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Mary Beahm to retire as interim vice president for human resources in January

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 12:47pm
Mary Beahm, interim vice president for human resources at Penn State, has announced that she will retire from the University on Jan. 15, 2019. Beahm has led Penn State Human Resources since Aug. 1, 2017, following the departure of Susan Basso for a senior leadership role at Ohio State. A national search is in progress to identify a new permanent vice president.

Reminder: Student health insurance requirement to begin fall 2019

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 11:34am
As announced June 28, beginning in fall 2019, Penn State will roll out a University-wide student health insurance requirement for all full-time U.S. students. As part of the process that will be required for the 2019-20 school year, all full-time students, with the exception of students enrolled in Penn State World Campus, must provide evidence of adequate health insurance coverage or purchase the Penn State Student Health Insurance Plan.

Student entrepreneurship at core of newly released policy blueprint

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 6:39pm
Penn State President Eric J. Barron on Sept. 5 presented a new policy blueprint for how public universities and the federal government can strengthen their partnership to build a modern workforce that meets the evolving needs of employers and collaborate on innovation, while also becoming more effective partners with their communities to address local problems, and foster opportunity and economic mobility.

Researchers can build supercomputing skills in fall training series

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 3:38pm
Penn State researchers looking to build their high-performance computing skills can get both basic and intermediate training through a series of workshops hosted by the Institute for CyberScience this fall. Each session is free and open to any Penn State student, faculty or staff member with a sponsored account, but requires registration as seating is limited.

The Medical Minute: Back to School often means back to acne

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 2:51pm
Being a teenager can be tough. Teens must manage high school and the pressures of adolescence while at the same time battling stubborn acne.

University Police asks Penn State community to beware of scammers

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 1:03pm
Penn State University Police and Public Safety cautions the Penn State community to beware of scammers, particularly those who try to reach their victims via phone calls, text messages and emails.

‘Weather World’ turns 35, invites public to tour facilities

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 3:37pm
“Weather World,” the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science’s television program, is turning 35 and the public is invited to celebrate the milestone — and meet some of the stars of the program — from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Penn State Joel N. Myers Weather Center on the University Park campus.

National conference on child maltreatment to advance innovation through data

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 1:29pm
Penn State isn’t just a leader on childhood well-being through its Child Maltreatment Solutions Network — but is pushing others to be leaders, too. The Network's seventh annual conference will be held on Sept. 27 and 28 at the Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus, and is open to researchers, policy makers, child welfare professionals, and members of the public interested in learning about the future of data-driven innovations in improving children’s lives. Interested attendees are asked to register online.

Tom and Mary Ellen Litzinger create $1.2 million endowment for Shaver's Creek

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 1:23pm
Mary Ellen and Tom Litzinger have established the $1.2 million Mary Ellen and Thomas A. Litzinger Endowment at Shaver’s Creek through a bequest to ensure educational opportunities and a sustainable future for Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center at Penn State.

Penn State launches new child abuse prevention pilot programs

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 9:05am
A new initiative spearheaded by Penn State researchers is aiming to revolutionize how policymakers understand and prevent child sexual abuse. The goal ultimately is to use the results from three evidence-based pilot programs to develop a comprehensive and sustainable model for abuse prevention that can be adopted not just across Pennsylvanian counties, but across the nation.

Penn State Extension's Master Watershed Stewards are making a difference in Pa.

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 3:16pm
In a state with more than 12 million people and robust agricultural and resource-extraction industries, the water quality in Pennsylvania's more than 86,000 miles of streams and rivers is always a dicey proposition. But a statewide volunteer group marshaled by Penn State Extension is starting to make a difference.

Football fans encouraged to participate in game day recycling efforts

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 12:08pm
Penn State is encouraging all football fans to be environmentally responsible and participate in the University’s recycling and sustainability initiatives by separating recyclable items before, during and after every game.

The Medical Minute: Immunization the best defense against measles

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 9:19am
High fever. Cough. Runny nose. Red, watery eyes. It may not be the flu. It could be measles. The majority of people who become infected with measles are unvaccinated, but this highly contagious disease can be prevented with a simple immunization shot.

Piazzas speak with student leaders about refocusing Greek life on safety

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 7:41pm
Jim and Evelyn Piazza, parents of Timothy Piazza, addressed student leaders in Penn State's Greek-life community on Wednesday (Aug. 29) as part of "Reframing the New Member Experience" program at the invitation of President Eric Barron.

David and Margaret Gray endow graduate scholarship

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 4:50pm
David Gray, a Penn State senior administrator, and Margaret Gray, a Centre County government leader, have made a commitment of $210,000 to create the first graduate scholarship in Penn State’s new master of public policy program in the College of the Liberal Arts.

Penn State asks visitors to help 'stop the spread' of spotted lanternfly

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 3:49pm
Penn State is asking visitors to campus, especially those coming from southeastern Pennsylvania, to take precautions before traveling to help reduce the spread of the spotted lanternfly.

Things to Do at Penn State: Aug. 30-Sept. 6

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 9:23am
The Student Farm's third annual Harvest Festival, 'Stranger Things' actor at Penn State Behrend and the return of the Huddle with the Faculty lecture series are among the cultural highlights at Penn State this weekend and next week.

Run, Hide, Fight: Penn State adopts new protocol for active-attacker response

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 8:34am
No one ever plans to be the victim of a violent attack, but as acts of violence continue to make headlines across the nation, it’s important to plan ahead and know what to do before being confronted with an emergency. To help students, faculty and staff be prepared to respond to a potentially life-threatening situation, Penn State has adopted Run, Hide, Fight, replacing StaySAFE as the University’s official active-attacker response.

Students encouraged to explore connections through 'All That WE ARE' event

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 8:28am
This year's "All That WE ARE" event will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sept. 19 in Heritage Hall in the HUB-Robeson Center. Dinner will be provided for participants. Students are encouraged to sign up at

Movin' On musical festival announces 'Movin' In'

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 7:03pm
Movin’ On, Penn State’s annual music festival, is proud to announce “Movin’ In,” a new fall semester concert presented in partnership with Student Affairs. "Movin’ In" will present T-Pain and Go Go Gadget at 8 p.m. on Sept. 7 on the HUB lawn.


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