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Penn State drum major Frisbie follows in family footsteps

May 29, 2015

Being named Penn State Marching Blue Band drum major is more than a dream come true for Schreyer Honors College Scholar Jimmy Frisbie. The third-generation band member will split his time this summer in the research lab and practicing and perfecting the signature flip.

The big cheese: For Penn State dairy foods expert, it's OK to be judgmental

May 29, 2015

Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, Kerry Kaylegian was fond of cheese. That changed during a trip to New York City when she was 14, and she developed a passion for cheese. Now a dairy research and extension associate in the Department of Food Science at Penn State, Kaylegian has built a national reputation as a judge in cheese competitions.

International ag students chosen to attend forum for future leaders

May 28, 2015

Two graduate students in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences have been selected to attend the Future Leaders Forum, to be held as part of the Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development annual meeting, May 31-June 2 in Washington, D.C. more»

Promotions in academic rank, effective July 1, 2015

May 27, 2015

Following is a list of academic promotions for tenured and tenure-line faculty at Penn State, effective July 1.

Faculty members’ UNESCO presentation focuses on refugees, communication

May 26, 2015

Two Penn State faculty members will travel to Paris to share research about the impact of the Internet on refugees, specifically how it functions in terms of socialization and potential radicalization, during a UNESCO forum in June.

Timber 2015 expo an enjoyable business trip for forest-products professionals

May 26, 2015

With live machinery demonstrations, as many as 85 commercial vendors and numerous business networking opportunities, the 2015 Forest Products Equipment and Technology Exposition promises to provide professionals with a valuable trade show experience. But organizers of the event also have planned activities designed to entertain and educate.

Penn State Extension diabetes program receives national recognition

May 26, 2015

Penn State Extension is part of a multi-state team that has received national recognition for the Dining with Diabetes educational program. Extension educators from Penn State and five other universities shared the 2015 Jeanne M. Priester Award in the Individual/Family category, which was presented at the recent National Health Outreach Conference in Atlanta.

Penn State 'must-do' list: Visit the Creamery

May 21, 2015

Our historic photo this week shows a glimpse inside the first salesroom of the University Creamery, located on the second floor of Borland Laboratory on the University Park campus, in 1956. more»

City Lights Q&A series: 'From Vine to Wine'

May 18, 2015

The Penn State Alumni Association will talk with each of the City Lights speakers and share a Q&A for each event in the six-part series that visits major metro areas. Our next conversation is with Denise Gardner, enology associate at Penn State Extension, which offers educational support for the Pennsylvania wine industry.

Creamery offers the scoop on 150th birthday celebration

May 18, 2015

The Penn State Berkey Creamery is celebrating 150 years of service and will kick off anniversary festivities Sunday, May 24.

Schreyer Scholars awarded medals at 2015 Ceremony

May 18, 2015

More than 400 Scholar medals were awarded to Penn State's Schreyer Honors College Class of 2015 on Friday, May 8, in Eisenhower Auditorium at University Park. Friends and family members of Scholars and distinguished guests gave the graduating class of Schreyer Scholars a standing ovation at the conclusion of the ceremony.

Graduating seniors plant seeds for future student farm

May 15, 2015

The idea of a student-centered farm at Penn State already has inspired dozens of students to become involved in its planning, even though many will graduate before the farm is realized. more»

Committee on Institutional Cooperation names five as fellows

May 13, 2015

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation's Academic Leadership Program has gained five additional fellows from the Penn State ranks. The CIC is the academic consortium of the Big Ten universities plus the University of Chicago. more»

Vet and Biomedical Sciences adviser receives 2015 Academic Advising Award

May 13, 2015

Nüket Acar, advising coordinator and undergraduate adviser in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, is the recipient of this year's Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences Excellence in Academic Advising Award. more»

Arboretum to hold annual plant sale May 16, 17

May 11, 2015

The Arboretum at Penn State will hold its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. (or while supplies last) on May 16 and 17. The sale tent will be located on the lawn next to the parking lot of the H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens near the intersection of Park Avenue and Bigler Road.

Penn State Master Gardeners plan extravaganza in Centre County

May 8, 2015

The Garden Fair and Plant Sale hosted by Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Centre County will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 16 at the Ag Progress Days site.

Land-use webinar to focus on agritourism issues for Pennsylvania communities

May 7, 2015

"Agritourism Issues for Pennsylvania Communities" will be the topic of a Web-based land-use seminar offered by Penn State Extension.

Vice provost for graduate education and dean of the Graduate School named

May 6, 2015

Regina Vasilatos-Younken, interim dean of the Graduate School, has been appointed vice provost for graduate education and dean of the Graduate School, following a national search. Her appointment is pending approval by the University's Board of Trustees at its May 8 meeting.

Presidential Leadership Academy selects 30 new members

May 6, 2015

Presidential Leadership Academy selects new members for the Class of 2015. Thirty rising sophomores were appointed to the three-year program.

Student Story: Vet Science major finds different perspectives in Belize

May 5, 2015

Emily Spadaro spent her summer caring for jaguars at a zoo, castrating pigs and a horse, and swimming in a waterfall.

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