Twenty-two students will complete six weeks of fieldwork in either Senegal, South Africa or Tanzania this summer as part of their 21-credit Global Health minor capstone project. To help prepare them for the trip, health care coordinators from each of the countries visited campus last month.
Penn State has added two new graduate certificates to its graduate program in organization development and change.
International music, a fashion show highlighting the traditional dress from many cultures, food samples, exhibits, and presentations will all be a part of Penn State York’s 19th annual Unity Day celebration, which will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. April 13 in the Conference Center of the Main Classroom Building.
Paint a Diya, (a clay candleholder), see colorful decorations, enjoy Indian food, and listen to music during the Diwali celebration set for Thursday, Oct. 27 from 4-6 p.m. in the conference center of the Main Classroom Building. The event is sponsored by the Penn State York Diversity Committee.
Penn State York is offering a 20-hour Spanish course designed to help prepare students to talk with members of the Spanish-speaking community. This noncredit course begins Wednesday, Sept. 14 and continues through Nov. 16, from 6-8 p.m.
Pacific Rhythm, a Polynesian dance troupe, will take to the stage at Penn State York’s Pullo Family Performing Arts Center for a free performance at 7 p.m. Sept. 1. Tickets are not needed for the performance, which is open to the public. This is the kick-off event for Teaching International 2016-17 at the campus.
Spring break is a time when most college students relax, whether it’s traveling to somewhere warm for a vacation or just hanging out at home to catch up on work. Eleven students at Penn State York are participating in an alternative spring break March 5-12 in the Bahamas, where they will read to elementary school students, meet with officials from higher education, government, the private sector and community organizations to develop a greater understanding of the culture.
It’s the Year of the Monkey and Penn State York is celebrating Chinese New Year on Feb. 8 from 12-1:30 p.m. with a variety of activities, food and music. The festivities, in the Conference Center of the Main Classroom Building, are free and open to the public.
Penn State's digital records archivist uses digital tools to preserve the University's history and culture.
Classical dance, Tibetan dance, the fan dance, and more will be a part of the performance by the Pennsylvania Chinese Dance Company (PCDC) when they take to the stage at the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center at Penn State York at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4. This free performance is the kick-off event for the campus’ Teaching International (TI) program for 2015-16. Tickets are not needed for this event and it is open to the public.
Roseilyn Guzman, a master’s student studying higher education with an emphasis in student affairs emphasis, sought out invaluable experiences with Latino and Lantina cultural centers this summer during her student affairs and research internships at the University of Pennsylvania.
Most people misunderstand what corporate culture is and how to change it if it's not working well, says William Rothwell, professor of workforce education and development at Penn State. The culture of an organization is not just something that can be announced with a slogan, but rather the end result of actions taken, he explains. To change corporate culture, then, requires giving an organization a new experience.
Robin Bower, associate professor of Spanish and comparative literature and culture at Penn State Beaver, is one of only two University faculty members to receive the 2012 Milton S. Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching. The award recognizes excellence in teaching and student support among tenured faculty who have been employed full time for at least five years with undergraduate teaching as a major portion of their duties. Bower received the Penn State Beaver Bayer Corporation Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Penn State Beaver Advisory Board Michael Baker Corporation Faculty Excellence in Research Award. She is the campus Honors Program coordinator and chairs the Penn State Beaver Retention Task Force and its subcommittee on pedagogy. Bower can be contacted at email@example.com or 724-773-3886.
Penn State York will celebrate its 14th annual Unity Day on Thursday, April 12, and a variety of programs are planned from April 9-12, when students, faculty, staff, and members of the York community are invited to celebrate diversity. Events will take place in and around the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center from noon-1:00 p.m. each day and are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Please complete the online form if you are interested in being involved in Unity Day.
Monday through Thursday, a variety of events are scheduled to take place, providing an opportunity to learn something new each day. Monday's program highlights a presentation on France given by students who visited that country during spring break 2012; Tuesday features Bollywood dance lessons provided by Penn State York's Asian Culture Club, and Wednesday explores Portugal and Spain through the eyes of Penn State York students who visited those countries as part of campus international trips.
Penn State York's Asian Culture Club (ACC) will share information about the Muslim festival Eid-al-Adha at noon on Friday, Nov. 4, in the Community Room of the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center. The event is open to the campus community. Students will discuss the religious significance of the festival and share their personal experiences celebrating Eid. The presentation will be followed by a food tasting of dishes from South Asia.