David Hoffman, class of 1981, Penn State Wilkes-Barre alumnus and longtime volunteer, received the 2022 Penn State Alumni Association Kay and Ernie Salvino Volunteer of the Year Award. He was honored during a special awards recognition ceremony as part of the fall meeting of the Penn State Alumni Association Alumni Council.
After a two-year hiatus, the annual High School Art Exhibit will resume for its fourth year from Dec. 8 through Jan. 31. The work of local high school artists will be on display during an upcoming exhibit at the Friedman Art Gallery at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. There is no cost to attend, and the gallery is open to the public.
A new mobile Penn State id+ card is anticipated to launch in January 2023, allowing students to use their mobile devices to conveniently, safely and securely access campus housing facilities, purchase meals, and more.
Penn State Wilkes-Barre will offer several events during Global Entrepreneurship Week, held this year from November 14-18. Global Entrepreneurship Week connects community members and aspiring entrepreneurs with Penn State’s vibrant ecosystem of investors, researchers and startup champions. GEW Penn State will host presentations, workshops and networking opportunities geared specifically to entrepreneurs, local startups and innovators throughout the state. The events are free and open to the public.
Penn State Wilkes-Barre welcomed newly appointed Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer Lynda Goldstein during a special event held in downtown Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 18. The event, held at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, also highlighted the campus’ presence in the Wyoming Valley since 1916.
Penn State Wilkes-Barre partnered with several other campuses to help potential entrepreneurs in the community test the viability of their ideas. The Northeast Region Idea TestLab, offered through the Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton and Lehigh Valley campuses, brought together a group of people in all phases of entrepreneurship to provide expert and peer support feedback for their ideas.
Velvet Brown, 2022-23 Penn State Laureate, will visit Penn State Wilkes-Barre for a live performance at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25. The presentation will be held in Room 105 of Hayfield House and is free and open to the public along with the campus community.