SCRANTON — Jeff Zick saw beauty in each direction he turned Saturday. At the fifth annual Pennsylvania Cannabis Festival, a crowd estimated at more than 10,000 came to Nay Aug Park to celebrate “cannabis culture” and learn more about potential benefits of
Editor’s note: Religion is part of the fabric of Northeast Pennsylvania. In addition to deepening our faith, our cathedrals, temples and other houses of worship strengthen the bonds of our communities. Building Faith is an occasional series exploring the
April 21, 1919 City ambulance crew arrives in N.J. The Army Ambulance Section No. 581, better known as Scranton’s Own, was back on American soil on Easter Monday. The men arrived April 20 on Easter Sunday at Pier No. 6 in Hoboken, New Jersey, from their t
This week, staff writer Laura Rysz talks with Allison Petryk about the Green Fair & 5K Run/Walk, which benefits the nonprofits the Greenhouse Project of Scranton and Sustainable Energy Education Development Support of NEPA. Residence: Dunmore Educational
Scranton A new neighborhood group, the Downtown Scranton Residents Association, held its second meeting Wednesday at the Leonard Theater on Adams Avenue. The group was founded by Bruce Reddock, who lives in an apartment downtown and works as an economic d
SCRANTON — Computer mice, monitors, headsets and keyboards are not the typical gear used for sports. Yet kids who grew up playing video games online and on gaming consoles are finding their skills sought after and rewarded for a different type of competit
Fatima Williams had her oldest son baptized in the Catholic church while he was still an infant, but not her second one, Jacob Alers, now 8. “We always had something going on and we waited,” Williams, 33, shrugged. Now the wait is over. As the sun rises t
Students at The University of Scranton were able to help with hurricane relief, at animal shelters, mentoring at local schools and many other projects by volunteering through local non-profit organizations participating in the University’s annual Volunteer Fair.
More that 500 University of Scranton students participated a career fair that offered them opportunities for internships, employment and advanced degrees in disciplines ranging from business and science to physical therapy, education and criminal justice.
“There’s always a way around it. There’s always a way to push forward. No one should live in the idea that you can’t do something. If you want to do it, it’s yours. You have to make the decision to say ‘I can do this’ and ‘I will do this,’” said RJ Mitte, multi-faceted actor, producer, model and disability advocate, at the evening town hall event the 16th An […]
Janet Melnick, Penn State Scranton associate teaching professor of human development and family studies, was recently honored with the 2019 Penn State Excellence in Advising Award. Melnick was one of just two recipients throughout the University system to receive the honor. She was nominated by a student, who said Melnick truly values the time she spends wit […]
Corporate communication students from Penn State Scranton and Penn State Hazleton collaborated on a class project that resulted in the first-ever Corporate Communication Day event for the northeast Penn State campuses.
In an effort to strengthen its community outreach, Penn State Scranton recently hired Henry Matute Coello as its new coordinator of co-curricular programs. His primary responsibilities include: developing a robust campus internship/mentorship program; increasing student community service initiatives; and engaging in targeted recruiting for the admissions off […]
The Penn State Scranton community recently got a firsthand look at the many talents of service dogs. On April 11, National Pet Day, the campus’ new Lending a Helping Paw Club hosted a police dog demonstration in the campus' Multi-Purpose Building.
Penn State faculty members researched Penn State students’ usage of the references that were recommended and analyzed if those references were currently being used throughout their education at Penn State to gain insight on the information-seeking behavior of students.