Who’s Been Counting My Peanuts? [On My Desk]

Matt’s “Peanut Counter.” Academic adviser Matt Rupert has many amazing things in his office. The one that gets the most attention is a piece of art that he calls the “Peanut Counter.” As soon as he saw it, he understood the joke since he has an economics and political background. He had such a good laugh…

In the Wake of Economic Downturn

The current international economic crisis is having a harsh impact in many nations. Negative growth rates are leading to the closure of businesses and the loss of many jobs. Many people from Southern European countries, including myself, have felt the negative impact with special relevance. Living in Spain, this particularly resonates with me especially after…

Tutoring Services Available at a Distance

Taking classes at a distance does not mean you have to sacrifice the opportunity of receiving additional support in subjects you want to improve. If you’re concerned about college-level courses or simply want to maintain a high grade, take advantage of some World Campus tools that are here to help you. Tutoring services are available…

Finding Balance

Balance. Philosophers have quested after its achievement. Religions have taught to seek after it.  Cultures have swayed by reaching for it. The word “balance” conjures images of the edge of a knife, a ballerina on her toes, a rock on a ledge, or a game of Jenga. It is no easy thing to achieve or…

Meet New Student Aid Coordinator, Nick Dikas!

Get to know one of our newest staff members, Nick Dikas, student aid coordinator for World Campus. What are your main duties in the Office of Student Aid? I’m a resource for prospective and current World Campus and Continuing Education students who want to learn about their financial aid options or troubleshoot issues that arise…

A Place of My Own: The Importance of Having An Area Just for Schoolwork

I consider myself a pretty laid-back person. I like to be organized and clean, but as a wife and mother, I have learned to let some things slide. For example, my husband has a tendency of leaving clothes all over the apartment–living room, dining room, bedroom floor. Rather than try to pick up after him…

History of the Creamery

Penn State has been recognized for its amazing students, incredible academics, accomplished alumni, and one of its biggest claims to fame, ice cream. When Penn Staters visit and revisit the University Park campus, they have many stops to make, including one to the Berkey Creamery. The Berkey Creamery and Penn State’s dairy program is a…

Spring Break

It’s the first week in March. Are bells going off in your head? Does it mean something special to you? For some, spring break conjures up images of sandy beaches in warmer climates for a stereotypical non-stop party. For others, spring break represents an opportunity to reach out and help others in a variety of…