College Announcements: Sept. 30, 2020

September 30, 2020

Walk-up Covid-19 testing for faculty and staff

Penn State is offering on-demand, asymptomatic COVID-19 testing for faculty and staff who are working on campus at University Park and wish to be tested, until Oct. 2. Walk-up COVID-19 testing for employees who are listed in the University’s Return to Work database is available in the basement level of the HUB Parking Deck. The testing center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is open for employees only from 9 to 10 a.m. each day.

Registration is not required. Employees who wish to be tested must bring identification and a smart phone and refrain from eating, drinking, chewing or smoking 30 minutes before arriving for their tests.

Employees who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 will not be tested at the walk-up testing site. Any employee who feels sick with COVID-19-like symptoms should stay home and call their health care provider to arrange for a symptomatic test.

Penn State Housing Fair

The Penn State Housing Fair, hosted by the Office of Off Campus Student Support, a unit of Penn State Student Affairs, will be held virtually from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7. All University Park students and their families are welcome to attend the free event which provides information about on- and off-campus housing options for students. Event registration is now open.

Accepting proposals for diversity and inclusion initiatives

The Equal Opportunity Planning Committee (EOPC) invites Penn State faculty and staff to submit proposals for EOPC funding to support the University’s diversity, inclusion and equity efforts and advance the University’s strategic plan.

Funding from EOPC is intended to provide seed money for innovative pilot programs and existing initiatives that help create and support a climate of equity throughout Penn State. Funding categories include: campus climate; unit climate; curriculum; faculty and staff recruiting; faculty and staff retention; leadership development; student recruiting; student retention and graduation; and organizational change. The link to the EOPC proposal form can be found on the website.

The deadline to submit proposals for summer 2021 is Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. The deadline to submit proposals for the 2021–22 academic year is Friday, Jan. 22, 2021.

If you have an announcement you would like to share with the College of Education, send it via email to Submissions must include a contact name and telephone number so that Connections can verify the information.

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Last Updated October 07, 2020