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A group of people stand and kneel for a picture in the campus' auditorium before the 2016 Spaghetti Dinner

Students and Shenango Alumni Society members gather before the 2016 THON Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser

Students and Shenango Alumni Society members gather before the 2016 THON spaghetti dinner fundraiser.

Penn State students repair bicycles during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day service project.

Penn State campuses partner on MLK Day service projects

Students from six Penn State campuses, including Penn State Behrend, participated in public service projects in Erie on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. They repaired bicycles, ran bingo games and sorted clothes at a community shelter.
Three Penn State students repair bicycles at the Sisters of St. Joseph Neighborhood Network bike warehouse.

MLK Day bikes

Shannon Josefoski, right, cleans a bicycle at the Sisters of St. Joseph Neighborhood Network in Erie. Josefoski, a student at Penn State New Kensington, was one of 50 students who participated in Erie service projects on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Two Penn State Behrend students paint a hallway during a MLK Day service project.

MLK Day painters

Will Taylor, an Americorps VISTA intern at Penn State Behrend, and Ashlyn Kelly, a senior at the college, paint a hallway at the Lodge on Sass, a transitional housing shelter in Erie. A total of 50 Penn State students contributed to service projects in Erie on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Two young students are pictured--one looking into a microscope and the other taking notes.

STEM Camp returns to Penn State Shenango for summer 2018

Penn State Shenango’s popular STEM Camp will be offered again this summer to middle school-aged children. The weeklong day camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, June 18 through Friday, June 22.
Several people from the cast of A Christmas Pudding standing on stage at Shenango campus.

The cast of Penn State Shenango's A Christmas Pudding

A Christmas Pudding celebrates an assortment of traditional and contemporary stories and songs of the Christmas holiday. Here, Scrooge (Leon Nichols), is shown in a rehearsal with characters from “The Twelve Days of Christmas”:  the Partridge in a Pear Tree (Leah Mulvey), the Cow that the maids are milking (Katherine Shacklock), a Swan A-Swimming (Leah Benson), and Ninja Turtle Dove (Sabrina Breese).

Several people from the cast of A Christmas Pudding standing on stage at Shenango campus.

The cast of Penn State Shenango's A Christmas Pudding

A Christmas Pudding celebrates an assortment of traditional and contemporary stories and songs of the Christmas holiday. Here, Scrooge (Leon Nichols), is shown in a rehearsal with characters from “The Twelve Days of Christmas”:  the Partridge in a Pear Tree (Leah Mulvey), the Cow that the maids are milking (Katherine Shacklock), a Swan A-Swimming (Leah Benson), and Ninja Turtle Dove (Sabrina Breese).

Several people from the cast of A Christmas Pudding standing on stage at Shenango campus.

The cast of Penn State Shenango's A Christmas Pudding

A Christmas Pudding celebrates an assortment of traditional and contemporary stories and songs of the Christmas holiday. Here, Scrooge (Leon Nichols), is shown in a rehearsal with characters from “The Twelve Days of Christmas”:  the Partridge in a Pear Tree (Leah Mulvey), the Cow that the maids are milking (Katherine Shacklock), a Swan A-Swimming (Leah Benson), and Ninja Turtle Dove (Sabrina Breese).

Several people from the cast of A Christmas Pudding standing on stage at Shenango campus.

The cast of Penn State Shenango's A Christmas Pudding

A Christmas Pudding celebrates an assortment of traditional and contemporary stories and songs of the Christmas holiday. Here, Scrooge (Leon Nichols), is shown in a rehearsal with characters from “The Twelve Days of Christmas”:  the Partridge in a Pear Tree (Leah Mulvey), the Cow that the maids are milking (Katherine Shacklock), a Swan A-Swimming (Leah Benson), and Ninja Turtle Dove (Sabrina Breese).

Several people from the cast of A Christmas Pudding standing on stage at Shenango campus.

Penn State Shenango kicks off December with 'A Christmas Pudding'

Whatever your Christmas traditions, they are most likely included in the Penn State Shenango Drama Club’s production of "A Christmas Pudding," to be held the first weekend of December in the campus Auditorium. A reading from the Gospel of Luke? Scrooge and Tiny Tim? Singing Christmas carols? Virginia being told "Yes, there is a Santa Claus"? Yes, they are all there ... and much more.

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