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Botstiber Scholars Program: Freshmen Etiquette Dinner

April 12, 2019

On April 12, 2019, at the Nittany Lion Inn in State College, Pennsylvania, Jennifer Campbell, Penn State Director of Global Operations and Learning, conducted a seminar with the freshmen Botstiber Scholars focusing on professional development, specifically related to professional dinner meetings. First, she explained why dinner etiquette is important and in what situations it should […]

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Botstiber Scholars Program: Penn State Presidential Leadership Academy Selects Botstiber Scholars

April 1, 2019

The Penn State Presidential Leadership Academy (PLA) is a prestigious and competitive program that offers curricular and extracurricular opportunities for high-achieving students. Freshmen are invited to apply through a rigorous application process, which includes having a 3.2 GPA and submitting two essays and two letters of recommendation. Only 30 students are accepted each year. These […]

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Botstiber Scholars Program: Design Thinking Workshop

March 22, 2019

On March 22, 2019, the Botstiber Scholar Juniors participated in a workshop on design thinking run by Lee Erickson at Happy Valley Launchbox. Design thinking is used to develop new products and think more creatively about a problem, in order to perhaps initiate an entrepreneurial venture. During the workshop, the four scholars were asked to […]

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Botstiber Scholars Program: 2019 SME Annual Conference & Expo

February 24, 2019

Botstiber Scholar Emmy Muhoza attended the Society for Mining, Metallurgical, and Exploration (SME) Conference from February 24-27, 2019, in Denver, Colorado, with Penn State’s SME Student Chapter. The conference is a forum “for more than 6,000 industry professionals from across the world to share innovative ideas, best practices and cutting-edge research in more than 120 […]

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Botstiber Scholars Program: Student Ice Skating Social

January 19, 2019

Each month, Penn State’s Sponsored Relations and the Sponsored Student Leadership Panel (SSLP) hold a social event for sponsored students to get together and enjoy diverse activities that allow them to interact with people they may not see on a daily or weekly basis. For January 2019, the social was held at Pegula Ice Arena, […]

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Botstiber Scholars Program: Collegiality Trip – PA Farm Show

January 12, 2019

On January 12, 2019, the Botstiber Scholars traveled to Harrisburg to visit the Pennsylvania Farm Show. The Farm Show is the largest agricultural event in Pennsylvania, as well as the “largest indoor agricultural exposition under one roof in the nation,” according to the event’s website. The scholars saw a variety of breeds of horses, sheep, […]

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