Penn State News - Outreach

Shaver’s Creek set for major upgrades as Board of Trustees approves final plans

Penn State’s outdoor education field lab and nature center is set to undergo major construction following approval today (Feb. 24) by the Penn State Board of Trustees for an expansion project at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center that will be the first major facility upgrade in its 41-year history.
Posted: February 24, 2017, 7:50 pm

Students encouraged to apply for new residential program in urban sustainability

Starting in fall 2017, Penn State will launch a new program for students who are interested in helping the cities of today support the world of tomorrow. Study Away Pittsburgh is a 15-credit residential program that provides students with an immersive urban experience while taking classes in person and online. Four information sessions will be held Feb. 23 in the HUB-Robeson Center for students interested in learning more.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 3:17 pm

Penn State to offer MOOCs on FutureLearn online learning platform

Penn State will begin offering massive open online courses through FutureLearn, the United Kingdom’s leading MOOC platform, as part of the organization’s launch in the United States.
Posted: February 14, 2017, 5:01 am

Local women in STEM-related professions to be highlighted in new WPSU web series

WPSU Penn State’s “Women in Science Profiles” features five local women working in STEM-related professions. The series aims to inspire young women to enter STEM-related fields while dispelling misconceptions about STEM professionals and their lives.
Posted: February 13, 2017, 1:57 pm

WPSU to host gun violence documentary screening, town hall discussion on Feb. 16

WPSU Penn State will host a screening of the award-winning documentary “Peace Officer,” followed by a live town hall discussion beginning at 8 p.m. on Feb. 16 at the WPSU studios at Innovation Park. Registration, which is free and open to the public, is available at the WPSU website.
Posted: February 8, 2017, 2:00 pm

Online learners at Penn State set for study abroad in Ireland

Sixteen Penn State World Campus students will travel to Ireland in March for a course in their master of professional studies in human resources and employment relations degree, the first study-abroad opportunity the program has offered to online learners.
Posted: February 7, 2017, 2:24 pm

Barron to discuss higher ed, economic development on WPSU’s ‘Digging Deeper’

Penn State President Eric J. Barron and Dennis Davin, Pennsylvania’s secretary for the Department of Community and Economic Development, will discuss the state’s economy and higher education’s role in it during the next episode of WPSU Penn State’s “Digging Deeper.” The show will air at 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Feb. 12 on WPSU-TV.
Posted: February 3, 2017, 2:00 pm

Penn State opens its first online bachelor’s degree in engineering

For the first time, students will be able to get a bachelor’s degree in engineering online from Penn State.
Posted: February 2, 2017, 3:57 pm

Sending a 'We Are!' to these Penn Staters

This week, we recognize five people who go above and beyond what's asked of them in their work at the University. We're sending a "We Are!" to Penn Staters with the College of the Liberal Arts, Communications Sciences & Disorders, Penn State DuBois, the Office of Student Aid and Outreach and Online Education.
Posted: January 30, 2017, 6:12 pm

New Faculty Academy for Engaged Scholarship seeks proposals

The Student Engagement Network is announcing a call for proposals for the first cohort of the Faculty Academy for Engaged Scholarship.
Posted: January 26, 2017, 2:07 pm


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