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Penn State promotions in academic rank, effective July 1, 2017

The following is a list of academic promotions for tenured and tenure-line faculty members at Penn State, effective July 1.
Penn State DuBois engineering student Kyle Bear, left, and Instructor of Engineering Steve Feldbauer

Engineering student's research featured in industry publication

United States Army veteran Kyle Bear sought out the Penn State DuBois engineering program in order to launch a second career after his service in the armed forces. He got more than he planned for already, however; while still a sophomore Bear co-authored an article on research he is conducting with a faculty member, and his work is getting international attention.
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Summer Youth Programs Announced

This summer, the Penn State DuBois Arts, Science and Technology Institute will offer seven youth camps during the weeks of June 12-16, and June 19-23, 2017, for students entering grades 7 - 12. The courses focus on theatre, fly fishing and fly tying, perfume making, forensics and mock trial, mosaic art, wild turkey, teen entrepreneur, and music making on an iPad. The primary goal of the Penn State DuBois Summer Youth program is to provide challenging, educational activities for students of various grade levels.

Seed grants help engineering faculty team up for summer research projects

Four projects have been selected to receive funding through the Penn State College of Engineering's new Multi-campus Seed Grant program. The program aims to foster research collaborations between engineering faculty at the University Park campus and at the Commonwealth campuses.

UHS to collect student health insurance information for 2017-18

Penn State is moving toward a University-wide health insurance requirement for the 2018-19 academic school year. In preparation for the new requirement, University Health Services (UHS) will begin collecting student health insurance information in May 2017.

Community invited to welcome reception for Chancellor McBride

Members of the public are invited to a reception, sponsored by Penn State DuBois and the DuBois Educational Foundation, to welcome new chancellor M. Scott McBride to the community. Held in conjunction with the Greater DuBois Chamber of Commerce, this After Hours Mixer is planned for 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, in the Hiller Building Student Union at Penn State DuBois.
Jessica Clontz, center, receives the DEF Educator of the Year Award.

Clontz named Educator of the Year

Jessica Clontz, instructor in the Human Development and Family Studies Program at Penn State DuBois, has been named the DuBois Educational Foundation Educator (DEF) of the Year. She was presented with the award by past DEF president Carrie Wood during campus commencement ceremonies on Friday.
A pep talk between games.

Penn State DuBois baseball team headed to Small College World Series

The Penn State DuBois baseball team has been selected, for the second year in a row, to play in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Small College World Series.
Math Options workshops highlight math related careers.

Campus program shows young girls careers to count on

The annual Math Options Program at Penn State DuBois once again welcomed young girls from around the region for a first-hand look at some math- and science-intensive career fields on May 9. A total of 125 seventh-grade girls from nine school districts participated in the program. They were introduced to careers and everyday activities that require skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Gabler offers advice on fulfillment in work, life to Penn State DuBois graduates

State Rep. Matt Gabler offered the commencement address at ceremonies held Friday evening, May 5, in the gymnasium at Penn State DuBois. Baccalaureate and associate degrees were conferred by Chancellor M. Scott McBride. Academic Awards for highest GPAs were presented to Brendan Keegan for associate degrees and Shalane Read for baccalaureate degrees.