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Dr. Jo Anne Carrick and Mandy Eagler, SGA president, open the campus' time capsule, while students and board members look on.

Time capsule unveils glimpse of Shenango campus’ history

It was 45 years ago this past fall that a copper-clad time capsule containing contemporary papers and items was placed in the then-new science building, which was being erected on Penn State's Shenango Valley campus. David Goldberg, then-president of the Penn State Shenango Valley Advisory Board, placed the time capsule in the cornerstone of the science building. On March 28, Campus Director Jo Anne Carrick extracted this same time capsule from the campus’ science building as members of the Student Government Association and Penn State Shenango Advisory Board looked on.
Children gather to watch much aniticpated puppet show during Earth Fest 2015

Earth Fest 2016 to feature live music, kids’ activities, artists and more

Adults and children of all ages are invited to join the fun as Penn State Shenango holds Earth Fest 2016 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, at the campus in downtown Sharon, Pennsylvania. The event, which offers free admission and is open to the public, will include live music and entertainment, educational presentations, children’s activities, a local artists’ market, Penn State Berkey Creamery ice cream, and information from sustainability-minded local organizations and businesses. Food and coffee from Haitian Sensation, The Bluegrass Kitchen and AVI will be available to purchase.

Upcycled art contest to show children how to create treasure from trash

Does your child enjoy creating things? Does he or she like using recycled “trash” and making it into a treasure? Penn State Shenango is gearing up for its inaugural Earth Fest Upcycled Art Contest, which is being held in conjunction with this year’s annual Earth Day event to be held on Saturday, April 9, at the downtown Sharon campus.

Shenango hosts marketing competition for local high school students

Penn State Shenango will host the first of three parts of its inaugural Marketing Competition for high school students at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 20 in the campus’ auditorium. The event is being held in conjunction with the Greater Sharon Associates and its Downtown Sharon Spring Fling. Local high school teams of two to five students, including e-Academy at LindenPointe, Farrell, Hickory, Lakeview, Mercer County Career Center, and West Middlesex, will compete to see who can create and present the best integrated marketing plan for this year’s Sharon Spring Fling.

Shenango students make learning fun during after school program

Penn State Shenango’s second-year occupational therapy assistant (OTA) students are leading an after school program “Printing Fun” with 19 West Hill Elementary School children in kindergarten and first grade. This annual 6-week OTA service learning project, which began at the end of January, is held on Wednesdays from 2:45 until 5 p.m. at the Sharon School District’s elementary school.

A discussion on 'Project and Supply Chain Management: In Business and In Health'

Penn State Shenango will host “Project and Supply Chain Management: In Business and In Health,” a panel discussion about the real world of supply chain management, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, in the campus auditorium located on Shenango Avenue in downtown Sharon, Pennsylvania. Representatives from FedEx Corporation, UPMC, and JMC Steel Group will comprise the panel of experts. A networking opportunity with light refreshments will follow the discussion. This event is free and open to the public.

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 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.