Penn State Executive Vice President and Provost Nicholas P. Jones has shared a message updating the University community on steps being taken to monitor the evolving worldwide coronavirus outbreak and prepare for the safety and well-being of students, faculty, staff and visitors.
Kathryn W. Jablokow, professor of engineering design and mechanical engineering and associate chief academic officer at Penn State Great Valley, is headed to Alexandria, Virginia, for a two-year term as program director for the National Science Foundation's Engineering Design and Systems Engineering program in the Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation.
On Feb. 3, all students, faculty and staff members at every Penn State campus location will receive an email to take the Penn State Community Survey to share their attitudes and experiences of community, diversity and inclusion at Penn State. Every 100 survey takers will have a chance to win an Amazon or Starbucks gift card.
Launching on Feb. 3, the Penn State Community Survey is an opportunity for all students, faculty and staff members at Penn State's campuses to provide confidential feedback on their experiences and perspectives related to community, diversity and inclusion. Emails with unique survey links will be sent to students, faculty and staff on Feb. 3.
Penn State Great Valley recently launched a campus Giving Society, honoring multiple people and companies at a dinner event. Two Penn State alumni were also presented with awards for their contributions to campus.
The Penn State Bookstore, which is operated by Barnes & Noble College, a Barnes & Noble Education Inc. company, has awarded its fourth round of grants to support a range of programs and initiatives across the University.
The University Staff Advisory Council, which serves the president and administration in an advisory capacity about issues that have an impact on staff across the University, has elected new leaders for 2018-19.