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Inmates in Indiana stand in a common room to listen to a speaker.

Students forge a path for restorative justice

Five students from Penn State Beaver, Shenango and New Kensington are helping to implement Bridges to Life, a restorative justice program, in Beaver County. As the inaugural cohort of Beaver County-based facilitators, the students will not only go into the Beaver County Jail to work with inmates, but they will also be responsible for training future volunteers of the Bridges program and extending the reach of restorative justice.
Inmates in Indiana stand in a common room to listen to a speaker.

Bridges to Life inmates

Beaver, Shenango and New Kensington students visited a prison in Indiana to receive training for Bridges to Life, a restorative justice program they plan to implement in Beaver County this spring.

The inside of the DUI Moving Memorial

The PA DUI Moving Memorial

Penn State Shenango will host the PA DUI Moving Memorial on December 7.

Veterans hold flag

Seventeen Penn State campuses named 2017 Military Friendly Schools

Sixteen Penn State campuses, plus Penn State World Campus, have been named 2017 “Military Friendly Schools” by ratings organization Victory Media.

Shenango PTA students to hold community collection drive for Toys for Tots Fdn.

Penn State Shenango is sponsoring a toy drive to benefit the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation. The annual community collection drive, staffed by Shenango campus Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) students and faculty, will take place at the Hermitage Wal-Mart Super Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., November 19. (Read the full story)
Girl Scouts with walkers

Shenango program enables local Girl Scouts to earn badges

On Sat., Nov. 5, Penn State Shenango held its inaugural GirlScouts@PSU program. Close to one hundred area Girl Scout Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, and Ambassadors arrived at Penn State, eager to earn a patch. The program was hosted by the campus Occupational Therapy (OT) Club and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Club. Penn State Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator Brandi Baros, along with members from the Shenango Rivers Watchers, also participated.
Girl Scout Brownies learn how it would feel to be in a wheelchair or have to use a walker

Girl Scout Brownies learn about disability awareness in hands-on session with OT students

Girl Scout Brownies learn about disability awareness in hands-on session with OT students

Students from the Shenango campus' OTA program stop for a picture in front of the Capitol building in D.C. on HIll Day in Sept.

OTA students head to the Capital on Hill Day in Washington, D.C.

A group of OTA students head to the Capital building for Hill Day in Washington, D.C. this fall.

Students from the Shenango campus' OTA program stop for a picture in front of the Capitol building in D.C. on HIll Day in Sept.

Hill Day in Washington, D.C. gives OTA students insight into legislative power

OTA students receive the skills they need to be successful in their field while getting real life, hands-on experiences, such as visiting Washington, D.C. on Hill Day.
Student Wendy Caszatt speaks to staff and guests during the Veterans Center grand opening celebration.

Shenango holds Veterans Center grand opening celebration

Approximately 40 guests attended the Grand Opening of Penn State Shenango's Veteran Center which is located in Sharon Hall room 308. Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) student Wendy Caszatt, who is completing her HDFS internship for the Veterans Center, spoke to those in attendance about how the center was established and what it means for the students at Penn State Shenango.

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