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.
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.
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»
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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»
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»
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.
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.
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