Due to the cancellation of in-person activities for the remainder of the spring semester, Penn State Lehigh Valley’s Student Affairs team will be celebrating this year’s Pride Month with students through online workshops, a weekly newsletter and informative posts to the Penn State Lehigh Valley Student Affairs’ Instagram account.
Penn State Lehigh Valley’s department of continuing education and outreach has received a grant to explore possible post-secondary educational opportunities in support of independent living and employment for students with intellectual disabilities in Pennsylvania.
Nichola D. Gutgold, professor of communication arts and sciences at Penn State Lehigh Valley, has co-written a children's book, "Growing up Supremely: The Women of the Supreme Court," which features the lives of associate justices Sandra Day O’Connor, Elena Kagan, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor.
On Feb. 3, all students, faculty and staff members at every Penn State campus location will receive an email to take the Penn State Community Survey to share their attitudes and experiences of community, diversity and inclusion at Penn State. Every 100 survey takers will have a chance to win an Amazon or Starbucks gift card.
Launching on Feb. 3, the Penn State Community Survey is an opportunity for all students, faculty and staff members at Penn State's campuses to provide confidential feedback on their experiences and perspectives related to community, diversity and inclusion. Emails with unique survey links will be sent to students, faculty and staff on Feb. 3.
Since Joselyne Mera Vargas moved to the United States from Ecuador when she was 9 years old, she has developed valuable leadership and communication skills, discovered a passion for data science, and completed a summer internship at Harvard University. To celebrate all that Vargas has achieved during her time at Penn State, she has been selected as the College of Information Science and Technology’s student marshal for the fall commencement ceremony on Dec. 21.
Penn State Lehigh Valley student Elise Schaffer has a passion for making arts spaces accessible to people with disabilities and chose to do research about how most arts spaces are not accessible. Last April she won an award for her project.
Air Force Vietnam Veteran and Past President of TransCentralPA Joanne Carroll reflected upon the process of transitioning from male to female for about 40 students, faculty and staff on Apr. 17 at Penn State Lehigh Valley.