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…

Providing Knowledge at a Distance: Canned vs. Live

Ravi Patel, an instructional designer for Penn State World Campus, is interested in bridging the distance gap between instructors and students by using various communication approaches for teaching and learning. Course design teams work with instructors to create materials in advance since we know that not everyone enrolled in the course has the time in…

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,…