Unopened since 2013, the letters sit gathering dust on Haley Brothers’ desk, waiting to deliver their news of acceptance or rejection from the other colleges where she had applied. She had no desire to read their contents because they arrived after the only acceptance letter that she wanted — the one from Penn State University.
The Outreach and Continuing Education department at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus brought together a group of local educators, business people, government officials, parents, and activists Feb. 2 for a roundtable discussion on opioid abuse. The meeting morphed into a planning session, with eager participants ready to get to work on fixing the problem through education.
In a Valentine’s Day demonstration of love, students, staff, faculty, and community members gathered in Swimmer Hall at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, to take part in "One Billion Rising," a global action to end violence against women. Though participants across the world can employ various forms of protest for this event, dancing has been the mode of choice at the Fayette campus, which has hosted it for the past three years in conjunction with Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA.
David Meredith, an associate professor of engineering at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, is the author of "Metals through History," which examines how these natural resources have affected our lives and world. Initially, his book was only available in an electronic format, but its recent publication in print has allowed Meredith to begin using it this semester as the textbook for his STS 150/Out of the Fiery Furnace class.
This month, Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus is introducing Back2College Information Sessions so that adult, veteran, and transfer students can learn how to balance work, school, and family while earning a bachelor’s or associate’s degree. At the sessions, attendees will find out about programs and services at the Fayette campus that help to ensure nontraditional students’ academic and personal success. Admissions office representatives will be on hand to answer questions and explain how to apply for grants, loans, and scholarships to pay for college.
Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus will present The Anatomy of Hate; A Dialogue to Hope Feb. 15 at 12:15 p.m. in Swimmer Hall, on the lower level of Williams Building. This award-winning documentary reveals the shared narratives found in individual and collective ideologies of hate, and how we as a species can overcome them.
For a third year, Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus will host local participants in the One Billion Rising campaign, the world’s biggest mass action to end violence against women, Feb. 14 at 12:15 p.m. in the Williams Building’s Swimmer Hall.
There will be opportunities this month at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus for prospective students to visit and apply, as well as to attend special programs on financial aid and the University’s College of Agricultural Sciences.