As the rapidly evolving novel coronavirus outbreak continues to make headlines across the globe, Penn State Executive Vice President and Provost Nicholas P. Jones has shared an update on the proactive steps the University is taking to confront this threat and manage the risks to our community. "The partnership and vigilance of our entire community is needed at this time to make responsible decisions," Jones wrote in a guest post on President Eric Barron's Digging Deeper blog.
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.
THON weekend came to a close on Sunday with $11,696,942 raised across all Penn State locations to help fund the fight against childhood cancer. While four official campus dancers from Penn State DuBois continue to nurse their tired feet, they are proud to say they all made it through the entire 46-hour dance marathon, and helped to usher in a record breaking $34,882 year for THON fundraising at DuBois.
A group of Penn State DuBois faculty and staff members were celebrated on Feb. 20 at the Length of Service Luncheon. Penn State DuBois annually recognizes faculty and staff members for their years of employment when they reach personal, five-year milestones.
The Annual THON Dancer Sendoff Dinner and Hair Auction is the biggest fund-raising event for Penn State DuBois for THON each year, and it did not disappoint in 2020. At the end of the night, total funds raised this season for THON by DuBois students reached $32,082 to support the fight against childhood cancer, breaking the previous campus record. With donations accepted through Feb. 23, that number is still climbing.
Food and housing insecurity is a growing issue for students at colleges and universities across the United States. Recent reports from both The Hope Center and the U.S. General Accounting Office have found these issues on college campuses nationwide. To help address this problem at Penn State, University President Eric Barron has formed a University Task Force on Food and Housing Security.
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.
Chris Singleton, a forgiveness and racial reconciliation lecturer, is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, in Hiller Auditorium at Penn State DuBois. As part of the Cultural, Performing Arts, and Lecture Series, this event is free and open to the public.
Penn State Go, the official all-in-one mobile app, is available to download in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Penn State Go delivers single sign-on access to features including Canvas, Penn State email, shuttle bus tracking, campus maps, grades, class schedules, tuition bills via LionPATH, LionCash+, library services, Starfish academic advising, and more.