Penn State Greater Allegheny Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer Jacqueline Edmondson recently recognized students named to the fall 2020 dean’s list. The dean’s list recognizes the students who were enrolled full time and earned a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Penn State is planning a phased return over the summer semester to a full on-campus learning environment for fall 2021. The University’s priorities continue to be the health and well-being of its students, faculty, staff and local communities, and the plans for expanded in-person classes have the flexibility built in to quickly respond to changing pandemic conditions, if necessary.
The Mon Valley Launchbox has released a new podcast series called Launchcast that covers an array of different subjects for business owners, entrepreneurs, and start-ups. You can download the podcast for free via the Anchor App and the Spotify App on both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
During the first two weeks of in-person learning (Feb. 15 to Feb. 26), Penn State will conduct universal COVID-19 testing of all students who are taking in-person classes or who are taking a fully remote or online course load while living in Centre County or within a 20-mile radius of a Penn State campus.
As part of the University’s comprehensive testing strategy for the spring semester, all Penn State students must meet requirements for COVID-19 testing prior to their return or if they are already living in their campus community.
Penn State has developed a comprehensive spring 2021 COVID-19 testing strategy for all campuses that includes both required and voluntary testing during the remote learning period and the in-person portion of the spring semester.
Greater Allegheny employees and their circle of friends stepped up to support students who stayed in McKeesport Hall over the winter break. Community members provided gift cards, home cooked meals, games, and activities to make the break a little brighter.
Opioid-related drug overdose is a leading cause of death and injury in the United States. In this post, Penn State Greater Allegheny researcher Sandra Trappen discusses her study that asks questions about how social factors, including social isolation as a result of the pandemic, contribute to drug overdose.