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Penn State DuBois Criminal Justice Students reach out to community

Students in the Penn State DuBois Criminal Justice program are learning real-world lessons in maintaining good relations between law enforcement, the corrections system, and the community. As part of a project for the course “Criminal Justice and the Community” Lecturer of Criminal Justice Selena Price tasked students with conducting a survey to gather information on the perceptions of the criminal justice system and the police.

There is still time to enter DuBois' $50,000 Big Idea Contest before Sept. 21

Ben Franklin Technology Partners has once again teamed up with the North Central PA LaunchBox and a list of other partners to offer the BIG Idea Contest. Partners are looking for tech innovators or small manufacturers located in Indiana, Jefferson, Clearfield, or Cambria counties in Pennsylvania who are developing new products, processes or software applications. Winning applicants could take home up to $50,000 for their idea.

Penn State Laureate David Witwer to present 'Searching for Jimmy Hoffa'

Penn State DuBois will host a virtual presentation by 2020-21 Penn State Laureate David Witwer beginning at 12:15 p.m. on Sept. 21. His program, “Searching for Jimmy Hoffa: The Disappearance of America’s Most Notorious Labor Leader and Why It Still Matters Today” represents a culmination of many years of Witwer’s personal research into this cultural phenomenon.

Penn State launches new public health campaign

Penn State has launched an integrated effort to remind faculty, staff and students at all campuses and in adjacent communities of the importance of doing their part to limit the spread of COVID-19. “Mask Up or Pack Up” is a research-based campaign that is also launched in State College to create a seamless message for students and other members of the community.

Four honored with 2020 Penn State DuBois Alumni Society awards

Four awardees have been selected to receive this year’s Penn State DuBois Alumni Society awards. Nicole A. Shaffer, 2006, will receive the Dave Shaffer Outstanding Young Alumni Award; Francie Erickson Spigelmyer, 1983, will receive the Outstanding Alumni Award; Thomas G. Gasbarre, 1975, receives the Distinguished Ambassador Award; and Edward Nasuti, 1974, has been named the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Penn State University Athletic Conference postpones fall sports

Penn State Commonwealth Campuses Beaver, Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Hazleton, Greater Allegheny, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Scranton, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre and York will follow national movement among small conferences and push pause on play this fall due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

BIG Idea Contest will award up to $50,000 for winning business ideas

Ben Franklin Technology Partners has once again teamed up with the North Central PA LaunchBox and a list of other partners to offer the BIG Idea Contest. Partners are looking for tech innovators or small manufacturers located in Indiana, Jefferson, Clearfield, or Cambria counties in Pennsylvania who are developing new products, processes or software applications. Winning applicants could take home up to $50,000 for their idea.