9/28: Ethics and Compliance edition; Student killed during THON canning trip; New Graduate School awards

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Student killed in accident returning from THON canning trip

A Penn State student died in a one-vehicle accident yesterday (Sept. 27) on the Pennsylvania Turnpike involving seven students in the car returning from a trip to solicit donations for THON, a student-run philanthropy at the University. Details of the accident that occurred in Charlestown Township, Chester County, are still being investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police and it is unclear at this point how the accident occurred.  Full story

Ethics and Compliance announces new investigations specialist

Jeff Bowman has joined Penn State’s Office of Ethics and Compliance as the new compliance specialist – investigations. With more than 20 years of investigative experience, Bowman will be responsible for the Penn State Hotline and other misconduct matters managed by the Ethics and Compliance Department.  Full story

Understanding compliance designations

Under various laws, such as the Clery Act, Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law and Title IX, the University is required to identify and designate certain individuals for specific roles. Here is a look at the various designations and their requirements.  Full story

Graduate School announces five new recognition awards

The Graduate School at Penn State has established five new graduate student recognition awards for the 2015-16 academic year, expanding upon an existing group of awards intended to acknowledge the significant contributions that graduate faculty and graduate students make to the teaching, research and outreach missions of the University, including their potential for a greater societal impact.  Full story

Nittany Lion bench dedicated at Penn State York

Who is that sitting on the bench outside The Bradley Building at Penn State York? It is the Penn State Nittany Lion, thanks to the generous donation of the Penn State Alumni Society. A dedication of the Nittany Lion bench and adjacent garden took place on Sept. 23.  Full story

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Penn State Today Quickcast - Sept. 25, 2015

This week's Penn State Quickcast looks at a new fraternity and sorority task force, researchers watching for signs of avian flu in Pennsylvania, a scholarship to honor a fallen state trooper, new technology for emergency medical personnel and Penn State's Biomechanics Lab.  Watch video

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