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Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Human Services Garrett Huck teaches a class at Penn State Hazleton.

'I lost my hair but I gained so much more'

A health condition of his own led to a research interest for Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Human Services Garrett Huck and gave him the desire to help improve the lives of others diagnosed with alopecia areata.
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Meghann Principe plays with Sally and Mattie at Penn State Hazleton.

Paws to listen

Sally and Mattie aren’t who you’d typically find on a college campus, but they’re welcome visitors – and good listeners – at Penn State Hazleton. The Labrador retrievers come to the campus every few weeks with their handlers, retired biology professor Dave Orbin and his wife, Kathy. The Orbins raise puppies to be guide dogs for the blind through The Seeing Eye.
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Assistant Professor of Biology Carl Frankel is retiring after 44 years at Penn State Hazleton. He served as the speaker for the Class of 2018's commencement.

After 44, no more

Imagine Penn State Hazleton when the Kostos building was new, Graham and Butler didn’t exist, and construction on the gym was just about to start. That’s what the campus was like when Assistant Professor of Biology Carl Frankel arrived in 1974. And now, after Frankel’s 44 years at the campus, he has said his goodbyes as he moves on to retirement.
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Micro Mitts, on display at the International Housewares Trade Show in Chicago, was developed by Michael Paranich Jr., David Acker and Ramkumar “Ram” Jayaveerapandian, who met at Penn State Hazleton.

Hot idea

A new product will be hitting store shelves soon thanks to an idea developed by three students who met at Penn State Hazleton. Micro Mitts is a silicone attachment to prevent burns when removing a hot dish from the microwave.
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Latest News

Penn State Hazleton holding SAT prep course

Penn State Hazleton is holding a course designed to prepare high school students who will be taking the SAT this spring. The course will be held Mondays and Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m., Jan. 14 to Feb. 28.
Photos will be taken on December 5 in the Harlam Lounge of Pasco L. Schiavo Hall at Penn State Hazleton.

Photos with Santa, Nittany Lion planned at Penn State Hazleton

The Greater Hazleton Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association invites members of the public for photos with Santa and the Nittany Lion on Wednesday, Dec. 5. All children will receive a gift from Santa and the Nittany Lion.
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Presentation on technology to be held Dec. 6 at Penn State Hazleton

Penn State Hazleton will host a presentation on “The Dark Web” and technology beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, in Room 1 of the Kostos Building. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will cover topics including anonymous messaging and communication.

Penn State Hazleton Choir to perform holiday concert Dec. 4

The Penn State Hazleton Choir will perform its winter season concert at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in Room 1 of the Kostos Building. The public is invited to attend.
Minorities and Deviance

Penn State Hazleton professor publishes book examining stress and deviance

Pamela Black, associate professor of criminal justice at Penn State Hazleton, has released a new book titled “Minorities and Deviance: Coping Strategies of the Power Poor,” examining the relationship between stress and deviance. The book looks at the role that stress can play in addiction, obsession and self-harm.