Sorrel King, a nationally renowned patient safety advocate, will present the 19th annual Stanley P. Mayers Endowed Lecture, “Josie’s Story: Family-Centered Approaches to Patient Safety,” at 6 p.m. April 13 in the Ruth Pike Auditorium, 22 Biobehavioral Health Building.
The 2016 Penn State Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON) raised nearly $9.8 million for Four Diamonds at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.
The Erie region’s economic recovery stalled in late 2015, and planned layoffs at GE Transportation, Lord Corp., and other major employers could make conditions even rougher, said Ken Louie, director of the Economic Research Institute of Erie and an associate professor of economics at Penn State Behrend’s Black School of Business.
Penn State Berks students will be “lending their paws for a good cause” as they volunteer at a variety of nonprofit organizations during the academic year. The following is a list of community service initiatives in March 2016.
The Miller-Keystone Blood Center will recognize Penn State Berks for its commitment to the health and welfare of the community through blood drive sponsorship through its Local Leaders Award. The award will be presented at 10 a.m. Feb. 24 in the Janssen Office Building at Penn State Berks.
The Penn State Homework Hotline is a pilot program in which math tutors provide free help over the phone or via email. The mission of the program is to provide free math tutoring to high school and middle school students in local school districts.
When Penn State Graphic Design student Saige Sommese learned the 2016 THON theme was “Believe Beyond Boundaries,” she immediately thought of outer space—a “boundary” that we have overcome. So, when assigned the task of designing a possible logo for THON 2016, she chose to visually represent the theme with a bright orange rocket ship breaking through a turquoise semi-circle dotted with white stars.
So you’ve graduated, which means your THON experiences are over, right? It doesn't have to be that way. The Alumni Association’s Dance Marathon Alumni Interest Group (DMAIG) plays a crucial role in keeping Penn Staters connected to THON, whether you graduated last year, last decade, or when The Rolling Stones topped the charts.
Demonstrating its desire to help keep the community healthy, the Student Nurses’ Association at the Pennsylvania College of Technology recently led a hat, glove and scarf drive to benefit clients of The New Love Center in Jersey Shore. The Penn College community donated 168 items or sets to the center, which provides weekday lunches, a food pantry and other services in the Jersey Shore area.
The Berks County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association will present a check for approximately $4,000 to the Berks benefitting THON organization at its dancer send-off event, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 18 in Tully’s cafeteria, located in the Perkins Student Center.
For the first time in the history of participating in THON, short for the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, Penn State Berks has been invited to send six student “dancers” to represent the campus in the 46-hour, no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon to benefit the Four Diamonds Fund, which supports families battling pediatric cancer.
Penn State kinesiology students conducted a project to learn how social norms, health issues and resources can affect a city's physical activity and overall health. While there is no single prescription to find a balance, the students used the American Fitness Index to create action plans for seven Pennsylvania cities, including Allentown, Scranton, State College, Reading, York, Erie and Lancaster, to start bridging the gap.