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THON cancels travel solely for fundraising

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 1:40pm
In a letter to the THON community, Executive Director Kelly McCready announced the cancellation of all travel for out-of-town fund raising for the IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON).

Dinner honors Tom and Sara Songer, raises $243,000 for Renaissance Scholarships

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 10:18am
Penn State's 42nd annual Renaissance Fund dinner on Nov. 8 at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel honored Tom Songer, a civil engineer and entrepreneur, and Sara Songer, a retired nurse and educator, both graduates of the University and longtime leaders in the State College community.

As health care costs continue to rise, Penn State remains proactive

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 9:01am
Penn State’s continuing commitment to offering employees an affordable and high-quality benefits package relies heavily on the University’s ability to control costs and mitigate risks — something David Gray, senior vice president for Finance and Business, said it is being consistently monitored.

University explores opportunities for efficiency and achieving goals

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 9:22pm
In support of strategic initiatives related to access and affordability, educational innovation, research, outreach and service, Penn State is continuing to examine new opportunities and ideas for identifying operational efficiencies and optimizing University resources and impact.

Former Nittany Lion standout, first African-American NFL player Triplett passes

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 2:17pm
Former Nittany Lion standout and trailblazer Wally Triplett passed away Thursday morning at the age of 92 in Detroit. Triplett was one of the inspirations for Penn State's "We Are" moniker and was the first African-American to be drafted and play in the NFL.

Poole Family Honors Scholarship to support Schreyer Scholars

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 1:08pm
Bob and Sandy Poole will support Schreyer Honors Scholars with a gift of $1 million that will be matched 1:1 by the University as part of the "A Greater Penn State" campaign.

Nominations being accepted for multiple faculty awards related to engagement

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 10:31am
Each day, faculty across Penn State’s campuses work to improve programs and help students become more engaged with their college experience. Nominations are now open for five awards that recognize exemplary faculty who are making a difference at Penn State.

Inaugural research symposium offers chance for undergraduates to showcase skills

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 9:33am
An inaugural University-wide undergraduate research symposium will showcase work being conducted by women, minorities and first-year students in STEM fields. The event features research from more than 30 participants through Penn State’s WISER/MURE/FURP program. The symposium will be held from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 14 in the atrium of the Steidle Building on the University Park campus.

Things to Do at Penn State: Nov. 8-15

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 8:04pm
What's happening at Penn State? Here's a look at some of the cultural events taking places at the University this weekend and next week, including Centre Stage's "Clybourne Park," Veterans Day events and a political debate between Howard Dean and Elise Jordan at Penn State Behrend.

Things to Do at Penn State: Nov. 8-15

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 8:04pm
What's happening at Penn State? Here's a look at some of the cultural events taking places at the University this weekend and next week, including Centre Stage's "Clybourne Park," Veterans Day events and a political debate between Howard Dean and Elise Jordan at Penn State Behrend.

The Medical Minute: Why Naloxone rescue kits are now being prescribed

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 4:13pm
Doctors now regularly prescribe drugs that reverse the effects of opioids in tandem with high-dose prescriptions of the painkillers.

Multicultural event encourages interaction on campus and in community

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 2:40pm
“The Many Faces of Intercultural Dialogue” will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Franklin Atrium, central Pattee Library, on the University Park Campus. The event encourages intercultural understanding and collaboration with a showcase of intercultural dialogues, for campus and in the community.

Rushing kids to specialize in one sport may not be best path to success

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 9:00am
It may be tempting for parents or coaches to urge young children to specialize in one sport early on to help maximize their chance at making it to the big leagues, but that might not be the best path to success.

Penn State set to lead on new exoplanet science priorities

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 8:47am
A report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine sets the stage for Penn State's Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds to expand its role in NASA's exoplanetary science initiatives.

Nominations are being accepted for 'Excellence in Academic Integration' award

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 4:46pm
Nominations are being accepted for the 2019 President’s Award for Excellence in Academic Integration, an honor recognizing Penn State faculty members who have exhibited extraordinary achievement in the integration of teaching and research or creative accomplishments, and service.

Veterans Day Ceremony to take place Nov. 12 at Old Main

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 4:45pm
On Nov. 12, a Veterans Day Ceremony will take place from 11 to 11:30 a.m. on the front steps of Old Main at University Park campus to honor and thank all who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. The ceremony is free and open to the public.

End zone engineering

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 12:55pm
Scarlett Miller, associate professor of engineering design and industrial engineering, served as the guest football coach for the first game of Penn State's 2018 season.

USDA APHIS to conduct avian harassment at Beaver Stadium on select dates

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 11:14am
The U.S. Department of Agriculture APHIS will conduct avian harassment at Beaver Stadium starting on Nov. 7. Avian harassment will also take place on Nov. 13 and 14.

Penn State announces gameday parking changes for Wisconsin football game

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 9:49am
Penn State has announced that historic wet conditions over the past few weeks on the University Park campus have resulted in significant damage to drive aisles and grass parking lots. For the safety of fans, to prevent further damage to intramural fields and Ag fields, as well as fans’ personal vehicles, the majority of the grass parking lots will be unavailable for Saturday’s noon contest with Wisconsin.

Shorter sleep can lead to dehydration

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 9:55am
Adults who sleep six hours per night as opposed to eight may have a higher chance of being dehydrated, according to a study by Penn State.

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