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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

From midnight on Sunday, Nov. 17, through 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, the Tackle Hunger Penn State vs. Ohio State Giving Challenge will raise money for each school’s respective campus food pantries, which support students experiencing food insecurity.


Campus West Gate

Penn State raises goal and sights for 'Greater Penn State' campaign

In recognition of the fundraising campaign’s record-breaking appeal among Penn State supporters, the University’s Board of Trustees has endorsed a one-year extension of “A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence.” The effort, which began on July 1, 2016, is now slated to conclude on June 30, 2022, and its overall goal has been raised from $1.6 billion to $2.1 billion.   Full story

Architect's rendering of Student Veteran Center

Penn State set to open new Student Veteran Center

With the official ribbon cutting on Nov. 15, Penn State’s student veterans will have a new place to call home at the University Park campus. The 6,300-square-foot center, housed in Ritenour Building, will consolidate and expand services, support and activities for student veterans in a central location on campus.  Full story

That Martin Sound

That Martin Sound: Penn State's acoustics expertise aids legendary Pa. company

A handcrafted guitar paired with complex acoustics measurements; the art of sound and the science of sound. All of these elements came together in a research project involving the research expertise and resources of Penn State’s acoustics facilities and the talent and tradition of Martin Guitar — an iconic sixth generation family business in Pennsylvania.  Full story

A toilet bowl

New, slippery toilet coating provides cleaner flushing, saves water

In the Wong Laboratory for Nature Inspired Engineering, housed within the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Materials Research Institute, researchers have developed a method that dramatically reduces the amount of water needed to flush a conventional toilet, which usually requires 6 liters.   Full story