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!
The Future of Jobs Report 2020 from the World Economic Forum identified the top 10 in-demand skills of 2025, with innovation at the top of the list. Students at Penn State Wilkes-Barre can minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ENTI) — one of the fastest growing minors within Penn State.
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.
The Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, in collaboration with partners around Penn State, will be celebrating Pride Month throughout April with a variety of programming for the University community across the University's campuses.
Researchers whose work addresses natural and cultural resource management topics can learn about partnering opportunities with federal agencies at the Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units Program Workshop on March 30.
The Penn State Alumni Association is hosting a virtual speaker session on March 30 highlighting the Friedman Observatory at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. “A Window to the Universe” is part of a weekly discussion series created during the COVID-19 shutdown as a way to keep alumni engaged with the cancellation of in-person events. The presentation is open to the public.
As of March 1 (the conclusion of the universal required re-testing period), the University is conducting random testing of between 1% and 2% of the University’s population of students and employees living, learning or working on campus as well as those who access campus.
Penn State student organizations and units at campuses across the commonwealth will be holding events in honor of National Women’s History Month. Here’s a look at some of the events taking place at the University’s campuses during the month of March.