Student Engagement Space launches Monday
Penn State’s Student Engagement Space, designed to promote student learning experiences outside of the classroom, will officially launch Monday, Oct. 9, giving students a place to “explore, plan, and obtain successful experiential learning opportunities that will empower them to grow beyond the classroom.”
The space, open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday – Friday, is the first major initiative of the new Student Engagement Network, a university-wide enterprise that “encourages all Penn State students to discover pathways of participation, network with others, and activate their compassion to help solve contemporary world issues.”
The space is located on the first floor of the HUB, taking over the space that was previously occupied by coffee shop “Higher Grounds.”
“Research has shown that engaged students are healthier, happier and primed for success. The Student Engagement Network will help ensure that all of our students have the opportunity to learn and grow through a variety of out-of-classroom experiences,” said Penn State President Eric Barron in a release.
In the space, Student Engagement Network interns will work with fellow students to seek out opportunities to expand their learning experiences and work with faculty and staff to help them become involved with student engagement.
The Student Engagement Network is directed by Michael Zeman. Executive sponsors of the network include Tracey Huston, interim vice president for Outreach and associate vice president for Marketing and Enrollment Services for Outreach and Online Education; Robert Pangborn, vice president and dean for Undergraduate Education; and Damon Sims, vice president for Student Affairs.