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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.
The Magnottas

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.
Renee Bishop-Pierce

Biology faculty member to serve as guest editor for international journal

Renee Bishop-Pierce, associate professor of biology at Penn State Scranton, has been asked to serve as guest editor of the international journal Frontiers. The special edition is titled “Revealing the Biodiversity for Hidden Marine Coastal Habitats.”
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Students recognized for their efforts over the past year

Over 125 students, staff and faculty attended this year’s Student Recognition Dinner to celebrate the accomplishments of stand-out students and student clubs for their academics, campus involvement and community influence. Various staff members and departments were also recognized and honored.
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Smart robot enhances kinesiology and speech classes at Scranton campus

A robotic video capture platform is well on its way to transforming kinesiology and speech education at Penn State Scranton. Previously piloted at other college campuses, including Penn State Berks, there are many uses for the robotic platform known as Swivl. The smart robot turns a tablet or smartphone into a video capture system that will scan a room at command and stop to focus where it is needed.
R. Notari

Rob Notari is the July Employee of the Month

IT System Administrator Rob Notari is the July Employee of the Month at Penn State Scranton.

Penn State Commonwealth Campuses partner with Nike, BSN Sports

Intercollegiate athletics programs at Penn State’s 19 Commonwealth Campuses have entered into a four-year partnership with Nike through BSN Sports for sports apparel and equipment.
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Northeastern Pennsylvania Penn State alumni societies, chapters honor veterans

The 2018 Penn State Day at Knoebels Amusement Park featured the Nittany Lion, fun and a generous community spirit. This year the day took on a giving component, as participants were encouraged to help the northeastern Pennsylvania Penn State alumni societies and chapters honor the region’s veterans.

Scranton now offering bachelor's degree in project and supply chain management

Penn State Scranton will begin offering a bachelor of science degree in project and supply chain management in fall 2018, Chancellor Marwan Wafa has announced. The degree will be offered as part of a consortium with the Hazleton, Schuylkill and Wilkes-Barre campuses. The first students will be accepted into the program for a fall 2018 start, and a full complement of upper-level classes will be offered beginning in fall 2019.