Penn State Philadelphia Region news

Philadelphia Region edition
Monday, November 9, 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- University urges COVID-19 testing for students prior to returning home
-- Instructors transitioning to remote teaching aided by tools and resources
-- 11/6: Penn State COVID-19 dashboard updated
-- Penn State Abington hosts a virtual meetup for Black students and professionals
-- Larry Johnson has built a winning tradition at Brandywine
-- Great Valley to host faculty research showcase on Nov. 18
-- Penn State Brandywine to host webinar on holiday shopping outlook
-- Brandywine's campus food pantry supports students in need of food assistance
-- Abington students place second in business case competition
-- Career events transition to virtual format for fall recruiting season
-- Deadline approaching to submit proposals for diversity and inclusion initiatives
-- Rock Ethics Institute seeks nominations for annual Stand Up Awards

Also in this issue: Events.

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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/23P3mqCh
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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/nxr6237z
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11/6: Penn State COVID-19 dashboard updated
Penn State released its preliminary coronavirus testing results for the period of Oct. 30 to Nov. 5 on its COVID-19 dashboard today (Nov. 6). The University Park campus received 136 positive on-demand test results and nine positive random test results from student testing during the period of Oct. 30 to Nov. 5. As of Nov. 5 at University Park, there are 232 active student cases and 3,840 students have completed their isolation period and are no longer active cases.

https://news.psu.edu/link/yxCSQ8yt
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Penn State Abington hosts a virtual meetup for Black students and professionals
The goal of the Penn State Abington event was for the professionals to share career advice related to diversity, equity, and inclusion and for the students to begin building or adding to their networks.

https://news.psu.edu/link/6NW9Pnnt
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Larry Johnson has built a winning tradition at Brandywine
During his nearly two decades at Penn State Brandywine, head women's basketball coach Larry Johnson has built the Lions into an annual contender in the Penn State University Athletic Conference

https://news.psu.edu/link/JKdX9JtM
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Great Valley to host faculty research showcase on Nov. 18
Presented as part of the "Celebrating Research at Penn State Great Valley" series, the event will feature Sang Mook Lee, assistant professor of finance, and Minyoung (Min) Cheong, assistant professor of management and organization.

https://news.psu.edu/link/J75pgHtj
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Penn State Brandywine to host webinar on holiday shopping outlook
Penn State Brandywine is celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week with a virtual presentation on what small businesses should expect this holiday season. The webinar will be held noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

https://news.psu.edu/link/q1g3pLd8
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Brandywine's campus food pantry supports students in need of food assistance
Food insecurity is a social issue that impacts thousands of local individuals — including college students — and has the potential to stand in the way of students achieving their educational and professional goals. At Penn State Brandywine, students, faculty and staff have taken action to combat student hunger by creating a campus food pantry.

https://news.psu.edu/link/tZxdVH68
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Abington students place second in business case competition
The competition that offered a global company solutions to one of its real world problems. "I can't think of a better way to prepare Abington students for business careers," a Penn State Abington faculty advisor said.

https://news.psu.edu/link/p_cPwQJ3
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Career events transition to virtual format for fall recruiting season
A collaborative community of career professionals continues to provide opportunities and services for students after Fall Career Days success.

https://news.psu.edu/link/vX5xN3jH
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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/Fb6ZLBHj
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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/D3g9bhk9

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EVENTS:

Great Valley
Project Management Certificate Virtual Lunch and Learn
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17
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Great Valley
Celebrating Research Showcase
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18
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Great Valley
Master of Engineering Management and Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering Webinar
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18
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Great Valley
'Remote Leadership That Really Works!'
10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18
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Great Valley
Cyber Security Virtual Lunch and Learn
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18
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Great Valley
International Student Webinar
9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18
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Great Valley
Supply Chain Management Certificate Virtual Lunch and Learn
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19
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Great Valley
Master of Professional Accounting Webinar
12 p.m. to 12 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19
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Great Valley
Leadership Development Certificate Virtual Lunch and Learn
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20

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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/jXcqj5NQ

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