Penn State University Police Deputy Chief Dale Osenbach recently graduated from Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety following the completion of an extensive, in-residence program that provides advanced leadership training specific to law enforcement. Osenbach is the deputy chief for Penn State police stations in the Southeast District, which includes the Abington, Berks, Brandywine and Great Valley campuses.
Margaret “Peggy” Signorella, distinguished professor of psychology and women’s, gender and sexuality studies, has been awarded the Sue Rosenberg Zalk Award for Distinguished Service for the Society for the Psychology of Women from the American Psychological Association.
Plans for Penn State’s Spring 2021 semester, announced Oct. 4, include a later start in January; continuation of the current flexible instructional modes, including in-person; the elimination of spring break; and completion of instruction for all undergraduate and graduate students by April 30. The University will maintain its observance of Martin Luther King Jr. day on Jan. 18 for students and faculty, when no classes will be held and Dr. King’s legacy will be celebrated through a number of virtual events.
Penn State’s international student population covers the entire world — quite literally. More than 10,000 international students from 140 countries and six continents attend Penn State each year. Their experience with the new remote learning is unique — and many times challenging.
Penn State Commonwealth Campuses Beaver, Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Scranton, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre and York will follow national movement among small conferences and push basketball competition to the spring semester due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Penn State released its preliminary coronavirus testing results for the period of Sept. 18 to 24 on its COVID-19 dashboard today (Sept. 25). Among students tested at the University Park campus whose test results have been received, Penn State received 418 positive results from its on-demand testing and 19 positive results from its random testing program.
Nearly 30 Penn State Brandywine students recently took part in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) Fiercest Competitor challenge — a strategic case competition that drives creativity, strategy and teamwork in a consulting landscape.