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Dr. Jo Anne Carrick, campus director, stands with Alijah Douglas, president, SGA, at the Time Capsule ceremony on Sept. 14.

Time capsule to reveal legacy to future students at Penn State Shenango

An iPhone 5, a Penn State T-shirt, a photo album, and a 50th anniversary banner — these are just a few of the items, amongst a long list, that were collected, cataloged and placed in the new Penn State Shenango time capsule.
Dr. Jo Anne Carrick, campus director, stands with Alijah Douglas, president, SGA, at the Time Capsule ceremony on Sept. 14.

Dr. Jo Anne Carrick, campus director, stands with Alijah Douglas, president, SGA, at the Time Capsule ceremony on Sept. 14.

Campus Director Jo Anne Carrick stands with Alijah Douglas, Student Government Association president, at the time capsule ceremony on Sept. 14.

Shenango students head to Washington, D.C., for Hill Day

Students from Penn State Shenango’s Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program will be heading to Washington, D.C., on Sept. 18-19 for Hill Day, where they will join hundreds from their profession to speak to state senators and representatives on various topics, including supporting rehabilitation research, repealing the Medicare therapy cap, and supporting occupational therapy in Medicare home health.

Shenango faculty lecture series leads off with Head Librarian Matthew Ciszek

Penn State Shenango will begin its 2016-17 Faculty Lecture Series with Matthew Ciszek, head librarian of the Penn State Shenango Lartz Memorial Library, who will speak at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, in Sharon Hall room 105, located on Penn Avenue in downtown Sharon, Pennsylvania. The title of his lecture is “Intellectual Freedom: What is it and Why is it Important?” The event is free and open to the public.

Penn State Shenango to hold auditions for an original holiday production

Auditions for “WSPA-ZM presents ‘Star Child,’” an original play by Jeanne Zingale, instructor in communication and Drama Club adviser at Penn State Shenango, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 17 in the Penn State Shenango Auditorium, located in downtown Sharon across from the post office.
New incoming freshman listen to Student Lion Leader Kate Erdesky in the Great Hall

Lion Leader Kate Erdesky talks to incoming freshman at New Student Orientation

New incoming freshman listen to Student Lion Leader Kate Erdesky in the Great Hall

New incoming freshman listen to Student Lion Leader Kate Erdesky in the Great Hall

Shenango campus community celebrates students' return for fall semester

Each summer, the staff, faculty and maintenance team at Penn State Shenango are busy preparing for the arrival of new and returning students for the fall semester. The hallways are quieter and the parking lots are barer. It all becomes relevant, however, when the doors open in August and the students return to begin a new year.
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Amish upbringing influences Shenango graduate

Raised in an Amish community in Pennsylvania until the age of 23, Linda Byler, a 4.0 student who graduated from Penn State Shenango in December 2015, knew at a very young age that she would leave the old-order sect to pursue her dreams and live a life that included more than what limited options were available to her.
Penn State Shenango alumna Linda Byler poses at the Shenango Nitany Lion Shrine during a visit to the campus.

Penn State Shenango Alumna Linda Byler

Penn State Shenango Alumna Linda Byler at the Nittany Lion Shrine

Shenango Alumni Society to host cornhole tournament scholarship fundraiser

The Penn State Shenango Alumni Society will host its third annual Cornhole Tournament July 30 at Quaker Steak and Lube in downtown Sharon. The event’s proceeds and a portion of food sales from 3 to 9 p.m. will go to Penn State Shenango student scholarships.

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