New Students Get a Jump on Fall 2006

Next week is Orientation Week at Penn State Worthington Scranton and the theme is "Penn State Real World Challenge." Two separate events - one for adult and transfer students and another for new students - will take place.

The Adult and Transfer Student Orientation will happen Monday, August 28th  at 6:00 p.m. in the K. Bruce Sherbine Lounge. Penn State Worthington Scranton Chancellor Mary-Beth Krogh-Jespersen, Ph.D., will welcome students. Mr. Leon John, assistant director for Student Unions, Programs and Activities will offer an overview of Student Life Services. An extensive introduction to Penn State technology will take place as well as presentations on financial aid and course selection. Penn State Worthington Scranton Orientation Chairperson Danielle Cebulko will close the program. Throughout the evening, presenters will be available and Orientation Aids will be on hand to conduct campus tours.

On Thursday, August 31st New Student Orientation and Convocation will take place throughout the day. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Dr. Krogh-Jespersen will welcome new students to campus at 9:00 a.m. followed by a faculty address by Mr. Ron Yevitz, business program chairman at Penn State Worthington Scranton. Students will then hear remarks from Student Government Association President Jonathan Bossick and Vice President Robert White. 

Hosted by Jack Chamber, a fun series of "Jack-Activities" will take place on the Campus Patio from 10:00 a.m. until Noon. Lunch will be served at Noon right on the Patio.

From 1:00 until 1:45 p.m., small groups will form for an in-depth look at First Year Experiences. These meetings will be facilitated by Orientation Advisors. Next, students will convene by Penn State College groupings from 1:45 until 2:30 p.m. These are mandatory meetings where such topics at Major Requirements, Location Changes, Career Outlooks and the general nature of a student's individual college choices will be explored.

From 2:30 to 3:00 p.m. students will be given an overall look at technology at Penn State, a Big-10, research-oriented university. The formal components to the Day end at 3:00 p.m.

Students with interests in Penn State Athletics can attend an optional meeting at 3:00 p.m. Also, a Financial Aid Work Study and Job Fair will take place at 3:00 p.m. Any student with Financial Aid questions should attend.

Finally, students interested in Study Abroad during the Spring Semester of 2007 are encouraged to attend an information session with Dr. John Dolis, professor of English, who will coordinate a trip to Dublin, Ireland next spring. The trip will enable students to earn credit for Modern Irish Literature and Contemporary Irish Literature.