The Integrative Studies Seed Grant Program, offered through the Penn State Office for General Education, will support 71 different course development projects this summer. In response to the large volume of highly qualified proposals, the budget was generously increased by more than 50 percent by the Office of the Provost and the Office of Undergraduate Education.
Penn State Worthington Scranton's Annual Spring Concert will take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, at The Theater at North, 1539 N. Main Avenue, Scranton. The event is free and open to the public.
The Penn State Worthington Scranton Alumni Society recently presented Dr. Marwan Wafa, PSWS chancellor, with a check for $20,000, which will be used to help fund a variety of campus initiatives, including the Student Hardship Fund, scholarships and campus improvements.
It’s no secret that Penn State includes a network of campuses throughout the state of Pennsylvania, but incoming students may not be fully aware of all the financial benefits attending a campus other than University Park may afford.
Over 140 students presented a total of 60 projects and research posters at this year's Undergraduate Research Fair at Penn State Worthington Scranton, representing a variety of disciplines and academic programs at the campus.
Penn State Laureate Rebecca Strzelec, professor of visual arts and head of the degree program in visual art studies at Penn State Altoona, visited Penn State Worthington Scranton on April 11. Strzelec presented on the topic "Art + Engineering = Creative Problem Solving."
The Penn State Hazleton library is sponsoring sessions on financial literacy for students, community members and employees on April 26. Two sessions are scheduled for employees and students of the Hazleton, Schuylkill, Wilkes-Barre and Worthington Scranton campuses.
On April 12, Tim Wise, author of seven books, including his highly-acclaimed memoir, "White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son," will be speaking at Penn State Worthington Scranton. He will enlighten the public on racism in America, law enforcement, and the Black Lives Matter Movement.
Since January, Martin Lacayo, Penn State Worthington Scranton's coordinator of multicultural programs and development, and Karin Machluf, assistant professor of psychology, have been co-facilitating weekly diversity circles on campus to promote a greater understanding and acceptance among members of the campus and local communities.