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The Multicultural Resource Center will host its 26th annual Senior Awards and Faculty/Staff Diversity Recognition Reception from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. April 6 in Robb Hall in the Hintz Family Alumni Center. The reception is a chance to honor faculty, staff and graduating seniors who have done a phenomenal job at promoting diversity and multiculturalism on campus.


A team of Penn State researchers is working with the National Park Service to measure and improve its impact on people’s health.


Penn State researchers have long understood the important connection between parks and health. A research article published in Preventing Chronic Disease, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s peer-reviewed journal, clarified this connection across a national sample of Americans.


An ambassador for the Original Harlem Globetrotters, Julian “Zeus” McClurkin met with undergraduate students enrolled in RPTM 370 Arena Management, a course held inside the Bryce Jordan Center, while promoting the Globetrotters' Feb. 12 game at the arena.


As Penn State’s professional golf management faculty, researchers and alumni gather this week at the annual PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida, they are teeing up fundraising for the expansion of Penn State’s Golf Teaching and Research Center


As Penn State’s professional golf management faculty, researchers and alumni gather this week at the annual PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida, they are teeing up fundraising for the expansion of Penn State’s Golf Teaching and Research Center


For Tariq Tongue and Shannon Hutchinson, both former Penn State athletes, their joint presence on a Royal Caribbean cruise is not due to a vacation coincidence. Instead, they are utilizing their Penn State degrees as employees of the same cruise line.


Penn State alumna Jennifer Newton is the first social scientist at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Her research assists managers as they plan for the future of the park.


Engagement in accessible and regular leisure pursuits can contribute to the health and well being of combat veterans, according to a Penn State study. Penn State researchers are studying leisure in the lives of married Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans as a first step to ultimately designing an intervention program for veterans returning home after deployment.


Pete Allison, associate professor for the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management and Shaver’s Creek at Penn State, recently discussed the concept of experiential learning at the annual Czech Philosophy of Sport Conference at Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic. In the conference keynote, Allison discussed the importance of educating for the “grande passion,” a powerful, internal motivation to learn and pursue one’s interests.