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Lauren Nietz, seated left, is overseeing “Operation Duffle Bag” at Penn State Hazleton.

Penn State Hazleton student organizes ‘bag drive’ for foster children

Lauren Nietz is asking her fellow students along with faculty and staff to participate in “Operation Duffle Bag” by donating new or gently used duffle bags, backpacks, drawstring bags or suitcases. She will take all bags collected to Hazleton-based Brandon’s Forever Home, which will distribute them to children in the foster care system.
The group celebrates the rededication of the Kostos Building.

Penn State Hazleton celebrates Kostos renovation

Penn State Hazleton rededicated its largest classroom building on Oct. 4, holding a ribbon cutting to celebrate the $15.5 million renovation project. University President Eric Barron and other officials joined Penn State Hazleton Chancellor Gary Lawler to rededicate the Kostos Building, originally constructed in 1970.
Marko with jazz musicians

Alumni to offer 'A Night of Penn State Jazz' Oct. 26 in Wilkes-Barre

Penn State alumni representing four northeast regional campuses — Hazleton, Schuylkill, Wilkes-Barre and Worthington Scranton — will be offering “A Night of Penn State Jazz” on Oct. 26 at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre. The concert, featuring Penn State’s Centre Dimensions jazz ensemble, will begin at 7:30 p.m.
jazz performers

Penn State Hazleton hosting jazz concert Oct. 16

Penn State Hazleton will host a concert featuring jazz performers David Liebman and Bobby Avey on Monday, Oct. 16. Sponsored by the Faculty Lecture Committee, the performance will be held in Room 1 of the Kostos Building beginning at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.
Kimberly Lombardo has been hired as assistant to the financial officer at Penn State Hazleton.

Penn State Hazleton hires assistant to the financial officer

Kimberly Lombardo has been hired as assistant to the financial officer at Penn State Hazleton, Chancellor Gary Lawler announced.
Nittany Lion in baseball uniform

Campuses host special fundraiser for THON at national championship baseball game

Penn State Hazleton, Penn State Wilkes-Barre and Penn State Worthington Scranton will host a special outreach event on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at the AAA National Championship Baseball Game taking place at PNC Field on Montage Mountain. The event, which is aimed at growing brand awareness and showcasing the impact Penn State makes on Northeast Pennsylvania, will also serve as a fundraiser for THON.

Constitution Day scavenger hunt planned for Sept. 19-20 at Penn State Hazleton

The Lectures and Events Committee at Penn State Hazleton has organized “The Great United States Constitution Scavenger Hunt” as a fun and interactive way for students to learn more about the Constitution and its history.
Penn State Hazleton Chancellor Gary Lawler and donor Bertil Lofstrom drop the banner revealing the new name of the campus library.

Penn State Hazleton library named Mary M. and Bertil E. Lofstrom Library

Penn State Hazleton formally named its library the Mary M. and Bertil E. Lofstrom Library during a ceremony on September 13. The building was named in honor of longtime supporters Mary Lofstrom, who passed away July 2, 2016, and Bert Lofstrom, who attended the ceremony. The naming is the first time a campus building will carry the name of an alumnus.
Penn State Hazleton is offering Lions and Lanterns Tours from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19.

Penn State Hazleton hosting ‘Lions and Lanterns’ Sept. 19

Penn State Hazleton is offering Lions and Lanterns Tours from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19.
The library at Penn State Hazleton will be named after Mary and Bertil Lofstrom during a ceremony on September 13.

Penn State trustees approve Hazleton campus library name

During its meeting on July 21 in Harrisburg, Penn State’s Board of Trustees approved the naming of the library at Penn State Hazleton as the Mary M. and Bertil E. Lofstrom Library in honor of longtime campus supporters. A naming ceremony will be held in front of the library on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

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