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St. Vincent de Paul Society representative Jody Wells, second from left, Rian Davis, Geoffrey Salitrik, Dan Bollbecker, William Cramer, and instructor Don Wilson.

Fayette campus class does good deed for local charity

Jody Wells of the St. Vincent de Paul Society is always seeking workers for the charity’s second-hand store in downtown Uniontown, but for the past year she had another mission: finding somebody to redesign the organization’s “boring” website that drew few visitors and no new volunteers.
From left, Mara Wallace, Kori Whitehead, and John Yohman.

Fayette campus students restore historic painting

A 1964 painting of George Washington’s local grist mill that had long been displayed inside the Fayette County Courthouse recently got a much-needed touch-up, courtesy of some student volunteers from Patrick Daugherty’s ART 010 class at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus.
 Dan Sparks, president of the Student Veterans Association at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, displays a $1,000 check for a chapter grant his organization recently received from Student Veterans of America.

Fayette campus veterans group receives $1,000 grant

Dan Sparks, president of the Student Veterans Association (SVA) of Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, got an early Christmas present Dec. 5, when he received an email from the Student Veterans of America informing him that his chapter had received a $1,000 grant.
Pictured are, from left, first row: Kendall Mitchell, Andrew Charnovich, Meredith, and Danielle Shirosky. Second row: Christopher Kesterson, Justin Quaranto, Dairui Yang, Marco Morici, and Cara Jackson.

Finding ways to save energy at Fayette campus

While almost every course at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus concludes with a final test, paper or project of some sort, not very many result in benefits to the environment. But by reconsidering how they live their lives over the past semester, students in Associate Engineering Professor David Meredith’s EGEE 102 class discovered ways they could cut their energy consumption.
Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Charles Patrick presented, from left, Joseph Friend Jr., Nathaniel Bohna, and Dr. Jerrold Hoeg with plaques for the Staff Excellence, Ellen Laun Advising Excellence, and Faculty Excellence awards, respectively.

Fayette campus recognizes staff, faculty at holiday event

The Advisory Board of Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus recognized outstanding achievement and service among the faculty and staff at a special awards banquet held Dec. 9 at the Uniontown Country Club.
Jill Oblak

Oblak hired as program coordinator at Penn State Fayette

The Center for Community and Public Safety (CCPS) at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus has announced the hiring of Jill Oblak as emergency medical services (EMS) program coordinator.
From left, Dalton Coursin, Mike Fetsco, Alex Provance, Tony Bristol, Brandon Cunningham, Dr. Charles Patrick, Heather Fani, Savannah Nassar, Janai Showman, Tyler Garlick, and Mary Inks-Budinsky.

Learning Fair at Fayette campus is all about research

Staff and faculty members made their way into the Library at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus Dec. 8 for the Undergraduate Learning Fair to see what a hundred student-researchers had discovered this semester. Each spring and fall, Learning Fair competitions provide opportunities to display the academic curiosity and presentation skills of students at the Fayette campus through posters they have created.
Fayette Engineering faculty member Nate Bohna instructs Darlene Means and Jerry Manchas, employees of Uniontown’s Machine Fabricating and Weight Equipment Shop, in the use of Solidworks software, which they will use to create images of manufactured parts.

Local manufacturer sends workers to Fayette campus

Employees of Machine Fabricating and Weight Equipment Shop of Uniontown spent several Saturdays this fall at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, learning about specialized software used for rendering 3D CAD images of parts the company manufactures.

Local holiday traditions on exhibit at Fayette campus

The Coal and Coke Heritage Center at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus will feature “Christmas in the Coal Patch” Dec. 2 through Jan. 9 between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. This mini-exhibition shows how Christmas was celebrated by the Slovakian, Polish, Carpatho-Rusyn, and Italian immigrant families living in the mining company towns of southwestern Pennsylvania.

Fayette campus to hold open house for athletic recruits

The Admissions and Athletics departments at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus invite students interested in playing team sports to an Athletic Recruiting Day Dec. 3.