The National Collegiate Table Tennis Association's Pennsylvania Division Tournament will take place this Saturday at 10 a.m. at University Park in the Intramural Building and Penn State Worthington Scranton's Dr. Asif ud-Doula, associate professor of physics, played a key role in making it happen.
Administrators from Penn State and Northampton Community College (NCC) signed an articulation agreement to facilitate the transfer of NCC students into 11 baccalaureate degree programs at 14 Penn State campuses at an event on Jan. 18 at the Lehigh Valley campus.
Penn State Worthington Scranton celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.'s memory by hosting a special diversity event on campus, featuring diversity-themed presentations and special break-out sessions aimed at getting students, staff, faculty and community members engaged in helping to increase diversity efforts and foster greater understanding of different cultures.
Kristen Greene, acting head librarian at Penn State Worthington Scranton, is on a mission to make all students aware of the resources available to them at the campus library. Students can access not only the materials housed in the campus library, but hundreds of databases with thousands of books, journals, and scholarly articles from across the University Library System.
Alan Peslak's paper, "Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining: Current State of the Art and Review of Google and Yahoo Search Engines' Privacy Policies," was recently named Best Paper at the 2016 EDSIG and CONISAR conferences and is scheduled for future publication in the Journal of Information Systems Applied Research.
It's been part of the campus for decades and on Jan. 12, Penn State Worthington Scranton held a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the renovation of the K. Bruce Sherbine Lounge into a modern, functional space, and brought back its namesake — former director of academic affairs K. Bruce Sherbine — to participate in the ribbon-cutting.
With the number of baccalaureate degree programs increasing at Penn State Worthington Scranton, the campus has also experienced a need for more faculty. To meet this demand, the campus recently hired four new full-time faculty members in business, corporate communication, mathematics and psychology.
For the first time in its history, Penn State Worthington Scranton has a women's soccer team, with this fall marking the team's inaugural season. The campus now boasts both a women's and men's soccer team, along with a new field complex that was completed in 2015.
Ashli Daley, a nursing major at Penn State Worthington Scranton, is the recipient of the Chancellor's Student Worker Service Award. Daley, who is an active student on campus and involved in multiple activities and events, has worked in student services as the department's social media and marketing coordinator.