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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.
Barron with crowd on steps of Capitol rotunda

Invent Penn State Day at Capitol 2

Students and chancellors from 13 campuses accompanied University President Eric Barron for an event on June 20 in Harrisburg announcing the next series of six $50,000 grants for Commonwealth Campuses to expand the Invent Penn State initiative.

Invent Penn State seeks to bring out the entrepreneurial spirit across Pennsylvania

With the Invent Penn State effort, the University is looking to leverage its locations, expertise, research and technology to foster entrepreneurship across the Commonwealth.

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Eric J. Barron Penn State Abington LaunchBox

Penn State President Eric J. Barron in the fabric workshop at the Penn State Abington LaunchBox. LaunchBox synthesizes idea lab, maker space, innovation hub, technology springboard, and meet up space for entrepreneurs. 

Inmates in Indiana stand in a common room to listen to a speaker.

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.
Inmates in Indiana stand in a common room to listen to a speaker.

Bridges to Life inmates

Beaver, Shenango and New Kensington students visited a prison in Indiana to receive training for Bridges to Life, a restorative justice program they plan to implement in Beaver County this spring.

The inside of the DUI Moving Memorial

The PA DUI Moving Memorial

Penn State Shenango will host the PA DUI Moving Memorial on December 7.

Veterans hold flag

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.
Students from the Shenango campus' OTA program stop for a picture in front of the Capitol building in D.C. on HIll Day in Sept.

Hill Day in Washington, D.C. gives OTA students insight into legislative power

OTA students receive the skills they need to be successful in their field while getting real life, hands-on experiences, such as visiting Washington, D.C. on Hill Day.

Shenango kicks off 50th anniversary with alumni and friends celebration

On Aug. 22, Penn State Shenango will kick off its 50th Anniversary with a double celebration. A Community Open House outside on the campus lawn from 3 to 5 p.m. will include live music by The Bootleggers, children's activities, refreshments, storytime, a community art show, tours of the campus, and more. This event is free and open to the public. An Alumni and Friends event, to be held from 5 to 8 p.m., will include live music by Grant Street Exit, dinner, tours of the campus, a video montage of photos from the past 50 years, and a Penn State football raffle ticket drawing. There is a nominal $10 fee for the evening event.

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