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Extension to hire phorid fly liaison for residents, researchers, mushroom farms

In an effort to ease the predicament of southern Chester County neighborhoods besieged by mushroom phorid flies, Penn State Extension will hire an entomologist to serve as a liaison between residents, the researchers trying to solve the fly problems, and mushroom farmers.
Participants of last year's Scoop & Paint event pose for a picture with their completed projects

2017 Scoop & Paint participants

2017 Scoop & Paint participants proudly show off their work at Penn State Shenango

Tarana Burke

Tarana Burke

 Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Tarana Burke Streaming of Tarana’s speech will be available Thursday, March 22, at 8:00 p.m. EDT  

Three men standing in front of a building at the eCenter@LindenPointe

Shenango alumni gather for a picture in front of VenturePointe

R to L: Brian Flick and Jacob Linzenbold, the first two alumni to be accepted into Penn State Shenango's VenturePointe incubator located at the eCenter@LindenPointe, along with Riley Atterholt, who completed his Business program internship at the eCenter, gather for a photo after the VenturePointe Ribbon Cutting ceremony in August 2017.

Three men standing in front of a building at the eCenter@LindenPointe

Penn State funds entrepreneurship centers in each of its 21 campus communities

As part of its Invent Penn State initiative, Penn State Feb. 5 announced four new seed grants, each valued at $50,000, designed to bolster entrepreneurship and economic development in communities surrounding Penn State campuses across the Commonwealth. With the announcement, the University’s effort has grown to include 21 hubs for innovation spread across Pennsylvania, including the Shenango campus — an undertaking that was introduced by Penn State President Eric J. Barron just two and a half years ago.
A group of people stand and kneel for a picture in the campus' auditorium before the 2016 Spaghetti Dinner

Support Shenango's THON spaghetti dinner to help kids with cancer

Penn State Shenango will hold its sixth annual THON spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 9 in the campus auditorium. The event is sponsored by Penn State Shenango Benefiting THON and various local restaurants. All proceeds will support kids with cancer.
A group of people stand and kneel for a picture in the campus' auditorium before the 2016 Spaghetti Dinner

Students and Shenango Alumni Society members gather before the 2016 THON Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser

Students and Shenango Alumni Society members gather before the 2016 THON spaghetti dinner fundraiser.

Three students are sitting at a table in the campus' Great Hall area and are speaking with the the campus director and a faculty member.

Building from a solid foundation

Campus Director Dr. Jo Anne Carrick takes us through the highlights and progress at Penn State Shenango in 2017. The campus saw major plans unfold as Shenango continued to grow through support, collaboration, and a strong foundation.
Penn State students repair bicycles during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day service project.

Penn State campuses partner on MLK Day service projects

Students from six Penn State campuses, including Penn State Behrend, participated in public service projects in Erie on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. They repaired bicycles, ran bingo games and sorted clothes at a community shelter.
Three Penn State students repair bicycles at the Sisters of St. Joseph Neighborhood Network bike warehouse.

MLK Day bikes

Shannon Josefoski, right, cleans a bicycle at the Sisters of St. Joseph Neighborhood Network in Erie. Josefoski, a student at Penn State New Kensington, was one of 50 students who participated in Erie service projects on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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