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Are you ready to wear pink? The Pink Zone at Penn State will take place this Sunday at 2 p.m. ET. Over the past eight years, the team has raised $1.135 million for breast cancer research and awareness. We Are! http://ow.ly/JHfc9
The Lady Lions will take on Wisconsin at 2 p.m. on March 1 in the 9th annual Pink Zone at Penn State.
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We're in San Antonio, Texas for the Golf Industry Show with Dr. Al J. Turgeon, Professor of Penn State Turfgrass Management. Be sure to stop by our booth if you're attending the conference!
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Don’t skimp on your sleep if you want your brain to function properly. Sleep can impact your thoughts, actions, and physical performance.
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Sweet Home Alabama: Let's send a shout-out to our Penn Staters residing in the Heart of Dixie, and take this opportunity to connect with fellow Lions in the Yellowhammer State!

Can't find a chapter near you? No problem! Contact the Penn State Alumni Association at: alumni-relations@psu.edu, and learn more about how to start your own.

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World champion racecar driver @MarioAndretti's 75th birthday is this week. He's the first driver to win IndyCar races in four different decades.
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Why does this month only have 28 days? (from It's Okay To Be Smart and PBS Digital Studios)
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100 people were recently chosen as finalists for a program that aims to send a handful of brave volunteers on a one-way trip to Mars in the year 2024. Would you be willing to sign up? If so, what would you miss most about life on Earth?
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A lawmaker in Montana has introduced legislation that would make yoga pants illegal.
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Penn State students apply their skills and creativity to solve real world problems at the national Civitas Learning Hackathon in Austin, Texas. http://ow.ly/JDEWw
Two teams of three Penn State students each participated in the Civitas Learning Student Success Hackathon the weekend of Feb. 7 and 8, garnering both first and second prize. During the event, held at the Civitas Learning offices in Austin, Texas, students were tasked with building a product around the themes of learning analytics and student success.
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Allen Powell is a Super Penn Stater! Shortly before medically retiring from the US Military – and while still on active duty – Allen enrolled in World Campus to pursue his degree. In addition to his studies, he dedicates his time to marathon training and helping veterans through his company, Ruck Headquarters.

He writes: “I put my education on hold for 12 straight years to focus on a very rewarding career in the military… However, my career was brought to an end due to injuries, and I was Medically Retired after 2 years in the medical review process and physical therapy programs. I knew I needed to go back to school. I looked everywhere, and eventually the world-class reputation of Penn State won me over. By December 2013, I graduated with an AA-LAS and re-applied to continue on to a bachelor’s in Organizational Leadership. I took full-time classes in the spring of 2014, and was fully retired [from the military] by April 2014.”

Since then, Powell has volunteered with several veteran charity organizations to help raise money for disabled veterans and PTSD research. Eventually, he kick started his own company that focuses on serving veterans, using the Penn State Online resources to conduct relevant research to his work.

As if taking classes, volunteering, and managing a company weren’t enough, Allen also traveled the world for competitions. “ Since 2008, I have been competing in long-distance endurance athletic events. I have run the Paris Marathon twice, run in the Berlin, Heidelberg, and Mannheim Marathons, and by 2010, I completed Nijmegen – a four-day, 100+ mile fully-weighted and timed marching event, held in Nijmegen, Netherlands. There, more than 5,000 military members, and over 40,000 civilians from over 40 nations, participate every year. I did it to raise money for disabled Veterans.”

His hectic schedule has not been easy to maintain, but he says it’s all worth it.
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❅ Wondering when these cold temperatures will end? ❅

Fear not dear readers, our Weather Forecasting certificate students and alumni are on the case! Let's recognize those who chase and predict the weather, advancing the field of meteorology through their studies.

Weather affects us all, and our 12-credit program is geared toward learners of all disciplines. See why one in every four meteorologists is a Penn State graduate: http://ow.ly/JBqhv
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Penn State researchers are looking in to how digital gaming could help children make healthier food choices.
A group of Penn State researchers is exploring how a digital game could help children learn skills to prevent childhood obesity.
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Welcome to the Google+ page for Penn State World Campus. Interact with fellow students, alumni, and share what it means to be Penn State proud.

Penn State’s online campus grew out of the University's long and distinguished history in distance education that began in 1892. The mission of the World Campus is to extend Penn State's undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs to learners who are unable to access other Penn State campuses due to geographic limitations.

With students hailing from all 50 states, and more than 40 countries on all seven continents, Penn State's online branch continues to expand the reach of the largest alumni network in the world, and maintain its place as a leader in higher education.

Penn State World Campus is a MSCHE accredited online university, providing equal opportunities in higher education through distance learning, offering more than 100 regionally accredited undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs. 

Take classes anytime, anywhere, through our online university. We Are, your leader in online education. We Are, Penn State - online.

Interested in applying or requesting information? Check out WorldCampus.PSU.edu for more information. 

Current students can visit the Lion Lounge to connect with others, and find tips and tools to help you succeed at Penn State.