Penn State to offer seminars as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week
Nov 04, 2012 (Centre Daily Times (Menafn - State College - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --Penn State's Global Entrepreneurship Week will return Nov. 10-15 and will offer classes to students and nonstudents alike.
Eleven seminars ranging in cost from free to a 29 will be going on throughout the week on campus focusing on teaching people how to start businesses and be successful in the industry. The event is sponsored by the Small Business Development Center.
A full list of events and times can be found on the group's website: geweekatpennstate.weebly.com
Happy Valley Communications account associate Liz Fennell said she would recommend anyone even slightly interested in starting a business to attend.
"You would learn a lot of skills that will be useful to you in the future and you would have the chance to talk to people who have experience," she said.
Fennell added that the seminars will be run by existing entrepreneurs as well as trained representatives who specialize in teaching entrepreneurship.
The goal is to inform as many people as possible and the organizers are expecting at least 1,400 attendees throughout the week.
Seminars include the first steps in a business, writing a business plan and website design.
Website wins award
Penn State's World campus mobile website has won a gold award at the 2012 University Professional Continuing Education Association's (UPCEA) marketing awards competition.
Debbie Benedetti, university outreach strategic communications and news senior writer and editor, said the award was for interactive marketing in the global marketing category.
Benedetti said it's a big honor for the mobile website, which launched in 2011, attempting to cater to smartphone users. Since its launch the mobile site 11,000 requests for information have been made through the mobile site and it account for 22 percents of the total world campus web traffic.
The World Campus specializes in adult education offering more than 80 programs on its online platform.
The Nittany Mall McDonald's is back open for business at it's 2821 E. College Ave. location.
The old building was demolished and replaced with the new design, reopening last week. The next restaurant to undergo the upgrade is the Hills Plaza location on South Atherton Street.
Matt Morgan can be reached at 235-3928. Follow him on Twitter @MetroMattMorgan.
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