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Wes Schlauch with Chancellor Richardson

Wes Schlauch walked across the stage at the PSU-LV 2018 Commencement ceremony to receive his degree from Chancellor Tina Q. Richardson on May 5 at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem.

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Wes Schlauch with his parents

Wes Schlauch (center) shared a smile with his parents, Richard and Meg Schlauch, after the 2018 Penn State Lehigh Valley Commencement ceremony held May 5 at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem.

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Gallery Exhibit: Bethlehem Palette Club 'All Member Exhibition' at Lehigh Valley

The Ronald K. De Long Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley presents the Bethlehem Palette Club “All Member Exhibition,” which runs May 21 to July 21. The exhibit features paintings by both professional and first-time artists.
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Penn State Lehigh Valley held its annual commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 5 at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem. The campus awarded associate and bachelor’s degrees to 115 students. The featured speaker for the event was Kassie Hilgert, CEO and President of ArtsQuest and a PSU alumna. PSU-LV Corporate Communication Student, Elise Yardley (pictured here), spoke during the ceremony as the 2018 Student Marshal.

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Penn State Lehigh Valley announces 2018 student life award winners

More than 130 students, faculty and staff of Penn State Lehigh Valley celebrated the end of the spring 2018 semester with the Finally Finished Fest on April 26 at the Lehigh Valley campus. The festivities were then followed by the Student Life Awards ceremony.
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Penn State Lehigh Valley hosts 2018 Senior Send-Off brunch

More than 110 people attended a Senior Send-Off Brunch on April 29 which celebrated graduates and introduced them to their alumni opportunities.
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Senior Send Off

Graduates gathered to celebrate with their guests, plus alumni and Penn State Lehigh Valley faculty and staff, during the Senior Send-Off on Apr. 29 at the Centennial Catering and Conference Center.

Awards presented to outstanding Lehigh Valley faculty and staff at luncheon

With the academic year coming to a close, outstanding faculty and staff were recognized for their achievements on April 25 at the first-ever faculty and staff awards luncheon at the Lehigh Valley campus.
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Undergraduate research successes

Penn State Lehigh Valley students Zoha Babar, Sheherbano Hussain and Jimmy Hadid, and Associate Professor of Biology Jacqueline S. McLaughlin, gathered in front of their poster titled, "The Potential of Coating Polyurethane with ‘Self-like’ Molecules to Reduce the Host Response to Implanted Medical Devices."  They took second place in the Biological Sciences and Health category at the Penn State Eastern Regional Undergraduate Research Symposium at Penn State Abington on April 21. Their poster was also presented at the 2018 Undergraduate Research Exhibition in University Park. 

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Student Life Award Winners 2018

Student Life Award winners (from Left to Right): Kaley Ebling, Lexi Cosenzo, Katie Kravatz, Harshal Patel, Elise Yardley, Criss Braynen, president of the Student Government Association, and RJ Santos, president of the LAN club posed together on Apr. 26 at the Lehigh Valley campus.