2023 - 2024 Hazleton Library Speaker Series

Fall 2023 - Spring 2024

Spring 2024

Service-Learning Presentations: Physical Therapist Assistant Program and Rehabilitation and Human Services
April 15 Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Recorded Presentation

Presented by students of Dr. Gina Tarud and Dr. Lorie Kramer.


Karen Stylianides headshotUnderstand, Appreciate, and Use Aquatics for Wellness
February 26 Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Recorded Presentation

This session will dive into the physics, the physiology, the anatomy, and the mental components of aquatic activities, and will explain why water is considered one of the best environments for self-improvement.

Karen Stylianides is an Associate Teaching Professor at Penn State Hazleton and Georgios Stylianides, Ph.D. (not pictured) is an Associate Professor and Director of Exercise Science and Kinesiology at Juniata College.








Fall 2023

Head shot of Beth Greenberg next to the lion shrine at Penn State HazletonDecember 11: Dementia Friends Information Session
11:00 a.m. - noon
Recorded Presentation
Beth Greenberg

Dementia Friends is a global initiative, active in Pennsylvania, to help community members understand what dementia is and how it affects people, so that each of us can make a difference for people touched by dementia. Participants will learn five key messages about dementia and a bit about what it’s like to live with dementia. You may choose to become a Dementia Friend following this information session.

Beth Greenberg, MA, MPA is Penn State Hazleton’s Health Policy and Administration (HPA) faculty and Program Coordinator and the Internship Coordinator for the HPA Consortium.



Barb BrazonOctober 12: Old World Wines vs. New World Wines (Vintage vs. Blends & Reds vs. Whites)
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Recorded Presentation
Barb Brazon

Ever wonder, “what’s up with this Vintage versus Blended wines – is one really better than the other?” Did you ever ask yourself, what the difference is between old world style wines and new world wines? Finally the one that sticks in everyone’s craw, “why can’t I drink red wines with seafood,” and “why is it so wrong to drink a white wine with red meat.” Are these statements true and are the rules valid? Join me for a little peek into the thoughts of a wine geek and get some help with planning beverages for upcoming events.

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.