Beyond The Classroom / Learning Beyond the University Walls

Beyond The Classroom

Beyond the Classroom is an occasional WPSU series about student learning beyond the university walls.

In a time when potential employers are increasingly interested in more than just a grade point average, we’ll highlight college students taking part in internships and other hands-on learning experiences. Listen during Morning Edition and follow students as they pursue opportunities Beyond the Classroom.


Beyond the Classroom: Penn State Introduces Engaged Scholarship Initiative in Inaugural Symposium

WPSU's Beyond the Classroom examines innovative student learning that isn't bound by university walls. Penn State University is embracing this concept in an initiative it’s calling "Engaged Scholarship." WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner reports the inaugural Engaged Scholarship Symposium was held at the Nittany Lion Inn yesterday.


Beyond the Classroom: Building a Rain Garden

This story takes us to Philadelphia, where a volunteer effort is trying to change the way storm water passes through the city. And as WPSU intern Maria Bryant reports, for the student volunteers, it’s about more than just helping out. They’re turning classroom learning into a real life hands-on experience.


Beyond the Classroom: Simulation Gives Students Hands-on Experience in International Crisis Negotiation

WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner shadows Penn State School of International Affairs students as they participate in a simulation of a UN peace conference centered on a complicated international issue. Photo credit: Paul Sweeney


Beyond the Classroom: New Living Space Aims to Help Driven Students Succeed

Our series, Beyond the Classroom looks at the college experience beyond bookwork and classes. Two recent college graduates have created a place for students and young professionals with big goals for the future. “Co.Space” opened in downtown State College in August as both a place to live and a place to plan how to make the…


Beyond the Classroom: Liberal Arts Students Seek Real World Experience

In a time when potential employers are increasingly interested in more than just a grade point average, students are turning to internships, even in disciplines that don’t require it—and even though many of the internships are unpaid. For the first story in the series, WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner will tell us about a Penn State liberal…

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Beyond the Classroom begins airing Thursday, Nov. 21 during Morning Edition

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