Week of February 18th
Monday. February 19
The Penn State Worthington Scranton Diversity Committee celebrates Black History Month with a multifaceted event that will include music and a lecture. A Celebration of Black History is open to the pubic free of charge. The event is scheduled for Monday, February 19th from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the K. Bruce Sherbine Lounge of the Study Learning Center. A reception will follow the event. In the event of inclement weather, the alternate date is Monday, February 26th.
Penn State Worthington Scranton’s “Celebration of Black History” will include music by the Youth and Young Adult Choir of the Mount Zion Baptist Church of Wilkes-Barre. The Choir sings under the direction of Mrs. Belinda Tabron.
Added to the musical selection will be a presentation on “Slavery in New York City.” This presentation will explore the history of slavery in New York and will be presented by E’va Tettenborn, Ph.D., assistant professor of English at Penn State Worthington Scranton.
Dr. Tettenborn’s bibliography lists several critical essays in such diverse publications as: Atenea: A Bilingual Journal of the Humanities and Social Science; “Ann Petry’s Short Fiction: Critical Essays”; Callaloo; “Notes on Contemporary Literature”; and The CEA Critic. Her reference entries appear in “Popular Contemporary Writers”; “The Encyclopedia of Themes in Science Fiction and Fantasy”; and “A Gift of Song: An Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century African American Writers.”
A prolific presenter and a much invited speaker throughout the United States, Dr. Tettenborn’s dissertation was entitled, ”Empowering the Past: Mourning and Melancholia in Twentieth-Century African American Literature.”
NEPIRC, Northeast Pennsylvania Industrial Resources, will meet in Penn State Worthington Scranton in the Dawson, room 10 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Real Estate Fundamentals will meet in Dawson Room 16. For additional information contact the Penn State Worthington Scranton Continuing Education Office at 963-2600.
The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive here at Penn State Worthington Scranton in the K. Bruce Sherbine Lounge from 10:00 to a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For additional information contact the Campus Health Office at 963-2681.
PAWS - Pre-College Academy At Worthington Scranton students will be on campus Tuesday, February 20th. PAWS gives area high school juniors and seniors with disabilities an opportunity to find academic and social success in a college setting. Announced as an educational community partnership between Penn State Worthington Scranton, NEIU-19 with area school districts and the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - PAWS is a transitional program aimed at preparing challenged students academically and socially for success in college life. Anyone interested in information concerning PAWS should call Ellen Cummings, NEIU transition specialist at 876-9233 by January 13, 2006
The Penn State Worthington Scranton Admissions Office will hold Penn Stater for a Day for a group of area high school students. The event will take place throughout the campus and involve students from several area high schools. For additional information contact the Penn State Worthington Scranton Admissions Office at 963-2500.
The Penn State Worthington Scranton Career Services Department will hold three events on Wednesday, February 21st. An Open House will take place from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in room 21 of the Study Learning Center. Career Services Technology will the topic of two seminars, scheduled for Dawson, Room 213 A from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. and in Dawson Room 119 from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Anyone seeking additional information should contact the Penn State Worthington Scranton Career Services Department at 963-2685.