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Nursing instructor to speak on 'Buzzed or Drunk?' Are you too impaired to drive?

Penn State Shenango will continue its 2015-16 Faculty Lecture Series with Instructor in Nursing Maureen Dunn who will speak at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at the Community Library of the Shenango Valley on the corner of East State St. and Shenango Ave. in in downtown Sharon, Pennsylvania. The title of her lecture is “Buzzed or Drunk? Are you impaired to drive?" The event is free and open to the public.

New baccalaureate degree program offered at Penn State Shenango

Penn State Shenango, in collaboration with the Penn State campuses of Beaver, Fayette, Greater Allegheny and New Kensington, has been granted joint authorization to deliver the bachelor of science in Project and Supply Chain Management program. The new four-year major will begin in fall 2016.
Campus Director Dr. Carrick and alumni and advisory board members help serve spaghetti at 2014 fundraiser

Fourth annual THON spaghetti dinner to be held in January

On Jan. 22, 2016, Penn State Shenango will host its fourth annual THON spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. in the campus auditorium. The event is sponsored by Penn State Shenango benefiting THON and various local restaurants. All proceeds will support kids with cancer. Additionally, individuals may make a contribution to pediatric cancer at www.thon.org. Penn State Shenango’s code is #167.

HopeCAT director to speak at Penn State Shenango commencement ceremony

Penn State Shenango will hold its fall 2015 commencement ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18 in the Shenango campus auditorium with a reception immediately following. Jo Anne Carrick, campus director, will confer baccalaureate and associate degrees on 58 graduating students. This year, Penn State Shenango welcomes Tom Roberts, executive director of the Hope Center for Arts & Technology (HopeCAT) as its guest speaker.

Penn State Shenango Faculty Lecture Series to continue with presentation Dec. 3

Penn State Shenango will continue its 2015-2016 Faculty Lecture Series with Diane Kuharsky, instructor in biology, who will speak at noon on Dec. 3 in Room 105 of Sharon Hall, located on Penn Avenue in downtown Sharon. The title of her lecture is “Fall Risk Assessment and Prevention Strategies for Individuals with Compromised Balance Stability.” The event is free and open to the public.

Shenango drama club to present 'How the Grouch Saved Christmas' Dec. 4-6

The Penn State Shenango Drama Club will be presenting an original musical, 'How the Grouch Saved Christmas,' designed to appeal to children of all ages the weekend of Dec. 4-6. The show playfully weaves pop cultural references to The Minions, Star Wars, princesses, Legos, and much more into a story that is ultimately heartwarming. The musical will launch with an evening performance at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Penn State Shenango Auditorium. There will also be two matinee performances at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 5 and 6.

Sharon School District partners with Penn State to bring STEAM camp

Additionally, students will investigate the basic building block of life in a class session, entitled “DNA-Molecules of Life,” and in other sessions have the opportunity to learn about the “Sweet Side of Chemistry” and “Bacteria: The Dark Truth.” All minds alike will be intrigued by the scientific inquiry taking place in these classrooms and labs. In Sharon Hall, mathematical thinkers will have the opportunity in “Math in Magic” to use logical reasoning to solve real-life problems. Finally, in Lecture Hall, students will gain insight into the HeartRescue Project, a program designed to increase survival rates among cardiac arrest patients.

Penn State Shenango to particpate in Hermitage Holiday Light Parade

Penn State Shenango faculty, staff and students will be collecting mittens, gloves and hats to donate to Joshua’s Haven, the Prince of Peace, and West Hill Ministries as part of “Operation Warm Hands” during the Hermitage Holiday Light Parade on Saturday, Nov. 21. The parade begins at 6 p.m. at Kraynak's in Hermitage. Decorated collection bins will be located beside the Penn State Shenango 50th anniversary float for those wishing to participate.

Penn State Shenango to present 'How the Grouch Saved Christmas'

The Penn State Shenango Drama Club will present an original musical this holiday season titled "How the Grouch Saved Christmas." Designed to appeal to children of all ages, the show playfully weaves pop cultural references to "The Minions," "Star Wars," princesses, Legos, and much more into a story that is ultimately heartwarming. The musical will launch with an evening performance at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Penn State Shenango Auditorium. There will also be two matinees at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6.
Christian Kuharik talks with Farrell High School students during first night of the HopeCAT pilot program.

Penn State Shenango collaborates with The Hope Center for Arts and Technology

Penn State Shenango and The Hope Center for Arts and Technology (HopeCAT) are collaborating on a new venture this fall to begin an after-school pilot program with Farrell High School students. Focusing on ceramic art, the program is being taught by world-class ceramist and arts educator Christian Kuharik.

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