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Free Online Software Training with Lynda.com

Want to learn about working on web design in Adobe Dreamweaver or how to edit videos in Final Cut? Lynda.com is your one-stop shop for more than 1,000 video tutorials on leading software topics—all free to currently enrolled Penn State students. The video tutorials can help you learn critical skills and provide access to training…

Strategies to Improve Reading Comprehension

Reading comprehension can be a challenging feat. Sometimes we read and re-read the same line or paragraph and still don’t understand it. However, using a tried and true method for increasing reading comprehension can improve your retention of the material — which means you’re more likely to recall the information during your next exam. “Reading…

GRAMMY-Winning Singer by Night, World Campus Student by Day

In your next group project at World Campus, you might be paired with a GRAMMY-winning singer. Conesha Owens — known professionally as “Ms. Monet” — has been performing alongside famous singers like Queen Latifah, Steely Dan, Michael McDonald, and Boz Scaggs for nearly two decades. Penn State World Campus has given her a chance finish…

Lifelong Learner, Military Wife, and Proud Penn State Alum

Lissa Liverman graduated in the summer 2013 semester with her bachelor’s degree in business through Penn State World Campus. We were excited to meet her in person during our Graduation Celebration! We also talked with her afterwards to learn about her overall experience as a World Campus student. Why did you choose Penn State World…

World Campus student receives $20,000 STEM scholarship

Written by Kevin Horne, student intern in Outreach News and Communications Alicia McCormick always wanted a Penn State degree, but with two young children, a husband and a part-time job in Northumberland, Pennsylvania, that dream seemed unrealistic. But with the help of Penn State World Campus and a scholarship from the STEM Career Advancement Project…

LAS Program Seeks Excited Students to Share Their Stories

If you’re a Letters, Arts, and Sciences World Campus student and you want to meet others in your major, here’s an opportunity for you! The College of Liberal Arts wants to feature students and alumni on a new website under development. Each student profile will list why you wanted an LAS degree, how you’re already…

An Enriching Student Experience: Alum Venancio Ybarra Jr.’s Story

Penn State World Campus graduate Venancio Ybarra Jr. is a community college instructor who wanted to further his career while receiving a rich student experience. Studying from Houston, TX, Venancio stayed active in his family’s life and the Penn State student community at the same time, by attending online and in-person World Campus student events,…

How World Campus Changed Their Lives: Alums Judge and Sabrina Worsham

Sabrina and Judge Worsham turned their lives around with help from Penn State World Campus. After experiencing significant hardships, Sabrina and Judge began to pursue degrees through World Campus while living in Austin, TX. Now, backed by her Penn State education, Sabrina has the career she wanted and is able to support her family. Watch…

View the Archive of a Penn State Event: “Preventing School Violence”

On April 1, Penn State researchers and community members gathered to discuss an important topic: school safety and how to prevent school violence. World Campus co-hosted this event for World Campus students. The event included a presentation from John-Michael Keyes, who founded the I Love U Guys foundation following the tragic death of his daughter…