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Three Penn State students repair bicycles at the Sisters of St. Joseph Neighborhood Network bike warehouse.

Penn State campuses partner on MLK Day service projects

Students from six Penn State campuses, including Penn State Behrend, participated in public service projects in Erie on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. They repaired bicycles, ran bingo games and sorted clothes at a community shelter.
MaryEllen Higgins answers a student’s question in class.

Restoring Africa’s forgotten films

Several classics of African cinema have been lost, discarded or forgotten. MaryEllen Higgins, associate professor of English at Penn State Greater Allegheny, attended the Africa in Motion Film Festival in Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scotland, where she presented on the importance of restoring Africa’s cinema archives.
Students bag a thanksgiving meal for a community member.

Repurposing to make a difference

As part of new campus initiatives to combat clothing and food insecurities in the Pittsburgh region, Greater Allegheny campus has opened Free Store 15132 to provide community members with necessities at no cost. The store will be managed by students through volunteer work, providing them with valuable real-world experiences.
Verónica Montecinos teaches her sociology of gender course.

Professor publishes book on women in executive office

Professor of Sociology Verónica Montecinos’s edited volume of “Women Presidents and Prime Ministers in Post-Transition Democracies” analyzes the cultural, institutional and policy dimensions of the ascent of women to executive power. The book includes several theoretical chapters and eight country studies in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, and Latin America.
James Jaap reads Willa Cather in his office in front of book shelf

Greater Allegheny's James Jaap elected to Willa Cather foundation board

James Jaap, associate teaching professor of English at Penn State Greater Allegheny, has recently been elected to a three-year term on the Willa Cather Foundation Board of Governors.
Johnathan White interviews Dr. Michael Eric Dyson on stage at Crossing Bridges: A Summit

Heard on Campus: Michael Eric Dyson

Building Bridges: A Summit brought together Greater Allegheny campus neighbors, community leaders and students to open up dialogue on how the campus can play a role in bridging racial divides in the region.
 Greater Allegheny campus students reveal donation total at this year’s All That’s Jazz scholarship benefit on October 14th.

Greater Allegheny travels to the 1920s with 'All That’s Jazz'

Faculty, students, staff and honored guests enjoyed an evening of jazz, delicious food and investing in the futures of Greater Allegheny students at the 14th annual "All That’s Jazz" scholarship event.
Students Pedro Escobar and Marcos Lopez collect a donation from Dash Phuyel in a can wrapped in a drawing of the Puerto Rican flag outside of Café Metro.

'Puerto Rico se levanta'

“Puerto Rico se levanta” is the phrase serving as inspiration as the island begins to rebuild, translating to “Puerto Rico rises.” Puerto Rican students at Greater Allegheny campus are spearheading a collection for Hurricane Maria victims in coordination with Brother’s Brother Foundation and the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Before the NAMIWalks 5K, the Greater Allegheny campus team stopped for a photo. Pictured: Back row: Erin Kendall, Steven Hayes, Payton Burnsworth, Marino Swanson, Natalie DiGuillo, Michael Edmondson. Center row: Barbara Kendall, Camille Mickle, Winter Holmes, Jackson Buchko, Elizabeth Mazur, Livia Bodner, Jacqueline Edmondson. Front row: Melissa Turner, Ke’ira Williams.

Psych club donates to Pittsburgh mental health efforts

For the fourth year, Psychological Association of Greater Allegheny students organized a NAMIWalks team. This event kicks off a year of community-based club initiatives, such as the upcoming Middle School Mentor Program.
Lion Plaza in autumn

Penn State MBA in Cranberry Township to hold two information sessions

Penn State’s part-time master of business administration degree program in Pittsburgh will host two fall events for prospective students Oct. 16 and 26.

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