Penn State Scranton graduate Shanie Mohamed is an economic development specialist with the Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce, where she’s involved in designing and developing a number of unique projects.
On Monday, Jan. 18, Penn State Scranton honored the monumental legacy of the late Martin Luther King Jr. at two events -- the campus' sixth annual MLK Day Celebration and Excellence in Diversity Awards, which was held virtually, and the Greater Scranton MLK Commission's MLK Day Community Event, featuring Penn State alumnus and NBA player John Amaechi.
Penn State Scranton Associate Professor of English Kelley Wagers set out to create an innovative course that gives students across the academic spectrum the opportunity to explore and practice compassionate communication during a health crisis. During the fall semester, Wagers taught Communicating Care, an integrative general education course she designed with input from a medical ethics expert at Penn State College of Medicine and some campus colleagues.
The Penn State northeast region campuses will host a spring 2021 Virtual Program Series featuring topics ranging from movie promotion, chocolate and family business, NASA, forensics, bingo, children’s books, the entertainment industry, current weather and nature. The programs are open to the public and will be held in the evening throughout the spring.
Penn State Scranton will honor the enduring legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while recognizing the campus’ own commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion with a virtual presentation of its sixth annual MLK Day Celebration on Monday, Jan. 18. The campus is also partnering with the Greater Scranton MLK Day Commission in hosting a nationally known guest speaker prior to its event.
Since retiring from Penn State Scranton in 2017, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature Philip Mosley has maintained a busy schedule of research, writing and service to the campus via occasional event programming. Now, thanks to his former high school in Norwich, England, he recently had the chance to return to the classroom – virtually speaking, of course.
The PSUAC Executive Committee voted unanimously to cancel all intercollegiate athletics competition for fall and winter team sports during the 2020-21 academic year. The sports affected by this decision include men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, and volleyball, at Penn State Beaver, Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Hazleton, Greater Allegheny, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Scranton, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre and York.