnson, a Penn State junior majoring in meteorology and atmospheric science, earned first place in the television weathercaster category at the annual Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Festival of Media Arts competition held April 8-9, in Las Vegas. The awards ceremony took place during this year’s National Association of Broadcasters’ NAB Show. For more than 60 years the BEA has worked with NAB in creating the next generation of media professionals.

Penn State ARL’s Navy research contract to be discussed on Barron’s WPSU show

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 9:00am
The $2.1 billion research contract that the Applied Research Lab at Penn State received from the U.S. Navy will be discussed during the next episode of President Eric J. Barron’s WPSU show, “Digging Deeper,” at 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, on WPSU-TV.

Zeta Psi fraternity’s recognition suspended through spring 2022

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 10:32am
As a result of a student conduct investigation into allegations of misconduct related to hazing and alcohol misuse regarding the Penn State chapter of Zeta Psi Fraternity, the University is also suspending the fraternity through spring semester 2022.

Lavender Graduation recognizes outstanding LGBTQA student graduates

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:58am
LGBTQA students graduating in the spring, summer and fall semesters of 2018 were recognized in a Lavender Graduation ceremony on April 20.

Penn State Flower Trials aid industry, consumers in picking posies

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:04am
Each May, the expression "flower power" takes on a new meaning at Penn State's Southeast Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Manheim, Lancaster County, when an 85-year-old tradition — the Penn State Flower Trials — gets under way.

Student Engagement Network receives record number of summer grant applications

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 4:50pm
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — In March, the Student Engagement Network received a record number of applications for the summer 2018 grant award cycle — a number that has more than doubled since the launch of the grant program a year ago.

Following review, students continue to have access to outdoor recreation

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 4:15pm
Campus Recreation, a unit of Penn State Student Affairs, is taking steps to increase safety in student clubs, while remaining true to its strong support of outdoor recreation and leadership development opportunities for students. Providing access to these experiences has long been part of its mission through the Outdoor Adventures program.

Moody’s report: Penn State’s credit remains strong with stable outlook

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 3:50pm
An April 25 report by Moody’s Investor Services lauded Penn State’s strong finances, maintaining the University’s positive Aa1 rating with a stable outlook.

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