Penn State faculty who teach online have received University awards

Penn State faculty members who teach or lead online degree programs for Penn State World Campus have been recognized by the University with awards for their work this academic year. At Penn State, professors and other faculty who teach online for Penn State World Campus also teach classes at the University Park campus or other…

Nominate an outstanding Penn State World Campus alumna or alumnus

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Nominations are being accepted for the 2022 Penn State World Campus Outstanding Alumni Award. The annual award recognizes World Campus alumni who are achieving success in their fields by their contributions to society and their professions. The award is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Online Education and…

Student set to represent country at Summer World University Games

A Penn State World Campus student is set to compete on the world’s stage this summer when he represents Team USA in China. Joshua Liu is a business student, active U.S. Army soldier, and Taekwondo champion who will participate in the Summer World University Games. Liu started competing in Taekwondo at age 10 before winning his…

Graduate uses skills to improve community’s crisis preparedness in Nigeria

By Hannah Pollock Penn State graduate Abiodun Awoyemi is putting his degree to work to improve Nigeria’s emergency management systems in an effort to make his home country safer. The 37-year-old Lagos, Nigeria, native credits his confidence and skills to the public health preparedness education he received through Penn State World Campus. “Without that program,…

World Campus bachelor’s program implements cost-free materials in core courses

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — An online bachelor’s degree program at Penn State has adopted free, open-source materials for its courses to help students save on their college costs. The Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management is the first degree program offered online at Penn State to exclusively use cost-free open-education resources, or OER, in its core…

This grad helped Penn State mitigate infectious disease hazards

A Penn Stater put her studies to use — not once, but twice — to help the University mitigate the spread of infectious diseases on campus to the community. Shelley Haffner first used her knowledge in public health preparedness to improve the infectious hazards response planning for the University’s Student Health Center in 2015, when…

Schedule announced for Penn State Class of 2020 Commencement Celebration Weekend

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A schedule and registration portal are now available for Penn State’s Class of 2020 Commencement Celebration Weekend that will take place April 29 to May 1. The weekend will feature commencement ceremonies on April 30 along with other activities to provide a special opportunity for the Class of 2020 and their parents,…