Smeal Update: October 29, 2021

Keep up the good work, and your mask

With just five weeks of classes left, the end of the semester is looming. To this point, we’ve done a solid job of adhering to the University’s indoor mask mandate. Occasionally, though, we see individuals and small groups in the Business Building not practicing proper mask etiquette. Remember, unless you are actively eating or drinking, you are expected to pull your mask up over your mouth and nose. By following that simple guideline, all of us in the Smeal community will have one more layer of protection against COVID-19.

Save the Date: Executive Insights with JT Marino

JT Marino, co-founder of Tuft & Needle and chief disruption officer at Serta Simmons Bedding, will be our final Executive Insights guest of the fall semester. He will join us from 11:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. Nov. 12. Watch your inbox for an email with a registration link.

Smeal brand anthem video debuted Saturday

As part of Smeal’s brand refresh, our Marketing and Strategic Communications team has collaborated with a film production company to produce a “brand anthem” video of various lengths. A 15-second version debuted last Saturday in Beaver Stadium during Penn State’s Homecoming game, which was sponsored by Smeal. Here’s a link to the video, in case you missed it Saturday.

Here’s the scoop: Smeal Business Bash is a hit!

The Berkey Creamery recently introduced Smeal Business Bash ice cream. Formerly known as Birthday Bash, the flavor features yellow cake batter ice cream, frosted cookie freckles, and blue frosting swirl. Sale of Smeal-branded half gallons, as well as cups and cones, is under way. Initial reports indicate that sales have been brisk. Stop by the Creamery to try a scoop.