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2004 Archived News

John R. Murphy announces retirement plans
1/2/2004—After almost 38 years with Penn State...
Interim director of student affairs appointed
1/14/2004—Katherine Flanagan-Herstek will step in for retiring John R. Murphy...
Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrated
1/14/2004—Penn State Wilkes-Barre will remember Dr. King...
College application essay writing workshop new at Penn State Wilkes-Barre
2/5/2004—6-hour workshop can help high school students...
Ivanov receives Fulbright Scholar grant
2/12/2004—Funds will be used to lecture and conduct research...
New bachelor's degree in English announced
2/16/2004—Program will begin this fall...
Be a Penn Stater open house planned
2/19/2004—Applications for fall are still being accepted...
Scholarly Lecture Series will discuss Virginia Woolf
2/20/2004—Dr. Steven Putzel will discuss Virginia Woolf's Real & Imagined Venice...
Administration of Justice students prepare for internships
2/24/2004—Students apply their knowledge to real-life situations...
Alumni Society Kicks Off Annual Pretzel Sale
3/3/2004—Sale proceeds benefit the campus and Society endeavors...
Summer Youth Program brochures are now available
3/10/2004—Challenging and enriching activities for children two to eighteen years old...
First Trustee Scholarship endowed
3/19/2004—Robert & Shirley Fortinsky step forward to assist deserving students...
Fitness contest determines strongest man and woman on campus
3/19/2004—Contest grew out of a physics class by Dr. Thomas Winter...
Wyoming Valley West takes 1st place in JETS/TEAMS
3/22/2004—25th annual competition was held recently at Penn State W-B...
Wine tasting workshop will start in April
3/22/2004—Learn how to distinguish characteristics of different catagories of wine...
Penn State Presents: Nanotechnology
3/30/2004—What is it and What Does It Mean to YOU?
NGA Geodesist to visit
4/1/2004—Dr. Muneendra Kumar will discuss 3-D geodetic frameworks...
Alumni Society presents annual awards
4/7/2004—Awards for Academic Excellence given to two students...
Advertising on a shoe string workshop to begin
4/13/2004—Learn how to enhance your small company's image...
2004 Outstanding Adult Learner named
4/15/2004—Joseph Huben, Hughestown, has been selected...
Students learn about fun alternatives to alcoholic beverages
4/15/2004—Free "mocktails" and alcohol screening held at campus...
Penn Stater of the Quarter named
4/23/2004—Attorney Michelle Olshefski has been selected...
Students attend Model United Nations conference
4/23/2004—Two PSW-B students earn distinguished recognition...
State representative is featured speaker at commencement
4/28/2004—John T. Yudichak is also a Penn State alum and campus advisory board member ...
Eric & Josephine Walker Award winner announced
5/3/2004—One of Penn State's most prestigious awards went to Andrew Honeychuck...
Price selected for John R. Murphy Award
5/6/2004—Award recognizes Cynthia Price for outstanding qualities...
Student Government Association selects teacher of the year
5/7/2004—Scott Stuccio, instructor in meteorology, cited for teaching excellence...
Administration of Justice degree now independently owned by Wilkes-Barre
5/14/2004—Degree was originally extended through an agreement with Fayette...
Spring commencement held
5/15/2004—On Saturday, May 15, 2004, approximately 70 students...
6th Annual Career Exploration Day held at campus
5/20/2004—Over 900 students from three school districts attend presentations ...
Outstanding Community Service Award goes to Eric Lee
5/25/2004—Lee, Shavertown, cited for outstanding volunteer service...
W-B professor to view Venus transit
5/26/2004—Dr. Timothy Lawlor will travel to India to view rare phenomenon...
Spring 2004 Dean's List released
6/2/2004—138 Penn State Wilkes-Barre students are named to the list...
Northeast Penn State campuses develop career website
6/7/2004—Site combines resources from three campuses and the University...
Alumni Golf Tournament set for July 23
6/25/2005—Deadline to register is July 9...
Open House dates announced
6/25/2004—Spend a summer evening at Penn State Wilkes-Barre...
Summer Youth Program at Wyalusing Elementary School
7/1/2004—Camps feature hands-on activities, experiments, and projects...
Board of Trustees approves tuition rate increase
7/14/2004—Local PSU students enjoy lower tuition than State College counterparts...
Stombaugh named Penn Stater of the Quarter
8/2/2004—Jennifer Stombaugh, registrar and advisor at Penn State Wilkes-Barre...
Tunkhannock team wins alumni golf tournament
8/14/2004—4th win for Yunkunis foursome...
Orientation kicks off academic year for new students
8/16/2004—Orientation for first-year students will be held on Monday, August 30...
Law enforcement officers may be eligible for Penn State credits
8/18/2004—Credit via portfolio assessment is approved for two programs...
22nd Annual Poetry Festival scheduled
9/14/2004—Festival will feature workshops and readings with two popular poets...
Penn State and LCCC sign articulation agreement
9/15/2004—Representatives from Luzerne County Community College and Penn State...
Faculty plan Engineering Open House in October
9/21/2004—To help increase interest and understanding of engineering and technology...
PSW-B faculty member/administrator announces release of 3rd edition
9/29/2004—Dr. Martin Slann, director of academic affairs at Penn State Wilkes-Barre...
Penn Stater of the Quarter announced
10/5/2004—Robert Faux, instructor in general engineering, has been named...
New Advisory Board members attend first meeting
10/5/2004—Seven community volunteers were recently welcomed...
Business Club revitalized at Penn State Wilkes-Barre
10/18/2004—The Student Government Association recently announced...
Campus plans open house on Penn State Day
10/19/2004—As part of Penn State University's 150th anniversary, Penn State Wilkes-Barre...
Presidential candidates' economic agendas topic of discussion
10/21/2004—Dr. Thomas Knapp, associate professor of economics at Penn State W-B...
Student mentor program kicks off new year
11/5/2004—Program helps students make informed choices about their career paths...
Annual scholarship recognition dinner held
11/15/2004—Students have the opportunity to meet and thank their benefactors...
Penn State Wilkes-Barre Kicks Off $8M Capital Campaign for New Academic Commons
11/19/2004—PSU Wilkes-Barre announces plans for the construction of an Academic Commons
Penn State Economic Impact Study Shows W-B Campus Contributes More Than $49M
12/3/2004—A new study positions Penn State as the #1 contributor to the state's economy.
First campus Trustee Scholarships awarded
12/7/2004—Thirteen students are the first to reap benefits from new scholarships...
Campus Clubs Contribute to "Operation Gratitude"
12/9/2004—Two clubs raised money to send care packages to service members overseas...
Penn State Wilkes-Barre Celebrates Fall Commencement
12/21/2004—Penn State Wilkes-Barre held a commencement ceremony for 53 graduates...
Fall 2004 Dean's List released
12/31/2004—137 students have been named to the Dean's List...
Bachman named Penn Stater of the Quarter
12/31/2004—William Bachman, instructor in communications arts/sciences, has been named...