As the outbreak of the novel coronavirus grows internationally and across the country, Penn State is urging its faculty, staff and students to be vigilant and to continue to exercise good judgment to stay as safe as possible. In addition to the risk to their personal health, travelers should be aware of the elevated risk to other members of the community — including individuals with compromised immune systems and the elderly — should they become infected and return to campus.
Penn State Executive Vice President and Provost Nicholas P. Jones has shared a message updating the University community on steps being taken to monitor the evolving worldwide coronavirus outbreak and prepare for the safety and well-being of students, faculty, staff and visitors.
The start of fall semester at Penn State Abington marks, for many students, the start of their first time living on their own, and with independence comes the need for personal responsibility for one’s own safety and security.
After nearly 20 years of distinguished service to Penn State Berks, University Police Deputy Chief Kevin Rudy will retire on Aug. 31, 2019. His retirement is the culmination of nearly 40 years in law enforcement.
Erin Bergner, a Penn State Abington junior, is motivated, to say the least: She carries extra courses so she can graduate early, works in a faculty research lab, and holds down another part-time job. And all the while she is managing her recovery from opioid addiction and telling her story on ShareYourOpioidStory.com to help reduce stigma and support others in the grip of addiction. "We're not just a statistic, we're individuals with hopes, dreams and struggles," said Bergner.