Penn State Greater Allegheny news

Greater Allegheny campus edition
Wednesday, November 11, 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE:

FEATURED ITEM:
-- Story: Impacts of the coronavirus on student athlete substance abuse

STORIES:
-- University urges COVID-19 testing for students prior to returning home
-- Instructors transitioning to remote teaching aided by tools and resources
-- Centre Film Festival offers free admission to all Penn State students
-- Deadline approaching to submit proposals for diversity and inclusion initiatives
-- Rock Ethics Institute seeks nominations for annual Stand Up Awards
-- The Medical Minute: Virtual gatherings may be best way to celebrate holidays

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FEATURED ITEM:

Story: Impacts of the coronavirus on student athlete substance abuse
College is a well-known risk environment for problematic alcohol use and substance abuse. In this post, Katherine McLean, associate professor of criminal justice at Penn State Greater Allegheny, outlines why student athletes may be at particular risk for higher levels of alcohol consumption and substance abuse than their non-athlete peers.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/2VSRpxPC

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STORIES:

University urges COVID-19 testing for students prior to returning home
In preparation for the departure from campuses after in-person instruction ends on Nov. 20, Penn State has announced an aggressive fall departure plan offering all students COVID-19 testing, at no cost to students. Penn State is partnering with Vault Health for departure testing, which will be conducted either in person at predetermined testing sites on certain campuses or via self-administered test kits. Students can now book their appointment to receive an administered test or to pick up a self-test by using the Return Home Event on the Penn State Go App or by visiting virusinfo.psu.edu/departure-testing.

https://news.psu.edu/link/5wZbf5tw
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Instructors transitioning to remote teaching aided by tools and resources
While Penn State gears up for the end of in-person instruction on Nov. 20 on all campuses — signaling the need for students to take part in COVID-19 testing prior to leaving for their outside communities — instructors have been planning since the beginning of the fall semester for this 'pivotal' moment.

https://news.psu.edu/link/wp1BjGtq
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Centre Film Festival offers free admission to all Penn State students
All Penn State students may attend the second annual Centre Film Festival, scheduled Nov. 13-15, for free.

https://news.psu.edu/link/gpR6XGQY
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Deadline approaching to submit proposals for diversity and inclusion initiatives
The Equal Opportunity Planning Committee invites faculty and staff to submit proposals for funding to support Penn State's diversity, inclusion and equity efforts and advance the University's strategic plan with investments in programs and ideas. The deadline to submit proposals for summer 2021 is Dec. 4, and the deadline for the 2021-22 academic year is Jan. 22.

https://news.psu.edu/link/zGPY9Bzf
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Rock Ethics Institute seeks nominations for annual Stand Up Awards
The Rock Ethics Institute is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Stand Up Awards. Any faculty, staff, student or community member may nominate undergraduate students in any major from any campus for a Stand Up Award, which recognizes Penn State undergraduates who have demonstrated ethical leadership by "standing up" for a cause, idea or belief.

https://news.psu.edu/link/4xrjCVP5
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The Medical Minute: Virtual gatherings may be best way to celebrate holidays
As families weigh options for celebrating the holidays amid COVID-19 health restrictions, people who have always been together during these happy times are struggling with the idea of being apart this year. A Penn State Health physician has suggestions on how to cope.

https://news.psu.edu/link/gQHBv7ZL

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QUICK LINKS:

Coronavirus updates
Stay up-to-date on the latest information from Penn State regarding the global coronavirus outbreak.
https://news.psu.edu/link/xQSstGq2

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