Farnoosh Torabi, a financial expert, bestselling author, speaker and host delivered the 2017 Penn State Smeal College of Business commencement address. Torabi is a 2002 Smeal finance graduate who was a Schreyer Scholar.
From the generous donations of books from community members throughout the year, the State College branch of the American Association of University Women generated more than $143,500 in gross sales from its annual used book sale, held May 13-16 at the Snider Agricultural Arena on Penn State’s University Park campus.
For the second year in a row the Earth Day Birding Classic was held at Penn State Altoona as teams competed to identify by sight or sound as many species of birds as possible in 24 hours in Blair and nearby counties. Funds from the first classic were split between two local projects.
The 21st annual Math Options Career Day was held at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, on May 9. The daylong program was designed to expose young girls to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics — fields that generally are dominated by men.
The Penn State Engineering Graduate Student Council and the American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on May 24 in Kunkle Lounge in Hammond Building on the University Park campus.
Kenneth Weiss, Evan Pugh professor emeritus of anthropology and genetics, will present “The Evolution of our GENE-eration” at 7 p.m. on May 16 at Liberty Craft House, 346 E. College Ave., in State College.
The State College branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will hold its 56th annual used book sale May 13-16 at the Snider Agricultural Arena on Penn State’s University Park campus. More than 250,000 books, priced to sell, will be available for purchase.
The end-of-semester Trash to Treasure indoor yard sale at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will again benefit bargain-hunters, the environment and United Way of Erie County. The sale will be held in Erie Hall on Saturday, May 13.