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The Liberal Arts Undergraduate Education unit represents and serves all undergraduate students studying in the College of the Liberal Arts. We work to provide our students with high quality academic programs while cultivating an educational community that engages the core virtues of the Liberal Arts: excellent communication, ethical leadership, global perspectives, and critical thinking.

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  • Presidential Leadership Academy Information Session, February 21 On Feb 20, 2017 Presidential Leadership Academy Information Session Tuesday, February 21 5:00–6:00 p.m. W-023 Pattee Library (behind MacKinnon’s Café) Several senior Paterno Fellows / Presidential Leadership Academy members will provide an overview of PLA and answer your questions. Open to all first-year Liberal Arts students; no RSVP required. The PLA application deadline is Friday, February 24, at 5:00 p.m. […]
  • Special Treatment is Only Fair, by Abdulla Naouf On Feb 20, 2017 The Collegiate Laws of Life Essay Contest asked Penn State students to explore ethical values and intercultural issues, and their talent for expressing their views in writing. Abdulla Naouf, freshman in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, won First Place for his essay, below, responding to this prompt: “How can you govern a country which has 246 […]
  • Industry Spotlight: Human Resources On Feb 17, 2017 Written By: Andrew Hoy, Intern, Career Enrichment Network There are typically two types of positions in Human Resources, generalists and specialists. HR specialists tend to focus on one part of HR, like recruiting or employee relations. HR generalists will handle a number of different tasks and responsibilities. Larger organizations tend to recruit HR employees that […]
  • Deloitte Consulting “A Day in the Life” Seminar: March 24 On Feb 16, 2017 Posted By: Career Enrichment Network A Day in the Life of a Consultant: Pittsburgh Office Curious about what it is like to be a consultant? Deloitte Consulting invites freshmen and sophomore students to join us in our Pittsburgh Office on March 24, 2017 to learn more about what a career in the consulting industry may […]
  • An important message from Dean Susan Welch On Feb 16, 2017 Members of the Liberal Arts Community, Below is a statement from the university administration concerning posts on many campus bulletin boards encouraging people to “turn in” undocumented international students. I emphasize that the College of the Liberal Arts endorses the university’s statement and welcomes all students to an inclusive community that respects the views, lives, and […]
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