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Penn State’s Arboretum: A Must-See Destination in Happy Valley

The next time you’re in Happy Valley, make sure you spend a few minutes at The Arboretum at Penn State. Offering several strolling gardens and walkways, and filled with many varieties of flowers, shrubs, and trees, it’s a must-see stop at Penn State. I recently visited the Arboretum; you can see photos of some of…

An Unforgettable Start to Being a World Campus Student

This fall, Ayaka Kubo will begin her studies in the World Campus Organizational Leadership program — and she’s starting with a bang, thanks to an unforgettable experience last week. Last Friday, she boarded a plane with her husband, Jack, and she didn’t know where they were going. It was a surprise, and he refused to…

Five Resources to Help You Understand U.S. Bills, Laws, and Government

by Stephen Woods, associate librarian   “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your front door. You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – Bilbo Baggins, from JRR Tolkien’s Fellowship of the Ring Ideas taken out of context can…

Why Penn State World Campus is the No. 1 Online University

Penn State World Campus is the No. 1 online university for 2011, according to the Best Colleges. Our online Information Sciences and Technology (IST) program was No. 1 among information technology programs, and our iMBA program ranked No. 9 among programs of its kind. So what makes our programs so great? There are many reasons,…

A Taste of Penn State

Most people know about the Penn State Creamery where delicious ice cream flavors such as Peachy Paterno, Alumni Swirl, and WPSU Coffee Break (my personal favorite) provide an authentic taste of Penn State.  But did you know Penn State has a bakery? The Penn State Bakery makes scrumptious cakes, cookies and cupcakes. They ship canisters…

Student Sustainability Committee Looking for Members

Do you have a passion for sustainability? Penn State is looking for service-minded students to serve on the Penn State Student Sustainability Advisory Committee. The committee will work together to promote sustainability on campus.   World Campus students are encouraged to apply! You’ll need to participate in regular meetings, which you can do over the…

Sights and Sounds of the Penn State Nittany Lion Mascot Tryouts

From Penn State Live: Firing up a stadium filled with Blue and White faithful is an important part of being the Nittany Lion mascot, but becoming the Nittany Lion means much more. It means carrying on the legacy of a proud and time-honored tradition as an important symbol for Penn State and every Penn Stater.…

Nittany Lions Love Wrestling and Fencing (and Football, Volleyball, Basketball, etc.)

Sports are a long-standing tradition here at Penn State. Sure, we’ve got a great football team (hence our nickname in the sports world of “Linebacker U”), but did you know that some of the best collegiate wrestlers and fencers in the United States are pursuing degrees at Penn State? This gives us yet another reason…

Video: Penn State’s Enduring Partnership with Pennsylvania

In 1863, Penn State was designated as Pennsylvania’s land-grant college — a distinction that only Penn State holds and a designation that created a university to educate large segments of society that had not yet been served by higher education. To underscore Penn State’s important relationship with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Penn State Outreach created…