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Students flee the building during an active shooter training drill at Penn State Beaver.

Police, students stage realistic active shooter training at Penn State Beaver

An active shooter training drill at Penn State Beaver helped students and police know what to do in an emergency.

Shenango kicks off 50th anniversary with alumni and friends celebration

On Aug. 22, Penn State Shenango will kick off its 50th Anniversary with a double celebration. A Community Open House outside on the campus lawn from 3 to 5 p.m. will include live music by The Bootleggers, children's activities, refreshments, storytime, a community art show, tours of the campus, and more. This event is free and open to the public. An Alumni and Friends event, to be held from 5 to 8 p.m., will include live music by Grant Street Exit, dinner, tours of the campus, a video montage of photos from the past 50 years, and a Penn State football raffle ticket drawing. There is a nominal $10 fee for the evening event.
Auditions to be held for Penn State Shenango holiday production

Penn State Shenango to hold auditions for holiday production

Penn State Shenango will hold auditions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 12 for its holiday play “How the Grouch Saved Christmas,” which is an original musical to be directed by Jeanne Zingale, Penn State Shenango Drama Club advisor and instructor in theatre.
Participants of the 2014 Dr. Jane WIlliams Memorial 5k enjoy refreshments in the Great Hall following the event.

Shenango holds fourth annual 5K in memory of Jane Williams

Penn State Shenango will hold its fourth annual Dr. Jane A. Williams Memorial 5K Run/1.5 Mile Walk beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Shenango campus located in downtown Sharon, Pennsylvania. The event is in honor of Williams, who was employed at the Shenango campus for 25 years before dying after a brief illness.

Shenango ranked in Top 20 in Washington Monthly's 'Best Bang for Buck' category

Penn State Shenango has been ranked in the Top 20 colleges and universities in the Northeast in the category of "Best Bang for the Buck," according to the most recent rankings conducted by Washington Monthly. Among 402 schools included in the listing, the Shenango campus was ranked No. 16.
Lavarr McBride

'Through a Convict's Eyes' author to kick off Shenango faculty lecture series

Penn State Shenango will begin its 2015-16 Faculty Lecture Series with Lavarr McBride who teaches for the Penn State Shenango, Beaver, and New Kensington campuses in their administration of justice programs. McBride will speak at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, in Sharon Hall, room 105 located on Penn Avenue in downtown Sharon, Pennsylvania. The title of his lecture is “Through a Crime Victim’s Eyes: Helping Them Find a New Normal.” The event is free and open to the public.

High school students offered $3,000 scholarship award for a 3.0 GPA

This year’s senior high school students will be guaranteed a $3,000 scholarship to attend Penn State Shenango, and the only qualification is that they must have a high school 3.0 grade-point average.
Carol Reardon

Penn State laureate and Civil War historian to speak at Penn State Shenango

Carol Reardon, the 2015-16 Penn State laureate and George Winfree Professor of American History at Penn State, will speak at Penn State Shenango Oct. 19. The title of her presentation is “History Versus Heritage: The View from Gettysburg.” The event is free and open to the public.
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.

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.