For the past three years, WPSU, Penn State University Park’s local NPR and PBS affiliate station, and the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP) have collaborated to host the statewide Inc.U undergraduate student startup competition. The competition culminates in the six finalists competing head-to-head on the live “Shark Tank-style” TV show, "The Investment."
On Nov. 12, students in Penn State Altoona’s communications degree program visited the WTAJ television studio in Altoona. Students attended the live 6 p.m. news broadcast in the control room, allowing them to see how the people behind the scenes produce a live show.
Penn State faculty Andrea McCloskey and Sam Tanner are quite serious about the often comedic artform of improv. They are two of the four founders of Happy Valley Improv, and behind the performative emotions the two are whittling away at how their artform can serve to transform teaching in the classroom.
Emily McQuigg, left, Madison Sedilko, second from left and Holly Pringle, far right, pose with the Nittany Lion before spring commencement at Penn State New Kensington. The three graduates will earn their associate degree in radiological sciences from the campus, which is one of only two campuses at the University offering the specialized and accredited degree program focusing on x-ray. A full gallery from Penn State New Kensington's spring commencement activities can be found on the campus Facebook page.