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All About Penn State: The Arboretum

All About Penn State: The Arboretum at Penn State 

The Arboretum at Penn State has been recognized as a top location in PA. According to a release from the state's chapter of the American Planning Association "Great Places" are determined by the group for its Great Public Places" category. 

The nomination was made by the College Township Planning Commission because the Arboretum is "truly a great place that perfectly blends science and aesthetics." 

The mission of the Arboretum is to engage the acedemic strengths of the University in promoting scholarship and education about plants and their history and importance on earth. 

Since 1914, Penn State's trustees first set aside land for the arboretum and it has been growing ever since. The Arboretum strives to be a place of beauty and renewal,...

Centre Film Festival Returns- Nov.13-15th

All About Penn State - Centre Film Festival Returns

The Centre Film Festival will present a weekend of entertainment and insight with a curated selection of films. For the safety of all, this year the festival will be conducted virtually.

“We loved our inaugural year here in Centre County and at the Rowland Theatre, and we will miss seeing our community face to face this year,” said Pearl Gluck, artistic director of the Centre Film Festival and an associate professor of film production in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications at Penn State. “But, until we get back into the theater, and because of being able to conduct the festival virtually, we are able to bring filmmakers from all over the world and our country to people in their homes. We are really looking forward to the online conversations we will be able to have with our community as we watch films and discuss them.”

A complete schedule, ticket information...

ALL ABOUT PENN STATE: Penn State ensuring voter safety

All About Penn State |  Centre County partners with Penn State to ensure voter safety this November

Election day being November 3rd, which is coming up in just a few days- it is important that Penn State students are able to safely get their votes in.

Election offices across the country have had to determine the best ways to allow voters to safely cast their ballots amid the coronavirus pandemic, and Centre County is no exception.

Michael Pipe, chair of the Centre County Board of Commissioners and a member of the Centre County Board of Elections, has overseen the satellite elections office at the Bryce Jordan Center since Oct. 7.

This center was a relocation of two polling places for the precincts 24 and 44, which were formerly...

All About Penn State | Penn State Sports are back!

All about Penn State | Penn State Sports Back this weekend! 

Penn State Football is finally back this Saturday, October 24th! The Penn State Community is very excited to get to watch the team play and be back to somewhat of a normalcy in Happy Valley.

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. — As the Big Ten returns to competition and Penn State’s fall sports season ramps up, the University’s commitment to its strong partnership with the local community is playing a central role in planning to support Penn State teams. The...

ALL ABOUT PENN STATE- Penn State Football is back!

The Big 10 announced this week that they are going to resume the 2020 football season. That means Penn State Football is back!

They announced that the season is set to begin Oct. 23-24. The release included significant detail about daily testing for COVID-19 and the establishment of a cardiac registry to determine the virus' effects on athletes.

If a player is diagnosed with COVID-19, he must wait 21 days before returning to play. Daily testing will begin by Sept. 30, the conference said.

Penn State Athletic Director Sandy Barbour stated "The opportunity to safely return to athletic competition is a positive for...

ALL ABOUT PENN STATE: What will Penn State Sports look like this Fall?

With the Fall season approaching, everyone has one question- What will Penn State Sports look like this Fall? Fall sports are a staple in the town of State College, PA.

Penn State was among the 11 Big Ten schools that voted in August to postpone the 2020 fall sports season, according to Sports Illustrated's Pat Forde.

The Big Ten said Monday that its Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted 11-3 to postpone fall sports. The result "far" exceeded the conference rule that 60 percent of the presidents agree to pass votes, according to the Big Ten. Ohio State, Nebraska and Iowa voted against the measure, Forde reported.

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ALL ABOUT PENN STATE: PSU Students back on campus

Penn State students spent this past weekend moving back to Happy Valley. Due to the COVID19 pandemic, it has been quite a different process than normal.  The Borough of State College, where Penn State University calls home, has a masking ordinance in place that will be enforced.

This year for Penn State students will be a different atmosphere than before. As students return, Penn State and the borough have established rules for wearing face masks, social distancing and have limited gatherings in an effort to prevent spread of the coronavirus. This will limit all sporting events and social events that have been a huge part of the Penn State Community. 

Some students that have returned to campus have been receiving backlash for not following these guidelines. This has been addressed and students are...

ALL ABOUT PENN STATE: PSU expanding paid parental leave

Penn State has recently added another great benefit for full-time employees: paid parental leave.

To qualify, staff members must have been employed in a benefits-eligible position for at least a year before their child’s birth or adoption.

This is great news for current and future university employees, who as of July 1 can take four consecutive weeks off to care for and bond with their new family member. The paid time off must be used within 90 days of the birth or adoption.

For the past 16  years the university has offered paid parental leave to faculty members, but the new program covers a much larger portion of university workers.

Employing around 15,000 staff members in and around State College, Penn State is Centre County’s largest employer, and one of a handful to offer paid parental leave.

Just last year,...

ALL ABOUT PENN STATE: Law Schools

Penn State offers two separately accredited law schools: Penn State Law, located on the University Park campus; and Penn State Dickinson Law, located just under two hours from State College and Centre County in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Both programs trace their roots to the founding of The Dickinson Law School in Carlisle. Established in 1834, the original program was opened by Judge John Reed at Dickinson College. In 1890, the program received an independent charter, and in 1917 ended all affiliation with that college.

Penn State Dickinson Law offers a robust curriculum that combines challenging classes and the invaluable experience of working in law in the real world. In fact, Penn State Dickinson’s graduation requirements go beyond the American Bar Association’s requirements, with students needing to earn at least six of 12 required...

Penn State to Resume In-person, On-campus Classes for Fall 2020

Penn State to Resume In-person, On-campus Classes for Fall 2020

Great news announced by Penn State University.  They have planned and believed they can meet or exceed PEnnsylvania Department of Education's guidelines and PSU looks forward to welcoming back faculty, staff, and students for classes and other activities in Fall.  Read all details here:  https://news.psu.edu/story/623188/2020/06/14/penn-state-plans-resume-campus-work-and-learning-fall-semester

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