President Barron’s 'Higher Education in Focus' returns to WPSU Sept. 24

September 18, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State President Eric J. Barron will return to the local airwaves as WPSU Penn State’s “Higher Education in Focus” debuts its second season.

“Higher Education in Focus” will premiere at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24, on WPSU-TV and WPSU-FM. A new, 30-minute episode will air each month during the academic year as Barron highlights several University-related topics.

During the first episode, “Discover the Arts at Penn State,” Barron will welcome Barbara Korner, dean of the College of Arts and Architecture; Brian Alfred, assistant professor at Penn State’s School of Visual Arts; and Natalia Pilato, a doctoral student in the University’s art education program. The group will discuss how people encounter, engage with and participate in art at Penn State.  

A student-hosted segment also will debut this season as Lauren Doyle, a senior majoring in both broadcast journalism and theater with a dance concentration, will interview Barron toward the end of each broadcast. 

All “Higher Education in Focus” episodes will air at 8 p.m. on the following dates: Sept. 24, Oct. 15, Nov. 5, Dec. 17, Jan. 21, Feb. 18, March 24, April 21 and May 19.

Select topics during the season will include the University’s admissions process, engaged scholarship opportunities and Penn State’s relationship with military students.

For more information and to watch archived episodes, visit

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Last Updated September 23, 2015