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Todd Davis, professor of English and environmental studies, has had his fourth book of poems published by Michigan State University Press.
A trio of former Penn State football student-athletes have been selected to the National Football Foundation's Hampshire Honor Society for the 2012 season. Seniors Mike Farrell (Pittsburgh), Pete Massaro (Newtown Square) and Matt Stankiewitch (Orwigsburg) were selected for the honor. Penn State's three honorees were tied for second-highest among Big Ten Conference institutions.
The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) named junior Austin Kaut (Morton, Pa.) to its All-America First Team on Thursday, the first time a Nittany Lion earned first-team honors in 73 years. By virtue of his first-team honor, Kaut earned the Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Award, which is presented annually to the nation's top goalie in college lacrosse.
Bill O'Brien will tee it up alongside host Patrick Chambers with one lucky foursome at the 17th Annual Coaches vs. Cancer Golf Tournament, Friday, May 31, at the Penn State Blue and White Golf Courses. The pairing of the Penn State football and men's basketball coaches highlights a strong field of celebrity captains that will be among approximately 300 golfers and 60 groups participating in the event that will push CVC-Penn State past the $2 million mark in total funds raised since the organization's inception in 1996.
Penn State Great Valley will present a screening of the award-winning documentary “YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, in The Conference Center, 30 E. Swedesford Road, Malvern.
Coming off its 15th Big Ten championship overall and a 33-3 record in 2012, the Penn State's women's volleyball team is looking forward to another strong campaign in 2013 and Thursday (May 23) announced it's schedule for the upcoming season. Russ Rose and his squad host two tournaments in Rec Hall, will travel to Austin for the Nike Volleyball Big Four Tournament and have a packed conference slate once again to challenge the team.
Former Penn State Lady Lion Gizelle Studevent (La Jolla, Calif.) has added the title of author to her resume with the printing of her book "Bridges," which is on sale now at Amazon.com. The 278-page book was written during Studevent's time at Penn State and shares her personal journey that includes overcoming near-fatal car accident and a battle against bullying in high school to become a community leader and the creator of anti-bullying program Penn State Athletes Take Action (PSATA).
Pennsylvania College of Technology is offering two medical assistant programs beginning in mid-September at the Main Campus in Williamsport and at the North Campus in Wellsboro.
Penn State Lady Lion sophomore center Candice Agee (Victorville, Calif.) has been selected to the USA Basketball Women's U19 World Championships Team after a weekend at the USA Basketball Trials in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Penn State Lady Lion basketball coach Coquese Washington has been elected as vice president/president-elect of the Executive Committee for the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years. She will automatically succeed Florida State's Sue Semrau as president in 2015-16 for a two-year term.
A total of 41 Nittany Lion track and field standouts have been accepted into the NCAA Eastern Preliminary Round competition, announced by national office on Tuesday (May 21). The competition, which serves as the qualifying round for the NCAA Finals, is set for May 23-25 in Greensboro, N.C.
This summer, high school students will have the opportunity to explore future careers and let their imaginations soar at a variety of educational and fun camps at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus.
Head men’s hockey coach Guy Gadowsky will join the 2013 Penn State Coaches Caravan Thursday, May 9, during stops at Penn State DuBois and Pittsburgh. The luncheon in DuBois will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the reception in Pittsburgh will begin at 6 p.m. on the final day of the Caravan.
The 15-time Big Ten Champion and 2012 NCAA runner-up Penn State women's soccer team announced its 19-game schedule for the 2013 season. The slate features eight teams that participated in the 2012 NCAA Tournament and 10 games that will be played at Jeffrey Field.
Former Penn State women's lacrosse standout and four-time All-American Michele DeJuliis has been elected to the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, US Lacrosse announced Wednesday (May 22).
Penn State men's lacrosse co-captains Travis Crane (Parkville, Md.) and Jack Forster (Jenkintown, Pa.) will participate in the 72nd edition of the USILA/LAXWORLD Division I-II North-South Game on Friday (May 24). The all-star contest featuring seniors from around the country will be played at Cabrini College's Edith Robb Dixon Field at 5:30 p.m.
Penn State men's lacrosse senior midfielder Nick Dolik (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) was named a Scholar All-American by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) on Wednesday (May 22) morning. Dolik is the seventh Nittany Lion to achieve the recognition and the second under head coach Jeff Tambroni.
Penn State men's soccer took the first steps toward defending its 2012 Big Ten regular-season championship Tuesday (May 21) afternoon, announcing the squad's 2013 schedule. The Nittany Lions' 20-game slate features seven NCAA tournament qualifiers from 2012 and 10 matches on home turf at Jeffrey Field.
The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team, under the guidance of head coach Cael Sanderson, continued to collect national laurels with the announcement of the NWCA's (National Wrestling Coaches Association) National All-Academic First Team. The 2013 NCAA Champions have four NWCA first team Academic All-Americans as the squad placed in the top 10 in total team GPA.
Two of Penn State's top student-athletes will receive prestigious NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarships, the Association announced Tuesday (May 21). Gymnast Scott Rosenthal (Clearfield, Pa.) and wrestler Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.) were each honored with the award, which carries a $7,500 scholarship for postgraduate study at the university or professional school of the student-athletes choice.