A June 6 panel discussion to address questions and provide information about the ownership of a guide dog will include members of regional and Centre County organizations, University contacts and other advocates.
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.
Due to wind and rain in the forecast for the remainder of the week, as well as the impacts from Monday evening’s severe thunderstorms, the prescribed fire scheduled for the week of May 1 at The Arboretum at Penn State has been canceled.
The Arboretum at Penn State, in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy and the Pennsylvania Game Commission, will conduct a prescribed burn on a 12-acre portion of the Arboretum site during the week of May 1. The operation will take place within a single workday between Monday, May 1, and Thursday, May 4.
Penn State is moving to a new health insurance provider — United Healthcare Student Resources — as the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) carrier for the 2017-18 academic year in order to continue to offer quality health care benefits at a competitive price.
The staff of Residence Life at Penn State is on increased alert following incidents on April 15 and 16 in which an unknown individual took pictures or videos of students in Thompson Hall showers. University Police also have stepped up patrols and surveillance.
Mindfulness -- assuming an accepting, nonjudgmental and kind attitude toward thoughts and feelings -- helped a group of University freshman adjust to the transition into college life. The students who participated in a mindfulness program were less depressed and anxious than the control group. There was also an overall drop in alcohol use among the students trained in mindfulness compared to the control group.
Penn State University Police are investigating two invasion of privacy incidents in Thompson Hall, which is located in the West Housing Area at University Park. In both incidents, unknown person(s) appeared to be taking pictures or videoing students while they were in the shower.
Penn State students demonstrated their commitment to clean air and the environment on Wednesday, April 12, by volunteering to pick up trash and cigarette butts at the University Park campus. A poster showcasing the impact that littering has on the environment will be displayed in front of Palmer Art Museum on Wednesday, April 19.
Already one of the safest campuses in Pennsylvania, Penn State New Kensington added another layer of protection and security in February with the appointment of James Lane as a full-time campus police officer.
Keith Morris, chief of the Allentown Police Department in Allentown, Pennsylvania, has been named chief of police at Penn State’s University Park campus, effective April 20. Morris succeeds Mike Lowery, who has served as interim chief of police at University Park since January 2016.
A group of 15 Penn State DuBois students opted to spend their Spring Break in service to others in need. This year's annual Alternative Spring Break trip took the students to parts of the Appalachia Region, including Williamson, West Virginia and Pikeville, Kentucky.