Liberal Arts

College of the Liberal Arts Staff Newsletter – January

Now accepting You Rock Award nominations

The Staff Advisory Committee is now accepting nominations for the You Rock Award. This award was created as a way to recognize and honor unusual dedication and outstanding contributions by the staff members in the College of the Liberal Arts. If you know someone who fits this criteria, fill out the short nomination form here.

Staff coffee hour

All staff in the College of the Liberal Arts were invited to an informal gathering on Jan. 19 to connect with people from across the college. Thank you to those who attended. Keep an eye out for more upcoming events hosted by the Staff Advisory Committee in the next couple months.

LionPath weekly support begins

Penn State employees have been invited to discuss what is needed in LionPath. The first meeting of this group took place on Jan. 9. The Weekly Support Group will continue to take place on Mondays from 1-3 p.m. in 64 Willard. The recording from the 1/9/17 meeting is now available on the LAUS Forum:

New look for

The official resource for all things Canvas at Penn State,, has a new look. Read more on the LAUS Forum:

Canvas returns to WebAccess on Jan. 25

At 6 a.m. Jan. 25, the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology (OPVIT) will move Canvas back to WebAccess authentication. Canvas had been switched to an alternate authentication method on Aug. 22, 2016. Users logging in to Canvas after the move will be prompted to either log in to WebAccess with their Penn State user ID and password or will enter Canvas directly via single sign-on if they have a currently active WebAccess session. Please contact with any questions.

New online form for U.Ed. requests

The Office of Strategic Communications in the College of the Liberal Arts has created a website to house information about the University Editor (U.Ed.) process, visual identity, social media, and more. From now on, U.Ed. requests should be submitted through this website. If you create and/or distribute promotional materials for your unit, please familiarize yourself with this site:

New staff

We welcome all new staff members, including Stephen Moczydlowski, Mary Weaver, Michelle Tynan, Teresa Yost, Cameron Duval, Ryan Antion, Mary Kilcoyne, Connie Berger, Lois Rice, Amber Jacobs, Allison Mitchell, Marielena De Araujo-Greecher, Courtney Confer, Carina Brungard, Karla Altenburg-Caldwell, Mark Williams, and James Hughes. We invite new staff to visit our website for resources that may help you navigate the College of the Liberal Arts and Penn State.

Submit your news

We are asking staff to submit their own content, such as information about upcoming college or department events, development opportunities for staff, and networking events. We’re also looking for information about each department, so feel free to submit interesting things about your department that makes it unique within the University. You can submit your information on the Staff Advisory Committee’s website:

If you’re interested in becoming a member of the Liberal Arts Staff Advisory Committee, please email Rob Peeler at

Last Updated January 20, 2017