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Donation helps students aim for the stars

Hazleton resident Richard Hummel recently presented astronomy equipment to the physics and science departments at Penn State Hazleton. Among the items in the gift are a telescope with a wide range of lenses and accessories, astronomer's binoculars, and related books. Hummel, a disabled veteran, said, "Astronomy has been a passion of mine for so many years, starting when I was on a Navy ship sailing around the world. I decided to donate the equipment hoping that it would spark an interest and passion in students here at Penn State Hazleton."

English professor and students compile stories of Hazleton into books

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Former campus leader Dr. William David dies

Dr. William J. David, campus executive officer from 1973 to 1986, died Dec. 8 at the age of 90.   David became the leader of Penn State Hazleton in 1974. He presided over the largest facility expansion in campus history which included construction of the Physical Education Building and campus entranceway, along with oversight and planning of the bookstore and West residence hall.  

Marlene Guers, interim director of Academic Affairs and math instructor, dies

Marlene Guers, interim director of Academic Affairs and senior instructor in mathematics at Penn State Hazleton, died November 19 at her home after a brief illness.  

Ryan Ehrie announced as new athletic director

Ryan Ehrie of Williamsburg, Virginia has been named as Penn State Hazleton's new athletic director. Ehrie, who began his duties on September 15, comes to Penn State Hazleton from the United States Collegiate Athletic Association where he serves as senior administrator of championships and previously held the position of administrator of membership services and championships.

Sustainability a way of life at campus

 Penn State Hazleton students learn to manage resources every time they refill water bottles, reuse food containers or ponder how to recharge electric cars. The quest to renew energy and recycle materials goes on year-round. At the campus, engineering students place special emphasis on power generation. Solar panels have electrified one building since 2009, and maintenance workers have swapped out inefficient boilers, lights and windows during the past decade.

Penn State Hazleton holds graduation ceremony for practical nurses

Graduates of Penn State Hazleton's practical nursing program marked the successful completion of the program during a ceremony on Thursday, January 8 in the Dr. Thomas M. Caccese Gymnasium in the Physical Education Building. Twenty-two students completed the requirements to earn a certificate in practical nursing and will be eligible to test for the National Council Licensure Examination-Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).
Professor Steven Accardi holding the two books his class published in the spring

Professor creates blog for immigrant voices

This semester, an oral history project at Penn State Hazleton has taken local immigrants’ stories to a website through Sites at Penn State in an attempt to educate and bridge divides within the community.

Four new bachelor's degree programs announced

Students have a choice of four new majors when they attend Penn State Hazleton. The majors in Administration of Justice, Corporate Communication, Rehabilitation and Human Services, and an Accounting option for the Business degree prepare students for fields in which job openings are growing. Overall, Penn State Hazleton now offers nine majors in which students can earn bachelor's degrees.
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Libraries archivist presents 'Queering Penn State History'

Penn State Archivist Doris Malkmus will be traveling to Penn State campuses this fall to present “Queering Penn State History.” Using a game setting and primary sources from The Eberly Family Special Collections Library, she will help attendees discover the tumultuous history of Penn State’s first gay student organization, circa 1968–1974. The presentation is free and open to the public.