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Get These Valuable Benefits of Volunteering During a Day of Service

Did you know that volunteering can be good for your health? A study by the Corporation for National & Community Service found that people who volunteer have lower mortality rates, improved functional abilities, and reduced rates of depression. And of course, volunteering is also good for the people and organizations you decide to serve.   There are more…

Hispanic Heritage Month is a Great Time to Expand Our Cultural Understanding

As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, I want to share an idea: challenge yourself to discover at least three new things about this rich, beautiful, complex culture. Whether you’re already familiar with these topics or learning about them for the first time, you are sure to broaden your perspective and find inspiration beyond what you…

Spring Semester Graduation Celebration Speaker: Thomas Fritz

Thomas Fritz was one of the student speakers at the Penn State World Campus graduation celebration event for spring semester in May. Here are his remarks from the event: Good evening World Campus classmates, families, and friends. My name is Thomas Fritz and I am graduating from Penn State World Campus with a Master of…

The Votes are in for “Share a Piece of Your World (Campus)”

The votes are in, and the results have been tallied for the summer 2013 “Share a Piece of Your World (Campus)” photo event! And the top-voted photos are… Family and Pets Third place: Zunair Fayaz (My daughter Zenith enjoying her pool this summer.) and Faiza Mohid (My 2-year-old son Raem. He was modelling for his…