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Alumni News
Tuesday, April 21, 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Penn State to continue remote learning, online courses into summer
-- Penn State to recognize class of 2020 with virtual commencement ceremony
-- Penn State Alumni Association offering complimentary three months of membership
-- Got questions? The Alumni Library has answers
-- Career Services available to coach students through current challenges
-- Penn State alumni trustee election to begin April 10
-- May 7-8 Board of Trustees meeting to be livestreamed
-- Penn State to receive $55M from federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund
-- Sue Paterno contributes $100K to support students during COVID-19 pandemic
-- Penn Staters collaborate to donate food, offer support during pandemic
-- Seed grants jump-start 47 interdisciplinary teams to conduct COVID-19 research
-- Extension educators offer tips for helping children, teens cope during pandemic
-- Penn State closes a four-night, livestreamed, star-studded arts celebration

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STORIES:

Penn State to continue remote learning, online courses into summer
Given the continuing challenge and uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic and to protect the health of students, faculty and staff, Penn State has made the decision to extend virtual delivery of courses into the summer. Further, the University will adjust tuition for the summer sessions in light of the ongoing pandemic and the persistent fiscal strain it is causing across Pennsylvania and the country.

https://news.psu.edu/link/N1ns2tVh
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Penn State to recognize class of 2020 with virtual commencement ceremony
In response to the growing coronavirus pandemic, orders from the state government and recommendations from global public health organizations, Penn State will hold its spring 2020 commencement ceremony via livestream on May 9. The virtual ceremony will recognize all Penn State undergraduate students and all graduate students in the Penn State Graduate School.

https://news.psu.edu/link/ZSX5BTm6
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Penn State Alumni Association offering complimentary three months of membership
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic turmoil it has caused, the Penn State Alumni Association is offering three complimentary months of membership to any alumni who request this support by May 4.

https://news.psu.edu/link/_Bdx8RgD
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Got questions? The Alumni Library has answers
If you aren't using the Alumni Library, you're missing out on one of the most valuable benefits of membership in the Penn State Alumni Association.

https://news.psu.edu/link/NY4PDYfp
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Career Services available to coach students through current challenges
While the full economic impacts of the coronavirus are unknown, students and alumni can be assured that a dedicated network of career professionals is working to help navigate these uncharted waters.

https://news.psu.edu/link/YCR_4Lh2
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Penn State alumni trustee election to begin April 10
The election process for the 2020 election of trustees by alumni will begin on April 10, when ballots will be transmitted electronically to Penn State alumni. Biographical information and position statements for each candidate are available on a Meet the Candidates page by visiting https://trustees.psu.edu.

https://news.psu.edu/link/Bd685sg5
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May 7-8 Board of Trustees meeting to be livestreamed
The Penn State Board of Trustees will hold its next public meeting May 7-8. Due to the coronavirus and stay-at-home restrictions, the board will meet virtually. Public committee meetings and the full board meeting will be livestreamed at https://wpsu.org/trustees/.

https://news.psu.edu/link/2wCbkSP6
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Penn State to receive $55M from federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund
Penn State is slated to receive just shy of $55 million from the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund as part of $14 billion in support for postsecondary institutions and their students under the recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, as announced by the U.S. Department of Education. Of that nearly $55 million, half of the money — or approximately $27.5 million — will be earmarked for emergency financial aid grants for Penn State students.

https://news.psu.edu/link/QTWrQ9QN
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Sue Paterno contributes $100K to support students during COVID-19 pandemic
With a $100,000 gift split between the Student Care & Advocacy Emergency Fund and the Lion's Pantry, philanthropist Sue Paterno is helping alleviate students' hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://news.psu.edu/link/NGNRp3SZ
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Penn Staters collaborate to donate food, offer support during pandemic
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact communities throughout Pennsylvania, Penn State staff members are fighting food insecurity by donating to food banks and organizations across the state.

https://news.psu.edu/link/hY7nqptr
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Seed grants jump-start 47 interdisciplinary teams to conduct COVID-19 research
With speed and ingenuity, more than 100 researchers across Penn State are shifting their research programs to address the COVID-19 crisis, thanks to funding from a seed grant initiative led by the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences. In total, the initiative awarded $2.25 million to 47 teams of researchers from three campuses, 10 colleges and more than 25 departments.

https://news.psu.edu/link/V3CdWqmK
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Extension educators offer tips for helping children, teens cope during pandemic
Growing up has its ups and downs even under normal circumstances, but the novel coronavirus is making that even more complicated, according to educators with Penn State Extension's food, family and health program team.

https://news.psu.edu/link/gg84rZSb
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Penn State closes a four-night, livestreamed, star-studded arts celebration
Penn State has wrapped up its four-day virtual event — "Penn State Presents: A Virtual Performing Arts Celebration," consisting of live, 30-minute vignettes by students and alumni from Penn State's School of Theatre and School of Music. Recordings of the event that ran April 9-12 can be viewed at PennStatePresents.psu.edu.

https://news.psu.edu/link/DD1_GTYY

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Read The Football Letter Blog, published by the Alumni Association, at TheFootballLetter.com.
https://news.psu.edu/link/Q5jctMDn

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