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November 28, 2012

When you're closely involved with something, it's easy to take for granted how good it is. But for junior Veronica Pasi, spending 10 weeks last summer managing invasive species as part of a hands-on internship in Illinois's Glacial Park provided a new appreciation for her Penn State education....

November 8, 2012

Allison Hoover didn't quite know what she was getting herself into last spring when she traveled to Costa Rica with Penn State's Spanish for Agricultural Sciences program. The Agricultural and Extension Education major went with 10 other Penn State students to the city of Turrialba to learn the Spanish language and explore the diverse agriculture ...

October 10, 2012

You gotta love it when a plan comes together ... Robert Caccese always knew he wanted to attend law school to study environmental law, but he felt it would be beneficial to focus on something else as an undergraduate student. ...

September 13, 2012

From his family's farm to the classroom, Doug Masser's life has been all about agriculture. ...

August 30, 2012

A month-long, study-abroad trip to Kenya last year turned into an extended stay for one College of Agricultural Sciences student so she could continue helping at-risk youth in that country. ...

August 17, 2012

You don't have to be in a study-abroad program to get traveling experience, Natalie Masters can tell you. The Penn State Food Science major made her way through Chile during the University's 2011 spring break as part of an embedded course trip. ...

July 25, 2012

Running the rapids of a wild river in a kayak may sound dangerous, but it's a thrill Kurt Smithgall needs....

July 24, 2012

The Centre County United Way's House of Care in State College, Pa., now has a fully renovated backyard, courtesy of students who were enrolled this spring in a Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences horticulture class. ...

July 3, 2012

Maggie Harding has been watching Penn State volleyball since she was 5 years old, never dreaming that playing the sport herself in a fifth-grade gym class would lead to a spot on the very team she idolized. ...

June 21, 2012

As part of the fieldwork component of his Global Health minor, Jason Bankert spent some of last year in South Africa -- an experience that changed his life. ...