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veterans lounge guests

Scranton campus holds grand opening for revamped veterans lounge

On Wednesday, Penn State Scranton held an Open House for its refurbished Veterans Lounge, located in the lower level of the campus library. The event was was attended by veteran students, faculty and staff.
updated construction

Summer was a season of construction at Penn State Scranton

When students return to Penn State Scranton for the fall semester, they will notice that a lot has changed.

In addition to the campus’ new name change, which officially took effect on May 1, major renovation and improvement projects began in several areas of campus, and some will still be in the final stages when they arrive, with full completion scheduled to happen by mid-September.

library ground floor

As student needs and study habits change, so does their campus library

By:  Jordan Goldman

Penn State Worthington Scranton’s library has been undergoing some changes this past  year. Along with a new paint job, a new group study lounge, and a new “hydration station” water fountain, the campus library also welcomed new Head Librarian Jennie Levine Knies, who has been busy implementing even more changes.

Exterior of Dawson Building

Dawson Building

The Dawson Building serves as Penn State Worthington Scranton's main administration building.

Kristin Greene

Kristin Greene, PSWS librarian

Kristin Greene, acting head librarian at Penn State Worthington Scranton shows off some of the library's reference materials. However, students at PSWS have full access to all of the University Library system resources.

ribbon-cutting

The K. Bruce Sherbine Lounge is new again

It's been part of the campus for decades and on Jan. 12, Penn State Worthington Scranton held a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the renovation of the K. Bruce Sherbine Lounge into a modern, functional space, and brought back its namesake — former director of academic affairs K. Bruce Sherbine — to participate in the ribbon-cutting.
Former DAA in the new lounge that bears his name

Bruce Sherbine in the new lounge

K. Bruce Sherbine, who served as Penn State Worthington Scranton's director of academic affairs for two decades before retiring in 2004, poses at the entrance to the newly refurbished K. Bruce Sherbine Lounge in the campus' Study Learning Center.

Large outdoor sculpture, "The University of Family" at PSWS by artist Oliver LaGrone, has graced a campus hillside for 40 years.

Oliver LaGrone's "University of Family" sculpture

The "University of Family" sculpture at Penn State Worthington, located on a hillside on the upper portion of the campus, is one of two original sculptures created by 20th century African American artist Oliver LaGrone, specifically for the campus. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the piece's installation. 

Large outdoor sculpture, "The University of Family" at PSWS by artist Oliver LaGrone, has graced a campus hillside for 40 years.

Sculptures have been part of campus history for 40 years

In May, 1976, African American artist Oliver LaGrone, Penn State's Artist-in-Residence at the time, created two sculptures for Penn State Worthington Scranton. Those pieces have been inspiring awe and curiosity for visitors and students alike for the past 40 years. By: Kelly Frey