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.
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.
Penn State DuBois will send four students to THON this year to represent the campus as the official THON dancers at the Penn State Dance Marathon scheduled for Feb. 21, through the 23, at the Bryce Jordan Center at University Park. Planning to stay on their feet for 46 consecutive hours are Taylor Butler, of Curwensville; Sarah Voris, of Punxsutawney; Lydia Holt, of Brockway; and Heather Witherow, of Reynoldsville.
Bingo night is planned at Penn State DuBois to benefit THON, the Penn State Dance Marathon held each February to raise funds to help battle childhood cancer. Bingo Night is planned for 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, in the Hiller Student Union.
A national robotics competition for middle and high school students got underway at Penn State DuBois on Sept. 7. An official kickoff event for BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Robotics took place on campus, with nine schools and nearly 200 students participating.
Penn State IT awarded the 2019 Learning Tool Interoperability (LTI) Advantage Contributors Institutional Leadership Award at the IMS Global Learning Impact Institute in San Diego on May 23, 2019. Pictured (left to right): Tony Anderson, Penn State learning tools and learning management system manager, TLT director of operations Terry O’Heron, and learning tools project manager Kristen Lytle at the IMS Global Learning Impact Institute in San Diego.
A central Pennsylvania collaborative network that includes the Penn State College of Education's Center for Science and the Schools is one of 15 organizations selected to join the STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice.
A group of 19 Penn State DuBois students have returned from a spring break trip with new experiences and a fresh perspective on a number of social issues. Rather than spend the break on vacation, these students chose to participate in Alternative Spring Break, and travel to Washington, D.C., where they spent their break helping people who are homeless or living in impoverished conditions.
A nation-wide robotics competition for middle and high school students will take place at Penn State DuBois, and all interested spectators from the public are invited to attend. The BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) robotics competition will take place from 4 until 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, and continuing from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20.