Smeal Update: November 13, 2020

Submit nominations for undergraduate teaching awards

Were you taught by an outstanding faculty member this semester or last semester? Take a minute to nominate the faculty member for a University Undergraduate Teaching Award. The nomination form is simple and easy to complete. We encourage you to recognize excellent faculty teaching online, as well as in classrooms.

Students urged to undergo free COVID-19 testing before leaving campus

In preparation for the end of in-person instruction on Nov. 20 and departure from campus prior to Thanksgiving, students are urged to take action to protect your families before returning home. Voluntary on-campus departure testing for University Park will be conducted until Nov. 19. Critical information and resources have been provided at for you to schedule an individual appointment for your test at a time that works best for you. Read the Penn State News story.

Smeal in the News

Farrell Center Experienceship Program a success

The Farrell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship overcame the challenges of the pandemic to execute a successful launch its Experienceship Program. Read the story.

Diversity Enhancement Programs will benefit from Giving Tuesday

Smeal is partnering with the University’s Office of Annual Giving to raise funds for the Office of Diversity Enhancement Programs on Giving Tuesday, which will take place on Dec. 1. Read the story.

MBA Program ranks 32nd in Corporate Knights’ 2020 Better World MBA Ranking

The Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA Program has been ranked No. 32 in the Corporate Knights’ 2020 Better World MBA Ranking, which was released this morning. The ranking identifies the world’s top 40 MBA programs in sustainability performance. Read the story.

Spring admission available for Master of Supply Chain Management Program

Business professionals who want a graduate-level supply chain education from Penn State can now enroll in the University’s spring semester instead of waiting to start next fall. Read the story.

Joshi featured on Bloomberg Live Equity Briefing webcast

Aparna Joshi, the Arnold Family Professor of Management, was a panelist on a Bloomberg Live Equity Briefing webcast titled “What Gen Z Wants: Creating the Inclusive Work Environment of the Future. A recording of the webcast is available online.