Weekly Wrap: #GivingTuesday; Strategic plan investment; Fiesta Bowl

A look back at the top stories for the week of Dec. 3

Percussionist Stephen Fleming, graduate student in Penn State's School of Music, performed at Mosaic, an annual concert at Eisenhower Auditorium that showcases outstanding soloists and ensembles from the School of Music. Credit: Stephanie Swindle Thomas / Penn StateCreative Commons

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.

Last Updated December 07, 2017