Penn State York’s new Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center offers students a better place to gather, study, eat, work out, have fun in-between classes, and engage with other members of the campus community.
This spring Penn State expects to award 13,894 diplomas to students University-wide who are completing 226 associate, 11,435 baccalaureate, 1,590 master’s, 262 law, 244 doctoral and 137 medical degrees. Following is a compilation of commencement ceremonies and speaker information for Penn State’s 24 locations.
Summer classes offer students a chance to get ahead for fall, catch up on classes, or just get started. The first summer session begins May 15 and continues through June 23, while the second summer session begins June 28 and runs through Aug. 9.
The Integrative Studies Seed Grant Program, offered through the Penn State Office for General Education, will support 71 different course development projects this summer. In response to the large volume of highly qualified proposals, the budget was generously increased by more than 50 percent by the Office of the Provost and the Office of Undergraduate Education.
Penn State York will celebrate its 47th annual spring commencement at 6 p.m. Friday, May 5, in the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center at the campus. The ceremony is free and open to the public. Shannon McCully, manager, industrial engineering, supporting global marketing and sales at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts in Orlando, Florida, is the commencement speaker.
It’s no secret that Penn State includes a network of campuses throughout the state of Pennsylvania, but incoming students may not be fully aware of all the financial benefits attending a campus other than University Park may afford.
Six teams of Penn State York students, who have been working on projects for months, will make their final pitches and presentations in a “Shark Tank”-style competition, at noon on Friday, April 21, in the Start-Up Challenge Finale. Teams will go head-to-head in the 90-minute competition with only one team emerging as The Graham Center Innovator.
Franco Harris, former Penn State Nittany Lion football player, Steeler Super bowl champ, and Pro Football Hall of Famer, is headed to the area to take part in Penn State York’s ninth annual clay shoot event with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20. The event takes place at Central Penn Sporting Clays (CPSC) in Wellsville, Pennsylvania.
Catch the Penn State York baseball team in action on Saturday, April 22 when they take to the field at PeoplesBank Park, home of the York Revolution. This doubleheader, at 1 and 3 p.m. against Penn State Mont Alto, is free and open to the public.