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Project to provide reliable and affordable solar-generated energy to Penn State

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 3:20pm
A new project will provide 2,500 megawatt-hours of clean, reliable and affordable solar-generated energy annually to the University as part of its diversified energy portfolio. The Penn State Office of Physical Plant and Alternative Energy Development Group (AEDG) announced Sept. 19 the development of a 2 megawatt Advanced Utility-Scale Solar photovoltaic system.

Andrew Read named director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 8:56am
Andrew Read has been appointed director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences at Penn State effective Jan. 1, 2019. Read is an Evan Pugh University Professor of Biology and Entomology, Eberly Professor of Biotechnology and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics.

The Medical Minute: Navigating new car seat guidelines to keep kids safe

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 4:34pm
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, one child under the age of 13 is involved in a crash every 33 seconds.

Football fans advised to watch out for counterfeit tickets for Ohio State game

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 2:13pm
Nittany Lion football fans are being advised by Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics to be cautious of counterfeit tickets, including the print-at-home format and illegally reproduced single-game tickets purchased from nonauthorized sources, for the upcoming Ohio State game on Sept. 29.

Building sustainable infrastructure

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 11:25am
By studying infrastructure systems with a focus on smart buildings for integrated energy, Somayeh Asadi, assistant professor of architectural engineering, stresses the societal impact of buildings.

Emergency alert systems test delayed until Oct. 3, was scheduled for Sept. 20

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 9:23am
The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will send a test message beginning at 2:18 p.m. Oct. 3 to all cellphone users within range of an active cell tower. This message, originally schedule to be sent on Sept. 20, has been delayed due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence.

Ballet Hispánico to perform three dances choreographed by Latina women Oct. 17

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 9:38am
New York City’s Ballet Hispánico will celebrate the work of women in a program featuring three dances by Latina choreographers at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 17 in Eisenhower Auditorium. The performance will feature “Linea Recta” by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, “Con Brazos Abiertos” by Michelle Manzanales and “Catorce Dieciséis” by Tania Pérez-Salas.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at Penn State

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 5:16pm
'Lived Mosaic: Diverse Experiences of One Culture,’ honors and celebrates the historic background, culture, heritage, and many influences of the Hispanic community throughout the years, during Hispanic Heritage Month, from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 at Penn State.

Penn State Brandywine Chancellor Kristin Woolever to retire in 2019

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 2:30pm
Penn State Brandywine Chancellor Kristin Woolever has announced that she will retire from the University on July 31, 2019, after leading the campus since Feb. 1, 2014. A national search will begin immediately to identify her successor.

Penn State Athletics promoting Happy Valley Hospitality

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 9:28am
With all its fall sports teams underway and the winter sports season quickly approaching, Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics is launching a new initiative, “Happy Valley Hospitality,” promoting positivity on game days and every day.

President Barron unveils vision of ‘One Penn State 2025’ for trustees

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 3:27pm
By 2025, Penn State President Eric Barron said he envisions the University as a leader among higher education institutions in its focus on student success and lifelong engagement — from the time students apply to Penn State through graduation and throughout their lives. Describing it as a “transformational experience,” Barron shared his vision for “One Penn State 2025,” a new guiding framework for University-wide educational innovation, in a presentation to the Board of Trustees at its Friday (Sept. 14) meeting.

Board OKs purchase of Nittany Village apartment complex, additional land

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 3:20pm
To help address the needs of a growing residential student population at Penn State Harrisburg, the Penn State Board of Trustees today (Sept. 14) approved the purchase of the Nittany Village apartment complex situated next to campus, as well as a parcel of land adjacent to the campus that is currently being used by the college as athletic fields.

McCombie named emeritus member of Penn State Board of Trustees

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 2:20pm
Former member of the Penn State Board of Trustees and retired United States Navy Capt. Ryan McCombie was officially confirmed as an emeritus trustee by the board today (Sep. 14).

University Health Services to fight flu with student vaccine clinics

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 11:21am
University Health Services will offer student flu vaccine clinics in Alumni Hall, HUB-Robeson Center this fall. Flu vaccines are $25 and available to all students without appointment.

Proposals sought for Student Engagement Expo on Oct. 17

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 10:34am
The Student Engagement Network is hosting the second annual Student Engagement Expo in the HUB-Robeson Center at University Park on Oct. 17. Individual undergraduate students or student groups participating in engagement experiences are encouraged to submit proposals that support the central theme of the event, "Find Your Why. Start Your Journey."

14 Penn Staters honored with Alumni Fellow Award

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 9:17am
The Penn State Alumni Association will recognize 14 graduates on Oct. 3 with the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Alumni Association.

Trustees hear financial update on Intercollegiate Athletics

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 4:37pm
Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics continues to experience revenue growth, with a stabilized budget and increased reserve balance, according to Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour, who presented today (Sept. 13) to the Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning.

Trustees committee approves 2019-20 graduate apartment rates

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 4:13pm
The Penn State Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning today (Sept. 13) approved the graduate apartment rates for the upcoming 2019-20 academic year. The full board will consider the proposed rates on Sept. 14.

Pattee Library renovation to expand student study, collaboration spaces

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 3:54pm
Penn State’s Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning approved a plan today (Sept. 13) that will help to expand space at Pattee Library for student studying and collaboration on the University Park campus.

Grass lot parking changes finalized for Penn State-Kent State football game

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 3:50pm
Penn State has finalized changes in four grass parking lots for Saturday’s football game against Kent State, due to heavy rain earlier this week. Cars will be re-directed to other parking lots near Beaver Stadium. Fans attending Saturday’s game who do not have a parking permit will not be able to purchase a permit for the Beaver Stadium parking lots on game day.

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