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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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New Hazleton LaunchBox to offer opportunities and support in area

Penn State President Eric Barron and Penn State Hazleton Chancellor Gary Lawler hosted a ribbon cutting for the Hazleton LaunchBox supported by Pasco L. Schiavo, Esq. at the renovated facility located at 13 West Broad Street in Hazleton.
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Alumni to offer 'A Night of Penn State Jazz' on Oct. 15

Penn State alumni representing four northeast regional campuses — Hazleton, Schuylkill, Scranton and Wilkes-Barre — will offer “A Night of Penn State Jazz” on Oct. 15 at the historic Ritz Theater in Scranton. Doors will open at 6 pm. The concert, featuring Penn State’s Centre Dimensions jazz ensemble, will begin at 7 p.m.
William Doan

Penn State Laureate William Doan to speak at Hazleton campus Sept. 24

Penn State Laureate William Doan, professor of theatre in the College of Arts and Architecture and artist in residence in the College of Nursing, will speak at Penn State Hazleton on Tuesday, Sept. 24, on the topic “The Anxiety Project: An Artist’s Look at Mental Health and Wellness.” His presentation will begin at 12:15 p.m. in Room 1 of the Kostos Building. It is free and open to the public.

Limited seats available for alumni society NYC bus trip

The Penn State Hazleton Alumni Society has organized a bus trip for “a day on your own” in New York City on Saturday, Dec. 7, with seats filling fast. All are invited to purchase a ticket for the trip, which costs $40 and includes bus transportation, water and snacks.

Schreyer Honors College seeking faculty readers for admissions applications

The Schreyer Honors College is asking interested faculty to join its admissions selection committee as readers of prospective student applications.