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New Executive Board for the Blue & White Society

The tallies are in! We had a great few days of campaigning, questioning and answering, and voting, and here are the results of the elections for the executive board of the World Campus Chapter of the Blue & White Society — the student membership of the Penn State Alumni Association. The newly elected World Campus…

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…

Watch This Webinar for Resume-Writing Tips!

Whether you are writing your first professional resume, finalizing a resume for a position, changing or re-entering the workforce, or making a career change (“re-careering”) where an old resume is less appropriate, you might benefit from watching this free webinar on resume writing. World Campus career counselor Lynn Atanasoff presented this to the World Campus…

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,…

Understanding the Academic Integrity Policy and Process Will Help You

With finals right around the corner — as well as looming deadlines for major papers and projects — now is a good time to review Penn State’s policy on academic integrity. Penn State values academic integrity — scholarship free of fraud — and will take action against forms of academic dishonesty, which include: cheating plagiarism…

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…