After more than 15 years of service to the University, Penn State Hazleton Chancellor Gary M. Lawler has announced his plans to retire on June 30, 2022. Lawler joined Penn State Hazleton as chancellor in July 2007.
Students, faculty, staff and University representatives recently celebrated the reopening of the Mary M. and Bertil E. Lofstrom Library at Penn State Hazleton, officially ushering in a refreshed, state-of-the-art campus resource following a $7.6 million renovation project.
With Fall Career Days coming up from Sept. 21-23, Penn State Hazleton is reminding students and recent alumni of the resources and support services available to help them prepare for interviews, obtain professional attire, and get started on their overall career path.
At Penn State Hazleton, 84% of full-time employees indicated they are fully vaccinated, including 100% of administrators, 91% of academic personnel (instructors, researchers and faculty) and 79% of nonunion staff. At this time, the overall campus vaccination rate is higher than the vaccination rate of Luzerne County.
Penn State Hazleton will hold a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for students, employees, and anyone age 12 and older from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8, in the campus Health Center at 704 West Hall.
In remembrance of those who lost their lives during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and their tragic aftermath, events and resources are being offered for Penn State campus and community members across the commonwealth for the 20th commemoration.
Prospective students will have ample opportunities to find their fit at Penn State Hazleton this fall, highlighted by the campus’ annual Penn State Day open house from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9.
Bhanu Shankar Babaiahgari has been hired as assistant professor of electrical engineering and Beth Greenberg has been hired as lecturer and program coordinator in health policy and administration, Chancellor Gary M. Lawler announced.
Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and race relations expert Chad Dion Lassiter visited Penn State Hazleton and spoke with staff and faculty about diversity, equity and inclusion on Aug. 19.