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2014-07-10 23:10:42

Penn State for the first time this summer is hosting a Summer Academy for high school students from across Pennsylvania who are blind or visually impaired. The free program runs from July 13 to August 1. University Park, PA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Imagine venturing across a high-ropes course for the first time, balancing on cables two stories above the ground. Now imagine doing it if you were blind. A high-ropes course is just one of many challenges on tap this summer for students...

2014-04-23 23:06:04

Thanks to a strong relationship between The Penn State Center: Engaging Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, more than two dozen Penn State undergraduate and graduate students will contribute artwork to the visual art exhibition, “Digital Hand,” at 709 Penn Gallery in Pittsburgh from April 25 to May 25. University Park, PA (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 The shelves in Brooks Oliver’s workspace are filled with dozens of ceramic pieces – a semester’s worth of graduate-level...

2013-12-05 23:30:34

Information adults need to make decisions about their education is easy to find at Penn State’s streamlined user-friendly website for prospective adults and current adult students, whether they want to take classes at a Penn State campus or online through the World Campus. University Park, PA (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 Adults age 25 and older are returning to school in growing numbers. The National Center for Education Statistics projects these enrollments will rise 20 percent to 10.7...

Word of the Day
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'