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University Laureate speaks to Penn State Wilkes-Barre criminology class

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.

Friedman Art Gallery opens new virtual exhibit

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.

Fortinsky family involvement extends to third generation

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.