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Penn State Student News
Tuesday, April 7, 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Penn State to recognize class of 2020 with virtual commencement ceremony
-- Coronavirus: What should I do if I feel sick?
-- Students reminded to enroll in two-factor authentication to protect accounts
-- Penn State student leaders share message on importance of completing 2020 census
-- University Libraries offers support for remote teaching and learning
-- Registration open for Lavender Recognition; students invited to register
-- La Vie, the Penn State Yearbook, can be ordered now
-- Legal clinic at Happy Valley LaunchBox expands scope in response to pandemic
-- Penn State Health opens State College drop-off location for donations

STORIES ABOUT STUDENTS:
-- Katie Solomon selected as THON 2021 executive director
-- Scholar builds thesis on inclusivity in advertising and empathetic storytelling
-- IST students gather information to help inform emergency management officials

OPPORTUNITIES:
-- University Fellowships Office continues mentoring, remotely
-- Penn State Campus Recreation rolls out first ever ESports League
-- Smeal's one-year master's programs extend application deadlines
-- Hire Big10+ institutions offer virtual career fair for students on April 14

Also in this issue: Events.

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STORIES:

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/h2GBL57F
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Coronavirus: What should I do if I feel sick?
As coronavirus continues to spread throughout the country, it's important to be educated about symptoms, the guidelines for what to do if you feel sick, and ways to protect others in your home and community.

https://news.psu.edu/link/68R6njzH
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Students reminded to enroll in two-factor authentication to protect accounts
Enrolling in 2FA is easy and should take less than 10 minutes. It can help stop cyberattacks by adding a second level of identity verification via a push notification sent to a device authorized by the user. This additional security is more important than ever, since OIS has detected a surge in malicious activity in recent weeks as Penn State has shifted to remote learning.

https://news.psu.edu/link/1kdpdmMj
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Penn State student leaders share message on importance of completing 2020 census
Penn State student leaders shared a message Friday for all Penn State students about the importance of completing the 2020 census during this period of remote learning. "We know most of you are not living near your campuses right now, but the Census Bureau emphasizes the importance of counting yourselves at the place where you live and sleep most of the time," they wrote.

https://news.psu.edu/link/G6_Z3JJm
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University Libraries offers support for remote teaching and learning
Penn State University Libraries faculty and staff are collaborating with colleagues across the University to help Penn State students and faculty access the Libraries resources they need as they transition to remote learning and teaching.

https://news.psu.edu/link/LmWvr37y
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Registration open for Lavender Recognition; students invited to register
Lavender Recognition will replace Lavender Graduation this year and recognizes graduating undergraduate, graduate and professional students in the LGBTQ+ community at all Penn State campuses.

https://news.psu.edu/link/bYGygcdh
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La Vie, the Penn State Yearbook, can be ordered now
Penn State students can now reserve and purchase their yearbook online using a credit card, PayPal or electronic check.

https://news.psu.edu/link/xsGMPq3t
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Legal clinic at Happy Valley LaunchBox expands scope in response to pandemic
Effective immediately and for the foreseeable future, the Entrepreneurship and Assistance Clinic is expanding its scope and service offerings to small Pennsylvania businesses, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://news.psu.edu/link/w2rzL6Vv
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Penn State Health opens State College drop-off location for donations
Penn State Health today opened a State College, Pennsylvania, drop-off location for the donation of key supplies from the community during the COVID-19 outbreak.

https://news.psu.edu/link/tQYVS5s3

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STORIES ABOUT STUDENTS:

Katie Solomon selected as THON 2021 executive director
Penn State student Katie Solomon has many goals for THON 2021, and as its newly selected executive director, she will have the opportunity to make them reality. A top priority for the criminology and sociology major is finding new ways to engage volunteers across every Penn State campus.

https://news.psu.edu/link/25CjhQBQ
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Scholar builds thesis on inclusivity in advertising and empathetic storytelling
Schreyer Honors Scholar Jordan Pietrafitta, as part of her undergraduate honors thesis, has created an advertising campaign for a fashion brand that promotes inclusivity and diversity.

https://news.psu.edu/link/gdB3FDw8
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IST students gather information to help inform emergency management officials
A group of students in the College of Information Sciences and Technology are using their collective knowledge and skills to help inform Penn State emergency management officials during the evolving global coronavirus outbreak.

https://news.psu.edu/link/GXJq3CTw

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OPPORTUNITIES:

University Fellowships Office continues mentoring, remotely
The staff at the University Fellowships Office are using remote tools to continue helping students realize their potential and mentor them for competitive awards and academic success.

https://news.psu.edu/link/rRqhWRkX
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Penn State Campus Recreation rolls out first ever ESports League
Campus Recreation, a unit of Penn State Student Affairs, rolled out the first ever ESports intramural league for the Spring 2020 semester. As the University adapts to working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Campus Recreation made it a priority to build out an intramural league that kept everyone connected while still promoting social distancing.

https://news.psu.edu/link/WWfcLQ2_
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Smeal's one-year master's programs extend application deadlines
Students from all undergraduate majors now have more time to apply to one-year master's programs offered by the Penn State Smeal College of Business. The college has extended the application deadlines in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

https://news.psu.edu/link/2C2HdyQV
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Hire Big10+ institutions offer virtual career fair for students on April 14
Students can connect with organizations virtually on April 14 during the Hire Big10+ Virtual Career Fair.

https://news.psu.edu/link/vxhx782y

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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/ZrQVf8Q9

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EVENTS:

Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity celebrates Pride Month virtually
The Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, a unit of Penn State Student Affairs, will be celebrating Pride Month throughout April with multiple events including keynote speakers, workshops, student recognitions and virtual engagement experiences.

https://news.psu.edu/link/33pPTqNW
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'Monday Movie Night' to feature films from Bellisario College faculty, students
A series of films by students and faculty in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications at Penn State will screen online weekly in April as part of a Monday Movie Night designed to showcase Penn State-produced work and serve a variety of audiences.

https://news.psu.edu/link/1QBdmq6Q
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Trivia added to Financial Literacy Month events
The Sokolov-Miller Family Financial and Life Skills Center is adding to its list of events for Financial Literacy Month this April with a remote trivia event on April 9. Join the center's student ambassadors on Zoom for questions on student loans, budgeting, credit, saving and investing.

https://news.psu.edu/link/Wqm3znBx

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