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Over 140 Attend "Spend A Summer Evening" Open House

Dr. Debra Smarkusky, associate professor of Information Sciences and Technology, talks to Marlene and Brian Hill, of Scranton, about Penn State’s IST program at the recent Spend A Summer Evening open house event.
7/17/2008 —

Over 140 prospective Penn State students and their families attended this summer’s first “Spend a Summer Evening” program held at Penn State Worthington Scranton on Tuesday, July 15.

The next Spend A Summer Evening event will be held on August 13 at 6 p.m. in the campus’s cafeteria.

Guests were welcomed to the campus by Dr. Mary-Beth Krogh-Jespersen, chancellor of Penn State Worthington Scranton, and learned about the Penn State Commonwealth Campus system, Penn State’s 160 majors, and the programs, facilities and amenities available at the Worthington Scranton campus.

They also enjoyed the opportunity to speak with Penn State faculty and staff from different areas, such as Athletics, Career Services, Continuing Education and Financial Aid, as well as speak one on one with instructors and professors in various disciplines, including Information Sciences and Technology, Engineering, Nursing, Letters, Arts and Sciences and Human Development and Family Studies.

Tours of the campus and its facilities were also offered by the the Lion Ambassadors, a group of volunteer student leaders who work with various campus departments to assist with campus efforts and events.

Attendees were also treated to an ice cream social, compliments of the Admissions Department.

The Spend A Summer Evening program is for students, both traditional and non-traditional, that are now starting their college searches.  It is a fun and relaxed way for them to visit the campus, meet other Penn State students, faculty and staff, and get the opportunity to ask any questions they have about pursuing a college degree at Penn State.

Participants learn about Worthington Scranton’s six Associate and seven Baccalaureate degree programs, as well as receive additional information on its honors programs, student clubs, financial aid, housing, advising and admissions criteria.

Campus representatives will also be on hand at the August 13 event to explain the college application process and discuss ways to help make college more affordable through scholarships and other financial aid.

For more information, go to http://www.ws.psu.edu/ or to register, call 963-2500.

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