Michael Sidney Fosberg, founder of Incognito Inc., grew up believing he was white; then, in his early 30s, he learned that he is actually Black. On Thursday, Nov. 4 at noon in the Study Learning Center’s Sherbine Lounge, he will present, “Nobody Wants to Talk About It – Race, Identity and the Difficulties in Forging Meaningful Conversations”.
The Student Organization of Latinos will celebrate Día de los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead, with a special event from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27, on the patio of the Study Learning Center. All are welcome to attend.
The campus Corporate Communication Club is partnering with Valhalla Veterans Services to fundraise for Valhalla’s second annual Fall Ball on Saturday, Nov. 20 at Genetti Manor in Dickson City. Club members are working to secure gift baskets and raffle items that can be donated for the Nov. 20 event and are asking the campus community to consider donating items for this worthy cause.
On Oct. 21 the Sherbine Lounge in the Penn State Scranton Study Learning Center had different areas transformed into a living room, kitchen and bedroom, along with an informational component at each one on how domestic violence manifests in a home environment.
A new bachelor of science degree in information technology will be offered beginning in the fall 2021 semester. The degree will replace the existing bachelor of science degree in information sciences and technology, which will be phased out over the next four years.
Penn State Scranton Chancellor Marwan Wafa has announced the hiring of five new full-time faculty: Khalid Almasloukh, assistant teaching professor of nursing; Kevin Feifer, lecturer in business; Mario Freamat, assistant teaching professor of physics; Arash Nayebzadeh, assistant professor of mechanical engineering; and Andrew Provenzano, assistant professor of psychology.
Penn State Scranton Chancellor Marwan Wafa has announced the addition of three new staff members at the campus. New hires are Julia Egan, coordinator of diversity, equity and inclusion; Caitlyn Hugendubler, administrative assistant in the admissions department; and Nicole Paolicelli, coordinator of student activities.
Penn State University Police and Public Safety will be conducting its second confidential University-wide survey to gain a better understanding of attitudes and opinions related to policing, public safety, programs and services, and overall campus safety at Penn State.