PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



Sustainability Institute to Host Networking Event for Students

Penn State’s Sustainability Institute will host a student networking event on Wednesday, Nov. 5, starting at 4:30 p.m. on the Life Science Bridge.

The free event entitled, “Sustainability Unites!” is an effort by the institute to bring together sustainability-focused student groups in order to ignite environmental conversations. Students, especially those who are involved in sustainability-related clubs and organizations on campus, are invited to attend the two-hour event.

The focus of this semester’s event will be on shaping the new sustainability student portal to fit the needs of student groups and to help the groups with social media outreach. The event will also allow students to get to know SI better and explore what is available to sustainability-minded students.

“We want to hear from the students about what resources they need from us,” said Alex Novak, the Sustainability Institute’s communications director in a press release. “They are addressing sustainability challenges head on through entrepreneurship, philanthropy, service and outreach, and we’re here to support their efforts.”

The Sustainability Institute was created as part of the university’s mission of a “comprehensive integration of sustainability into the university’s research, teaching, outreach, and operations that prepares students, faculty, and staff to be sustainability leaders in their professional, personal, and civic lives.”

The Sustainability Institute has done just that, as it was recently honored with the 2014 Outstanding Higher Education Award from the National Recycling Coalition. With a plethora of upcoming events, including the 2014 Environmental Colloquium, both students and staff have an opportunity to meet and work together to continue making Penn State more sustainable.

About the Author

Bridget Markham

Bridget is a junior majoring in journalism with minors in Spanish and art history. She still hasn’t figured out what she wants to do with her life yet, hence the art history. Like the typical north Jersey native that she is, Bridget enjoys Bruce Springsteen, the Yankees, and the Jersey shore… and she refuses to acknowledge that she has an accent from her home state. She can usually be found at either Saint’s or Webster’s, and if not there, the hiking trails. You can contact her at [email protected]


More by Bridget

Freebies for Finals Week

With all of the freebies offered to students throughout next week, exam week doesn’t have to be as bad as you think. Check out this collection of stress-releasing activities and free goodies both downtown and on campus.

Camp Kesem Recruiting Students for Second Annual Camp Season

Trans-Siberian Orchestra to Return to State College


Max Sauve Commits To Penn State Hockey

Sauve originally committed to Vermont in 2015, but flipped to Penn State at the eleventh hour and will join the Nittany Lions next season.

Penn State Women’s Volleyball Releases 2018 Schedule

Penn State Hoops Alumnus Joonas Suotamo’s Journey To Becoming Chewbacca Featured On ESPN’s ‘E:60’

Evaluating Tony Carr’s Performance At The 2018 NBA Draft Combine

Penn State Hockey Commit Evan Bell Wins Clark Cup With USHL’s Fargo Force

Student Life

10 Questions With 2019 Class Gift Director Tom Beeby

Tom Beeby will serve as the 2019 Class Gift Executive Director.

Career Services To Launch Integrated Career Management & Recruiting Platform

Penn State Esports Wins Tespa Collegiate Hearthstone Championship

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Penn State Names Guadagnino Vice President For Administration

Guadagnino will continue to provide legal advice as associate general counsel in addition to his duties as vice president.

As Disciplinary Hearing Opens, Expert Says Baldwin Failed To Properly Represent Ex-Penn State Administrators

A Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board hearing began on Tuesday in Pittsburgh for former Penn State general counsel Cynthia Baldwin, who is accused of violating rules of professional conduct in her representation of former university administrators during the Jerry Sandusky investigation.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

10 Questions With 2019 Class Gift Director Tom Beeby

Tom Beeby will serve as the 2019 Class Gift Executive Director.

Send this to a friend