More than 140 Penn State students will showcase their projects dealing with local sustainability topics at the Campus and Community Sustainability Expo from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at the State College Municipal Building. The students partnered with local government and community organizations during the fall semester to research and propose sustainable solutions addressing needs of the surrounding area.
State College Borough
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Penn State and State College Borough officials will take to the streets Tuesday (Aug. 23) for the ninth annual LION (Living in One Neighborhood) Walk. Groups will walk through neighborhoods where there is a mix of student and non-student residents knocking on doors to welcome new and existing residents, say “hello,” offer assistance, and answer questions.
Over 200 students and 100 Penn State employee teams have lent their expertise and passion to address sustainability topics at the University and community levels. Their work will be showcased for the public from 5 to 7 p.m. April 25, at the State College Borough Building with an interactive, poster-style event.
Penn State students have researched and recommended sustainable solutions to address the needs of the University and surrounding area throughout the fall semester. The Campus and Community Sustainability Expo will highlight the students’ work from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 3, at the Land and Water Research Building on the University Park campus.
Penn State Law’s Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, in collaboration with State College Mayor Elizabeth Goreham, will deliver a community presentation next month on “Local Police and Immigration Enforcement.” The event, which will also include a question and answer session with State College Chief of Police Thomas King, is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 16 in Room 304 of the State College Municipal Building.
The Sustainable Communities Collaborative is hosting an event from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, in the lobby of the State College Borough building, 243 S. Allen St., to celebrate past collaborations and introduce fall projects.
State College Borough hosted a celebration Tuesday, April 29, in the borough office, 243 Allen St., to mark the end of the semester with the Sustainable Communities Collaborative (SCC). Penn State faculty, staff and students, connected to the courses, were at the event to present their work and discuss the projects they were a part of in connection to the SCC partnership with the State College Borough.
The State College Borough and the Sustainable Communities Collaborative had a kick-off celebration at the municipal building Jan. 22. Speakers at the event included Tom Fountaine, borough manager; Denice Wardrop, director of Penn State’s Sustainability Institute; and Penn State Vice President and Provost Nicholas Jones.
The line between town and gown is growing thinner as Penn State University Park and State College Borough continue to partner on efforts to better community engagement.
The Sustainable Communities Collaborative announces a partnership with the State College Borough that will engage students at University Park with the community in a pilot program that links community-based sustainability projects with existing courses across the University. Six projects will be addressed through five Collaboration Teams in this fall’s pilot; connecting a variety of government services with academic disciplines campus wide.
On Thursday (Aug. 29), the bond between Penn State's University Park campus and the surrounding community will be strengthened one doorstep at a time. For the sixth year, the Living in One Neighborhood (LION) Walk will bring warm greetings and helpful information to students and permanent residents in State College from the University and borough.