Free online course to offer healing methods for isolation, rejection

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Childhood experiences of being cast out, isolated, bullied, threatened, beaten, and degraded in any way often stay with us throughout life — whether we realize it or not — and it can affect the way we see ourselves, and the way we see others. To address these experiences, the Osher Lifelong Learning…

First World Campus Homecoming Court Announced

By Bobbi Dempsey We are excited to announce the very first Penn State World Campus Homecoming Court! Court members were selected by the Homecoming Committee after nominees completed an application highlighting the ways in which they embody the Penn State Values and have strived for excellence in academics, student involvement, community service, or leadership. The…

Student joins Carbon Emisssions Reduction Task Force

By Meredith Herndon UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Corinne Leigh Coffey, a Penn State World Campus student, is one of four undergraduates appointed to Penn State’s newly formed Carbon Emissions Reduction Task Force. Coffey serves as marketing and communications chair for the World Campus Student Government Association (WCSGA). She said that when the task force contacted…

Remote sensing faculty member appointed to lead national organization

By Angela Rogers UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The lead faculty member for the online remote sensing program at Penn State has been named the executive director of a national organization whose mission is to advance the understanding of mapping sciences. Karen Schuckman, associate teaching professor of geography and lead faculty for the Graduate Certificate in Remote Sensing…

New ombudsperson program available to assist graduate students

By Mike Dawson Penn State World Campus graduate students have access to three Penn State faculty members as confidential and neutral resources through the University’s new Graduate Student Ombudsperson Program. The program was developed by the Graduate Student and Faculty Issues committee of the Graduate Council, with strong support from The Graduate School, in response…

Penn State partnership with U.S. Army helps teach soldiers to be leaders

By Matt Caracappa UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — When U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Dale J. Dukes was around 10 years old, he only knew Penn State from the Nittany Lions logo on a pair of hand-me-down sweatpants he wore. The Pacific Northwest native said that looking back, he never would have believed he would one day…