In this monthly talk show, Penn State President Eric Barron explores how work being done at the University impacts the broader community. Penn State senior Michelle Wolf serves as co-host and rounds out each episode by asking President Barron questions that are on the minds of students, faculty, staff, and community members. Learn about the latest research, services, and more on Digging Deeper!
About the Hosts
Eric J. Barron, Penn State’s 18th president, is a geologist at heart and a scientist who has studied the earth and its processes. In office since May 2014, he’s a rock solid leader for our ever-evolving great public research University. From day one, he has rolled up his sleeves to dig in deeper to the issues impacting Penn State.
Read more at President Barron’s blog: Digging Deeper
Michelle Wolf is a senior at Penn State majoring in Broadcast Journalism and minoring in Italian. Her involvement in student radio and television led her to discover her love for reporting and producing. Wolf served as a production intern for WPVI-TV 6abc in Philadelphia and is currently an executive producer for Penn State’s Centre County Report as well as a news director for Penn State’s ComRadio. She is from Brookhaven, PA.
Follow Michelle on Twitter @wolf_call.
Sunday, January 15 at 11:30 am
President Barron explores entrepreneurship and small business development.
President Barron and Penn State experts discuss tech policy and cybersecurity. Continue »
News & Public Affairs|Technology
President Barron and Penn State experts discuss what a new poll is revealing about the U.S. electorate. Continue »
President Barron talks with students about what it means to be inclusive. Continue »
Culture & Society
President Barron explores how Penn State researches are using crowdsourcing and mobile technology to protect the world’s food supply. Continue »
The number of students seeking assistance through Penn State’s Counseling and Psychological Services, or CAPS, has increased 32 percent in the past five years. Penn State President Eric Barron and guests discuss mental health on campus. Continue »
Penn State President Eric Barron and guests Michael Adewumi, vice provost for Global Programs, and Karan Sandhu and Nicole Bernstein, both Penn State students whom have studied abroad, discuss the benefits of international experiences. Continue »
Culture & Society|Education
President Barron continues the discussion on serving student veterans with two representatives from the Office of Veterans Programs: Brian Clark, director of the Office and Renee Thornton-Roop, a counselor and chair of the Military and Veteran Support Services Committee. Continue »
Penn State President Eric Barron and guests discuss what the University can do to address the unique challenges veteran and active-duty military students face. Continue »
Penn State President Eric Barron and guests Sandy Barbour, Penn State director of athletics, and Scott Radecic, senior principal at the architectural firm Populous, discuss what you need to know about Penn State Athletics’ facilities master plan. Continue »
Penn State President Eric Barron and guests outline the various stages of the University’s admissions process, including rolling admission deadlines, post-application steps and applicant evaluation. Continue »
Join Penn State President Eric Barron and guests Jonathan Alger, president of James Madison University, and Timothy Sands, president of Virginia Tech, as they discuss how this so-called Engaged Scholarship is evolving. Continue »
Penn State offers hundreds of musical and theatre performances, visual arts exhibitions and related events each year. Join Penn State President Eric Barron and guests as they discuss what makes Penn State one of the major cultural centers between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Continue »
Arts & Entertainment
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf joins Penn State President Eric J. Barron from the state capitol in this special edition. Continue »
Penn State President Eric Barron and WPSU's Patty Satalia talk to a pair of Penn State alumni and entrepreneurs, Matt Brezina and Chris Fanini, about their successes and the Penn State Summer Founders Program. Continue »
WPSU's Patty Satalia talks one-on-one with Penn State President Eric Barron about converting Penn State research and innovation into an economic engine for the state. Continue »
Join Patty Satalia, Penn State President Eric Barron and guests Steve Sheetz, chairman of the Sheetz Family Council, and Loretta Zeth, Penn State Altoona Business Student, as they talk about a new initiative called Invent Penn State, aimed at bolstering the state’s economy and promoting student career success. Continue »
Eric Barron and Patty Satalia talk to Renata S. Engel, associate vice provost for Online Programs, and David Christiansen, associate vice president for Commonwealth Campuses and senior dean for academic programs, about transforming education and access. Continue »
News & Public Affairs
Eric Barron and Patty Satalia talk with guests Al Matyasovsky and Brian Black about Penn State's achievements in recycling. Continue »
News & Public Affairs
Eric Barron and Patty Satalia talk to undergraduate students Gretchen Buttorff and Liam K. Neigh, members of Penn State's Lunar Lion Team. Continue »
Eric Barron and Patty Satalia discuss civility and ethics in the classroom, in the workplace, and in our society with guest, Dr. Tom Hogan. Continue »
Culture & Society
On the premiere episode of “Higher Education in Focus,” Penn State President Eric Barron and WPSU's Patty Satalia talk to Sandy Barbour, Penn State's new athletic director. Continue »