Penn State News - Outreach

Alumna helps bring wheelchair donations to the Dominican Republic

When Kimberly Grinberg, an alumna of Penn State Berks, heard her mother tell a story about a man she met in the Dominican Republic who was pushing himself with his hands to move down a road on a wooden block, she wanted to help.
Posted: July 22, 2016, 6:55 pm

Penn State adds new offering to homeland security portfolio

A new online graduate certificate in Penn State’s homeland security program focuses on keeping hospitals and medical facilities operating during disasters and emergencies.
Posted: July 20, 2016, 12:00 pm

Penn State Center Pittsburgh begins program to mentor at-risk teens

The pilot program for the Penn State Community Innovation for Youth (CITY), an initiative created to help at-risk students in the Pittsburgh area transition to adulthood by achieving academic success and financial independence, is underway. CITY students are expected to complete a two-year program that will be organized around mentorship, service learning via community engagement, and STEAM education.
Posted: June 29, 2016, 3:28 pm

COIL announces spring 2016 research initiation grantees

Penn State's COIL will provide funding to three researchers for projects aimed at enhancing teaching and learning through online innovation.
Posted: June 20, 2016, 4:57 pm

Innovative Penn State program connects online students with alumni

A pilot program run by Penn State World Campus is connecting Penn State’s enormous alumni network with its online students.
Posted: June 20, 2016, 2:36 pm

Penn State art camp among five unique opportunities for high school students

The Penn State Summer Art Camp will be held from June 19-24 for students entering grades nine to 12 and recently graduated seniors. The art camp is one of several summer opportunities available through Penn State Outreach youth programs.
Posted: June 16, 2016, 11:20 am

Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness wins award for community impact

The Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness, a Penn State applied research center that focuses on enhancing the health and well-being of military service members and their families, has been recognized for its community impact by a national higher education organization.
Posted: June 15, 2016, 6:00 pm

Penn State SBDC to kick off SMART Girls camp with business startup seminar

The Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will present The First Steps of Starting a Business to 40 budding entrepreneurs at the Science and Math Applications in Real-world Technologies (SMART) Girls camp, June 20–24, at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport.
Posted: June 15, 2016, 1:57 pm

Federal employees eligible for tuition reduction through World Campus

Penn State World Campus and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management have signed an agreement that will provide a tuition reduction on the University’s online educational programs to more than 1.8 million federal employees, their spouses and legal dependents.
Posted: June 14, 2016, 2:55 pm

Nursing professional uses homeland security degree to help community

A Penn State nursing professional studying homeland security online developed an action plan for her community to respond to infectious disease outbreaks.
Posted: May 26, 2016, 1:00 pm


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