Penn State News - Outreach

Nyblade appointed co-director of Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research

Andrew Nyblade, professor of geosciences, has been named co-director of Penn State’s Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research, effective immediately. He joins Thomas Murphy, education and strategy manager with the Penn State Extension Marcellus Education Team, in leading MCOR.
Posted: September 22, 2016, 9:05 pm

IST student attends career fair using virtual self

Stephanie Warnock, a 27-year-old adult learner pursuing a bachelor’s degree online in information sciences and technology through Penn State World Campus, lives in Philadelphia. She recently attended IST’s Pro Expo on the University Park campus using a mobile-telepresence robot featuring an iPad attached to a two-wheeled, self-balancing vehicle.
Posted: September 22, 2016, 3:35 pm

Penn State’s role in Commonwealth child support enforcement program turns 15

For 15 years the Penn State Justice and Safety Institute (JASI) has helped Pennsylvania become the national leader in child support enforcement. Penn State JASI administers the Pennsylvania Child Support Enforcement Training Institute (PACSETI), which provides training and career development programs to the state’s child support enforcement workers.
Posted: September 22, 2016, 1:00 pm

Penn State World Campus former academic leader to be recognized at awards dinner

Penn State Outreach and Online Education will honor three outstanding leaders in education who have dedicated their time, funds and mentorship to enhance the Penn State experience for students. The awards will be presented at the Transforming Education Transforming Lives OOE Appreciation Dinner at 6 p.m. Sept. 29 at The Nittany Lion Inn.
Posted: September 20, 2016, 3:22 pm

Penn State launches redesigned online MBA led by Smeal College of Business

Penn State is launching a redesigned version of its online MBA, which is now being led by the Smeal College of Business and offered online through Penn State World Campus.
Posted: September 12, 2016, 1:00 pm

President Barron’s monthly WPSU show returns Sept. 11

Penn State President Eric J. Barron’s monthly WPSU show returns for its third season when it airs at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 11 on WPSU-TV. Barron will welcome David Hughes, assistant professor of entomology and biology, and Zhiwen Liu, professor of electrical engineering, to discuss how Penn State researchers utilize crowdsourcing and mobile technology to protect the world’s food supply. The program will also air at 8 p.m. Sept. 15 on WPSU-FM.
Posted: September 8, 2016, 1:00 pm

Hospitality management professor trains South American faculty

Since 2012, hospitality management professor Hubert “Bert” Van Hoof has spent a considerable amount time in South America to mentor local faculty, who often have limited resources and little advanced education, on how to conceptualize and design studies, collect data, analyze findings, and write academic articles for peer-reviewed journals.
Posted: August 31, 2016, 1:10 pm

Financial Literacy: Take charge of your money

Creating and balancing a budget, managing credit cards, saving for a rainy day, applying for student loans — managing your money can be daunting without help. Penn State has a number of resources available to students, faculty and staff to help navigate these topics and build the skills necessary for healthy financial literacy.
Posted: August 30, 2016, 6:27 pm

Shaver’s Creek to close starting Sept. 5 to prepare for construction, renovation

Penn State’s Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center will be closed temporarily starting Sept. 5 to prepare for its major expansion and renovation project. The visitor center will remain closed through most of 2017.
Posted: August 29, 2016, 4:56 pm

TechCelerator @State College accepting applications for fall boot camp

Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator @State College is inviting area entrepreneurs, researchers and graduate students to participate in their next 10-week boot camp. The weekly sessions will run from 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 27 through Dec. 6. The deadline for applications is Sept. 16.
Posted: August 22, 2016, 1:25 pm


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