In celebration of International Education Week, Nov. 15 to 19, Penn State will hold a number of University-wide events. For a full list of the more than 20 events offered, visit http://www.global.psu.edu/ and click on "list of events" under the International Education Week. Events include speakers, musical performances, a photo contest, cultural lunches, world poetry, a traditional Chinese tea ceremony, Club Kreyol's "A Walk for a Better Haiti," and much more.
More than 4,000 THON supporters participated in the 2010 THON 5K on Sunday, Oct. 17. The race's 5 kilometers, which translate to just over 3 miles, started and finished at the Bryce Jordan Center on Curtin Road and stretched through the University Park campus on Curtin, Porter, Hastings, Bigler, Pollock and Fraser roads. The event is one of the larger fundraising activities to benefit the Penn State Dance Marathon during the fall semester. Penn State Live photographer Andy Colwell ran the race with roughly 50 of his fellow Blue Band members, led by Blue Band Director Richard Bundy, and he took pictures along the way. To see the race from a runner's point of view, visit http://live.psu.edu/stilllife/2342 online.
More than 700 prospective employees and employers came together under one roof at the third annual Alle-Kiski Job Fair on Oct. 7 in the Athletics Center at Penn State New Kensington. A record 57 regional companies were on hand to interview local job seekers and to provide career options for current students and recent graduates, as well as those in the community who were seeking a change in vocation. "
The University Office of Global Programs (UOGP) will hold its annual Education Abroad Fair from noon to 5 p.m. on Oct. 5, in Alumni Hall at the HUB-Robeson Center on Penn State's University Park campus. The event will showcase more than 190 study abroad opportunities across the world.
In celebration of International Education Week (Nov. 15-19), the University Office of Global Programs (UOGP) and Penn State University Libraries are co-sponsoring a community read of Lisa See's latest novel, "Shanghai Girls," as well as an opportunity to engage in a live conversation with the author. The reading experience will culminate with a conversation with See, live via teleconference, at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17, in Foster Auditorium (room 102 Paterno Library).
Ryan Buell, star of the hit cable television show "Paranormal State" will return to Penn State Worthington Scranton on Friday, Oct. 22. And this time, he'll be sharing the spotlight with famed medium Lorraine Warren.
The Paranormal State Speaking Tour, featuring Buell and Warren, will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, in the campus' Multi-Purpose Building.
The event is free to all Penn State Worthington Scranton students and $10 for other Penn State students. General admission alone is $25; and admission and a copy of Buell's new book "My Journey Into the Unknown" is $40.
Youth in Centre County took part in water quality experiments Wednesday (Oct. 6) at the Food Science Building on Penn State's University Park campus and simultaneously joined hundreds of thousands across the nation in the effort. As part of 4-H National Youth Science Day, youth participated in 4-H2O, the 2010 National Science Experiment. This year's experiment teaches youth the importance of water quality and conservation and helps them determine their own carbon footprints.In Pennsylvania, 4-H is part of Penn State Cooperative Extension.
Auditions for Penn State York's fourth annual Paw Search, a family friendly talent and variety show, are set for 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16; from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18; and from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3; in the Community Room, Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center, at the campus. For more information on auditions, contact Brandy Snyder at email@example.com or 717-725-6607.
The THON team invites the campus community to attend the annual Mr. Lehigh Valley pageant at 6 p.m. on Oct. 20, in the auditorium (room 135) at the campus in Center Valley. All proceeds from the event will benefit THON.
Turns out that Penn State football fans who purchase a ticket to attend the Nittany Lions' Big Ten conference clash with the Indiana Hoosiers at FedExField in Landover, Md., on November 20 will be contributing a whole lot more than team spirit and support. Beginning Friday, Oct. 1, the NFL's Washington Redskins will generously donate five percent of ticket sales generated for the Penn State vs. Indiana game, up to a maximum of $150,000, to Penn State's Dance Marathon -- THON, the nation's largest student-run philanthropic event, benefiting The Four Diamonds Fund and pediatric cancer research.
Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus welcomed five new international students to the campus this fall, bringing a total of nine students from around the world. The new students include Xing Gao from Beijing, China; Sul Gi "Athena" Han from Seoul, South Korea; Malavika "Monica" Mathur from Bangkok, Thailand; Anisha Nayak from Kuwait City, Kuwait; and Mingxun Wang from China.
A new federal grant will launch a Global Studies Institute at Penn State that will help design, coordinate and advance several University initiatives that promote a global outlook. Penn State will receive a Title VI National Resource Center grant totaling more than $830,000 over four years from the U.S. Department of Education. This award marks the first time that Penn State has received Title VI NRC funding in a highly competitive grants process and represents national recognition of the impressive growth of Penn State's engagement with international research, education and outreach.
Beginning this fall, Penn State is offering a new minor, Global Health (GLBHL), which is designed to provide undergraduate students with a multidisciplinary background in the issues affecting the health of populations in various countries and regions of the world. Housed in the Department of Biobehavioral Health (BBH), the minor is open to students from all departments and units across the University Park campus. The application deadline for the first cohort is Oct. 22.