Twelve Penn State Behrend faculty members have been promoted and will begin the fall semester with a new academic rank. The promotions reflect their success in the classroom and in their other work at the college.
Melanie Hetzel-Riggin, a professor of psychology at Penn State Behrend, was teaching a course on trauma and resiliency when COVID-19 plunged the class into a real-life case study. “We are by nature pack animals,” she said. “We form social groups as a means of survival, and we literally cannot do that right now.”
Some people make it a goal to visit every state or capital. Steven Miller, associate director of Housing and Food Services at Penn State Behrend, is working on a more unique challenge: He's visiting the private residence of every U.S. president.
The 31st season of Music at Noon: The Logan Series will be postponed until Penn State Behrend’s spring semester, due to the coronavirus and state and University restrictions on indoor gatherings. A revised schedule of performances will be released as soon as details are available.
The College of Nursing simulation faculty presented a timely webinar titled "Simulation During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Maintaining Safety and Quality" in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on teaching and learning with simulation. The purpose of the webinar was to highlight key safety and infection control considerations for faculty and students when returning to and reopening simulation laboratories.
Ed Auslander, the retired president and chief executive officer of LORD Corporation, has endowed an early career professorship at Penn State Behrend. The gift will honor the late faculty member Chester "Chet" L. Wolford.
With schools out and summer camps canceled, many parents are in a pinch: How do you socially distance your kids’ schedules without surrendering the entire summer to Fortnite? Melanie Ford, director of Youth Education Outreach at Penn State Behrend, has some suggestions.
Five business leaders will serve as Executives in Residence at Penn State Behrend’s Black School of Business during the 2020-21 academic year. Each will bring industry perspective and expertise to the classroom environment, and to student research and networking efforts.