Penn State Scranton alumnus and U.S. veteran E.J. Long committed $20,000 for a Veterans’ Lounge in the campus' Study Learning Center. The lounge is a quiet, private space for those students who are veterans now working on their college degrees and needing a quiet, private space to study or take a break from their classes and the daily grind, where they can relax and decompress.
Penn State Scranton will be closed Wednesday, January 25. All classes, activities and offices are closed. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. on Thursday, January 26. Essential staff are to report as regularly scheduled.
Recent graduate Trusha Patel and senior Joseph Krishanda were the recipients of the annual Chancellor's Service Award for Student Workers, which is awarded by Penn State Scranton Chancellor Marwan Wafa. They received their awards at the campus' Spring Assembly earlier this month.
Penn State Scranton will host its annual Designer Purse Bingo on Sunday, Feb. 5, in the campus’ Multipurpose Building (gymnasium). Doors open at 1 p.m., with regular games of bingo starting at 3 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit the campus' THON fundraising efforts.
Recent alumna Janvi Patel, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology this December, found a passion while being a peer-tutor at Penn State Scranton’s Learning and Writing Center last semester when she got the opportunity to help educate others through an English as a Second Language teaching position for United Neighborhood Centers in Scranton.
"A Cup of Coffee in Memory of Mary" community service effort honors late nursing staff assistant Mary Runco by taking care of those in need, the way Runco always seemed to take care of those she worked with.
Earlier this semester the campus' Lambda Pi Eta Alpha Epsilon Chapter, the official honor society of the National Communication Association, inducted its newest Penn State Scranton members in a formal ceremony. The new inductees are Nicholas Sherman and Tanner Begin, vice president of the campus' Corporate Communication Club.