De-stress Fest takes place at five branch libraries across the University Park campus and at 12 Penn State campuses across the commonwealth, offering free snacks, games, activities, art therapy and other stress-management options, which vary with location.
Pamela Black, professor of criminal justice at Penn State Hazleton; Bonnie Cutsforth-Huber, professor of music at Penn State Altoona; and Nan Zhu, associate professor of risk management at the Smeal College of Business, have received the Alumni/Student Award for Excellence in Teaching and have been named 2023 Penn State Teaching Fellows.
Garrett Huck, associate professor of rehabilitation and human services at Penn State Hazleton, and Mary Sergeant, lead academic adviser in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications, have been selected to receive the 2023 Penn State Excellence in Advising Award.
University leaders praised the critical role of faculty with teaching, research and clinical appointments at an Oct. 14 event that celebrated their recent promotions with their families and supporters. Speaking at Robb Hall in the Hintz Family Alumni Center, Penn State President Neeli Bendapudi said the University’s core missions would not be possible without non-tenure-line faculty.
Penn State Hazleton faculty and staff members recently participated in a series of bilingual conversations with area high school students that illustrated the various educational opportunities available to them at the campus.
Penn State Hazleton Rehabilitation and Human Services faculty members Lorie Kramer and Garrett Huck have secured a grant from the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence that will support a day-long field trip for students to a historic prison and a notorious former state hospital.
Associate Professor of Engineering Joseph Ranalli has been appointed engineering discipline coordinator for Penn State’s University College, a role that supports University College engineering faculty and provides guidance to campus administrators.