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Integrative Studies Seed Grants awarded to faculty across University

The Office for General Education has announced this year’s seed grants to support the development of Integrative Studies courses. The awarded proposals are representative of a wide range of academic disciplines, and include proposals from faculty at Penn State campuses across the Commonwealth.
Cassandra Miller-Butterworth and two students transfer liquid into beaker.

Beaver biology professor is the star of a book published by local fifth-graders

Two fifth-graders from Baden Academy turned to leading bat expert, Penn State Beaver Associate Professor of Biology Cassandra Miller-Butterworth, for help in writing a book about bats.
Cassandra Miller-Butterworth and two students transfer liquid into beaker.

Cassandra Miller-Butterworth Baden Academy students

Beaver Associate Professor of Biology Cassandra Miller-Butterworth agreed to consult on and star in a book about bats, written by Baden Academy fifth-graders Kaitlyn Desrochers, center, and Kennedi Emery, left.

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Penn State invests $2 million to support strategic priorities

Through an innovative new funding process, Penn State is investing $2 million in its top strategic priorities, while simultaneously advancing the vital and transformative work of its faculty, staff and students across the University.

Graduates of Middle East environmental studies institute to speak at Beaver

Graduates of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, a leading research program in the Middle East where students develop the skills needed to help solve pressing environmental issues, will speak at Penn State Beaver on Oct. 19. The public is welcome to attend.
Map of Sustainable Communities programs at Penn State campuses

Sustainability community program expands across Commonwealth with PepsiCo funds

Five Penn State campuses have been awarded PepsiCo Challenge Mini Grants to expand community engagement efforts through Penn State’s Sustainable Communities Collaborative (SCC). Penn State Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Behrend and Brandywine will take part in a three-year pilot program to expand the SCC to Penn State communities outside of University Park.
A Beaver student picks a tomato from a plant.

Beaver campus garden helps to feed the community

The summer harvest from Penn State Beaver's campus garden has been donated to the Salvation Army to feed those in need.
A Beaver student picks a tomato from a plant.

Beaver community garden

Beaver student Marney Haddad plucks ripe tomatoes from the campus garden. The produce is donated to the Salvation Army.

An aerial view of the construction of an enthane cracker plant.

September speaker series to focus on county’s economy and environment

Penn State Beaver plans to explore the topics of ethane cracking, coal ash collection and hydraulic fracturing in its three-part Beaver County Economic and Environmental Development Speaker Series.
Boxes of food sit on the floor of the food bank warehouse.

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Beaver sophomore Katie Stanley and freshman Rachael Cummings, who will lead the campus' food rescue program, visited the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank distribution warehouse as part of their research.