Penn State Brandywine recently gained designation from Campus Pride as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning-friendly (LGBTQ) university. The campus becomes one of only 10 universities and colleges from across Pennsylvania granted this classification.
Starting this summer, Penn State is piloting a program designed to provide freshmen at seven campuses the opportunity to earn scholarships while taking classes, working and developing a support network. Called “Pathway to Success: Summer Start Program” or PaSSS, the program is aimed at providing financial and educational support to students, while at the same time helping them graduate on time.
Penn State Brandywine recently received certification from the Pennsylvania State Master Gardeners to be a Pennsylvania Pollinator Friendly Garden. This comes after the White House announced the first national strategy to promote the health of pollinators.
In just its second year in existence, the Penn State Brandywine women’s softball team recently claimed its first Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) Championship after a hard-fought 11-8 victory against Penn State Hazleton.
Kimberly Bowen, an upcoming junior at Penn State, recently received the Council on Undergraduate Research - Geosciences Division (GeoCUR) Award for Excellence in Student Research for her work establishing four Picture Post Project locations at Penn State Brandywine.
For 25 years, Penn State Brandywine's Commission for Women has recognized outstanding female students, faculty and staff during its annual luncheon by naming them Women of the Year. The event, held during Women's History Month, serves as an occasion for the Brandywine community to celebrate the accomplishments of women on campus.
Susan Fredricks, chair of the commission and associate professor of communication arts and sciences, announced the honorees at the event.
Each year, Penn State Brandywine welcomes a number of distinguished speakers to campus, and this year is no exception. Brandywine will host four speakers who will discuss a variety of topics including the ever-changing weather of the Philadelphia region, foreign affairs, how science and art mix, and geometric patterns found in nature.
For Penn State students across the Commonwealth, a one-year fundraising effort to support families in their fight against pediatric cancer culminated this past weekend (Feb. 21-22) in a 46-hour no-sleeping, no-sitting dance marathon at University Park.