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  • Actors, informally dressed, stand on a darkened stage in spotlights. Some use cell phones. In the foreground are people in front of blue computer screens, running the performance. A grey box with the words "Penn State Lives Here" sits in the lower left corner.

    Theatre of Change

    The all-student cast of "Blood at the Root" aren't afraid to talk about the play's emotionally charged themes, and they're taking the conversation international.

  • A group of happy Penn State students gather in conversation in a bright studio classroom.

    Thanks for Believing in our Future

    "For the Future," a historic, University-wide fundraising effort for Penn State students, exceeds its goal, raising $2.158 billion in private support.

  • Three cheerleaders cheer for the Penn State football team on the sideline of Beaver Stadium.

    Blue-White Weekend 2014

    Spring has sprung in Beaver Stadium. The Blue-White contest is a game, a party, a reunion, and a thank-you to the NIttany Lion faithful.

  • A female student stands in front of a red and white table display of #ISTstarup materials. She's talking to another woman, who's back is to the camera. A blue box with white text reading "Penn State Lives Here" is in the lower left corner.

    Business Dreams; Start-up Reality

    On April 7, trailblazing entrepreneurs and innovators will converge on the University Park campus for IST Start-up Week, where they'll share strategies for success with Penn State students.

  • Two Penn State students in a workshop. The woman in the foreground is guiding a piece of metal through a saw as a man looks on. In the lower left is a dark gray box with white text reading "Penn State Lives Here."

    Lunar Lion: Blast-Off 2015

    VIDEO: Penn State faculty and students are making history as the only university-led team in the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition, a race to put the first spacecraft on the moon in 35 years.

Energy engineering students conducting an energy audit at Kurtz Brothers in Clearfield, Pa.

Energy engineering students help local companies save on energy costs


A group of Penn State energy engineering students recently teamed with the University’s Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP) to conduct on-site energy audits for two Pennsylvania businesses as part of a senior research project. The audits are being used to help the companies save money by identifying ways to conserve energy and reduce waste in their industrial facilities.

Jill Garrigan-Fitness Class

How do college students stay fit and motivated?


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends adults exercise for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity a week coupled with strength training. How does that fit into a college student's schedule? Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics Fitness Program Coordinator Jill Garrigan has some tips for staying on track.