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New engineering degree focuses on the future in alternative energy

You don't need a turbine to tell which way the wind's blowing, but the blades generating electricity as they spin indicate a new direction at Penn State Hazleton. For more than 75 years, students have started their education in Hazleton and transferred to University Park to finish their degrees. Now a slight breeze is pushing in the other direction.

First class of practical nurses graduates

Penn State Hazleton marked the first class of graduates from the new practical nursing program on Fri., Dec. 2 at a ceremony in the Evelyn Graham Academic Building. Fourteen students completed the requirements to earn a certificate in practical nursing and will be eligible sit for the National Council Licensure Examination-Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).

Major land gift to campus announced

Officials at Penn State Hazleton have announced a major land gift which will increase the campus land footprint by twenty percent and will connect the existing campus with another piece of property which was landlocked.

Penn State laureate to speak at Hazleton campus March 14

Linda Patterson Miller, the 2011-12 Penn State laureate and professor of English at Penn State Abington, will present "Searching for the Lost Generation," at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, in 115 Evelyn Graham Academic Building at Penn State Hazleton. The event, sponsored by the Faculty Lecture Committee, is free and open to the public.

For the Future campaign announced

With more than 80 friends, faculty, alumni and students in attendance, Penn State Hazleton held a reception on Fri., April 30, to launch For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students, the largest university-wide fundraising effort in Penn State history.

New engineering and physics professors use new methods to challenge students

A new physics professor on campus can detect when a laser beam waivers the width of a hair on  a journey to the moon, while a new engineering professor challenged his students to simulate the same trip in a rocket ship. Their reach toward the moon isn't the only tie-in between David Starling, assistant professor of physics, and Joseph Ranalli, assistant professor of engineering, who arrived together at Penn State Hazleton for the fall semester.

Professor studies wide range of relationships and their impact

Assistant Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences Daniel Hans Mansson spoke Swedish into his office computer at Penn State Hazleton. From their native country, his mother answered. Maintaining relationships is a specialty of Mansson, not just with his mother, but also in his research. Mansson often studies traits and relational characteristics that solidify relationships, whether between students and teachers; grandparents and grandchildren; friends on Facebook, or mentors and protégés.