The Campus Arts Initiative, a project of Penn State’s Strategic Planning Seed Grant program, has announced the first eight artist collaborators, which were selected from the more than 158 applicants who responded to a national open call.
The Sustainability Institute hosted the first of three forums at Penn State Beaver on May 7. Faculty, staff, students, and other leaders gathered to learn about the variety of activities, events, research and other programs taking place throughout the Commonwealth Campuses to advance the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals and the University's strategic plan.
With the University implementing a funding model to develop projects that align with Penn State’s 2016-2020 Strategic Plan, and following the success of the Sustainable Food Systems Program at University Park, a two-year, $158,000 seed grant was awarded in 2017 to pilot agriculture and food systems initiatives at the Beaver and Behrend campuses, in support of the plan’s priority to transform education.
Penn State's student farm is staffed by club members, interns, and student and community volunteers. Part of the Sustainable Food Systems Program, it offers experiential learning opportunities for students and supports the local community through education and outreach.
When the P and the B from Penn State Beaver’s iconic “chimney stack” entrance sign went missing, the campus called on Senior Engineering Instructor Jim Hendrickson and two of his students to find a fix.