Penn State Scranton has a friendly new face in the campus bookstore. Diane Hoyt-Green recently assumed her duties as the new bookstore manager, replacing Diane Slater, who retired at the end of June after serving many years in the role.
The Penn State northeast region campuses will host a Fall 2020 Virtual Program Series featuring topics ranging from writing, esports, and wine to chemistry, job interviews, vaccine development and dance.
On Aug. 15 about 100 campus students moved into The Commons at University Drive apartments across the street from the Penn State Scranton campus under enhanced safety protocols instituted on account of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Penn State has launched an integrated effort to remind faculty, staff and students at all campuses and in adjacent communities of the importance of doing their part to limit the spread of COVID-19. “Mask Up or Pack Up” is a research-based campaign that is also launched in State College to create a seamless message for students and other members of the community.
George Stojakovic, left, and Deymeliz Desarden-Ruperto were among six Penn State Scranton students selected by the University to serve as virtual orientation leaders this summer. Other Scranton students selected were: Tabitha Boyd, Dominic Corma, Joseph Krishanda and Marisa Milton. The orientation leaders were tasked with providing assistance to 16,000 incoming University students.
Following his trip last summer to Kazakhstan, Professor of Information Sciences and Technology Alan Peslak and a contingent of University representatives traveled to New Zealand this past winter to engage in a development workshop with faculty members from the University of Auckland.
Director of Student Services and Engagement Brad Kovaleski was recently among a select group of Penn State faculty, administrators, staff and students from across the commonwealth selected to take part in the Student Code of Conduct Task Force convened by University President Eric Barron.