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The Hunt for Tyrannus Arachnis, The Earth’s Largest Ancient Spider”

Penn State Scranton science lecturer pens book on Earth’s largest ancient spider

Tom Eveland, an adjunct lecturer in science at Penn State Scranton, recently published “The Hunt for Tyrannus Arachnis, The Earth’s Largest Ancient Spider.” The 50-page, seven-chapter science tome was designed as a supplemental guide for science classes from high school through college and aims to show students how science and scientists work.
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Penn State Scranton hosting Banned Books Read Out

Penn State Scranton will host its first-ever Banned Books Read Out on Tuesday, Sept. 25 as a way of celebrating Banned Books Week 2018 and honoring the American Library Association’s commitment to intellectual freedom. The event will begin at 12:15 p.m. in the campus library and feature members of the campus community reading excerpts from books that have been threatened for removal, and in some cases actually removed, from libraries across the nation.
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Penn State Laureate visiting Penn State Scranton Sept. 27

The 2018-19 Penn State University Laureate, John Champagne, will speak at Penn State Scranton during a presentation that is free and open to the public on Thursday, Sept. 27. The name of the presentation is: “Art & Politics – The Case of Corrado Cagli.”
Constitution Day 2018

Constitution Day events scheduled at Penn State campuses

Members of the Penn State and local communities are invited to celebrate Constitution Day with on-campus events at University Park on Monday, Sept. 17, as well as activities at a number of Penn State campuses.
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Jen Oshinski is the September Employee of the Month at Penn State Scranton

Jennifer Oshinski has been named by Chancellor Marwan Wafa as the September Employee of the Month at Penn State Scranton.
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Nick Fiels is fall 2018 Chancellor Service Award recipient

Nick Fiels, a business major at Penn State Scranton and a student worker in Penn State Scranton's Academic Affairs department, has been awarded the Fall 2018 Chancellor Service Award.
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Microplastics, coastal biology in Croatia project receives Global Programs funds

Penn State Scranton Associate Professor of Biology Renee Bishop-Pierce has been working on a collaborative project with colleagues at the University of Split, in Croatia. A grant from the University's Global Program’s Split-PSU Collaboration funds is helping to establish a research program that examines the impacts of microplastics on the aquaculture industry and human consumption.

Penn State introduces early action option for Fall 2019 applicants

This summer marks the first year for Penn State’s early action as an option for Penn State applicants for summer/fall 2019. Penn State’s applications open Aug. 1, giving prospective students more time to begin, and complete, their applications. Those who complete the application by Nov. 1 will be considered early-action applicants and receive an admissions decision by Dec. 24 and receive notice of their student aid package in mid-February, giving them more time to sort out their financial position.
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New scholarship benefits students in STEM programs

Albert J. and Dorothy Lois Magnotta Jr., Moscow, have established a new scholarship at Penn State Scranton benefitting students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs.
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Jo Ann Durdan is the campus August Employee of the Month

Jo Ann Durdan, a staff assistant in the campus' Center for Business Development and Community Outreach, is the August Employee of the Month at Penn State Scranton.