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Caroline Rosini, a Penn State senior studying English with a minor in environmental inquiry, during the fall semester studied Cape Cod through literature and in person for English 181B: Adventure Literature Exploring Cape Cod. "For me, a Penn State student who has tried to nurture her two academic interests — writing and the environment — English 181B was a perfect fit," she said.

The College of Health and Human Development announced recipients of its 2017 Faculty and Staff Awards. A reception honoring the awardees was held Nov. 15 in the Bennett Pierce Living Center in Henderson Building at Penn State University Park.

The College of Health and Human Development recognizes the 2017-18 Teaching Excellence Award recipients.

At the age of 24, after serving four years active duty and two tours in Iraq as a combat engineer with the U.S. Army, Andrew Artz found himself sitting in his first classes as one of 2,200 adult and veteran learners who enroll at Penn State's University Park campus each year.

As part of Penn State’s ongoing effort to develop academic and research partnerships around the world, the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management and Outward Bound Oman have committed to a collaborative relationship with a signing at University Park and at a royal ceremony in Muscat, Oman.

At University Park and around the world, Penn State students are actively involved in research that supports health and human development.

For Timothy Farrell, who graduated from Penn State with a degree in recreation, park and tourism management, there is something special about seeing someone truly experience nature for the first time. As interpretive park ranger with the National Park Service at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, a unit of Gateway National Recreation Area just outside of New York City, Farrell interacts with visitors to help facilitate their understanding of the wildlife refuge through interpretive walks, group programs and other public programming.

Earlier this year, two groups of Penn State alumni embarked on a journey to explore “The Wolves of Yellowstone” with faculty members in the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management.

At Penn State, the Department of English and Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management offer an immersive adventure that enhances students’ appreciation of the natural world and understanding of how nature, culture and recreation are intertwined.

The College of Health and Human Development Alumni Society will honor its 2017 award winners during the College of Health and Human Development Alumni Society Board Awards Dinner.