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Croatian building

Researching subterranean ecosystems along the Adriatic Coast

Dr. Renee Bishop-Pierce has received seed money from Penn State and the University of Split, in Croatia, to create a long-term, self-supporting sustainable research collaboration on the impact of subterranean groundwater discharge on coastal ecosystems in Croatia. She leaves in May to continue the research she began in 2012.
Kristine Lupia speaks to IST students

Women and technology -- a winning combination for career success

A shift has been noticed at Penn State Worthington Scranton, where not only are more women entering the Information Sciences and Technology (IST) degree program, but achieving success in the field after graduation, landing good paying jobs with major companies that offer them prestige, opportunity and flexibility.
NEPA BlogCon 2016 participants

Bringing worlds together via blogging

Blogging experts from around the country came to PSWS to share their insights, expertise and secrets of blogging success with the local blogging community for NEPA BlogCon 2016.
PSWS nursing students carry out a mock disaster drill on the campus.

Disaster drill on campus prepares nursing students for real-world medical challenges

PSWS Nursing Instructor Linda McAndrew organized a mock disaster drill for students in the campus' nursing program. Nursing students and faculty, area emergency personnel, first responders and even campus alumni participated. By: Kelly Frey
Corporate Communication Graduates

Corporate Communication program produces first graduates

This year, PSWS celebrated not only the accomplishments of its 208 graduates, but also the first two graduates of the campus' new Corporate Communication baccalaureate degree. By: Kelly Frey
Students attend web animations camp at Worthington Scranton.

PSWS Summer Camps Make Learning Fun

Today's summer camps aren't just geared toward getting kids out of the house. The summer youth programs at PSWS integrate fun-filled activities with STEM, STEAM and STREAM initiatives that have campers learning new skills and preparing for their future careers. By: Kelly Frey
Large outdoor sculpture, "The University of Family" at PSWS by artist Oliver LaGrone, has graced a campus hillside for 40 years.

Sculptures have been part of campus history for 40 years

In May, 1976, African American artist Oliver LaGrone, Penn State's Artist-in-Residence at the time, created two sculptures for Penn State Worthington Scranton. Those pieces have been inspiring awe and curiosity for visitors and students alike for the past 40 years. By: Kelly Frey
Jon Tobin, career services coordinator, meets with a student to discuss opportunities such as mentoring and internships that she can use to start building career experience while still in college.

Career planning not just for college seniors anymore

Career Services at Penn State is not just for graduating seniors. PSWS Career Services Coordinator Jon Tobin now reaches out to students starting in their freshman year, and is even available to help Penn State alumni throughout their post-college careers. By: Shawnna Meyers
Chancellor Wafa and students at THON

Worthington Scranton Students Participate at THON

PSWS Chancellor Marwan Wafa stopped by the Bryce Jordan Center at the start of THON to show his support to this year's THON dancers, Carli Gruzesky and Allan Souza, and cheer them on as they prepared for the 46-hour marathon.