WorkLion, Penn State’s personalized access point for all things human resources, will launch this summer. To learn more about the components of WorkLion, as well as Workday, the University’s new cloud-based HR and payroll system, employees are invited to join virtual information sessions on April 4.
Robert Ricketts, senior lecturer in Penn State's Department of Kinesiology, has created the Robert D. Ricketts Student Leadership Award in the College of Health and Human Development, for undergraduate students in the department. The award recognizes exceptional student leadership, community engagement and service. Ricketts will retire in June after more than 40 years in the department.
As Penn State’s student conduct investigation of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity continues, more disturbing facts have emerged, including a persistent pattern of serious alcohol abuse, hazing, and the use and sale of illicit drugs. The University has decided to permanently revoke recognition of Beta Theta Pi banning it from ever returning as a chapter at Penn State. This extraordinary action occurs in the context of a continuing criminal investigation into the death of Penn State sophomore Timothy Piazza.
The last day faculty, staff and students can access ANGEL course content on their own will be Oct. 31, 2017. Beginning Nov. 1, access to ANGEL courses will be available by request on a first-come, first-served basis.
A special friendship between a teacher at Penn State's Child Care Center at Hort Woods and her former classmate is bridging an 8,000-mile gap between University Park and the tiny kingdom of Swaziland in southern Africa.
The Penn State Military Student Fund received a boost Tuesday (March 28), thanks to an effort by the Downtown State College Improvement District.
William Easterling, dean of the College of the Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS), received the 2017 Giving Back Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine for his contributions to increasing diversity and promoting opportunities for students and faculty.
Dr. Craig Hillemeier has received the 2017 Giving Back Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine for his contributions to increasing diversity and promoting opportunities for students and faculty.
“Driving Digital Innovation” will be the topic of the next in a series of public forums focused on implementing the University’s multi-year Strategic Plan. The forum will take place 1-2:30 p.m. March 30 at Penn State Behrend in Burke Building, room 180. Faculty, staff and students from across the University are invited to participate, either in person or via livestream.
Penn State will host a Town Hall meeting from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. April 5 in Freeman Auditorium in the HUB-Robeson Center at University Park. The meeting will be livestreamed at LiveEvents.PSU.edu for faculty and staff members at all Penn State campuses to view.
Paula Milone-Nuzzo, professor and dean of the College of Nursing, has been named the new president of the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Milone-Nuzzo will end her tenure at Penn State in August and a national search for her replacement will begin immediately.
Catharine Ross has been named head of the Department of Nutritional Sciences. Ross, professor of nutritional sciences and physiology and holder of the Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, has served in the department for 21 years.
The University Faculty Senate covered a range of topics during its meeting March 21, including standardizing titles for non-tenure track fixed-term faculty, student progress reports, SRTE teacher evaluations and the incorporation of learning goals and objectives for all syllabi to aid in learning outcomes assessment.
Penn State leaders are continuing their series of Town Hall meetings for faculty and staff. The next event is scheduled for 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. April 5 in Freeman Auditorium of the HUB-Robeson Center on the University Park campus
Penn State Capital Day takes place March 22 and brings together the Penn State community and Pennsylvania elected officials, with a high-energy rally in the Capitol rotunda capping the day’s events. You can join the conversation online by using #PSUCapitalDay on social media.