Since its formation last year, Penn State Scranton's Student Organization of Latinos has quickly become one of the most popular groups on campus, with a membership of 60-plus students and growing. The group co-sponsored a successful virtual celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month with a signature event featuring a guest speaker, campus alumnus and Brazilian immigrant Allan Souza, as well as a presentation by the group’s officers.
Sundance Award-winning filmmakers Cristina Ibarra and Alex Rivera will participate in a discussion after an online screening of their film "The Infiltrators" at 6:30 p.m. this Friday, October 9, open to all campuses and their communities. The event is co-presented by the Latina/o Studies Program and Penn State’s Sustainability Institute as part of the "Intersections: How We Respond" film series and Penn State’s Hispanic Heritage Month. Attendees can sign up at: intersections.psu.edu/the-infiltrators.
Penn State released its preliminary coronavirus testing results for the period of Sept. 25 to Oct. 1 on its COVID-19 dashboard today (Oct. 2). Among students tested at the University Park campus whose test results have been processed, Penn State received 285 positive results from its on-demand testing and 12 positive results from its random testing program.
Penn State Scranton, the Greater Scranton MLK Commission, and local colleges are presenting “Talking About Racism: A Community Conversation,” a three-part series of virtual talks designed to provide a space for community members to listen, learn and work toward a more racially equitable future.
Penn State has updated its public COVID-19 dashboard with the University's on-demand testing and random testing results from tests administered during the period of Sept. 18 to 20, as well as new University testing results from the prior week. These numbers are evolving as many test results are still pending, which will then be validated and uploaded.
Penn State Scranton is observing National Hispanic Heritage Month with a schedule of special programs. Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 15, the campus will host three Hispanic Heritage Month-themed virtual events culminating with an official observance of the month on Friday, Sept. 25.
On Thursday, Sept. 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day, the Red Cross’ Bloodmobile will be parked in the visitors parking area near the Study Learning Center for a blood drive. All are welcome to come and donate. In addition to giving blood, donors will also be provided with free antibody testing to determine if they’ve potentially been exposed to the COVID-19 coronavirus.
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.