Approximately 40 guests attended the Grand Opening of Penn State Shenango's Veteran Center which is located in Sharon Hall room 308. Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) student Wendy Caszatt, who is completing her HDFS internship for the Veterans Center, spoke to those in attendance about how the center was established and what it means for the students at Penn State Shenango.
Each semester, Penn State Shenango’s Occupational Therapy Assistant students plan several events in support of their field of study. These initiatives include community outreach programs as well as learning/skill projects. This past September, thanks to a grant that was received from the Penn State Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, several sophomore OTA students joined hundreds from their profession to speak to senators and representatives in Washington, D.C., on various topics.
On Oct. 6 the Penn State Shenango community will come together to help kick off an ongoing University-wide initiative that brings students, faculty and staff together to show their commitment to cultivating a diverse and inclusive environment — respectful of everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, abilities, background, veteran’s status, political beliefs, and all the ways we differ.
A children’s Halloween party, sponsored by Penn State Shenango benefiting THON, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in the Shenango campus auditorium -- located across from the Sharon Post Office in downtown Sharon, Pennsylvania. The event is open to the public -- children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. Admission cost is $1.
Sara Wasacz was stressed. Her husband was preparing for the first of two brain surgeries that would help to eliminate his epileptic seizures. Her 4-year-old son needed to be carted from preschool to babysitter, home and back again. She was working 30 hours a week at Sam’s Club. And her final exams were fast approaching.
This year’s Penn State Shenango Stamp Out Stigma event will focus on substance addiction, specifically opiate abuse, an issue that is all too familiar nationally and in our own community. The presentation will be held from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Oct. 12 in the Great Hall of Sharon Hall, located on Vine Avenue in downtown Sharon. It is free and open to the public.
An iPhone 5, a Penn State T-shirt, a photo album, and a 50th anniversary banner — these are just a few of the items, amongst a long list, that were collected, cataloged and placed in the new Penn State Shenango time capsule.
Students from Penn State Shenango’s Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program will be heading to Washington, D.C., on Sept. 18-19 for Hill Day, where they will join hundreds from their profession to speak to state senators and representatives on various topics, including supporting rehabilitation research, repealing the Medicare therapy cap, and supporting occupational therapy in Medicare home health.
Penn State Shenango will begin its 2016-17 Faculty Lecture Series with Matthew Ciszek, head librarian of the Penn State Shenango Lartz Memorial Library, who will speak at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, in Sharon Hall room 105, located on Penn Avenue in downtown Sharon, Pennsylvania. The title of his lecture is “Intellectual Freedom: What is it and Why is it Important?” The event is free and open to the public.
Auditions for “WSPA-ZM presents ‘Star Child,’” an original play by Jeanne Zingale, instructor in communication and Drama Club adviser at Penn State Shenango, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 17 in the Penn State Shenango Auditorium, located in downtown Sharon across from the post office.