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Put down that phone

Every year, motor vehicle crashes caused by distracted driving kill thousands of people, injure hundreds of thousands, and cost billions of dollars. And yet drivers continue to text and drive, even though they know it’s dangerous. Now, a new study from researchers at Penn State Hazleton and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) finds that video-based “threat appeals” may be a promising strategy for reducing texting and driving.
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Powering through a challenge

When the power goes out, for most of us it’s an inconvenience of losing something we take for granted – the ability to turn on a light, make a pot of coffee or watch TV. But for people with disabilities, power outages can be much more serious, threatening their sole means of connection and information from the outside world or hindering their ability to breathe.
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'A life-changing experience'

Nine Penn State Hazleton students traveled to Montreal during this year’s spring break to serve others facing hunger and food insecurity.
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From Penn State Hazleton to Survivor

From the mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania to the islands of Fiji in the South Pacific, Julia Carter’s life experience includes stints in both – as a student at Penn State Hazleton and, most recently, a competitor on the CBS hit series Survivor.
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THON, Greater Hazleton alumni chapter to host blood drive Jan. 23

Penn State Hazleton THON and the Greater Hazleton Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association are sponsoring an American Red Cross blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Dr. Thomas M. Caccese Gymnasium of the Physical Education Building at Penn State Hazleton.
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Celebrate Penn State Lehigh Valley basketball at Winter White Out

Community members invited to fun, family friendly event during games at Stabler Arena.
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Penn State Hazleton plans social justice conference

Penn State Hazleton will host a social justice conference on Wednesday, March 25, in partnership with Luzerne County Community College and Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Systems of Care.

STEM fair registrations open for high school students

Penn State Hazleton's sixth annual STEM Research Fair will be held Saturday, April 4. High school students in ninth through 12th grades can register to compete for cash prizes.
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Libraries short stories fall 2019 contest winners announced!

The winning writers of Penn State University Libraries Short Stories’ “Brunchin’ Around” fall 2019 contest have been announced. Representing seven Penn State campuses, the latest writing contest challenged Penn State students, faculty and staff across the commonwealth to unleash their best original short stories or poetry on the theme "Brunchin’ Around."