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Penn State funds entrepreneurship centers in each of its 21 campus communities

As part of its Invent Penn State initiative, Penn State Feb. 5 announced four new seed grants, each valued at $50,000, designed to bolster entrepreneurship and economic development in communities surrounding Penn State campuses across the Commonwealth. With the announcement, the University’s effort has grown to include 21 hubs for innovation spread across Pennsylvania, including the Shenango campus — an undertaking that was introduced by Penn State President Eric J. Barron just two and a half years ago.
A group of people stand and kneel for a picture in the campus' auditorium before the 2016 Spaghetti Dinner

Support Shenango's THON spaghetti dinner to help kids with cancer

Penn State Shenango will hold its sixth annual THON spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 9 in the campus auditorium. The event is sponsored by Penn State Shenango Benefiting THON and various local restaurants. All proceeds will support kids with cancer.
Penn State students repair bicycles during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day service project.

Penn State campuses partner on MLK Day service projects

Students from six Penn State campuses, including Penn State Behrend, participated in public service projects in Erie on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. They repaired bicycles, ran bingo games and sorted clothes at a community shelter.
Shenango campus faculty talking with Daniel Pustinger from the PA Board of Probation and Parole at a recent workshop

Shenango faculty receive sub-grant from PA Commission on Crime and Deliquency

Penn State Shenango recently hosted 15 law enforcement officers from area police departments, the Mercer County Jail and the Pennsylvania Board of Probation Parole at the downtown Sharon campus for a week-long Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training workshop made possible through a grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.
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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.
Penn State administrators and others involved in the VenturePointe incubator at press conference

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.
Riley Atterholt stands by the eCenter@LindenPointe front lawn sign

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.
Penn State Shenango Drama Club presents a check to the Community Food Warehouse

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.
Map of Pennsylvania with Invent Penn State sites

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.
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.

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