On May 15 and 19, the Sustainability Institute held its yearly Commonwealth Campus Sustainability Forums virtually, co-hosted by Penn State Berks for the eastern campuses and Penn State New Kensington for the western region.
Creating plastic containers that easily degrade in sea water would be a dream solution to the growing problem of plastic waste in the ocean, but a team of Penn State New Kensington researchers suggest that, at least for now, recycling and finding plastic alternatives may still the best way of handling this waste.
Annual week of events includes the community Celebration of Unity Dinner, a performance by poet Aman Batra, a volunteer and human rights advocacy fair, and a Stand for State bias and discrimination workshop.
A variety of delectable hors d'oeuvres and desserts were available for guests to enjoy at the 2019 Off the Wall pARTy at Penn State New Kensington. Food was crafted by the culinary team at Metz Culinary Management, the campus' food service provider.
Repurposed pinball playing fields by artist Dan Burfield of TiltCycle were featured in one of seven pop-up art galleries during the 2019 Off the Wall pARTy at Penn State New Kensington. Burfield's work showcases the preservation of broken and discarded gaming materials and other mediums, which fit into the event's 2019 theme of recycled and industrial art.
A Pittsburgh-themed glass mosaic by artist Stevo Sadvary hangs in the foreground as guests enjoy making their own mosaic during the 2019 Off the Wall pARTy at Penn State New Kensington. Sadvary, who was one of seven pop-up gallery artists at the event, taught guests how to make glass mosaic using recycled and repurposed glass pieces, as well as showcased some of his work.
Allyson Tokarek, an executive chef with Metz Culinary Management, serves made-to-order mixed berry and peach gelato at the 2019 Off the Wall pARTy. Guests of the annual fundraising event enjoyed a variety of hors d'oeuvres and desserts, created and made by the Metz culinary team, throughout the evening.