Penn State administrators and the University’s Board of Trustees will gather in a special off-cycle meeting June 2 to consider a comprehensive set of recommendations to ensure significant change following the death of a student at the now permanently banned Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
Dawn Blasko, associate professor of psychology at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, has been appointed executive director of the University Faculty Senate. Blasko, who will begin her new role on July 1, has been a member of the Faculty Senate for nearly 17 years and is a past chair.
Penn State President Eric Barron joined providers of entrepreneurship resources in celebrating innovative Penn State startup Phospholutions on May 18 at the Penn State Golf Courses in State College.
Generous support from MeeCee Baker, a respected alumna of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, will support Students for Cultivating Change.
Vice President for Human Resources Susan Basso has accepted a position as senior vice president for talent, culture and human resources at the Ohio State University. Her final day at Penn State will be July 31.
Matt Kremke, a data analyst working in the areas of compensation and benefits, is the recipient of the 2017 Ray T. Fortunato Award for Excellence in Human Resources.
Penn State School of International Affairs student Briana Casey is spending her Maymester in Tanzania, where she and a team of students from across the University are putting an idea to the test they’ve worked on for the past semester.
Janice Penrod, a professor of nursing and humanities at Penn State, has been named the new interim dean of Penn State’s College of Nursing. Penrod, who specializes in geriatrics and is the co-director of the University's Clinical and Translational Science Institute KL2 Program, is scheduled to begin her appointment July 1.
Penn State is moving toward a University-wide health insurance requirement for the 2018-19 academic school year. In preparation for the new requirement, University Health Services (UHS) will begin collecting student health insurance information in May 2017.
Each year, more than 200,000 children attend youth programs provided by Penn State, with the bulk of these programs taking place during the summer months. The Youth Programs Compliance Unit is reminding program coordinators and everyone who works with these programs at the University of five required steps.
Friends and colleagues of Sue Haug surprised her with the establishment of an endowment in her honor at a reception on May 4. Haug, director of Penn State's School of Music since 2005, has stepped down from that post but will remain on the faculty.
In an effort to ensure the highest-quality product, the launch of the University’s new cloud-based human resources and payroll system, Workday, has been delayed from early this summer to Dec. 10.
President Eric Barron recently reviewed the goals that he and the University Board of Trustees established for the previous year, accomplishments and progress on achieving those objectives, along with insights gained during their implementation.
D. Scott Bennett, distinguished professor of political science, will become associate dean for research and graduate studies in the Penn State College of the Liberal Arts, effective July 1.
Charima Young has been named the new director of local government and community relations in Penn State’s Office of Government and Community Relations, effective May 22. Young is an accomplished community outreach leader and will help support and expand the University’s outreach efforts and regional partnerships.