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Barron discusses Greek life reform as part of New York Times forum

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 1:56pm
Penn State President Eric Barron discussed national challenges and reform efforts related to hazing and Greek life on May 31, as part of the New York Times Higher Ed Leaders Forum. Barron joined author and Bloomberg reporter John Hechinger on the panel, which was moderated by Stephanie Saul, investigative reporter for the New York Times. Barron emphasized the critical need for a coordinated, national effort among universities and communities to increase student safety, reduce dangerous behaviors and hold Greek-letter organizations accountable.

Research, teaching quality at Penn State results in top 50 worldwide ranking

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 4:13pm
Penn State has been ranked among the best universities in the world for the quality of education of its students and the research prowess of its faculty. Penn State ranked No. 43 worldwide in the recently released 2018/19 Center for World University Rankings, and ranked No. 30 among universities in the United States.

PennDOT issues Atherton Street update for early June

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 3:56pm
With construction and utility work continuing, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is issuing an update for its North Atherton Street project in State College. The entire project will take place through 2019, with phased work zones stretching from Aaron Drive to Park Avenue. Work will include relocation of numerous utility lines, relocation of sewer and water lines, drainage improvements, curbing, sidewalks, ADA ramps, traffic signal upgrades, new concrete median and paving.

The Medical Minute: Tips to stay safe in water this summer

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 11:08am
Summer means fun in the sun, but also in the pool, at the beach or on the lake. So it’s important to know how to stay safe while enjoying the water.

'Sneakerheads' may soon have 3D-printed options thanks to student shoe business

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 10:01am
Nicholas Unis is leveraging his business curriculum and Penn State’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to turn an idea for fully customized, 3D-printed footwear into a viable product.

National action needed for sustained change in fraternity and sorority life

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 8:41am
In a Washington Post op-ed, Eric Barron, president of Penn State, and Jim Piazza, father of Timothy Piazza, have called for nationwide action to end hazing in fraternity and sorority life and for the creation of a national database to put a spotlight on what’s happening inside many Greek-letter organizations.

President announces results of 2017 Values and Culture Survey

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 11:45pm
Penn State President Eric Barron shares the results of the 2017 Penn State Values and Culture Survey, which follows an inaugural effort in 2013 to gauge the University's strengths and values.

University releases 2017 Values and Culture Survey results

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 11:00pm
In fall 2017, Penn State conducted a second Values and Culture Survey, which followed up an initial survey performed in 2013. The recent results show a continued strong connection to the University and academic life for members of the Penn State community, as well as significant improvements in areas indicating a strengthening ethical culture. There are also remaining challenges related to reporting wrongdoing.

EcoCoin: New program aims to decrease plastic bag use on campus

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 10:56am
A new program aims to reduce the number of plastic bags used at the Penn State Bookstore. The program, called EcoCoin, will launch initially on the University Park campus this summer. The program is supported by the Penn State Bookstore, Sustainability Institute, and University Park Undergraduate Association.

Hold your quarter horses: Donors create equine legacy at Penn State

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 10:40am
Penn State's Equine Science Program recently received "Red, White N Good,” a quarter-horse stallion valued at $130,000, from Craig and Becky Bailey, of Bailey Farm in Ohio.

2005 gift-in-kind leads to equine legacy for ag sciences quarter horse program

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 10:40am
Penn State's Equine Science Program recently received "Red, White N Good,” a quarter-horse stallion valued at $130,000, from Craig and Becky Bailey, of Bailey Farm in Ohio.

Mumps cases continue as Special Olympics, summer camp season approach

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 7:35pm
Penn State University Health Services is reporting nine new mumps cases connected to the University Park campus since May 1, including four in the last week. With the Pennsylvania Special Olympics and summer camps expected to bring large numbers of visitors to campus this week and in the weeks ahead, those who do not have presumed immunity to mumps — either through two doses of the MMR vaccine or through previously contracting mumps — are urged to take precautions to avoid exposure to mumps and be aware of the risks.

Trustees committee to meet via conference call on June 1

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 4:35pm
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Board of Trustees Committee on Audit and Risk will hold an off-cycle meeting via conference call at 10 a.m. on June 1. The meeting will be audio streamed at wpsu.org/trustees/.

Arboretum at Penn State hosts 'Gravity Schmavity' plastic sculpture exhibition

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 3:37pm
The Arboretum at Penn State invites the campus and surrounding communities to the public opening of a summer art exhibition — "Gravity Schmavity: Repurposed Plastic Sculpture by Aurora Robson" — on Saturday, June 2. The works will be displayed at three locations in the H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens: the Overlook Pavilion, the Glass House in the Childhood's Gate Children's Garden, and the Poplar Court.

EcoCoin: New program aims to decrease plastic bag use on campus

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 2:56pm
A new program aims to reduce the number of plastic bags used at the Penn State Bookstore. The program, called EcoCoin, will launch initially on the University Park campus this summer. The program is supported by the Penn State Bookstore, Sustainability Institute, and University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA).

University leader David Christiansen appointed chancellor of Penn State York

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:00pm
David Christiansen, associate vice president for Commonwealth Campuses and senior associate dean for academic programs, has been named chancellor of Penn State York, effective Aug. 1. Following a national search, Christiansen was selected to succeed David W. Chown, who will retire in August as the campus chancellor, after five years serving in the role.

The Medical Minute: Safe practices around fireworks

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:49am
From fireworks at wedding receptions and Independence Day celebrations to graduation bonfires and simple sparklers at weekend cookouts, Americans love playing with fire. The trick is to do so safely.

Service men and women apply military backgrounds to Penn State, IST experiences

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 8:30am
In recognition of Memorial Day and Military Appreciation Month, the College of Information Sciences and Technology honors the men and women among its faculty, staff, students and alumni who are serving or who have served in the armed forces.

Penn's Woods Music Festival returns to its roots for the summer

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 1:36pm
Penn’s Woods Music Festival orchestra and chamber music performances will be relocated to their original home of Eisenhower Auditorium this summer while the Penn State School of Music’s new recital hall is under construction. The festival kicks off June 13 with the free Music in the Gardens concert at the Arboretum at Penn State, with the festival orchestra and chamber music concerts taking place June 23–30 in Eisenhower.

State officials visit Life Lion hangar to launch EMS Week

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 1:33pm
State health officials kicked off EMS Week in Pennsylvania with a visit to the Life Lion hangar on the campus of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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