Penn State Philadelphia Region news

Philadelphia Region edition
Monday, December 14, 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Penn State Brandywine to celebrate fall graduates
-- Abington to recognize summer/fall graduates during virtual commencement
-- New virtual discussion series helps Brandywine students transition to college
-- New Abington graduate blossomed inside, outside of classroom
-- Diversity and inclusion initiative proposals for 2021-22 due by Jan. 22
-- Applications sought for 2021-22 Administrative Fellows Program
-- Commission on Racism, Bias, Community Safety in search of experts, contributors
-- #GivingTuesday at Penn State sets new record with more than 10,400 gifts
-- The Medical Minute: What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine

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STORIES:

Penn State Brandywine to celebrate fall graduates
Penn State Brandywine's fall graduates will celebrate their milestone achievement at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19 with a University-wide virtual commencement ceremony, preceded by video conferencing with campus faculty and staff at 1:15 p.m.

https://news.psu.edu/link/sbfwQdjC
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Abington to recognize summer/fall graduates during virtual commencement
The live stream of the ceremony will be available on Saturday, Dec. 19, at 2 p.m.

https://news.psu.edu/link/FcRQnGPy
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New virtual discussion series helps Brandywine students transition to college
Transitioning from high school to college can be challenging under the best of circumstances. But for many first-year students, beginning college during a pandemic added an unusual aspect to the adjustment.

https://news.psu.edu/link/dh9WK1V7
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New Abington graduate blossomed inside, outside of classroom
This Penn State Abington senior marches toward commencement next week a changed person. Shy when she arrived on campus, she has flourished, becoming an accomplished student and campus leader.

https://news.psu.edu/link/SWngmtc7
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Diversity and inclusion initiative proposals for 2021-22 due by Jan. 22
The Equal Opportunity Planning Committee invites Penn State faculty and staff to submit proposals for funding to support the University's diversity, inclusion and equity efforts. The deadline to submit proposals for the 2021-22 academic year is Friday, Jan. 22, 2021.

https://news.psu.edu/link/kq7L4sn2
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Applications sought for 2021-22 Administrative Fellows Program
Applications are being sought for the Administrative Fellows Program for 2021-22. The program offers Penn State faculty and staff the opportunity to work with senior University officers to gain insight pertaining to the challenges of leadership in the academic community. The deadline to apply is Jan. 28, 2021.

https://news.psu.edu/link/5Sqk8Tkz
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Commission on Racism, Bias, Community Safety in search of experts, contributors
Through Monday, Dec. 21, the President's Select Commission on Racism, Bias, and Community Safety is accepting applications from students, staff and faculty to participate in subcommittees. Anyone who previously expressed interest in serving on the Select Commission is encouraged to complete an application.

https://news.psu.edu/link/ZtZJMSCz
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#GivingTuesday at Penn State sets new record with more than 10,400 gifts
Penn State's #GivingTuesday event — which culminated on Tuesday, Dec. 1 — set records for the sixth year in a row. Expressing support for more than 125 University campaigns, Penn State alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends helped to raise over $990,000 and generated more than 10,400 gifts, exceeding 2019's record of 7,600 gifts.

https://news.psu.edu/link/Nvg3GwtB
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The Medical Minute: What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine
As the U.S. authorizes distribution of the COVID vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, here's what you need to know about the vaccines — how they work, the doses required, their effectiveness and more.

https://news.psu.edu/link/NV9GbV5M

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

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The Penn State Philadelphia Region Headlines Issue incorporates news from Penn State Abington, Penn State Brandywine, Penn State Great Valley, Penn State at the Navy Yard, and Philadelphia recruitment center locations of the University, and is brought to you regularly as a service of News and Media Relations for the Philadelphia region. We want to hear from you! Send your comments or questions to bw-ur@psu.edu.
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