Nittany Lion mascot drinks water

Penn State issues annual report on University Park water quality

Thursday, June 29, 2017
Penn State issued its annual drinking water quality report on Wednesday, June 28, and is pleased to report that it successfully met every federal a
2017 Demand Response Test Results graph

Penn State reduces demand on the regional electrical grid by 40 percent

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Penn State’s annual test of University Park’s ability to reduce its demand on the regional electrical grid was once again a success with an impress
Exit Sign Lights Out

Faculty and Staff Encouraged to Reduce Electrical Usage for June 22 Load Test

Monday, June 12, 2017
From 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, Penn State will conduct its annual test of University Park’s capability to reduce its electricity load when called upon during national or regional power emergencies.
Campus trees bloom outside Old Main

Penn State receives recognition from Tree Campus USA

Friday, May 12, 2017
The Pennsylvania State University was honored with 2016 Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective ur
Ford Stryker

Longtime Penn State administrator Ford Stryker to retire after 20 years

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Associate Vice President, Physical Plant, and Chief Facilities Officer Ford Stryker, who has dedicated almost 20 years to Penn State, announced his
Group photo after planting flowers

Children Bring Energy and Enthusiasm to OPP

Monday, May 8, 2017
For 24 years the Office of Physical Plant has welcomed the children of its employees to spend a morning learning the ins and outs of OPP.
Tree Move

Memorial Tree in East Halls Transplanted Through Teamwork

Sunday, April 23, 2017
A collaborative effort by multiple Penn State departments and external contractors resulted in the successful move of a commemorative tree in the E
West Campus Steam Plant

One Year Later: Reflecting on Penn State’s Switch from Coal to Natural Gas

Thursday, April 6, 2017
One year ago, Penn State’s University Park campus officially switched from coal to natural gas.
Map of road closure for University Drive Extension.

University Drive Extension Construction to Impact Traffic

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
The University Drive Extension from Park Avenue to just south of the Dairy Barn Access Road will close as construction begins on April 10.
OPP crew member drives a snow brush to clear a sidewalk.

Snowy Days: What it Takes to Clear Penn State of Snow

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Sustaining a campus as large as Penn State’s takes a lot of effort -- especially during Pennsylvania’s snowy winters.
Employees viewing a coworkers laptop

When Peacocks and Pianos Go Awry: Meet Penn State's First Responders

Thursday, March 23, 2017
A campus as large as University Park is bound to have a few occasional glitches.
Worker uses cutting torches to take down support beams during removal of old boilers at Penn state power plants.

Campus natural gas power plants pose no radon risks

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
By: David Kubarek
Bikes in a bike rack

Penn State Named Silver Bicycle Friendly University by League of American Bicyclists

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Penn State with a silver Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) award.
Sidewalker sweeper clears snow from sidewalk near Old Main

Meet the Backbone of Penn State, OPP

Friday, November 18, 2016
Every day, students and faculty wake up and migrate to campus and go about their lives. Most of us rarely think about the day-to-day events that go on behind the scenes.
OPP worker checks wire at Beaver Stadium

Year-round Care Keeps Beaver Stadium Shipshape for Game Days

Thursday, November 19, 2015
As a fan, when do you start preparing for the first game of the season?
CATA bus

RIDEpass Program Changes and Registration Details Announced

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Transportation Services has announced several program changes, as well as registration details, for the new “RIDEpass” reduced-fare mass transit pr
Trippe Hall Final Student Presentation

Architecture Course Gives Students the Chance to Help with Trippe Hall Construction

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Penn State Behrend is expanding its residence hall options and is looking to landscape architecture and architectural engineering students enrolled
The Daily Collegian at the 1965 Findlay time capsule opening

Time Capsule Provides Glimpse of Penn State Life in 1965

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
A crowd of about 100 students and staff gathered at Findlay Dining Commons on May 2 to witness the opening of a time capsule that was discovered em