Smeal Update: September 12, 2022

Honored to be included in “Perspective” series

Penn State’s video series “Perspective: Leaders at Penn State” has provided unique glimpses of a variety of esteemed deans. I was honored to be asked to participate and enjoyed sharing my perspectives on problem solving. My “Perspective” debuted last week. View the video.

Doug and Leila Leech create fund to support student experienceship

Smeal alumnus Doug Leech and his wife, Leila, have made a $550,000 commitment to endow the Douglas M. and Leila A. Leech Student Experienceship Fund. Read the story.

Reminder: Register for Lori Koch Executive Insights session

Registration is now open for the Executive Insights session featuring Lori Koch, the chief financial officer of DuPont. It is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. Sept. 23. Registration is also open for the EI session featuring Chuck Raup, the U.S. president of The Hershey Company. That is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. Sept. 30. Both sessions are scheduled for Struthers Auditorium, 110 Business Building, and via Zoom. Faculty members, if you haven’t already, would you please consider awarding your students extra credit for attending? Register.

Save the Date: Fall All-College Meeting

The annual Smeal Fall All-College Meeting has been scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Sept. 27 in Struthers Auditorium, 110 Business Building, and via Zoom.

This week at Smeal

  • Today: Actuarial Science Career Fair, 5-8 p.m., Business Building Atrium
  • Tuesday: Career Blitz, 6-8 p.m. Business Building Atrium

Know someone who rocks?

Each month the Smeal Staff Advisory Committee names a You Rock! Award recipient. You can nominate a co-worker for the You Rock! Awardonline.

The Smeal Community Weekly Poll

Participate in this week’s survey. Results will be shared during the next Smeal Community Zoom, which is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sept. 19. Take the poll.