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Students stand with homeowners outside a Houston residence damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

Penn State students spend break renovating Texas homes damaged by hurricane

More than 100 students from six Penn State campuses spent spring break in Texas, cleaning out homes that were damaged by Hurricane Harvey. "It's easy to repair a house," one said. "It's not as easy to put a home back together."
Two Penn State Behrend students remove a damaged section of wall from a home in Houston.

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Two dozen students from Penn State Behrend joined others from five different Penn State campuses to clean homes in Texas that had been damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

A group of Penn State Behrend students stand with the owners of a Houston home damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

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One hundred students from six Penn State campuses spent their spring break in Texas, gutting homes that were damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

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14 Penn Staters honored with Alumni Fellow Award

The Penn State Alumni Association will recognize 14 graduates on Oct. 4 with the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Alumni Association.
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Penn State’s NSF I-Corps program seeks applications by Sept. 15 and Oct. 15

The National Science Foundation has joined in supporting Penn State’s goal of taking more of its discoveries to market by awarding Penn State a five-year, $500,000 Innovation Corps (I-Corps) grant to establish the Invent Penn State I-Corps Site in collaboration with Ben Franklin Technology Partner’s TechCelerator, Happy Valley LaunchBox, and Invent Penn State’s Innovation Hubs.
Penn State Behrend graduate Wes Hall holds the Lace-N-Lock shoe-tying device.

Wes Hall

Wes Hall, a 2017 graduate of Penn State Behrend, developed the Lace-N-Lock device, which allows people with mobility issues to tighten their shoes without having to bend down and touch the laces.

Helen Mendenhall, center, stands with Patrick Kress, left, and Alex Laffey during Penn State Behrend's Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trip to Oakland last semester.

Penn State Behrend student relishes opportunity to give back during service trip

Service and volunteering have always been a big part of the Helen Mendenhall’s life. Those interests helped her quickly find her niche when she enrolled at Penn State Behrend this past fall.
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Penn State Behrend student collects thousands of bottles of water for Flint

Seun Babalola, a sophomore political science major at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, collected more than 3,000 bottles and raised $308 to assist the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. The bottles will be delivered in early April to Mission of Hope, a church and food bank in the Flint area.
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Penn State World Campus most recognized in U.S. News’ online programs rankings

Penn State World Campus has been recognized as a high-quality online institution by U.S. News and World Report.
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'Good Food Revolution' comes to Penn State Behrend

Will Allen operates Growing Power, the nation's preeminent urban farm. He will discuss his work there, and his book, "The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People and Communities," when the Speaker Series at Penn State Behrend resumes Nov. 9.