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“To give back to the community is so important, and to create that connection between the community and the student-athletes here at Penn State is really important. Our team is doing a great job academically, so they are excellent role models when we meet with young individuals in the community.” Eleven Penn State athletics teams performed more than 100 hours of community engagement in 2014-15. http://ow.ly/RvaTa
Through a wide-range of activities with organizations and groups of all ages, Penn State’s approximately 800 student-athletes performed more than 5,300 hours of community service in 2014-15. The total number of hours created an average of nearly seven hours of service for each student-athlete this past year.
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Shane Burcaw’s uplifting memoir "Laughing at my Nightmare" illsutrates his lifelong battle with a progressive neuromuscular disease AND Burcaw's message is a positive one. A half million people follow his Tumblr blog of the same name: http://laughingatmynightmare.tumblr.com He wrote a movie, "A Will To Survive," nominated for a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award. Burcaw will share his plan for “Choosing Happiness” at 7:30 p.m., Wed. Sept. 2, at Penn State Berks Perkins Student Center Auditorium. For information call 610-396-6076.
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Nimisha Muttiah, who earned her doctoral degree at Penn State in May, trained special education teachers in Sri Lanka to enhance their skills when working with autistic children who have severe communication needs. http://ow.ly/Rs35Y
Nimisha Muttiah, who earned a doctoral degree in communication sciences and disorders at Penn State in May, has made it her mission to aid children with autism spectrum disorders in Sri Lanka.
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Penn State Hershey Medical Minute: Back to school disrupting #sleep schedules in students? Tips on how to make the transition easier than hitting the snooze button. http://ow.ly/RjaR5
It's the time of year when parents are celebrating the return to routine as their children go back to school -– unless you have a teenager. For parents of teens, getting their children to go to bed on time and get up on time can be a struggle. A lack of sleep can cause poor academic performance due to poor concentration, behavioral issues due to irritability, physical symptoms like fatigue and headaches, or mental issues like depression.
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"Having such robust collections of research materials and services is a significant factor in helping Penn State recruit and retain top students and faculty. We are able to provide critical support for knowledge creation and student academic success at Penn State and in research collaborations with highly regarded peer #libraries across the continent." http://ow.ly/R9MYQ

– Barbara I. Dewey,
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Penn State's University Libraries again have been recognized among the top research universities in North America, according to the recently released 2013-14 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Library Investment Index Rankings in the Chronicle of Higher Education. The University Libraries are listed 8th in the annual ranking, which provides a snapshot of each research library's size of its collections and capacity to provide services to stud...
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"We’re here to reaffirm our commitment of access to a quality education for every military student, military spouse and veteran learner. I feel that our goals are keenly aligned with the Marine Corps.” The new Penn State classroom on base at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego was unveiled Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. http://ow.ly/R9bKN
Penn State leaders dedicated the new classroom at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego during an on-base ceremony Aug. 18. The classroom is the University's first on a military base.
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“These awards are not only a source of pride for students, but they stand out on their resumes. To be a 21- or 22-year-old with an Emmy nomination or Emmy Award win is outstanding.” Four Penn State College of Communications programs are nominated in the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards. http://ow.ly/Rvikw
Four Penn State College of Communications student-produced programs have been nominated for 2015 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards in college/university production categories. Winners will be announced Sept. 19.
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Penn State is hosting 19 National Science Foundation graduate researchers in the 2015-16 academic year. #NSF http://ow.ly/RsrhK
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“Professor Millett’s work demonstrates the intersection of art, science and technology that explodes the traditional disciplinary boundaries." Penn State visual arts professor was one of only 17 resident artists in Gramalazzo, Italy this summer. http://ow.ly/R9b5a
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Donald Maurice, professor of viola at the Te Koki New Zealand School of Music, makes his way to the Penn State School of Music Aug. 27-28 with two lectures and a viola masterclass. http://ow.ly/RixYc
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Heard on Campus: Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of Pres. Dwight Eisenhower, at the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor anniversary event at Penn State. "I think it's extraordinary what happened here at Penn State. To be the first University reactor and to be part of the Atoms for Peace Program was a brave, bold move."
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As part of her work at Gettysburg National Military Park this summer, Penn State history major Ashley Miller created and performed a living history program based on the memoir and letters of a volunteer nurse who tended wounded soldiers after the battle. http://ow.ly/R91my
Penn State students working as interns at the Gettysburg battlefield are doing whatever it takes to help preserve and teach Civil War history, whether that means digging through mounds of old service records, searching for letters and artifacts from living descendants of ancestors who fought in the war, or dressing up like a 19th-century nurse.
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