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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.
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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

Advisory board member and Penn State alumnus to give commencement address

Penn State Shenango will hold its 2016 spring commencement ceremony at 7:30 p.m. May 6 in the Shenango campus auditorium with a reception immediately following. Jo Anne Carrick, campus director, will confer baccalaureate and associate degrees on the graduating students.

Shenango faculty member to discuss trial and death sentence of David Camm

Penn State Shenango Instructor in Administration of Justice Barie Goetz will discuss the investigation and trial of former death row inmate David Camm at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, at the Community Library of the Shenango Valley in downtown Sharon, Pa. The event is free and open to the public.
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Local students pitch business plans at Shenango marketing competition

It was West Middlesex High School students who came out on top in Penn State Shenango’s inaugural marketing competition on Saturday, April 2, held in the campus’ auditorium. Lakeview High School was close behind in second place, and Hickory High School students took third. The event was held in conjunction with the Greater Sharon Associates (GSA) and its Downtown Sharon Spring Fling. High school teams of two to five students were required to create and present an integrated marketing plan for this year’s Sharon Spring Fling.

Penn State Shenango to offer weeklong STEM camp in June and July

Penn State Shenango’s STEM Camp will be offered two weeks this summer, in June and July, due do its popularity in 2015. Middle school-aged children are invited to participate in the STEM day camps, which run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 20-24 and July 11-15. Both weeks offer the exact same programs. The weeklong STEM camps, which stand for science, technology, engineering and math, will be available to students entering grades seven, eight and nine this coming fall.

Shenango hosts marketing competition for local high school students

Penn State Shenango will host the first of three parts of its inaugural Marketing Competition for high school students at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 20 in the campus’ auditorium. The event is being held in conjunction with the Greater Sharon Associates and its Downtown Sharon Spring Fling. Local high school teams of two to five students, including e-Academy at LindenPointe, Farrell, Hickory, Lakeview, Mercer County Career Center, and West Middlesex, will compete to see who can create and present the best integrated marketing plan for this year’s Sharon Spring Fling.

A discussion on 'Project and Supply Chain Management: In Business and In Health'

Penn State Shenango will host “Project and Supply Chain Management: In Business and In Health,” a panel discussion about the real world of supply chain management, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, in the campus auditorium located on Shenango Avenue in downtown Sharon, Pennsylvania. Representatives from FedEx Corporation, UPMC, and JMC Steel Group will comprise the panel of experts. A networking opportunity with light refreshments will follow the discussion. This event is free and open to the public.

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