In February 2020, a group of Penn State Schuylkill's Microbiology 107 students took soil samples from the campus grounds. After securing their samples that day, they returned to the lab where they diluted their soil and smeared it on petri dishes to search for naturally occurring antibiotics. From left to right: Marleigh Cressley-Lipinski, Melissa Crenko, Courtney Foster, and Rachel Strohl.
2019-20 Penn State Laureate Bill Doan has had his artwork published in The Annals of Internal Medicine. His illustrations depict his own personal experiences with anxiety and depression and strive to help people afflicted by mental health issues realize that they are not alone.
2019-20 Penn State laureate Bill Doan stands in front of one of his illustrations for The Anxiety Project, which explores what it's like to live with anxiety and depression through the lens of more than four hundred drawings, four graphic narratives published in the "Annals of Internal Medicine/Graphic Medicine," and a live performance.
Pennsylvania Sen. David Argall joined Penn State Schuylkill and the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition for the coalition's on-campus exhibit opening of "67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania." Argall committed in his remarks to supporting legislation requiring insurance companies to cover mammograms for women with dense breast tissue.
Glenn Sterner, assistant professor of criminal justice at Penn State Abington, delivered the keynote speech at Penn State Schuylkill and Lehigh Valley Hospital – Schuylkill’s “Opioids: The Crisis Next Door” conference, hosted at the Schuylkill campus on Sept. 21. Sterner’s talk, titled “Understanding the Opioid Crisis,” provided an overview of the epidemic from the early 2000s until today.
In his keynote address, Dr. Glenn Sterner, assistant professor of Criminal Justice at Penn State Abington, provided an overview of the opioid crisis from the early 2000s until today. “This is a disease. This is not a moral failing,” he said.
Marianne Adam, associate teaching professor in the College of Nursing at Penn State Schuylkill, is researching the impact of opioid addiction on families with a project titled "Families Forging a Path to Treatment for Opioid Addiction." The project’s main focus is to better understand the perspectives of the affected individual’s family.