Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus established the Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Alliance, or IDEA, in the fall of 2019. Since then, the group has made strides on its primary objective to promote inclusion, diversity and equity on and off campus.
University students and educators alike are grappling with turbulent times, and Penn State’s course on the “Art and Science of Human Flourishing” is well-positioned to help undergraduates to develop strategies for caring for themselves and others. Robert Roeser, Bennett Pierce Professor of Caring and Compassion, explored ways to adapt the course to current events, along with 23 colleagues from 10 Penn State campuses, University of Virginia and University of Wisconsin-Madison, during the morning of the 2nd Annual Human Flourishing Summer Teaching Institute, held on June 16 and 17 via Zoom.
Following a three-month comprehensive planning process, Penn State officials have determined that the University can meet or exceed the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s guidelines for colleges and universities, and look forward to welcoming back faculty, staff and students to resume on-campus, in-person classes and other activities this fall in a limited fashion.
Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus has maintained a food pantry to support students with food insecurities since 2016. But when the coronavirus pandemic set an economic crisis into motion across the country in March, the food pantry became an essential function of the campus.
Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus has announced the winners of the Spring 2020 Learning Fair. The event was held virtually, from April 27 to 29, featuring an online gallery of abstracts and digital posters, some of which included pre-recorded audio presentations.
The Penn State alumni family grew by more than 15,000 this past weekend as the University recognized its spring 2020 graduates in a livestreamed commencement ceremony, which took place on Saturday, May 9.
Kaylee Aaron has been awarded the 2020 Student Excellence Award by Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, for her undergraduate research, “Need for Status: An Evolutionary Explanation for Mental Health Issues from Social Media Use.”