The Penn State University Libraries’ “Ask a Librarian” online service instantly connects users to a Penn State librarian via live chat. Every day, “Ask A Librarian” serves numerous visitors and offers assistance with locating books and documents that are not available online, uncovering and accessing online information that may require an expensive subscription, untangling complex questions, and connecting researchers with the Penn State information specialist who can best address a specific inquiry.
Last week, Penn State’s Food Services launched Penn State Eats mobile ordering. The new mobile ordering system, integrated through the recently launched Penn State Go app, under the Dining tab. The new mobile ordering app allows students, faculty, staff and guests the option to order food from their mobile devices, providing them with a cashless and contactless food service experience.
Penn State has launched an integrated effort to remind faculty, staff and students at all campuses and in adjacent communities of the importance of doing their part to limit the spread of COVID-19. “Mask Up or Pack Up” is a research-based campaign that is also launched in State College to create a seamless message for students and other members of the community.
The College of Nursing simulation faculty presented a timely webinar titled "Simulation During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Maintaining Safety and Quality" in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on teaching and learning with simulation. The purpose of the webinar was to highlight key safety and infection control considerations for faculty and students when returning to and reopening simulation laboratories.
The Penn State Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning voted today (July 16) to recommend approval of the final plans for the Mont Alto campus’ new $13 million Allied Health Building.
Penn State Mont Alto’s sense of campus community and focus on student success, coupled with being resourced as a world-class university, positioned it well to adapt, innovate and stay connected over the spring 2020 semester.
University students and educators alike are grappling with turbulent times, and Penn State’s course on the “Art and Science of Human Flourishing” is well-positioned to help undergraduates to develop strategies for caring for themselves and others. Robert Roeser, Bennett Pierce Professor of Caring and Compassion, explored ways to adapt the course to current events, along with 23 colleagues from 10 Penn State campuses, University of Virginia and University of Wisconsin-Madison, during the morning of the 2nd Annual Human Flourishing Summer Teaching Institute, held on June 16 and 17 via Zoom.
Following a three-month comprehensive planning process, Penn State officials have determined that the University can meet or exceed the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s guidelines for colleges and universities, and look forward to welcoming back faculty, staff and students to resume on-campus, in-person classes and other activities this fall in a limited fashion.