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Unizin Engage pilot helps students with textbook affordability

Several campuses across Penn State have participated in a pilot that tackles the age-old problem of how to make textbooks more affordable and also helps students become more successful in the classroom. During the past fall and current spring semesters, faculty at the Penn State Worthington Scranton, Schuylkill and Mont Alto campuses have utilized the e-text platform called Unizin Engage, and it has the potential to transform the future of affordable content at Penn State.
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Ken Schoener creates Open Doors scholarship; expands memorial scholarship

Penn State alumnus Ken Schoener recently created a new Open Doors Scholarship with a gift of $30,000, which the University will match 2:1 through the Open Doors Scholarship Program. He also made an estate commitment to give another $125,000 to the University for the Dorothy L. Schoener Memorial Scholarship he established in 2000.

Penn State students team up for service trip to Honduras

Students from Penn State's Schuylkill, University Park and Harrisburg campuses will embark on a weeklong trip over spring break to Honduras. The group will participate in medical and construction brigades.
Leaders from five eastern Penn State campuses sign an articulation agreement with Luzerne County Community College.

Five campuses sign articulation agreement with Luzerne County Community College

Students who earn an associate degree from Luzerne County Community College can directly transfer into bachelor’s programs at five eastern Penn State campuses, leaders of the institutions announced Feb. 27 at Penn State Hazleton.
Schuylkill Benefitting THON students reveal their total raised to battle pediatric cancer from 2017-18.

Dancing for the kids at Schuylkill: smiles, big hearts and lots of love

Penn State has wrapped up the 2017-18 fundraising window for THON, the world's largest student-run philanthropy that battles pediatric cancer, and Schuylkill takes a closer look at "Why we dance."
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Penn State Schuylkill’s LionLaunch Business Plan Competition slated for March 15

Penn State Schuylkill's LionLaunch Business Plan Competition is slated to occur March 15. This event allows local and campus community members to pitch their business ideas for a chance to win up to $5,000 in seed money. This project is made possible by Invent Penn State, a University-wide initiative that aims to foster entrepreneurial growth within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Governor Tom Wolf speaks with Invent Penn State seed money beneficiaries

Governor Tom Wolf visits Penn State Schuylkill’s LionLaunch Innovation Hub

Governor Tom Wolf stopped by Penn State Schuylkill's LionLaunch Innovation Hub, an incubation space meant to foster small business and entrepreneurial growth throughout Schuylkill County.
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Three awarded scholarships from Division of Undergraduate Studies

For three students from the Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) each year, their academic exploration also pays off in another way, through a DUS scholarship.
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Penn State community event invites participants to explore 'All That WE ARE'

Stand for State will host an event, “All That WE ARE,” at Penn State campuses between Jan. 15 and 30. Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate.

Penn State announces Global Programs Travel Grants 2017 competition results

Global Programs' fall 2017 travel grants have been awarded in three grant categories: Faculty Travel Grants, Transformational Travel Grants, and Graduate Student Travel Grants. Based on the review committees’ evaluations and recommendations, 30 applicants were selected for funding support. The awardees will travel to 19 countries on four continents.