This spring Penn State expects to award 13,894 diplomas to students University-wide who are completing 226 associate, 11,435 baccalaureate, 1,590 master’s, 262 law, 244 doctoral and 137 medical degrees. Following is a compilation of commencement ceremonies and speaker information for Penn State’s 24 locations.
More than 100 student leaders from 12 area high schools gathered at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus April 21 for the Pennsylvania Student Leadership Consortium (PASLC). This annual event, now in its fifth year, was hosted by the Student Forum at Laurel Highlands High School (LH).
Undergraduate students representing seven of Penn State’s campuses will present their research to legislators at the 15th annual Undergraduate Research at the Capitol – Pennsylvania (URC-PA) conference, taking place at the Capitol Complex in Harrisburg on April 25.
The Integrative Studies Seed Grant Program, offered through the Penn State Office for General Education, will support 71 different course development projects this summer. In response to the large volume of highly qualified proposals, the budget was generously increased by more than 50 percent by the Office of the Provost and the Office of Undergraduate Education.
It’s no secret that Penn State includes a network of campuses throughout the state of Pennsylvania, but incoming students may not be fully aware of all the financial benefits attending a campus other than University Park may afford.
Snapchat featured the International Food Showcase at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, as a Campus Story for April 12, highlighting photos and videos from this student event for millions of the social network’s users. Campus stories are a component of the mobile app’s Live Stories section, which is coveted by marketers for its ability to grab the attention of 10 to 20 million Snapchatters over a 24-hour timeframe.
DNA, the molecule that contains all of our genetic information, could also be the future of nanotechnology, according to a paper recently published by a research team headed by Julio Palma, a chemistry faculty member at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus.
After retiring from a 19-year U.S. Air Force career spent working on the electronics systems of intercontinental ballistic missiles, Wallace Frost Jr. enrolled at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus to become something he had long wanted: a petroleum engineer. Little did the Uniontown native know that enrolling at the Fayette campus would bring him several other things he desired: love, marriage, and fatherhood.
Charles Patrick, chancellor and chief academic officer of Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, has announced that AFL-CIO President and Penn State alumnus Richard Trumka will address the audience at this year’s commencement exercises, which are scheduled for May 6. Approximately 113 candidates for graduation are expected to participate in what will be the 47th such ceremony at the Fayette campus, where Trumka began his undergraduate studies.