The Multimedia and Print Center at Penn State was recently recognized with the U.S. Postal Service's Mailing Innovation and Digital Award for the Eastern Area. The award recognizes MPC for working with Penn State’s Office of Admissions to automate the process that sends the offer of admission to prospective students.
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.
Penn State has focused for more than a decade on issues of excessive alcohol consumption and hazing, but like many other universities and colleges across the country these remain a serious challenge. Penn State has and will continue to educate its students about these issues and will hold them accountable whenever it learns of such wrongdoing.
Rather than having a staff appreciation day this year, the College of Arts and Architecture celebrated its staff for the entire week, May 8–12.
Penn State Abington marked a century of education at the campus with a free public event on May 21. Dolores Fidishun, head librarian, and her staff set up displays representing major milestones in the history of the college at the event, "Celebrating 100 Years of Education at Abington."
Ten graduating seniors along with their family, friends, faculty, staff and classmates gathered in the Apfelbaum Family Courtroom and Auditorium on May 12 for the Donning of the Kente ceremony hosted by Dickinson Law’s Black Law Students Association. The ceremony combined a rich African cultural heritage with the celebration of educational achievement in an intimate setting.
Elm tree spraying will be conducted from the ground at 9 p.m. today (May 15), and continue until 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 16, weather permitting, on the University Park campus. Spraying also will be conducted by helicopter 5-7 a.m. May 16.
A new exhibit showing the rich variety and range of techniques and materials used in overpainted photographs from the 19th and early 20th centuries is on display through July 30. “The Painted Photograph: Selections from the B. & H. Henisch Photo-History Collection” is located in the Henisch Room, 201A Pattee Library, at University Park.
Alumni of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences volunteer their time to benefit students in the college in the numerous ways, the newest of which is an alumni-student mentoring program.
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.
A new bike share program is making it easier, healthier and more fun to navigate the campus of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
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.
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.
Five longtime Penn State champions and benefactors will be recognized by the Penn State Alumni Association and named honorary alumni.
In a commentary in the April issue of Nature Plants, Karl Zimmerer, professor of geography, argues that a comprehensive approach to protecting the human use of biodiversity of agricultural crops is vital to a sustainable food future that addresses global hunger, increasing populations and changing climate.