Penn State Behrend graduate Olivia Dubin could not attend the college's May 3 commencement ceremony because she is completing an internship in Germany. Dubin, who earned a degree in plastics engineering technology, used one of the college's robots to participate in the program remotely.
Ashley and Dewey Traini stand in front of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy during a Penn State New Kensington spring break trip in 2006. Dewey, who met Ashley at the campus in 2003, would also propose to her during that same trip.
A delegation from three Pittsburgh-area Penn State campuses — including Beaver, Greater Allegheny and New Kensington — will visit two universities in Europe this summer to foster global partnerships and expand the Experiential Digital Global Engagement, or EDGE, program.
A delegation from Penn State's western campuses stopped at the Catholic University in Lille, France. Pictured here, left to right, are: Céline Blondeau, vice dean of management, economics, and sciences at Catho Lille; Bernice Cerasaro, assistant teaching professor in business at Penn State Greater Allegheny; Yang Xu, associate professor of business at Penn State New Kensington; Dan Smith, assistant teaching professor of business at Penn State Beaver; and Véronique Flambard, rising vice dean at Catho, Lille.
After spending Martin Luther King Jr. Day 60 miles from campus volunteering at nonprofit organizations in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Penn State New Kensington students are extending their sphere of influence and spending spring break week 1,700 miles from campus performing community service projects in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
To celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month, Pittsburgh filmmaker Chris Mason visits Penn State New Kensington on Sept. 27 in Café 780 for a presentation on the ties between Pittsburgh and Cuba. Mason will talk about the contributions of African heritage to Cuban culture.
About three quarters of Penn State Beaver students are from the area and commute to campus. Weeklong study abroad trips are a way to encourage travel, challenge world views and broaden perspectives while minimizing time and cost.