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Students from the Shenango campus' OTA program stop for a picture in front of the Capitol building in D.C. on HIll Day in Sept.

Hill Day in Washington, D.C. gives OTA students insight into legislative power

OTA students receive the skills they need to be successful in their field while getting real life, hands-on experiences, such as visiting Washington, D.C. on Hill Day.
Student Wendy Caszatt speaks to staff and guests during the Veterans Center grand opening celebration.

Shenango holds Veterans Center grand opening celebration

Approximately 40 guests attended the Grand Opening of Penn State Shenango's Veteran Center which is located in Sharon Hall room 308. Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) student Wendy Caszatt, who is completing her HDFS internship for the Veterans Center, spoke to those in attendance about how the center was established and what it means for the students at Penn State Shenango.
Shenango campus students pose at Hill Day in Washington, D.C.

Students utilize fieldwork and community outreach in support of program

Each semester, Penn State Shenango’s Occupational Therapy Assistant students plan several events in support of their field of study. These initiatives include community outreach programs as well as learning/skill projects. This past September, thanks to a grant that was received from the Penn State Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, several sophomore OTA students joined hundreds from their profession to speak to senators and representatives in Washington, D.C., on various topics.
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

OTA student Sara Wasacz works on another student during a lab

OTA student Sara Wasacz works on another student during a lab

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 celebrates 50 years!

Penn State Shenango celebrates 50 years!

Penn State Shenango celebrates 50 years!

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.

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