University students and educators alike are grappling with turbulent times, and Penn State’s course on the “Art and Science of Human Flourishing” is well-positioned to help undergraduates to develop strategies for caring for themselves and others. Robert Roeser, Bennett Pierce Professor of Caring and Compassion, explored ways to adapt the course to current events, along with 23 colleagues from 10 Penn State campuses, University of Virginia and University of Wisconsin-Madison, during the morning of the 2nd Annual Human Flourishing Summer Teaching Institute, held on June 16 and 17 via Zoom.
Following a three-month comprehensive planning process, Penn State officials have determined that the University can meet or exceed the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s guidelines for colleges and universities, and look forward to welcoming back faculty, staff and students to resume on-campus, in-person classes and other activities this fall in a limited fashion.
Members of Pennsylvania Wildlife Habitat Unlimited recently made their annual $3,000 contribution to the organization's scholarship fund at Penn State DuBois. To date, the PWHU has contributed a total of $60,000, which has provided scholarships to 47 students.
This summer Penn State DuBois Continuing and Community Education has transitioned its highly successful summer camp programming to remote delivery. Students can join new classes using the virtual delivery of Zoom. Children will work with teachers and other students remotely as they do hands-on activities.
As Penn State DuBois has adjusted to remote learning, faculty and staff have remained equally committed to the mission of helping students apply their education to launch rewarding careers. Recently, a Virtual Career Fair was held, affording students the opportunity to gain experience in interviewing for jobs and in presenting themselves in a professional setting.
This semester, students in the Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) program teamed up with local nonprofit, Square One, to address the rising concern of the opioid epidemic in the region and how it is changing the shape of families.
Lecturer of Human Development and Family Studies Marly Doty has been named the DuBois Educational Foundation (DEF) Educator of the Year at Penn State DuBois. The Educator of the Year Award is assigned annually by the DEF to recognize outstanding teaching.
Director of Student Affairs Rebecca Pennington has received the inaugural Penn State DuBois Staff of the Year Excellence Award. The award is extended to a staff member who goes above and beyond their normally assigned job responsibilities in resolving a particularly difficult dilemma, being exceptionally creative, or being responsive to others.