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Burrowes Road closure near West Campus Steam Plant during Thanksgiving break

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 2:46pm
Beginning Monday, Nov. 19, a section of Burrowes Road located between Steam Alley and the access driveway between the Reber and Hammond buildings will be closed to allow for water line installation to the new Steam Services Building.

Mechanical, nuclear engineering programs to become independent departments

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 2:11pm
Justin Schwartz, the Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Engineering, said separating the programs will allow each to grow, as well as focus on their individual strengths.

Penn State to begin crow relocation efforts

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 1:21pm
Penn State's Office of Physical Plant (OPP) crow relocation program is set to begin on or after Nov. 19. OPP crews will be using pyrotechnic bangers and screamers to relocate the crows.

Penn State student-athletes deliver record-tying 90 percent graduation rate

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:52pm
Penn State student-athletes continue to graduate well above their peers nationwide, delivering a second consecutive record-tying academic performance, according to data announced by the NCAA.

Alumna among first to command Women's Army Corps troops overseas during WWII

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 11:20am
For a special military appreciation Throwback Thursday, we take a look at the life of Penn State alumna and veteran Cora Marie Foster, who was one of the first women to command Women’s Army Corps troops overseas during World War II. A State College native, Foster graduated from Penn State in 1927 with a degree in mathematics. She was working as a high school teacher when, in December 1941, the United States entered the Second World War.

Alumna among first to command Women’s Army Corps troops overseas during WWII

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 11:20am
For a special military appreciation Throwback Thursday, we take a look at the life of Penn State alumna and veteran Cora Marie Foster, who was one of the first women to command Women’s Army Corps troops overseas during World War II. A State College native, Foster graduated from Penn State in 1927 with a degree in mathematics. She was working as a high school teacher when, in December 1941, the United States entered the Second World War.

Major gift to transform nuclear engineering, support areas across University

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 7:00am
Nuclear engineering alumnus Kenneth Lindquist and his wife and fellow Penn State graduate, Mary Alice Lindquist, have made a transformative estate commitment to support Penn State’s nuclear engineering program and areas across the University.

Kinesiology student cycles 120 miles for THON

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 4:28pm
Michael Healy, a senior kinesiology major at Penn State, rode his bike from Hershey to University Park in one day to raise money for THON.

Your turkey doesn't need a shower: No-nos when it comes to holiday bird prep

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 2:10pm
Talking (Thanksgiving) turkey: Some methods of handling and cooking turkey, which have been passed down from generation to generation, may be setting the table for foodborne illness, according to a food safety specialist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Brandywine crowned USCAA Men's Soccer National Champion

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 1:59pm
Penn State Brandywine is officially the No. 1 team in United States Collegiate Athletic Association Division II men's soccer. It took more than 95 minutes to crown a national champion Monday night as Daniel Willie's overtime goal sent Brandywine past Johnson & Wales (North Carolina) 1-0 in the title game as Brandywine captured the school's first-ever national championship

Trustees committee to meet via conference call on Nov. 15

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 3:32pm
The Penn State Board of Trustees Committee on Governance and Long-Range Planning will hold an off-cycle meeting via conference call at 10 a.m. on Nov. 15. An audio stream of the call will be available at https://wpsu.org/trustees/.

Improving city parks may be one path to help make residents more active

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 1:55pm
There is a connection between how much money a city spends fixing up its parks and making them accessible to people and the amount of physical exercise the residents of that city get. The researchers add that improvements do not necessarily cost a lot of money.

Anopheles mosquitoes could spread Mayaro virus in U.S., other diverse regions

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:18pm
Mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles are well known as primary vectors of malaria. But a new study suggests that Anopheles species, including some found in the United States, also are capable of carrying and transmitting an emerging pathogen, Mayaro virus, which has caused outbreaks of disease in South America and the Caribbean.

Mobile technologies may help researchers crack the mysteries of aging

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 8:48am
A National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant will allow Penn State’s Martin Sliwinski and team to learn more about how small changes in the brain can develop into neurological conditions later in life by developing new standardized mobile technologies for researchers across the U.S.

Benefits open enrollment closes soon

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 6:00am
Penn State employees are reminded that benefits open enrollment for the 2019 calendar year will end at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16.

Barron blog discusses Penn State’s year-round commitment to those who serve

Sun, 11/11/2018 - 7:25pm
On Veterans Day, Penn State President Eric Barron thanks past and current military members and discusses the University’s longstanding commitment to service members and their families. Along with year-round educational resources and support, Penn State hosts a Military Appreciation Week each fall, featuring the largest military appreciation events in the Big Ten. The seventh annual Military Appreciation Week culminates today (Nov. 12) with a Veterans Day Ceremony on Old Main lawn from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. honoring the service and sacrifice of all who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Architect for taxiway rehabilitation at University Park Airport approved

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 2:37pm
The Penn State Board of Trustees approved today (Nov. 9) the appointment of Mead and Hunt of Middleton, Wisconsin, as the architect/engineer for the Taxiway A rehabilitation at University Park Airport.

Board OKs $13 million allied health building project at Penn State Mont Alto

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 2:26pm
In an effort to provide state-of-the-art facilities and accommodate future growth in the signature Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant and Occupational Therapy Assistant programs at Penn State Mont Alto, the University’s Board of Trustees today (Nov. 9) approved Hord Coplan Macht, Inc. of Baltimore, Maryland, as the architect for a new allied health building project.

Barron outlines Commonwealth Campuses' importance in modern land-grant mission

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 2:12pm
long with educational innovation, research and service, Penn State ’s 19 undergraduate Commonwealth Campuses play a vital role in making Penn State a modern land-grant university, according to University President Eric J. Barron.

Barron outlines Commonwealth Campuses’ importance in modern land-grant mission

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 2:12pm
long with educational innovation, research and service, Penn State ’s 19 undergraduate Commonwealth Campuses play a vital role in making Penn State a modern land-grant university, according to University President Eric J. Barron.

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