Dedication ceremony for Academic Commons

On Thursday March 27th Graham B. Spanier, President of the Pennsylvania State University, will be in Luzerne County for the dedication of the new Abram Nesbitt, III Academic Commons. As part of the dedication program, the University will welcome Spanier to the Wilkes-Barre campus starting at 11:00 a.m.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Chancellor Charles H. Davis will also welcome the Honorable Charles Lemmond, retired State Senator to the dedication event.

The $8 million dollar environmentally responsible building is a sophisticated center for research, learning, and academic support for Penn State Wilkes-Barre students, faculty, staff, and the community. With seating to accommodate large lecture classes and theatrical performances, the new 21,000 square foot Abram Nesbitt, III Academic Commons will house the Nesbitt Library, Barry Auditorium, the Friedman Art Gallery, the Reese Cyber Café, and four technologically smart class-rooms. The facility will also serve as a venue for many cultural and educational activities.

For more information, contact Mark Gregorio, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Public Information Coordinator at 570.675.9269.