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The inside of the DUI Moving Memorial

DUI Moving Memorial to stop at Penn State Shenango

Penn State Shenango will host the Pennsylvania DUI Moving Memorial from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 7 in the south wing of Parking Lot A located on Penn Avenue in downtown Sharon. The traveling memorial pays homage to the victims of DUI crashes in Pennsylvania.
Shenango students pose for a picture during a rehearsal of their upcoming holiday production.

Shenango to present 'Star Child' as annual holiday production Dec. 2-4

The Penn State Shenango Drama Club is in final rehearsals for its presentation of the original comedy "Star Child." The holiday production will launch at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 2, with matinee performances on Dec. 3 and 4. Admission, which is $8 for adults, $7 for students and seniors, and $5 for children under age 4, includes a snack at intermission and an opportunity to visit with Santa after the show.
Veterans hold flag

Seventeen Penn State campuses named 2017 Military Friendly Schools

Sixteen Penn State campuses, plus Penn State World Campus, have been named 2017 “Military Friendly Schools” by ratings organization Victory Media.
A Penn State faculty member shows students from Sharon schools how to build somethings strong using paper towel roles and duct tape.

Shenango to host STEAM Day for Sharon school students

Penn State Shenango and the Sharon City School District are partnering to provide the second annual STEAM Day on Nov. 21. STEAM day is a unique experience offered to over 150 sixth grade students in the Sharon City School District.

Shenango PTA students to hold community collection drive for Toys for Tots Fdn.

Penn State Shenango is sponsoring a toy drive to benefit the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation. The annual community collection drive, staffed by Shenango campus Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) students and faculty, will take place at the Hermitage Wal-Mart Super Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., November 19. (Read the full story)
Dr. William McGuigan is an associate professor of HDFS at Penn State Shenango

Shenango lecture series continues with talk on the growth of Old Order Amish

Penn State Shenango will continue its 2016-2017 Faculty Lecture Series with William McGuigan, associate professor of human development and family studies, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday., Nov. 30, in Sharon Hall, Room 105, located on Penn Avenue in downtown Sharon. The title of his lecture is “Examining the Rapid Population Growth of the Old Order Amish.” The event is free and open to the public.
Girl Scouts with walkers

Shenango program enables local Girl Scouts to earn badges

On Sat., Nov. 5, Penn State Shenango held its inaugural GirlScouts@PSU program. Close to one hundred area Girl Scout Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, and Ambassadors arrived at Penn State, eager to earn a patch. The program was hosted by the campus Occupational Therapy (OT) Club and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Club. Penn State Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator Brandi Baros, along with members from the Shenango Rivers Watchers, also participated.

Shenango to host GirlScouts@PSU program

On Sat., Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., approximately 100 area Brownie, Daisy, Junior, Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts will be attending a patch program at Penn State Shenango. The event is being hosted by the campus’ Occupational Therapy (OT) and STEM Clubs. Other volunteers at the event include members of the Shenango River Watchers.
Student Wendy Caszatt speaks to staff and guests during the Veterans Center grand opening celebration.

Shenango holds Veterans Center grand opening celebration

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.
Shenango campus students pose at Hill Day in Washington, D.C.

Students utilize fieldwork and community outreach in support of program

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.