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Annual Trash-to-Treasure event breaks records Annual Trash-to-Treasure event breaks records
427 weeks ago - PSU Live
The numbers are in: this year's Trash-to-Treasure sale, held at Beaver Stadium on Penn State's University Park campus, was a record-setter. The sale of a record 75.1 tons of gently used student donations generated more than $60,000 for agencies of the Centre County United Way, marking the highest [Read More]

New space telescope to investigate high-powered X-rays New space telescope to investigate high-powered X-rays
427 weeks ago - PSU Live
A new space telescope is scheduled to rocket into orbit during a launch window that begins at 11:30 a.m. EDT on June 13. Penn State astronomers are among the scientists who will use NASA's new Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) to hunt for black holes and other dramatic objects in space [Read More]

Forest science student wins national lumberjack championship Forest science student wins national lumberjack championship
427 weeks ago - PSU Live
A senior Forest Science major in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences won the STIHL Collegiate Timbersports Championship, held June 1-3 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. This year marked the third consecutive year that Tim Benedict, of Pittsfield, competed in the national finals against five other [Read More]

Employee training program under way to recognize, report child abuse Employee training program under way to recognize, report child abuse
427 weeks ago - PSU Live
Over the past six weeks, nearly 2,000 Penn State employees have attended the University's professional training program designed to help employees recognize and report suspected child abuse. The program is part of the University's initiative to help ensure a safe community for children, said Susan [Read More]

A creative tip of the cap helps alumna land job at CNN A creative tip of the cap helps alumna land job at CNN
427 weeks ago - PSU Live
An assertive alumna, with a perfectly decorated graduation cap, makes a mark and crafts a connection that eventually leads to a job at CNN. Becky Perlow, a 2011 graduate who double majored in journalism and hospitality management, entered graduation weekend last year without a job offer but left it [Read More]

Historical marker commemorates first Pennsylvania extension agent Historical marker commemorates first Pennsylvania extension agent
427 weeks ago - PSU Live
A state historical marker commemorating the first extension agent in Pennsylvania -- and one of the first in the United States -- was dedicated on Thursday (June 7) in Schellsburg, Bedford County. ... [Read More]

The Medical Minute: Stay safe around the house this summer The Medical Minute: Stay safe around the house this summer
427 weeks ago - PSU Live
Each of five major child injury hazards -- motor vehicles, drowning, burns, falls and poison -- can be found in the back yard or around your home during the summer.... [Read More]

Penn State Sets New Rules for Employees to Report Child Abuse Penn State Sets New Rules for Employees to Report Child Abuse
427 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
Penn State released its new policy Thursday for employees to report suspected child sexual abuse. It's another step forward for the university in making the campus a safer environment. [Read More]

Penn State Alumni Association releases Alumni Opinion Survey results Penn State Alumni Association releases Alumni Opinion Survey results
427 weeks ago - PSU Live
The Penn State Alumni Association released a new national survey of its alumni. The study's purpose was to better understand alumni views and opinions on a variety of issues about Penn State, including recent events. "We've heard from thousands of alumni, and we felt it was important to proactively [Read More]

Networking skills, resources benefit college students now, later Networking skills, resources benefit college students now, later
427 weeks ago - PSU Live
College students can further their current and future goals by tapping into connections and networking opportunities available to them -- from formal sources to those hiding in plain sight. ... [Read More]

New policy for reporting suspected abuse, policy adjustments announced New policy for reporting suspected abuse, policy adjustments announced
427 weeks ago - PSU Live
Penn State has finalized a new administrative policy, AD-72, "Reporting Suspected Child Abuse." The policy provides guidance to University employees regarding mandated reporting requirements according to the University and the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law. In conjunction with this new [Read More]

Penn State's World Campus reports 22 percent growth Penn State's World Campus reports 22 percent growth
427 weeks ago - PSU Live
Increasing at more than double the national average, Penn State's online enrollments are the result of the strong partnership between the World Campus and the University's academic colleges and campuses. The number of students learning online through Penn State's World Campus grew 22 percent, from [Read More]

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