Penn State News - Outreach

Research project brings STEM education to rural families

A new project out of the College of Education’s Learning, Design and Technology program will bring together area libraries, museums and STEM experts to provide hands-on, inquiry-based workshops to the Centre and Huntingdon county region.
Posted: October 27, 2016, 6:40 pm

Penn State will teach design online in new bachelor’s degree

Penn State will offer art and photography studio classes online for the first time as part of the new bachelor of design in digital multimedia design.
Posted: October 25, 2016, 8:12 pm

Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts elects new officers and directors

The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts elected new officers and members of its the board of directors at its annual meeting on Oct. 18.
Posted: October 24, 2016, 7:08 pm

Online learning furthers students’ dreams no matter where they are

In August 2014, Fernando Ribeiro and his family traveled 5,000 miles from their home in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to State College, Pennsylvania, to celebrate his graduation with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Ribeiro is among the hundreds of people who live across the globe who have studied online through Penn State World Campus, which offers more than 130 degrees and certificates in a wide variety of subjects. For some, they wanted a U.S. education, which is valued in their country, without leaving home. Others were drawn by the University’s long-standing reputation as a leader in distance and online education.
Posted: October 24, 2016, 6:18 pm

Nominations being accepted to honor advocates for adult learners

Penn State’s Commission for Adult Learners is accepting nominations for the 2017 Shirley Hendrick Award, which honors an administrator who has worked to advance the University’s efforts to serve adult learners.
Posted: October 24, 2016, 3:45 pm

Kids, families welcomed for space-themed WPSU carnival on Oct. 23

Kids and families can conduct science experiments, meet an astronaut and take photos with PBS Kids characters during a free carnival at Penn State’s University Park campus Oct. 23. The WPSU Penn State Cosmic Carnival will take place from 1-4 p.m. at the WPSU studios at 100 Innovation Boulevard at Innovation Park.
Posted: October 18, 2016, 1:00 pm

Networking option of associate’s degree in IST now available online

Penn State World Campus is accepting applications for the new associate’s degree in information sciences and technology, networking option, which is now being offered online.
Posted: October 13, 2016, 9:08 pm

Berks hosts fifth graders from Glenside Elementary School

The Penn State Berks Elementary and Early Childhood Education degree program will host more than 50 fifth-graders from Reading School District’s Glenside Elementary School for a full day of learning, excitement and fun from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28.
Posted: October 13, 2016, 6:47 pm

World Campus student to speak on 'Disability in the Workplace' panel

Penn State World Campus student Stephen Verigood will join four other panelists at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13 in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library on the University Park campus, for a discussion of “Disability in the Workplace: An Employment Perspective.”
Posted: October 11, 2016, 8:24 pm

U.S. congressional candidates to debate at Penn State’s WPSU studios on Oct. 15

Rep. Glenn Thompson, the Republican incumbent who represents Pennsylvania’s fifth congressional district, and Democrat challenger Kerith Strano Taylor will debate at Penn State's WPSU studios on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and pre-registration is required.
Posted: October 4, 2016, 7:43 pm


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