Seniors, congratulations on completing your degree program at Penn State! You can be proud of this significant achievement, just as we are proud of you. Join us at Penn State Wilkes-Barre on May 8 to celebrate the Class of 2021!
Leading the campus Student Government Association is a big job at any time, and even more so during a pandemic. Larry Corridoni stepped up to the challenge and has become known for his leadership during a difficult time with no roadmap.
While the word “sustainability” is often associated with recycling, clean water initiatives, and the protection of natural resources, the word refers to more than just climate action. At Penn State Wilkes-Barre, students, staff, and faculty are furthering sustain-ability efforts for the campus, the community, and the world.
Penn State IT worked with the Office of Physical Plant to determine locations for adding wireless coverage at select parking lots across the campuses last summer. This allowed commuter students access to work safely between classes while following social distancing protocols.
Penn State Wilkes-Barre this year held its Celebration of Scholarship undergraduate research fair in a virtual format. The celebration is an opportunity for Wilkes-Barre faculty and students to showcase their current research, scholarship and artistic endeavors. All posters and video presentations can be viewed online.
Students in a Penn State Wilkes-Barre criminology class had a special opportunity to hear from David Witwer, 2020-21 Penn State Laureate and professor of American studies in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities, regarding his research on corruption, organized crime, labor racketeering and the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa in 1975.
The “Art in the Natural World” virtual art exhibit presented by the Friedman Art Gallery is now available for viewing on YouTube. It features artwork from 23 students enrolled in the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Science 60, Art in the Natural World course taught by Luciana Caporaletti.
When Robert and Shirley Fortinsky became involved with Penn State Wilkes-Barre, they established the beginning of a legacy that is now in its third generation.
The foundation laid by alumnus Robert Fortinsky, 1947, and Shirley Fortinsky, who was named a 2001 Honorary Alumni Award Recipient by the Penn State Alumni Association, has been continued by their daughter, Jill Schwartz, who serves as chair of the campus advisory board, and granddaughter, Kady Schwartz, a member of the advisory board.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health recently announced the dates for phases 1B, 1C and 2 of the commonwealth’s COVID-19 vaccination distribution program and Penn State is strongly encouraging all students, faculty and staff to sign up to get a vaccine as soon as they are eligible to receive one.