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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.
Penn State Shenango students and faculty standing in back of a table with a Toys for Tots sign. Two dressed up like Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus.

Shenango campus annual collection drive for Toys for Tots begins

Penn State Shenango will once again be sponsoring a toy drive to benefit the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program this holiday season. The annual community collection drive, staffed by the Shenango campus Physical Therapy Assistant students and faculty, will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Hermitage Walmart Super Center.
Penn State Shenango students and faculty standing in back of a table with a Toys for Tots sign. Two dressed up like Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus.

Penn State Shenango PTA students and faculty collect toys for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program

During a prior year, Dr. Jen Jewell, assistant teaching professor in Penn State Shenango's Physical Therapy department, far left, and her physical therapy assistant students, collected donated toys at the Hermitage Wal-Mart for the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.

Penn State Shenango students and faculty standing in back of a table with a Toys for Tots sign. Two dressed up like Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus.

Penn State Shenango PTA students and faculty collect toys for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation

During a prior year, Dr. Jen Jewell, assistant teaching professor in Penn State Shenango's Physical Therapy department, far left, and her physical therapy assistant students, collected donated toys at the Hermitage Wal-Mart for the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.

A woman and child build trees on top of the Penn State Shenango float

Staff and family members work to build last year's Shenango campus' Hermitage Light Up Night Parade float

Penn State Shenango advisor Billie Jean Horvath, along with her daughter Macie, work on last year's float for the Hermitage Light Up Night Parade. Each year, the campus collects mittens and hats during the parade, which they donate to local charities before the holidays.

Cut out pumpkins surround Penn State Shenango's Lion Shrine area

Penn State Shenango Lion Shrine boasts jack-o'-lanterns from a past Halloween party

The campus Lion Shrine area was the home of several jack-o'-lanterns placed there after a Halloween party held at Penn State Shenango

Cut out pumpkins surround Penn State Shenango's Lion Shrine area

Penn State Shenango Halloween Party to benefit kids with cancer

Penn State Shenango’s Students Benefiting THON organization will host its annual Halloween Party from 5 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 27 in the Shenango campus auditorium located across from the Sharon Post Office in downtown Sharon. The admission cost is $2; children two and under are free. The event is open to the public; children 17 and younger must be accompanied by a parent.
Penn State alumnus Jack Luchette stand at the podium in the Great Hall

Stamp Out Stigma event to focus on postpartum depression

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 15 percent of women who have recently given birth suffer from postpartum depression. This year’s Stamp Out Stigma (SOS) at Penn State Shenango will feature a presentation on the subject at its fourth annual SOS event to be held from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the Great Hall of Sharon Hall located on Vine Avenue in downtown Sharon, Pennsylvania. The event is free and open to the public.
Penn State alumnus Jack Luchette stand at the podium in the Great Hall

Jack Luchette speaks at the 2016 Stamp Out Stigma event last October

Jack Luchette, Penn State alumnus and lead organizer of the Stamp Out Stigma event, speaks at Penn State Shenango last October. 

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