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University Park Airport to conduct full-scale emergency exercise May 23

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 10:30am
Emergency personnel from Penn State and municipalities throughout the Centre County area will participate in a triennial full-scale emergency response exercise at the University Park Airport at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23. The airport will be open and operating under a normal schedule during the exercise.

John Champagne named 2018-19 Penn State Laureate

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 8:54am
John Champagne, professor of English and chair of the Global Languages and Cultures program at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, has been named Penn State Laureate for the 2018-19 academic year. As laureate, he will tour Pennsylvania to ask probing questions about — and offer a historical perspective on — the role of the artist in times of political turmoil.

The Medical Minute: Easing the itch of poison ivy and poison oak

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 3:22pm
April showers might bring May flowers, but they also bring the arrival of troublesome plants such as poison ivy and poison oak that can cause mild to severe allergic reactions.

Professional Development School marks 20 years of devotion to love of teaching

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 12:33pm
Two decades of encouraging cooperation and collaboration between teachers and students have led to a landmark anniversary for Penn State's College of Education and the State College Area School District.

First-of-its-kind app centralizes campus arts' event calendars

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 8:00am
A new mobile application now allows the University community to explore upcoming art and musical performances from student organizations and arts-related units on the University Park campus. The app was developed through a collaboration between the Penn State Performing Arts Council and a recent graduate from the College of Information Sciences and Technology.

Penn State's Commission for Adult Learners celebrates 20 years

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 9:47am
2018 marks the 20th year of the Penn State Commission for Adult Learners, a group of faculty, staff and students dedicated to improving the experience for adult learners at the University.

Consultant to continue analysis of cost, value and affordability at Penn State

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 3:41pm
A task force created in July 2017 to study the affordability of a Penn State degree has been exploring ways to control costs and enhance revenue, while maintaining and enhancing quality. Leaders of the effort, from the University’s Board of Trustees and administration, have enlisted a consulting group to identify potential opportunities to keep a Penn State degree within financial reach of qualified students.

Nine named to Penn State Board of Trustees as results announced

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 3:29pm
Nine individuals were named to serve on Penn State’s Board of Trustees, either by election or appointment, during the board’s meeting today (May 4) at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center.

Faculty Senate updates Trustees on efforts to strengthen democratic process

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 3:28pm
Over the past year, outgoing Penn State Faculty Senate Chair Matthew Woessner has been a man with a plan — specifically, a three-part plan to improve shared governance across the University. At the Penn State Board of Trustees’ meeting on May 4, Woessner provided a rundown on the success of this plan and the other work undertaken by the senate over the course of the 2017-18 academic year.

Penn State’s 2018-19 interim budget approved by Trustees

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 3:04pm
At its May 4 meeting, the Penn State Board of Trustees approved an interim operating budget of approximately $5.7 billion to support all University operations, until a final budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year is submitted at the board’s upcoming July meeting.

Penn State Health on track for more renovations, improved patient services

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 2:38pm
Penn State Health is moving forward with significant construction and renovation projects that will allow the health system to better meet the health care needs of the community and create greater opportunities to advance biomedical and health science research and education.

Barron outlines framework for measuring excellence across strategic plan

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 2:31pm
Penn State President Eric J. Barron outlined the University’s framework for measuring institutional excellence to the Board of Trustees at its Friday (May 4) meeting. Barron noted that the University continues to make significant progress when taking into account a variety of institutional metrics, such as enrollments, fundraising, and rankings, as well as each of the six foundations of Penn State’s Strategic Plan.

Penn State President Barron receives contract extension for three more years

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 2:28pm
Penn State’s Board of Trustees today (May 4) voted to extend University President Eric J. Barron’s contract through June 30, 2022.

Four faculty members honored with Evan Pugh Professorships

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 1:39pm
Four Penn State professors have been named Evan Pugh Professors, an elite and prestigious distinction conferred by the University on only 72 faculty members since the establishment of the designation in 1960.

Traffic accident on Interstate 80 may impact traffic to, from State College

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 11:27am
A vehicle crash on the eastbound section of Interstate 80 between exits 158 and 178 today (May 4) may cause travel delays for people traveling to and from the University Park campus.

Biofuels lab opens at Penn State Behrend

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 7:50pm
HERO BX, an Erie-based biodiesel company, has opened a $1 million research lab at Penn State Behrend. Students will work with the company's chemists to develop cleaner, cheaper fuels.

President Barron awards military honor cords at special Beaver Stadium ceremony

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 7:36pm
Twenty-eight students were bestowed military honor cords in recognition of their military service at a special ceremony held Thursday afternoon, May 3, at the Mount Nittany Club in Beaver Stadium.

Committee approves contract extension for Chambers

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 4:26pm
The Penn State Board of Trustees’ compensation committee today (May 3) approved a contract extension for men’s basketball head coach Patrick Chambers through the 2021-22 season.  The extension is subject to definitive documentation that is mutually agreed to and signed by both parties.

Trustees discuss importance of arts and humanities at Penn State

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 4:13pm
The deans of the colleges of Arts and Architecture and the Liberal Arts discussed one of the thematic priorities of Penn State's strategic plan during a meeting today (May 3) of the Board of Trustees’ Governance and Long-Range Planning Committee.

Student Engagement Network encourages students to help change the world

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 1:33pm
The Board of Trustees Committee on Outreach, Development and Community Relations learned about the Student Engagement Network’s efforts to connect students with empowering engagement experiences at its May 3 meeting at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel.

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