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Blazer of trails, taker of risks

PSU-LV 2018 commencement speaker, Kassie Hilgert, took a nontraditional path while attending PSU, allowing her to work full-time as she finished up her senior year. Now as President and CEO of ArtsQuest, it’s clear her choices set her up for success.
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Wrestling fans invited to an afternoon with Cael Sanderson in the Lehigh Valley

Cael Sanderson, Penn State's head wrestling coach, will be the special guest of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association on July 28 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Breinigsville. The event will include a tailgate-style buffet and a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit the Penn State Lehigh Valley scholarship fund.
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Golfers support student scholarships through Penn State Lehigh Valley tournament

Penn State Lehigh Valley hosted its largest golf outing to date at its sixth annual golf tournament on June 4 at Northampton Country Club in Easton. In all, 110 golfers participated in support of student scholarships at the campus. The event raised enough money to endow the newly established Penn State Lehigh Valley Golf Tournament Open Doors Scholarship.
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Teaching Writing and Literacy Certificate offered at Penn State Lehigh Valley

The Lehigh Valley Writing Project will offer a specialist certificate in teaching writing and literacy for educators from all content areas this fall. The 15-credit postbaccalaureate program is designed to afford educators deep study in all aspects of teaching literacy.

Penn State contracts with Metz Culinary Management for seven campuses

In an effort to consolidate multiple external food service contracts at seven of its Commonwealth Campuses, Penn State has awarded Metz Culinary Management a three-year food services contract to serve those locations.
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Research about CHANCE Cuba wins top prize at Undergraduate Research Exhibition

Two Penn State students explored Cuban ecosystems while on the CHANCE Cuba program.
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Penn State Lehigh Valley professor honored as 2018 Woman of Influence

Nichola D. Gutgold, professor of communication arts and sciences at Penn State Lehigh Valley, was honored by Lehigh Valley Business as a 2018 Woman of Influence, alongside 27 other Lehigh Valley women.
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Penn State Lehigh Valley invites high school students to Spend a Summer Evening

Penn State Lehigh Valley invites high school students and their families to “Spend a Summer Evening” at the Lehigh Valley campus to learn about Penn State’s admissions process, financial aid timeline and the more than 160 academic options that are available. The event will be held two evenings this summer on July 19 and Aug. 9.
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Penn State Lehigh Valley to offer SAT review course beginning late July

Two identical sessions of SAT review will be offered at the Lehigh Valley campus from July 30 to Aug. 9.
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Lehigh Valley campus officially launches ‘A Greater Penn State’ campaign locally

PPL CEO Bill Spence hosted the Blue & White luncheon on May 23 at the PPL Center, and announced a personal gift to the campaign
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Penn State promotions in academic rank, effective July 1, 2018

The following is a list of academic promotions for tenured and tenure-line faculty members at Penn State, effective July 1.