Penn State Philadelphia Region news

Philadelphia Region edition
Monday, February 1, 2021

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Time is running out for students to order required COVID-19 tests
-- First in her family to graduate, now Abington student has found her first job
-- Five research-proven steps to increase social media engagement
-- MBA graduate one of first to earn degree from Abington
-- Startup Week offers student innovators pitch competitions and startup resources
-- Penn State police caution community to beware of scammers
-- Penn State to host virtual Study Abroad Week events Feb. 1-5
-- University Libraries offers spring undergraduate research workshop series
-- Happy Valley LaunchBox's Virtual Idea TestLab accepting applications

Also in this issue: Events.

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STORIES:

Time is running out for students to order required COVID-19 tests
As the Feb. 15 return to in-person instruction approaches, all Penn State students at all campus locations are reminded that they must have a negative COVID-19 test result from a University-provided test on file prior to, and within 72 hours of, their return to their campus community. Now is the time to order tests to receive results in time.

https://news.psu.edu/link/tgRfKK_y
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First in her family to graduate, now Abington student has found her first job
Samirah Herbert, class of 2020, participated in the Penn State Abington "I'm First" program, which offers resources and support specifically for first-generation college students.

https://news.psu.edu/link/zBbMrBjX
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Five research-proven steps to increase social media engagement
Assistant Professor of Marketing Lei Song's research provides businesses with steps to draw consumer insights from social media postings.

https://news.psu.edu/link/cHK2WcD7
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MBA graduate one of first to earn degree from Abington
Zeenat Chughtai graduated from Penn State Abington a year early and went on to enroll in Penn State Great Valley's MBA program offered at Abington.

https://news.psu.edu/link/G9gFMvqy
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Startup Week offers student innovators pitch competitions and startup resources
Penn State Startup Week powered by PNC will take place online from March 22 to 26, bringing together the best and brightest Penn State students to network and learn from alumni entrepreneurs and innovators during a week-long entrepreneurship immersion.

https://news.psu.edu/link/6qp_Dh62
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Penn State police caution community to beware of scammers
Penn State University Police and Public Safety is urging the Penn State community to be wary of individuals who scam unsuspecting victims out of cash and more through emails and other communications — while disguised as someone victims trust.

https://news.psu.edu/link/YhxGBJjd
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Penn State to host virtual Study Abroad Week events Feb. 1-5
Students interested in learning about future study abroad opportunities at Penn State can attend Study Abroad Week, to be held virtually the week of Feb. 1-5. Although current study abroad programming has been cancelled due to the pandemic, students who may wish to go abroad in the future should learn what is involved and begin thinking about their experiences well ahead of time.

https://news.psu.edu/link/ygR4qTGj
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University Libraries offers spring undergraduate research workshop series
Penn State University Libraries will present a series of free spring virtual seminars designed to help undergraduate students at all campuses build and enhance research skills. Advance registration is required and all workshops are offered via Zoom.


https://news.psu.edu/link/mhzJ_76K
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Happy Valley LaunchBox's Virtual Idea TestLab accepting applications
Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank invites community members and Penn State students, faculty and staff with unique business ideas to apply to participate in its virtual Idea TestLab. Entry is competitive, and the application deadline is Feb. 19.

https://news.psu.edu/link/bYBpHCD2

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EVENTS:

Great Valley
Cooking in the Archives: Bringing Historical Recipes to Life in a 21st Century Kitchen
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10
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Great Valley
Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Webinar
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10
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Great Valley
Master of Finance Webinar
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23
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Great Valley
Master of Professional Accounting Webinar
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25
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Great Valley
MBA Webinar
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24
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Great Valley
Searching for Jimmy Hoffa: The Disappearance of America's Most Notorious Labor Leader and Why It Still Matters Today
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25
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Great Valley
Master of Leadership Development Webinar
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18

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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/nshz24GK

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