Penn State University Health Services (UHS) is encouraging students to protect themselves against monkeypox in light of cases in Pennsylvania and nationally. Monkeypox is a viral infection primarily spread through prolonged close contact. It is not a sexually transmitted infection (STI), and anybody can be at risk, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.
A Penn State Wilkes-Barre faculty member spent two months in Greece this summer as part of a research fellowship. Dimitrios Bolkas, associate professor of surveying engineering, was awarded a fellowship from the Institute of International Education’s Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program (GDFP). Through the program, he traveled to Greece to collaborate on research regarding point clouds and improving the accuracy of point clouds for surveying applications.
Lynda Goldstein has been appointed chancellor and chief academic officer at Penn State Wilkes-Barre beginning Aug. 1, 2022, through June 30, 2025, announced Kelly Austin, vice president for Commonwealth Campuses and executive chancellor.
As students plan their return to Penn State campuses for the fall 2022 semester, the University continues to provide resources to help individuals stay safe and healthy and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Penn State Wilkes-Barre Alumni Society’s golf tournament returned to the greens this year, with 100 golfers participating in the event at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club in Mountain Top. The funds raised from the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Alumni Society 25th Annual Classic Golf Tournament will support the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Alumni Society Scholarship Fund, Alumni Speaker Series, THON, Academic Excellence Awards and other initiatives that benefit the students at Penn State Wilkes-Barre.
Aspiring entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to test the viability of their business ideas through a free, four-week Virtual Idea TestLab program offered this fall through the Penn State Wilkes-Barre IDEA Hub and Penn State Hazleton and Penn State Lehigh Valley LaunchBoxes.