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Student Affairs Podcast — Episode 5: Weather Emergencies and Natural Disasters

You can now listen to Episode 5 of “Conversations with Student Affairs,” the podcast managed by the Student Affairs team at Penn State World Campus in collaboration with our many colleagues and partners across the University’s Student Affairs teams. Title: Natural Disasters Participating staff members: Denita Wright Watson, associate director of equity, inclusion, and advocacy…

First World Campus Homecoming Court Announced

We are excited to announce the very first Penn State World Campus Homecoming Court! Court members were selected by the Homecoming Committee after nominees completed an application highlighting the ways in which they embody the Penn State Values and have strived for excellence in academics, student involvement, community service, or leadership. The Court consists of…

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…

Student Affairs Podcast — Episode 4: Disclosing Student Conduct Reports and Other Issues

Episode 4 of “Conversations with Student Affairs,” the podcast managed by the Student Affairs team at Penn State World Campus in collaboration with our many colleagues and partners across the University’s Student Affairs teams, is now available. Title: Navigating Disclosure Participating staff members: Meg Brower, assistant director at the Penn State Office of Student Conduct, and…

Student Affairs Podcast — Episode 3: Student Conduct and Academic Integrity

You can now listen to Episode 3 of “Conversations with Student Affairs,” the podcast managed by the Student Affairs team at Penn State World Campus in collaboration with our many colleagues and partners across the University’s Student Affairs teams.  Title: Be Authentic & Be Who You Are Participating staff members: Karen Feldbaum, senior associate director,…

From Corporate to Classroom

In the place I come from — my home country of India — the general mindset of people revolves around following a so-called straight path in life: one finishes school, pursues higher education, finds a decent job, gets married, and that is it. Although not a very modern outlook, it is quite profoundly ingrained and…