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Parks and People: Conservation of Nature and Community is a six-week interdisciplinary study abroad summer program offered through the College of Arts and Architecture and College of Health and Human Development. The goal of the program is to give students an opportunity to confront local environmental conservation and human development challenges through applied research and design projects that correspond to their programs of study at Penn State.


The public has given a cautious yellow light to park sponsorships, according to a recently published Penn State study.


A pair of All-Americans from Penn State’s two NCAA championship teams this year — wrestler Zain Retherford and women's soccer standout Raquel Rodriguez — have been selected as the Nittany Lions’ Male and Female Student-Athletes of the Year for 2015-16.


The Penn State University Libraries recently announced the results of the 2016 Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award. The annual competition, sponsored by the University Libraries in partnership with the Schreyer Honors College, includes a review of the submitted theses by a faculty jury and a public oral presentation by the students chosen as finalists, and provides an opportunity to fully appreciate the academic quality of Penn State students and the depth of their undergraduate research.


Susan Spear, director of the U.S. Forest Service's Wilderness and Wild & Scenic Rivers programs in Washington, D.C., recently spoke to Penn State students and faculty members about the 110-year-old agency’s history and future.


The “Putt, Chip and Dip” event at the Penn State Golf Course was the result of a collaboration between hospitality management and PGA golf management programs to provide students with an opportunity to try out the skills they learned in the classroom. The goal was to prepare students for upcoming internships and jobs in their fields of study.


It’s not everyday that college students stand in front of corporate executives and pitch a detailed plan to improve an aspect of an already successful business. However, Penn State students often have such real-world opportunities, including those enrolled in Resort Recreation Practicum in the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management.


Penn State students recently showcased their event-planning skills at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference, a large event in Washington, D.C., where multiple presidential candidates and other high-profile political figures offered remarks. In all, 15 students studying hospitality management and recreation, park, and tourism management, attended the conference, which featured 20,000 attendees.


Penn State students recently showcased their event-planning skills at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference, a large event in Washington, D.C., where multiple presidential candidates and other high-profile political figures offered remarks. In all, 15 students studying hospitality management and recreation, park, and tourism management, attended the conference, which featured 20,000 attendees.


During the Maple Harvest Festival and Pancake Breakfast at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, visitors can enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast while learning about the maple sugaring process from tree to table. The festival will be held at Shaver’s Creek on March 19 and 20 from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.