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Libraries' Virtual De-Stress Fest open to all Penn State Students

Libraries' Virtual De-Stress Fest open to all Penn State students

Penn State University Libraries is offering an Online De-Stress Fest to help students relax and unwind while completing end-of-term reports and studying for final exams. Visit through Friday, May 8, for a curated list of links, tutorials and homegrown videos that showcase the talents of University Libraries’ faculty and staff.  Full story

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More than 200 join Earth Day discussion on climate and carbon at Penn State

On April 22, the Sustainability Institute hosted a virtual information session, “Climate and Carbon Challenges at Penn State,” to address the work of Penn State students, faculty and staff to accelerate the University’s mitigation efforts against climate change. The event brought focus on four climate-action initiatives underway throughout Penn State, including research projects, methods and institutional initiatives to set and reach more ambitious climate goals.  Full story

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Senior and Faculty, Staff Diversity Recognition Awards announced

The Multicultural Resource Center at Penn State has announced this year’s Senior and Faculty/Staff Diversity Recognition Awards recipients. The 2020 awards honor multicultural University Park graduating seniors who excel in academics, leadership, and service, as well as faculty and staff throughout Penn State who demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion efforts beyond the responsibilities of their position.  Full story


John William Hill (1812–1879), Under the Falls, Niagara, c. 1870

(Virtual) Things to Do at Penn State: May 7-14

Penn State Law, Policy and Engineering's "Technology, Policy and Law during COVID-19" virtual speaker series, a Penn State Extension webinar about food system disruptions, and a number of virtual exhibits at the Palmer Museum of Art and HUB-Robeson Galleries are among this weekend's and next week's cultural highlights at Penn State.  Full story

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Fitness instructors lead virtual classes during remote learning

Penn State Campus Recreation is now offering a library of more than 50 workouts online through YouTube as well as live classes that are held every business day on the Penn State Campus Recreation Instagram. Group fitness instructor Alexis "Lexi" Neimeyer talked about her experience on the transition to virtual fitness classes.  Full story