Weekly Wrap: Barron blog; Earth Day; Learfield Cup

A look back at the top stories for the week of April 9

Penn Stater Christine Vento shows off her freshly planted pansy she picked out at Ag Day on April 12. The celebration took place on the Berkey Creamery lawn from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Credit: Christie Clancy / Penn StateCreative Commons

A look at this week's top stories from across Penn State:

PRESIDENT'S BLOG: Despite years of efforts to address the problems plaguing Greek-letter organizations, including excessive drinking, hazing and sexual assaults, Penn State President Eric Barron writes in his latest blog post how troubling behavior persists.

EARTH DAY: Events across Penn State's campuses are celebrating Earth Day throughout April.

LEARFIELD CUP: Penn State's athletic teams helped the University to remain at a No. 5 ranking in the second winter sports compilation of the Learfield Directors' Cup standings.

SCIENCE EXPO: The Blue-White Science Expo on April 22 will offer the community a chance to show their support for research while learning about the newest work from research faculty.

ONLINE PERSONAS: A research team is theorizing that people create different personas as part of a desire to fit within the distinctive culture or etiquette of each social media website.

EXERCISE ADDICTION: Penn State researchers look into whether it is possible for people to become addicted to exercise.

DUAL-TITLE DEGREE: The food science graduate program will offer the International Agriculture and Development dual-title degree, a course of study that will provide students with international perspectives and expertise to strengthen their primary graduate degree.

CAFÉ RAVE: The Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association offered a rave review for Penn State hospitality management students who hosted a luncheon for the organization at Café Laura, the School of Hospitality Management's "living lab" in Mateer Building.

Last Updated April 13, 2017