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Penn State’s NSF I-Corps program seeks applications by Sept. 15 and Oct. 15

The National Science Foundation has joined in supporting Penn State’s goal of taking more of its discoveries to market by awarding Penn State a five-year, $500,000 Innovation Corps (I-Corps) grant to establish the Invent Penn State I-Corps Site in collaboration with Ben Franklin Technology Partner’s TechCelerator, Happy Valley LaunchBox, and Invent Penn State’s Innovation Hubs.
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Shenango celebrates opening of VenturePointe incubator

Penn State President Eric Barron, along with other Penn State administrators, legislators, advisory and alumni board members, faculty, staff, students and members of the community, gathered at the eCenter@LindenPointe in Hermitage, Pennsylvania, to celebrate the ribbon cutting of Penn State Shenango’s VenturePointe — an incubator for start-up resources for both for-profit businesses and not-for-profit agencies.
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Invent Penn State initiative supports student internship at eCenter@LindenPointe

Penn State Shenango's VenturePointe, an incubator for start-up resources for both for-profit businesses and not-for-profit agencies, supported its first internship this past spring to immerse a Shenango campus student into the entrepreneurial incubation process at the eCenter@LindenPointe in Hermitage, Pennsylvania.
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Shenango campus Drama Club donates show proceeds to Community Food Warehouse

The Penn State Shenango Drama Club on March 29 presented a check for $825 to Mimi Prada, public relations coordinator for the Community Food Warehouse. The donation came from proceeds brought in by the Drama Club’s holiday production “Star Child,” which was written and directed by Jeanne Zingale, instructor in communications at the Shenango campus.
Children from San Pedro, Columbia, Belize with a Shenango campus student.

Alternative spring break gives students opportunity to learn beyond classroom

While many students across the country descend on traditional spring break hot spots this month, a small group of students from Penn State Shenango will be deep in the forests of Belize making a direct impact on the lives of local residents as part of their alternative spring break trip.
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Penn State blanketing the Commonwealth with entrepreneurial possibilities

With Penn State’s recent announcement of the next six communities to receive seed-grant funding through its Invent Penn State initiative, the University’s economic development effort has grown to include 13 hubs for innovation spread across Pennsylvania.
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Students forge a path for restorative justice

Five students from Penn State Beaver, Shenango and New Kensington are helping to implement Bridges to Life, a restorative justice program, in Beaver County. As the inaugural cohort of Beaver County-based facilitators, the students will not only go into the Beaver County Jail to work with inmates, but they will also be responsible for training future volunteers of the Bridges program and extending the reach of restorative justice.
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Seventeen Penn State campuses named 2017 Military Friendly Schools

Sixteen Penn State campuses, plus Penn State World Campus, have been named 2017 “Military Friendly Schools” by ratings organization Victory Media.

Shenango PTA students to hold community collection drive for Toys for Tots Fdn.

Penn State Shenango is sponsoring a toy drive to benefit the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation. The annual community collection drive, staffed by Shenango campus Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) students and faculty, will take place at the Hermitage Wal-Mart Super Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., November 19. (Read the full story)
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Shenango program enables local Girl Scouts to earn badges

On Sat., Nov. 5, Penn State Shenango held its inaugural GirlScouts@PSU program. Close to one hundred area Girl Scout Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, and Ambassadors arrived at Penn State, eager to earn a patch. The program was hosted by the campus Occupational Therapy (OT) Club and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Club. Penn State Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator Brandi Baros, along with members from the Shenango Rivers Watchers, also participated.

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