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.
“Art + Engineering = Creative Problem-solving” will the topic when Rebecca Strzelec, professor of visual arts at Penn State Altoona and the 2016-17 Penn State Laureate, visits Penn State York on Oct. 19. Strzelec will speak at noon in the rehearsal room of the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center. The program is free and open to the public.
The National Day on Writing is Oct. 20, and Penn State York will celebrate with a panel discussion focusing on the topic "Celebrating the Writing in our Lives Professionally and Personally.” The program will be held at 12:15 p.m. in the Lee R. Glatfelter Library and is free and open to the public.
With a rousing “We Are”, and music from York’s newest students club, the “Baby Blue Band,” more than 200 Penn State York students, faculty, staff and invited guests listened to speakers and prepared for the much-awaited opening of the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center on Oct. 12.
When Luke Marsiglia enters Penn State York’s Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center, not only is he excited about the great new $13.5 million renovation and addition to the facility, he knows exactly what went into it because he was a part of the project. Marsiglia, a York student majoring in electro-mechanical engineering technology (EMET), has been working with Alexander Building Construction Co., as an intern through The Graham Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies (The Graham Center) program at the campus.
"Why did you choose Penn State York" or "What degree are you pursuing and why?" Current students at Penn State York have the opportunity to answer one of those questions and show their Penn State pride by participating in the 2016 Penn State Pride Essay Contest sponsored by the Penn State York Blue & White Society. The deadline for submission is Oct. 24. The first-place prize is a $75 Penn State York bookstore credit, second place is a $50 credit, and third place is a $25 credit.