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Bernstine family endows Open Doors Scholarship at Penn State Shenango

The Bernstine family has made a $30,000 family contribution to Penn State University to establish the Sam, Pam, Aaron, Ilia and Dierks Bernstine Open Doors Scholarship at the Shenango campus. The donation is part of the University-wide campaign “A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence” and will leverage a 2:1 University match, increasing the fund to $90,000.
A group of students in a large classroom discussing their classroom project.

Shenango faculty introduce interprofessional collaboration to their classrooms

Innovative pedagogy, interdisciplinary cooperation, and an awareness of the changing dynamics of working in the healthcare field, were the impetus behind two Penn State Shenango faculty members in nursing and human development and family studies (HDFS) teaming up to create an interprofessional collaboration between their academic disciplines.
A group of men and women on the street dressed in running clothes

5K raises over $17,000 for Shenango campus student scholarship fund

The seventh annual Dr. Jane Williams 5K run and 1.5 mile walk had a total of 20 runners and 32 walkers cross the finish line on a warm, humid October morning. The first overall finishers in the 5K run were Chase Waldscmidt from New Castle, Pennsylvania, and Linda Enterline from Jamestown, Pennsylvania. The first overall finishers of the 1.5 mile walk were a mother and son team, Rachel and Vincent Singer from New Wilmington, Pennsylvania.
Picture of professor Champagne standing inside of a building.

Penn State Laureate to speak on 'Art and Politics: The Case of Corrado Cagli'

The problematic and contradictory relationship between the art of Italian painter, sculptor and muralist Corrado Cagli and the fascist government that supported him will be explored in an upcoming presentation by Penn State Laureate John Champagne at 12:15 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 1 in Penn State Shenango's Lecture Hall room 222/223. The event is free and open to the public.
Joe Battista to speak at Penn State Shenango on November 7.

Author of 'The Power of Pragmatic Passion' to present at Shenango

Joe Battista, author, professional speaker, and success coach, will speak at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the Penn State Shenango Auditorium in downtown Sharon. He will discuss and provide insight into his new book, "The Power of Pragmatic Passion: 7 Common Sense Principles for Achieving Personal & Professional Success." The event is free and open to the public.
Two young girls working on a project in a Penn State Shenango classroom in 2017.

Girl Scouts invited to spend day on local college campus to earn badges

Join college professors and student organizations at Penn State Shenango for its fourth annual Girl Scout event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3 in the campus’s Great Hall located in Sharon Hall on Penn Avenue in downtown Sharon. All levels of Scouts (Junior, Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador) have two sessions to choose from, which will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Penn State Shenango freshman, Larry Ransom from Youngstown, Ohio, speaks to his classmates about the "We Are Project" during a PSU-8 Freshman Seminar course.

'We Are Project' integrated into Shenango's freshman seminar course

The Penn State Shenango Advising Office continues to look for ideas that support its mission of inclusion. This past summer, a colorful Instagram post shared by Student Orientation and Transition Programs at the University Park campus caught the attention of staff in the Advising Office and sparked their interest to pursue another new initiative, which they included as part of their PSU-8 Freshman Seminar course.
Head and shoulder shot of Dr. Jamie Marich

Shenango to host Jamie Marich for pair of Stamp Out Stigma events Oct. 17

Penn State Shenango will collaborate with the Community Counseling Center of Mercer County to host two “Stamp Out Stigma” events Oct. 17 featuring Jamie Marich, founder of the Institute for Creative Mindfulness.

7th annual Jane Williams Memorial 5K run/1.5 mile walk slated for Oct. 6

Penn State Shenango will hold its seventh annual Dr. Jane A. Williams Memorial 5K run/1.5 mile walk at 9 a.m. Oct. 6 at the Shenango campus in downtown Sharon. The event is in honor of Williams, who was employed at the Shenango campus for 25 years before passing away after a brief illness.
Photo of Brad Ricca in front of a book case.

Author of ‘Mrs. Sherlock Holmes’ to present at campus lecture series Sept. 26

Penn State Shenango will continue its 2018-19 Lecture Series with a presentation by special guest and author Brad Ricca, who will talk about his most recent book Mrs. Sherlock Holmes—the shocking and amazing true story of Grace Humiston, lawyer, detective, and first woman U.S. District Attorney, who took on the well-known missing persons case of 18-year-old Ruth Cruger. The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 26 in Lecture Hall 223/Art Gallery.

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