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Greater Allegheny campus edition

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

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.

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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.  Full story

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.  Full story

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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.  Full story