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Oct. 6 marks kick-off for University’s diversity and inclusion initiative

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.
Shenango campus Nittany Lion statue with jack-o'-lanterns

Halloween costume party to benefit THON

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.
OTA student Sara Wasacz works on another student during a lab

In-state tuition program helps Ohio students

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.

Shenango Stamp Out Stigma event to focus on substance addiction, opiate abuse

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.
Dr. Jo Anne Carrick, campus director, stands with Alijah Douglas, president, SGA, at the Time Capsule ceremony on Sept. 14.

Time capsule to reveal legacy to future students at Penn State Shenango

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.

Shenango students head to Washington, D.C., for Hill Day

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.

Shenango faculty lecture series leads off with Head Librarian Matthew Ciszek

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.

Penn State Shenango to hold auditions for an original holiday production

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.
New incoming freshman listen to Student Lion Leader Kate Erdesky in the Great Hall

Shenango campus community celebrates students' return for fall semester

Each summer, the staff, faculty and maintenance team at Penn State Shenango are busy preparing for the arrival of new and returning students for the fall semester. The hallways are quieter and the parking lots are barer. It all becomes relevant, however, when the doors open in August and the students return to begin a new year.
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Amish upbringing influences Shenango graduate

Raised in an Amish community in Pennsylvania until the age of 23, Linda Byler, a 4.0 student who graduated from Penn State Shenango in December 2015, knew at a very young age that she would leave the old-order sect to pursue her dreams and live a life that included more than what limited options were available to her.