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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.…

Your Guide to Multimedia, Copyright, and Free Media Available from Penn State

by Alice Whiteside, information literacy librarian with the Penn State University Libraries Are you working on a multimedia project for a class this semester or putting together something spectacular for the Sustainable State Video Contest? Many of you probably know that you can get articles (from scholarly journals, newspapers, and magazines) through our library databases,…

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…

Looking for Student Volunteers for Usability Study

Learning Design is looking for student volunteers who are willing to participate in a short, online usability activity. If you have 10-15 minutes of your time to spare and are interested in helping us improve your World Campus courses, please visit bit.ly/gqaTvD to begin the activity. The Deadline is Friday, April 8, 2011 Many thanks…

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…

HelpDesk Is Here for Your Computer and Technical Needs

Greetings from the World Campus HelpDesk! No, that is not a mistake—the D is capitalized to set us apart from the other helpdesk units here at Penn State. Our job here is to provide technical support and training for World Campus students, faculty, and staff. We provide these services Monday through Friday 08:00-24:00 EST and…

World Campus Instructional Designer Serving Our Country and Our Students!

  When choosing an online learning environment, what should you look for? What are your needs? Did you know that the delivery of online content to learners is most often done through a learning management system (or LMS)? Penn State World Campus currently uses the University Learning Management System, which is ANGEL 7.4. Recently Kristin…

“We Are Penn State”—A Cry for Diversity and Solidarity

It’s what we roar at every Nittany Lion sporting event. It’s the cry we hear across the world when we wear Penn State attire and are spotted by a fellow Penn Stater. It’s who we are. “We are…Penn State!” Used to rouse Nittany Lion spirit today, many Penn Staters believe the cheer originated before the…