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Just the Deets: Your Résumé’s Reference Page

We “Yelp” a restaurant to find out what others thought of the food before we go there, and similarly employers will want to find out what others thought of you before they hire you. Most of the time, prospective employers … Continue reading

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Grundy Haven Example: Communicating Science to a General Audience

I found these two examples of how to communicate a technical topic to a lay audience on NPR. If you’re considering the Grundy Haven Scholarship Competition, read these to see how the writers adapt the content and style to this … Continue reading

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Summer Excursion to Jamaica for Sustainability Study for EMS LEAP

Sixteen freshmen started their Penn State experience this summer with an excursion to Jamaica for nine days as part of an international travel component of “Sustainability in Jamaica,” a course offered through the Learning Edge Academic Program (LEAP) and the … Continue reading

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Reader Suggests Link (MLA)

Last week, I got this nice email from a writing tutor that helps out at the W.B. Goodwin Community Center. One of her students found another good resource for citing using the MLA format. More technical disciplines, such as engineering, … Continue reading

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EMEX Packs Them In!

“Welcome to PSU on this beautiful spring-like day,” Dean William Easterling joked with a packed auditorium on a cold, snowy 16th of March, at the kick-off of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ (EMS) annual recruiting event. All students … Continue reading

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Third Year EMS THON First Among General Organizations

“The last four hours were a real struggle for me,” said Sarah Bademan (B.S. ENENG ‘13) a Penn State Dance Marathon (THON) dancer for the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS). “But when the time came for the totals … Continue reading

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TICK…TOCK: GRUNDY HAVEN 2012-13

The deadline for the Grundy Haven Paper Competition is only 23 days away (midnight of FEBRUARY 15, 2012). Many of you have come to see me to discuss your papers. It’s still not too late to get started, but time … Continue reading

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Expressing

                                                           Photo: Daniel Post Senning   Is the art of the thank you note long gone or alive and well? I interviewed Daniel Post Senning, the great-great grandson of Emily post to find out. This article is in the … Continue reading

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EMS Holds First Undergraduate Poster Exhibition

Materials of fictional superheroes, medical mapping, and the Telica Volcano: all are among the variety of topics covered in the posters presented on December 5, 2012. Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) held its first undergraduate poster … Continue reading

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How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation

An article in the Wall Street Journal (11/26/12) reports that Americans will return to work today after their Thanksgiving vacation and spend $1.5 billion online this Cyber Monday. It’s easy to think EVERYTHING is for sale in the U.S.! One … Continue reading

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