Hazleton Library Speaker Series

Please join us for insightful presentations from Penn State luminaries and faculty during the academic year. The Speaker Series is sponsored by the Hazleton Campus Library & Information Committee.

Fall 2021 - Spring 2022

Tuesday, September 7: Triathlon,
But Really a Story on How to Accomplish any GoalAnie Yenser
12:20 - 1:10 p.m.

Recorded Presentation

What is your big dream? Does it seem almost too crazy and too big to conquer? Amie’s dream for 23 years has been to complete an Ironman Triathlon. Through stories about her experiences in triathlon training, she will provide insights everyone can use to conquer any dream.

Amie Yenser is an Associate Teaching Professor of Biology who has been teaching at the HN campus for 17 years. She is passionate about inspiring others to move more and improve their health and wellness.

 

 

Thursday, September 16: Understanding Wine Before You PurchaseBarb Brazon
Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Recorded Presentation

The goal of this presentation is to eliminate the “Wine Snob Mystique.” The hope is to instill a better understanding of wine characteristics, to discuss purchasing and pairing wine, and to just have fun.

Barb Brazon is the Hazleton Campus Program Coordinator, Information Sciences and Technology and wine professional. She began her formal education in wine studies at The Wine School of Philadelphia (2001) - Wine School’s beginners, Wine Levels 1 thru 3. Then in 2010 she earned a professional wine certification from the Wine Spirit and English Trust (WSET), an internationally respected program. From WSET, she received placement of “Distinction” in levels 1 and Level 2 and holds Level III certifications. In the blind-tasting portion of the examination for WSET she earned a rank of Distinction and in the four-hour essay examination, a rank of Merit.

 

 

Wednesday, October 6: Moose, Mosquitoes, and Magnificence:
Backpacking in Isle Royale Garrett HuckNational Park
12:20 - 1:10 p.m.

Recorded Presentation

This presentation will provide an introduction to backpacking and a description of Dr. Huck’s trips to one of the most amazing places he’s ever visited, Isle Royale National Park. He looks forward to talking about HOW to backpack, what it’s like to backpack, and WHY you should backpack!

Dr. Garrett Huck is an associate professor of Rehabilitation and Human Services. He is entering his 7th year at Penn State and his 17th year as a backpacker!

 

 

 

 

Thursday, November 11: Understanding Wine Part II Barb Brazon
Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Recorded Presentation

Wine regions and grading systems will be discussed.

Barb Brazon is the Hazleton Campus Program Coordinator, Information Sciences and Technology and wine professional. She began her formal education in wine studies at The Wine School of Philadelphia (2001) - Wine School’s beginners, Wine Levels 1 thru 3. Then in 2010 she earned a professional wine certification from the Wine Spirit and English Trust (WSET), an internationally respected program. From WSET, she received placement of “Distinction” in levels 1 and Level 2 and holds Level III certifications. In the blind-tasting portion of the examination for WSET she earned a rank of Distinction and in the four-hour essay examination, a rank of Merit.

 

 

 

Wednesday, December 1: Exercise is MedicineKaren Stylianides headshot
Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Recorded Presentation

Physical activity is a vital component of good health. In today’s hustle and bustle society we often place our health lower on our priority list. During Exercise is Medicine we will present helpful ways to incorporate physical activity into your lifestyle, discuss different ways of gauging exercise, and talk about how to determine your intensity level.

Presenters: Karen Stylianides, Meghan Boyle, and Samantha Matarella

Karen Stylianides is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Kinesiology, Health and Human Development and is passionate about inspiring others to good health.

View the handouts: