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Yes, it IS rocket science!

A Penn State Wilkes-Barre student and faculty member participated in a NASA workshop in Virginia this summer. Students from around the country came to learn how to build a data-acquiring rocket payload.
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Students participate in research at the Friedman Observatory

As a spring-board for additional research, the project demon­strates what can be done by students who have an interest in setting their sights on the night sky.
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Creativity + 3D printer = solution for art gallery

Canvases in the Friedman Art Gallery kept falling off the gallery’s hanging rods. Was there a simple and inexpensive solution?
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Scholarship award winners and committee members (l to r): Mary Reddy (scholarship committee), Ethan Krzysik, Jonathan Pineno (president, Arts at Hayfield), Asher Smart, Karen Winters (scholarship committee)

Irene Thomas Scholarship Awards

Five Penn State Wilkes-Barre students received scholarships from the Irene Thomas Memorial Scholarship fund, sponsored by Arts at Hayfield, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting community arts.
Jellyfish (painted by MaryLou Kolojeski)

Friedman Gallery announces MaryLou Kolojeski exhibit

The Friedman Art Gallery at Penn State Wilkes-Barre has announced its new “Emerging Artists” series — occasional exhibits highlighting the work of unknown local artists. The inaugural exhibit features the artwork of MaryLou Kolojeski.
Penn State laureate William Doan giving a presentation

Penn State Laureate William Doan presents 'The Anxiety Project' Oct. 23

Living with anxiety and depression, showcased through hundreds of drawings, graphic medicine publications, personal experiences, and research, will be explored in an upcoming presentation by 2019-20 Penn State Laureate William J. Doan, “The Anxiety Project: An Artist’s Look at Mental Health and Wellness," at Penn State Wilkes-Barre.
mentalist Robert Channing

Mentalist Robert Channing to perform at Penn State Wilkes-Barre

Mind reader, motivational speaker, entertainer, author and award-winner Robert Channing will be performing at Penn State Wilkes-Barre at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Barry Auditorium in the Academic Commons.
logo for the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Zombie 5K run

Wilkes-Barre to hold annual Zombie 5K Run

The Penn State Wilkes-Barre Benefitting THON Committee will be holding its annual Zombie 5K fun run/walk on Saturday, Oct. 26.