Two faculty members from Penn State Wilkes-Barre conducted restorative justice training with members of the Wyoming and Sullivan County Juvenile Probation Departments, sharing the concepts of restorative justice and how it can benefit them in their work.
Ninth and tenth grade students in Luzerne County can learn the basics of computer programming for free through the Keystone Coding and Careers initiative (formerly known as “Coding the Coal Region”) this spring.
Penn State Wilkes-Barre students Gabriela Gronkowski, a junior corporate communications major, and Andrew Zimmerman, a junior majoring in information technology, are dancers for this year’s THON, a 46-hour dance marathon that benefits children fighting cancer. The event will be held Feb. 16-18 in the Bryce Jordan Center at University Park.
A new student art exhibit is now open at Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s Friedman Art Gallery. The exhibit, which runs through March 29, features artwork by independent students and students who were enrolled in diverse Penn State Wilkes-Barre courses.
Students interested in learning more about Penn State Wilkes-Barre, along with their families, are invited to the winter open house set for Feb. 17. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Nesbitt Academic Commons.
The last week of February 2024 still offers a few events across campuses for Black History Month, including at Penn State Brandywine, Harrisburg, Dickinson Law, Lehigh Valley, Shenango, and York. In addition, several exhibits are still available to visitors at Penn State University Park, Brandywine and Harrisburg.
Students at Penn State Wilkes-Barre participated in a service project on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to honor King’s life and legacy. The campus joined with the Wilkes-Barre NAACP, O’Donnell Law Firm, the Wilkes-Barre Health Department, and the Friedman Jewish Community Center to assemble blankets and collect canned goods that will be donated to Keystone Mission, Ruth’s Place and Sarah’s Table.