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High schoolers learn community and future readiness at Commonwealth Campuses

Allegheny County high school students are learning essential skills through the Penn State Commonwealth Campuses Community and Future Workshop Series made possible through a partnership with the Readiness Institute (RI) at Penn State and funding from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation. The $100,000 grant from the Benedum Foundation will support 40 Community and Future Workshops across four campuses in southwestern Pennsylvania: Penn State Beaver; Penn State Fayette, the Eberly Campus; Penn State Greater Allegheny and Penn State New Kensington.

University Health Services urges precautions against monkeypox

Penn State University Health Services (UHS) is encouraging students to protect themselves against monkeypox in light of cases in Pennsylvania and nationally. Monkeypox is a viral infection primarily spread through prolonged close contact. It is not a sexually transmitted infection (STI), and anybody can be at risk, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.

Commonwealth Campus websites receive modern look, comprehensive update

A new look and feel will greet visitors to Penn State’s Commonwealth Campus websites beginning June 21. The refreshed websites, which apply to each of the University’s Commonwealth Campuses, are the result of in-depth research on user needs and best practices, resulting in modern, mobile-friendly and engaging sites that highlight the power of Penn State’s campus communities.
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Digital Foundry at New Kensington celebrates grand opening

University leadership, along with state, regional and local officials, joined to celebrate the grand opening of the Digital Foundry at New Kensington on June 1. The new facility in downtown New Kensington is a partnership between Penn State New Kensington and the Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland.