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Board committee approves architects for two projects at University Park

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 2:59pm
The Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning on Sept. 13 approved two proposals for projects at the University Park campus — a replacement for James Building and the relocation of the Applied Research Laboratory Steam Plant. The proposals was approved by the full board on Sept. 14.

Board approves architect for Beaver Community Center project at Penn State Berks

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 2:52pm
With a continuously increasing student population and the need to support various programs, the Penn State Board of Trustees approved Atkin Olshin Schade Architects of Philadelphia, as the architect for the Beaver Community Center at Penn State Berks on Sept. 14.

Board of Trustees committee recommends 2019-20 budget plan

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 2:39pm
The Penn State Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning today (Sept. 13) recommended for approval a 2019-20 University budget plan that includes a request to the Commonwealth to increase Penn State’s total appropriation by $19.6 million, for a total of $347 million in state support.

Bellisario dean discusses digital innovation with trustees

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 1:59pm
A variety of efforts to drive innovation promise to position Penn State as a leader in teaching, research and economic development across a dynamic digital landscape in coming decades. Some of those initiatives – funded by Penn State through a grant program tied to its strategic plan – were shared with the Board of Trustees Committee on Governance and Long-Range Planning during a meeting Sept. 13.

Penn State Centre Stage's 'Polaroid Stories' tackles homeless youth crisis

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 12:56pm
Playwright Naomi Iizuka's "Polaroid Stories," set to run Sept. 18-22 at the Penn State Downtown Theatre, challenges the audience with a series of vignettes and loosely connected visceral subplots about homeless youth.

The Medical Minute: Suicide: A public health crisis

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 11:50am
Each day in the United States, 123 people take their own lives. For each of those deaths, at least 25 more people attempt suicide. The statistics from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention support Dr. Ahmad Hameed’s opinion that suicide has become a public health crisis.

Weekend event parking program in place Sept. 13-16

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 2:40pm
All campus parking lots will require display of a valid University Park faculty/staff, resident student or visitor permit from 2 to 4 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, and Saturday, Sept. 15. All visitors in need of overnight parking on these nights should be directed to purchase a weekend parking permit and park in one of the designated visitor parking areas.

Things to Do at Penn State: Sept. 13-20

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 1:40pm
Elton John's farewell tour, a free golf clinic with the Penn State Women's Golf Team, and a unique play modeled after Greek mythology are among some of the highlights happening at Penn State over the next week.

Student Engagement Network announces fall summit

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 1:13pm
The Student Engagement Network hopes to draw in faculty, staff and community partners from across the Commonwealth to a summit exploring Penn State student engagement efforts.

No additional Beaver Stadium parking passes will be sold for Saturday's game

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 4:49pm
Penn State has announced parking changes for Saturday’s football game against Kent State due to soaking rain the past several days and the forecast for additional rain this week.

Joshua Bell to perform works by Brahms, Grieg, Prokofiev Oct. 11 at Eisenhower

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 2:11pm
Joshua Bell, one of the most acclaimed classical violinists of our time, will make his first Penn State appearance in more than seven years performing in recital with pianist Sam Haywood at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in Eisenhower Auditorium.

Charles Addams mural, global news resources move to Paterno Library

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 1:00pm
“An Addams Family Holiday,” a 1952 mural by American cartoonist Charles Addams, has been relocated in the newly renovated and renamed MacKinnon’s Lounge, on the first floor of Paterno Library on Penn State’s University Park campus, just in time for fans to mark the 30th anniversary of Addams’ passing.

Text message on Sept. 20 will test two national alert systems

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 4:16pm
As part of September’s National Preparedness Month, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will send a test message on Sept. 20 to all cellphone users within range of an active cell tower.

Spotted lanternfly expert provides tips for home management of pest

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 2:46pm
To aid homeowners in reducing spotted lanternfly populations, Heather Leach, Penn State's spotted lanternfly extension associate, offers management recommendations based on life cycle and season.

Penn State students help create affordable, sustainable housing in State College

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 1:23pm
Owning a home is often considered part of living the American Dream. But as housing costs have risen, that part of the dream has become more and more unattainable. Instead of just talking about the problem, Penn State architecture and engineering students and faculty decided to become part of the solution and have received a USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council) Central PA Chapter Leadership award for their efforts.

NSF funds $3 million graduate training program focused on Food-Energy-Water

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 12:15pm
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $3 million grant to an interdisciplinary team of Penn State researchers to create a new graduate program that will train students to find solutions to real-world problems facing Food-Energy-Water (FEW) systems.

Sokolov-Miller Center now hosting two webinars per month

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 11:13am
The Sokolov-Miller Family Financial and Life Skills Center has already begun its new schedule of webinars and will be increasing its open educational sessions to twice per month. Webinars from the Center are available to all members of the Penn State community at no cost.

Sept. 14 trustees meeting to be streamed online

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 3:05pm
The Penn State Board of Trustees will hold its next public meeting Sept. 13-14 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center at University Park campus.

Altoona alumnus works with Ohio Innocence Project to free wrongfully accused

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 1:44pm
Penn State Altoona alumnus Jesse Knowlden spent a year working with the Ohio Innocence Project at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. During that time, he was part of a team that helped free a man who had spent 15 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit.

Pedestrian island project to impact Park Avenue traffic starting Sept. 10

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 1:01pm
Travel restrictions will be in place starting Monday, Sept. 10, on East Park Avenue when crews begin installation of a new pedestrian island near the intersection with McKee Street.

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