Penn State Philadelphia Region news

Philadelphia Region edition
Monday, April 13, 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE:

FEATURED ITEM:
-- Story: Using historical lessons and creative instruction to support students

STORIES:
-- Three certificate programs shape student's personal and professional life
-- O'Donnell recognized as Advisor of the Year by national education organization
-- Abington nutritionist shares science behind nutrition
-- Penn State shares Student Health Insurance Plan updates amid COVID-19 pandemic
-- Get creative, explore with new offerings: Penn State Creates and IMEX[cursions]
-- University Archives' COVID-19 Experience Project seeks community engagement
-- Eligible students invited to apply for Summer Success Scholarship

VIDEOS:
-- Reverse Video Assignment

Also in this issue: Events.

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FEATURED ITEM:

Story: Using historical lessons and creative instruction to support students
Penn State Abington faculty are using the current situation as an opportunity to enrich students academically and support them personally during this period of remote learning. "What may be most inspiring of all is the deep-seated concern for our students that faculty efforts expose," said Friederike Baer, division head for Arts and Humanities.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/GhdRsDY8

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STORIES:

Three certificate programs shape student's personal and professional life
Todd Krout completed the project management, leadership development, and supply chain management certificates offered by Penn State at the Navy Yard, and applies the lessons and tools learned in each in all aspects of his life.

https://news.psu.edu/link/5v_HKMJ4
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O'Donnell recognized as Advisor of the Year by national education organization
Bridget O'Donnell, assistant director of student engagement at Penn State Brandywine, has been recognized as Advisor of the Year by the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities.

https://news.psu.edu/link/3Mq9jgTR
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Abington nutritionist shares science behind nutrition
Despite what people may read or hear from friends and family, there are no magical foods or pills that are guaranteed to protect against COVID-19, according to Wendy Richman, who teaches nutrition at Penn State Abington.

https://news.psu.edu/link/1y85KtBN
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Penn State shares Student Health Insurance Plan updates amid COVID-19 pandemic
Penn State has announced updates to the Penn State Student Health Insurance Plan regarding testing and treatment amid the coronavirus pandemic.

https://news.psu.edu/link/GwhddZgp
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Get creative, explore with new offerings: Penn State Creates and IMEX[cursions]
Penn State's Media Commons has two new programs for the Penn State community.

https://news.psu.edu/link/9h8RXbW5
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University Archives' COVID-19 Experience Project seeks community engagement
The Penn State University Libraries' University Archives has begun work an official curatorial program, the Penn State COVID-19 Experience Project, inviting Penn State students, staff, faculty and alumni to document and share their personal experiences for submission toward a new special collection for the University Archives. Participants are encouraged to submit written journals or diaries, photo essays, video or audio recordings, zines or any other creative means of documentation.

https://news.psu.edu/link/CfbGKNCg
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Eligible students invited to apply for Summer Success Scholarship
The Summer Success Scholarship is available to assist students at all residential Penn State campuses who need at least one summer course to stay on track with their degree program but who are facing financial challenges to doing so.

https://news.psu.edu/link/74y3DBTy

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VIDEOS:

Reverse Video Assignment
During the first days of transitioning to remote learning due to the pandemic, John Thompson, assistant teaching professor of art at Penn State Abington, asked his students to create videos that would make sense if it played in reverse. Check out the work of Yanjie An, Zoe Brouse, Yishan Ding, Ethan Mann, and Carolina Manrique.

https://news.psu.edu/link/3M4qtGV7

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK: BRANDYWINE:

Brandywine makes food donation
As students are away from campus learning remotely, Penn State Brandywine Housing and Food Services donated milk, eggs, cheese, juice and other perishable food items to CityTeam, a nonprofit poverty relief organization located in Chester. This was the campus' second donation to the organization since the pandemic began. Pictured is Brandywine's Housing and Food Services Manager Neil LaGreca, right, and CityTeam volunteer James Parker. 



More: https://news.psu.edu/link/p1QMNnqX

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EVENTS:

Great Valley
Virtual Visit with the Provost
10 a.m. to 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 14
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Great Valley
Graduate Business Programs Overview Webinar
12 p.m. to 12 p.m., Wednesday, May 6
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Great Valley
Master of Finance Webinar
12 p.m. to 12 p.m., Tuesday, May 12
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Great Valley
MBA Webinar
12 p.m. to 12 p.m., Thursday, May 14
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Great Valley
Master of Professional Accounting Webinar
12 p.m. to 12 p.m., Thursday, May 21

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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/cWpjB5hX

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