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Philadelphia Region edition
Monday, March 2, 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Student's Penn State experience fuels personal growth
-- Graduate finds accounting major adds up to perfect career
-- 100 companies recruit at Penn State Abington spring Career Expo
-- Brandywine students produce first podcasts for national environmental conference
-- Sosik named distinguished professor of management and organization
-- 'Achieve Penn State' to unify access and affordability initiatives
-- Applications being accepted from employees for Steve A. Garban Grant-In-Aid
-- Engagement Scholarship Consortium conference seeks student and faculty proposals
-- Students required to enroll in Two-Factor Authentication by May 12
-- Coronavirus updates from Penn State
-- Last chance to take the Penn State Community Survey!

VIDEOS:
-- Brandywinner of the Week: Jordan Bucella-Esterling

Also in this issue: Events and Media Highlights.

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STORIES:

Student's Penn State experience fuels personal growth
Looking back on his Penn State journey, Jonathan Adrien said he is grateful for the opportunity to have evolved into an even better version of himself.

https://news.psu.edu/link/bMwry7JJ
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Graduate finds accounting major adds up to perfect career
"Penn State Abington helped me fall in love with my accounting major because of the amazing faculty and staff that were always there for me if I needed support," Shana Bowers, a 2019 Abington graduate, said.

https://news.psu.edu/link/NrDvDv9J
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100 companies recruit at Penn State Abington spring Career Expo
The twice-yearly Career Expo provides opportunities for Penn State Abington students and alumni to network with businesses, including Fortune 500 companies, for internships and full- and part-time positions.

https://news.psu.edu/link/kNCJw7DK
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Brandywine students produce first podcasts for national environmental conference
When Anna Nguyen, Alsatia Haas-Tome and Dallas Barber took on the task of creating the first-ever podcasts recorded at the National Council for Science and the Environment Annual Conference, they didn't expect that they would gain the experience, clarity and connections to accelerate their careers.

https://news.psu.edu/link/JJWbfpSc
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Sosik named distinguished professor of management and organization
John J. Sosik was named distinguished professor of management and organization in recognition of his outstanding academic contributions to Penn State.

https://news.psu.edu/link/C6qYcd16
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'Achieve Penn State' to unify access and affordability initiatives
A new University-wide initiative known as "Achieve Penn State" will provide a unified brand for communicating the range of existing Penn State programs that advance access and affordability, a key focus of President Eric Barron's tenure.

https://news.psu.edu/link/VFp6HFMh
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Applications being accepted from employees for Steve A. Garban Grant-In-Aid
Are you the parent of an incoming Penn State student? Do you work at the University as a technical service or staff employee? If so, your child may be eligible to apply for the Steve A. Garban Grant-In-Aid, which assists students with room-and-board charges for two years.

https://news.psu.edu/link/X_f49wqB
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Engagement Scholarship Consortium conference seeks student and faculty proposals
Penn State faculty and students from all campuses are invited to submit proposals and poster ideas for a conference that highlights the importance and benefits of student and community engagement.

https://news.psu.edu/link/f8ykJ1nV
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Students required to enroll in Two-Factor Authentication by May 12
As part of its commitment to safeguard data and information, Penn State is requiring all students to enroll in Two-Factor Authentication by May 12.


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

https://news.psu.edu/link/xxbC9YGx
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Last chance to take the Penn State Community Survey!
Students, faculty and staff have until this Friday, March 6 to take the Penn State Community Survey — and provide feedback that will help to create welcoming and inclusive environments across Penn State campuses.

https://news.psu.edu/link/NGBf9MZf

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VIDEOS:

Brandywinner of the Week: Jordan Bucella-Esterling
This week's #Brandywinner is Jordan Bucella-Esterling! Hear about Jordan’s experience as an intern for Brandywine’s Center for Ethics and Civic Engagement and vice president of the campus’ Honors Student Association.

https://news.psu.edu/link/BWsNnB21

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EVENTS:

Abington
Islamophobia: Words Without Violence
12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 4
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Great Valley
MBA Webinar
12 p.m. to 12 p.m., Thursday, March 12
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Great Valley
CANCELED: B.E.A.S.T. Mode Workshop
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 18
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Great Valley
Going Om: A CEO's Self Discovery Behind Bars
7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 12
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Great Valley
Master of Professional Accounting Webinar
12 p.m. to 12 p.m., Thursday, March 19
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Great Valley
Virtual Nittany Networking Event
7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 25
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Great Valley
CANCELLED: Mountainfilm on Tour
7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 23

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MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS:

VOA News - Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020
How 'They' Became Word of the Decade
"Often the word is meant to reflect something that was meaningful not just to linguists, but a word that was important in society." - Evan Bradley, assistant professor.

https://news.psu.edu/link/kDf3sVXp
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The New York Times - Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020
Knitters Chronicle Climate Change
Temperature scarves have more than fashion appeal. Laura Guertin, a professor of earth science at Penn State Brandywine in Media, Pa., uses hers as a teaching aid.

https://news.psu.edu/link/jL6XSDVS
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The Daily Times - Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020
Community Briefs: Penn State Brandywine
Penn State Brandywine students celebrated International Mother Language Day by leading a Saturday morning storytime for local children at Tyler Arboretum Feb. 22.

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

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