Penn State Philadelphia Region news

Philadelphia Region edition
Monday, April 26, 2021

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- American Crane and Equipment president to give Great Valley commencement address
-- Road to Commencement: Kennesha Busby
-- Abington undergraduate research fair a 'triumph' for students
-- Abington to hold virtual, annual Bertha Lear Student Art Exhibition and awards
-- Penn State announces 2021 University-wide faculty and staff awards
-- 2021 Penn State student award recipients announced
-- Close named 2021 Hetzel Award recipient for leadership
-- The People's Kitchen earns Community Engagement and Scholarship Award
-- Oakes recognized with Undergraduate Program Leadership Award
-- Sustainability awards recognize student leadership, commitment
-- Social justice fair examines mass incarceration, racial justice
-- Undergraduate research events showcase student excellence
-- President Barron shares message following verdict in Minneapolis trial
-- The Medical Minute: When to head for urgent care instead of the hospital ER

GALLERIES:
-- Bertha Lear Purchase Award for Best in Show

Also in this issue: Events.

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STORIES:

American Crane and Equipment president to give Great Valley commencement address
Karen Norheim, president and COO of American Crane & Equipment Corporation, will deliver the commencement address at Penn State Great Valley at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 7. This year's in-person commencement ceremony on campus is for spring 2021 Great Valley graduates only.

https://news.psu.edu/link/BTBjxndV
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Road to Commencement: Kennesha Busby
Penn State Brandywine's Road to Commencement features seniors and recent graduates sharing their Brandywine experience and journey to graduation day.

https://news.psu.edu/link/f6RrqnwP
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Abington undergraduate research fair a 'triumph' for students
Penn State Abington students presented 26 projects at the annual research fair. Three of them also earned honors at the Penn State Eastern Regional Undergraduate Research Symposium 2021.

https://news.psu.edu/link/38W63HxK
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Abington to hold virtual, annual Bertha Lear Student Art Exhibition and awards
For the second year, the much-anticipated Bertha Lear Student Art Exhibition, hosted by Penn State Abington, is virtual.

https://news.psu.edu/link/hNSBq5vW
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Penn State announces 2021 University-wide faculty and staff awards
Each year, Penn State recognizes outstanding faculty and staff with annual awards in teaching and excellence. These awards highlight many of the faculty and staff who go above and beyond.

https://news.psu.edu/link/7xRBKFPS
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2021 Penn State student award recipients announced
Each year, Penn State honors several students for the highest levels of academic excellence, outstanding leadership and meritorious service. The 2021 student award recipients exemplify best practices and achievements among Penn State students, reflecting the University's mission of teaching, research and service.

https://news.psu.edu/link/3Y9fqGXZ
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Close named 2021 Hetzel Award recipient for leadership
Megan Close, a senior majoring in art at Penn State Abington, has been named recipient of the 2021 Ralph Dorn Hetzel Memorial Award.

https://news.psu.edu/link/VHZDBycX
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The People's Kitchen earns Community Engagement and Scholarship Award
The People's Kitchen, led by Penn State Center Philadelphia and other Penn State partners, has received the 2021 Penn State Award for Community Engagement and Scholarship. The effort is led by Shivaani Selvaraj, director, and Carly Pourzand, community engagement specialist, both at Penn State Center Philadelphia.

https://news.psu.edu/link/DBMV1bDH
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Oakes recognized with Undergraduate Program Leadership Award
Joseph Oakes, associate teaching professor of information sciences and technology and computer science program chair at Penn State Abington; is the recipient of Penn State's 2021 Undergraduate Program Leadership Award.

https://news.psu.edu/link/BsmzmsjC
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Sustainability awards recognize student leadership, commitment
The Sustainability Institute and Student Sustainability Advisory Council recently honored six Penn State students for their leadership and commitment to sustainability throughout their time at Penn State.

https://news.psu.edu/link/QJdpL65B
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Social justice fair examines mass incarceration, racial justice
Brandywine's annual social justice fair focused on the theme of "Mass Incarceration and Racial Justice." The weeklong series of events was hosted by Brandywine's Center for Ethics and Civic Engagement, in partnership with Penn State Abington Student Engagement and Leadership and Penn State World Campus Student Affairs.

https://news.psu.edu/link/MtCy4BcP
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Undergraduate research events showcase student excellence
Students involved in undergraduate research projects at Penn State Scranton and other regional University campuses and local universities had a chance to present their research projects during two annual academic events this month, both of which were held virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

https://news.psu.edu/link/_GBnrGYf
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President Barron shares message following verdict in Minneapolis trial
One year ago on Memorial Day, our nation watched in horror as George Floyd was killed on the streets of Minneapolis by the now former police officer Derek Chauvin. Today, he was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter by a jury after about 10 hours of deliberations.

A jury found him guilty, yet this delivery of justice by our legal system does not mitigate the trauma, frustration and anger that members of our community are feeling over the death of George Floyd. It is palpable and profound and nothing can mitigate the fact that another innocent life was taken. We grieve because George Floyd was taken from his family and his community because of the wanton and unjustifiable abuse of power. We grieve because racism, inequality, and brutality in America persist.

https://news.psu.edu/link/ygGDmpkw
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The Medical Minute: When to head for urgent care instead of the hospital ER
Urgent care or emergency room? A certified nurse practitioner discusses how to choose what's right for your crisis in this week's Medical Minute.

https://news.psu.edu/link/m2t4P7Dh

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GALLERIES:

Bertha Lear Purchase Award for Best in Show
Juliana Cragin, "Memento Mori," comic, graphite on paper
"Juliana Cragin's subtle and sophisticated visual narrative, 'Memento Mori,' ​draws the reader into the artist's personal life experience and inner thoughts during the 2020 pandemic lockdown. 'Memento Mori' refers to an artistic or symbolic reminder of both the impermanence of life and the inevitability of death and perfectly encapsulates our lost last year." — Emily Steinberg, lecturer in art, Penn State Abington



https://news.psu.edu/link/s1MmXWsS

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EVENTS:

Great Valley
General Engineering and Technology Programs Webinar
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 11
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Great Valley
Lean Six Sigma Certificate Virtual Information Session
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 11
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Great Valley
Integrated Digital Marketing Certificate Virtual Information Session
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 12
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Great Valley
Cyber Security Certificate Virtual Information Session
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, May 13

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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/fdt8ZMjn

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