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2018 Adobe Design Achievement Awards

2017 Photography Winner, THINKING IN COLORS by Mariska Hagendijk Attention all students! Submissions are now being accepted to the 2018 Adobe Design Achievement Awards. Enter your best work and earn international exposure, plus a shot at an unforgettable...

Shenango Welcomes One Button Studio in Lartz Memorial Library

From a massive pile of boxes to a massive pile of broken down cardboard to a heap of gadgets to a functioning, slick One Button Studio: that's the path the transformation of Room 107 of Lartz Memorial Library took on May 2nd. The studio has been several years in the...

One Button Studio Opens at New Kensington

Starting on April 3rd, students, faculty and staff are able to take advantage of the quick and painless video production capabilities of the One Button Studio as the New Kensington campus has just become the resource’s newest home. Work began on the One Button Studio...

University Park Hours on Monday, October 31

Some University Park locations will be unstaffed on the morning of Monday, 10/31 due to staff attendance at a conference and delays in answering email requests or phone calls are likely.   Pattee Media Commons will be staffed after 1pm, and Pollock Media Commons after...

Media Commons Staff Out October 11 and 12

Media Commons will be unstaffed from 3pm - 9pm on Tuesday, October 11 and all day Wednesday, October 12 due to staff being out for a conference. Email responses may be delayed and hotline calls are unlikely to be answered.   Normal hours and services will resume on...

Introducing the Media Commons Mobile Media Program

Penn State Media Commons is excited to announce the launch of the new Mobile Media Program. This is similar to the Mobile Media Pilot done in the past, but now it will be a permanent part of the service. Through this program Media Commons will loan mobile devices for...

New Support Options for a New Semester

Welcome back, students, faculty and staff! As hard as it is to believe that summer is over already, we're looking forward to a great semester of media projects across the Commonwealth this Fall. To help support you as you work with our tools and technologies, we've...

One Button Studio Open at Penn State Center Pittsburgh

The Penn State Center in the heart of Pittsburgh has become the home of a brand new One Button Studio, the twelfth to open across the state. This new automated production space is integrated seamlessly into a multifunction conference room and represents months of...

Learning Styles, 21st Century Skills and Media Commons

by Carla Rapp Traveling Media Consultant cmr38@psu.edu I have always been interested in exploring different learning styles. No two people learn the same way. Some of us learn through listening or visualization, or by doing and experiencing. Often people learn best by...

MAKEiT 2015 – In Review

by Graham Berg Media Commons Consultant grb16@psu.edu MAKEiT was about thinking collaboratively with colleagues and students, learning through making and creating solutions using innovative new tools and practices. 80 faculty and staff attendees from 10 campuses,...