The Pennsylvania Department of Health recently announced the dates for phases 1B, 1C and 2 of the commonwealth’s COVID-19 vaccination distribution program and Penn State is strongly encouraging all students, faculty and staff to sign up to get a vaccine as soon as they are eligible to receive one.
Penn State Startup Week powered by PNC culminated with a celebration of student entrepreneurs and innovators in technology, health, sustainability, the arts and global impact categories during the virtual student recognition reception on March 25.
Poets Craig Paulenich and Kelly Bancroft will join Penn State Shenango for the final event of the campus’s 2020-21 Lecture Series. The presentation will take place on Apr. 1 at 5:30 p.m. and is open for the community to attend.
Penn State Shenango has announced the campus dean’s list for the fall 2020 semester. In recognition of academic excellence, students who maintain a grade-point average of 3.50 or higher are named to the dean's list each semester.
Five finalists will compete in the live “Shark Tank”-style competition at 5 p.m. on March 24. Community members are invited to tune in on Penn State Shenango’s YouTube page. This event is in collaboration with sponsors the eCenter @ LindenPointe and Penn-Northwest Development Corporation.
As of March 1 (the conclusion of the universal required re-testing period), the University is conducting random testing of between 1% and 2% of the University’s population of students and employees living, learning or working on campus as well as those who access campus.
Penn State Shenango has announced that the campus’s business major will add a third area of specialization through a new accounting option. With a positive job growth outlook, students will be prepared for a fast-paced and ever-changing workplace upon graduation.
Penn State is planning a phased return over the summer semester to a full on-campus learning environment for fall 2021. The University’s priorities continue to be the health and well-being of its students, faculty, staff and local communities, and the plans for expanded in-person classes have the flexibility built in to quickly respond to changing pandemic conditions, if necessary.
During the first two weeks of in-person learning (Feb. 15 to Feb. 26), Penn State will conduct universal COVID-19 testing of all students who are taking in-person classes or who are taking a fully remote or online course load while living in Centre County or within a 20-mile radius of a Penn State campus.