Penn State Commonwealth Campuses Beaver, Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Hazleton, Greater Allegheny, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Scranton, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre and York will follow national movement among small conferences and push pause on play this fall due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Julie Stanton, associate professor of business at Penn State Brandywine, recently published a book called “Role-Play Simulations,” which provides instructors of all experience levels with frameworks for understanding role-play simulations and implementing them in their classes.
Penn State faculty and students are preparing to return to classrooms across the Commonwealth at the start of the fall semester. When they do, it will be to rooms equipped with technology to support teaching and learning in both in-person and online formats.
Penn State alumna Lauren Lomas, who earned her bachelor's degree in human development and family studies at the Brandywine campus in 2015, always saw herself working with children after graduation, until an opportunity with Kaleidoscope Family Solutions, Inc. became available.
University students and educators alike are grappling with turbulent times, and Penn State’s course on the “Art and Science of Human Flourishing” is well-positioned to help undergraduates to develop strategies for caring for themselves and others. Robert Roeser, Bennett Pierce Professor of Caring and Compassion, explored ways to adapt the course to current events, along with 23 colleagues from 10 Penn State campuses, University of Virginia and University of Wisconsin-Madison, during the morning of the 2nd Annual Human Flourishing Summer Teaching Institute, held on June 16 and 17 via Zoom.
Following a three-month comprehensive planning process, Penn State officials have determined that the University can meet or exceed the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s guidelines for colleges and universities, and look forward to welcoming back faculty, staff and students to resume on-campus, in-person classes and other activities this fall in a limited fashion.