This week's top stories from across Penn State:
GIVING TUESDAY: The University asked the Penn State community to show their Penn State pride during #GivingTuesday 2017, a national day to celebrate the power of giving back, and Penn Staters responded loudly and clearly with their support.
STRATEGIC PLAN: Through an innovative new funding process, Penn State is investing $2 million in its top strategic priorities, while simultaneously advancing the vital and transformative work of its faculty, staff and students across the University.
FIESTA BOWL: No. 9 Penn State will take on the No. 11 Washington Huskies at the Playstation Fiesta Bowl on Dec. 30.
TEENS' SLEEP PATTERNS: In a national study of urban teenagers, bio behavioral health researchers and colleagues found that high school start times after 8:30 a.m. were associated with later wake times and longer time in bed.
BYOB: A group of Penn State students is getting charged up by Project BYOB, or "Bring Your Own Bike," a student-driven initiative that is working to create an environmentally friendly transportation system by converting standard bicycles to electric.