College Announcements: Jan. 29, 2020

January 29, 2020

Google suite training

Penn State faculty who want to use G Suite for Education tools in the classroom but aren’t sure where to start can now sign up here to receive bite-sized ‘getting started’ tutorial videos via email each week. Google, in partnership with Penn State IT Learning and Development, offers a seven-week training program that delivers tutorials for Google apps directly to faculty members' inbox at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays. Each lesson takes less than 15 minutes to complete and provides basic training videos to get started with G Suite for Education. For more information, visit Penn State News.

Penn State Community Survey to launch Feb. 3

The first Penn State Community Survey, which will begin on Feb. 3, will seek input from students, faculty and staff members at every campus location related to community, diversity and inclusion. The confidential survey, to be emailed from the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium directly to all Penn State students, faculty and staff, including those at World Campus, will be open from Monday, Feb. 3, to Friday, Feb. 28, and will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. On Feb. 3, community members will receive an invitation email followed by a couple of reminder emails throughout the month. Every 100th survey respondent will win an Amazon or Starbucks gift card. For more information, visit Penn State News.

Applications for IllumiNATION student ambassadors open

IllumiNATION, a collaboration between the Center for the Performing Arts and Student Affairs, is recruiting student ambassadors for the spring 2020 semester. Ambassadors will be responsible for assisting with outreach, facilitating workshops and parade planning. Students interested in art education, sustainability and community engagement are encouraged to apply; however, no prior art experience is necessary. Applications are open through Feb. 7 and can be found here

Student Symposium to focus on professional development

The Inaugural Penn State College of Education Student Symposium will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 29 in Chambers Building on the University Park campus. University Park students can access the schedule of events and register at Commonwealth Campus students can attend through Zoom by accessing the schedule of events and registering at The symposium is an event that allows the entire College of Education community to come together in one location, physically and virtually, to discuss professional development, research and networking.

Black History Month events

Penn State student organizations and units at campuses across the commonwealth will be holding events in honor of Black History Month. For information about some of the events taking place during the month of February, visit Penn State News.

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Last Updated February 05, 2020