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  • 72 undergraduate students awarded Erickson Discovery Grants On Apr 22, 2018 The list of 2018 Erickson Discovery Grants has been released, and 72 students from Penn State campuses will have their work bolstered by a $3,500 grant from the Office of Undergraduate Education.
  • College of the Liberal Arts Staff Newsletter – April On Apr 20, 2018 This month's staff newsletter includes two You Rock Award winners, a watershed clean up, an invitation to Like our new Facebook page, a welcome to new staff members and more.
  • Josh Inwood to deliver inaugural Liberal Arts First-Year Valedictory Address On Apr 19, 2018 Josh Inwood, associate professor of geography and African American studies, will deliver the inaugural Liberal Arts First-Year Valedictory Address on April 23. The theme of Inwood’s presentation will be “Living in the World House: Martin Luther King and Understanding Our Place in an Interconnected World.”
  • Candice Crutchfield selected as criminology student marshal at spring graduation On Apr 19, 2018 At the College of the Liberal Arts commencement ceremony on May 5, Candice Crutchfield will represent criminology as its student marshal. Crutchfield is a Paterno Fellow and Schreyer Honors Scholar and is graduating with degrees in criminology and communication arts and sciences.
  • Quadruple major with three jobs selected as student marshal On Apr 19, 2018 Jayme Rhoads has been chosen to represent Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese during the Liberal Arts commencement ceremony on May 5. The State College native has managed to complete four majors while holding down three jobs.
  • Public lectures on language presented by the Center for Language Science On Apr 18, 2018 Penn State’s Center for Language Science is hosting their inaugural Topics in Language Science Lecture Series. The next lecture will be April 21 and is open to the public.
  • Alumna Sylvia Biscoveanu awarded Soros Fellowship On Apr 17, 2018 Penn State alumna Andrea Sylvia Biscoveanu received one of 30 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans and has been awarded $90,000 for graduate school studies.
  • Fighting fire with societal norms On Apr 17, 2018 Only 7 percent of the U.S. firefighter workforce is female, and they make $10,000 less than men, on average, even though they are the same average age. Penn State researcher Lorraine Dowler has spent the past decade interviewing women firefighters about their challenges and thinking about ways to improve opportunities for women.
  • School of Labor and Employment Relations celebrates 75th anniversary On Apr 16, 2018 On Friday, April 13, more than 175 alumni, sponsors, students, faculty and staff descended upon the Nittany Lion Inn to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Penn State’s School of Labor and Employment Relations.
  • Public Mapping Project wins 2018 Brown Democracy Medal On Apr 16, 2018 The Public Mapping Project has developed District Builder, an open-source software redistricting application designed to give the public transparent, accessible and easy-to-use online mapping tools. The goal is for all citizens to have access to the same information that legislators use when drawing congressional maps — and use that data to create maps of their own.
  • Scholar alumna helping clients discover their professional identities On Apr 13, 2018 College of Liberal Arts and Schreyer Honors College alumna Dana Ray helps people to say who they are out loud, which in turn helps them have more fulfilling, productive careers.
  • Integrative Studies Seed Grants awarded to faculty across University On Apr 13, 2018 The Office for General Education has announced this year’s seed grants to support the development of Integrative Studies courses. The awarded proposals are representative of a wide range of academic disciplines, and include proposals from faculty at Penn State campuses across the Commonwealth.
  • International politics major reflects on Chapel Internship On Apr 12, 2018 Due to support from the Chapel Executive Internship Program, Jennifer Heckman, a senior majoring in international politics, was able to pursue an internship with the Boeing Company in the information technology field. Her experience and background prepared her to accept a full-time offer with the Department of Defense after graduation.
  • Retherford, Washington honored with 2018 McCoy Award On Apr 12, 2018 Zain Retherford, a wrestler who is majoring in finance in the Smeal College of Business, and Haleigh Washington, a volleyball player majoring in philosophy in the College of the Liberal Arts, have been selected as the 2018 recipients of the Ernest B. McCoy Memorial Award.
  • 'Entrepreneurship as Advocacy' concentration added to ENTI minor On Apr 12, 2018 The “Entrepreneurship as Advocacy” concentration is the newest addition to the Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ENTI) minor. The new concentration is a nine-credit cluster that allows students to utilize entrepreneurship in applicable ways to their area of study.

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