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.
Penn State Wilkes-Barre is putting the “her” in “history” this March by hosting several events in honor of Women’s HERstory Month. All events will be held virtually and are open to students, faculty and staff.
From their bedrooms, living rooms and even kitchens, thousands of students and volunteers tuned in to the THON livestream to raise money, spread awareness and dance in pursuit of the cure for childhood cancer. Despite these difficult times, Penn State Wilkes-Barre was able to raise more than double its goal for THON 2021.
Penn State is planning a phased return over the summer semester to a full on-campus learning environment for fall 2021. The University’s priorities continue to be the health and well-being of its students, faculty, staff and local communities, and the plans for expanded in-person classes have the flexibility built in to quickly respond to changing pandemic conditions, if necessary.
Since April 2017, the Friedman Art Gallery on the campus of Penn State Wilkes-Barre has hosted annual art exhibits by local high school artists. Because of current health concerns, virtual classes, limited access to the Friedman Art Gallery and other mandated protocols that continue to affect our educational systems, especially the arts, a virtual alternative was devised to promote local high school artists.
Due to the pandemic, the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at Penn State Wilkes-Barre has begun coordinating virtual meetings between donors and student scholarship and award recipients, with the benefit of students and donors being able to meet wherever they live.
Penn State Wilkes-Barre is providing the community with two ways to donate to this year’s THON event. In addition to Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s annual donor drive, the American Red Cross is hosting a community blood drive benefiting Penn State THON.
Join Penn State Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 18 for a staged reading of “Madness of Hercules,” designed to guide the community in understanding and responding to acts of gun violence. This virtual event is open to the public and free to view with registration.