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Advising Award 2016-17

Penn State York seeks advising award nominees

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017-18 Penn State York Advising Award. Students may submit nominations for the award which is presented at the Academic Awards Program in April of each year. Nominations that were previously submitted during the fall 2017 semester will be combined with nominations for spring 2018, and a winner will be selected. Deadline is March 5.
York Chinese New Year Celebration

Campus to celebrate Chinese New Year, the year of the dog, Feb. 20

It’s the year of the dog and Penn State York is celebrating Chinese New Year on Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 12-1 p.m., with a variety of activities, food, and more. The festivities, in the Conference Center of the Main Classroom Building, are free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by the Penn State York Diversity Committee and the Multicultural Club.
York Chinese New Year Celebration

York Chinese New Year Celebration

Penn State York's Chinese New Year celebration on Feb. 20 features a variety of activities and food.  It is the year of the dog, and members of the campus and community can also learn more about Chinese culture. One of the most popular activities for visitors is to have their name written in Chinese on a card they can take with them as a memento.

York THON Dancers 2018

Cancer survivor looks forward to dancing at THON

It was a little before her fourth birthday that Thalia Splawn, now 20, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Just five years later, Splawn was in remission, and in 2011 was declared cancer-free. Splawn, along with two other Penn State York students, Casey Dierdorff and Paulina Martinez, will represent their campus in the fight against pediatric cancer at The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, affectionately known as THON, Feb. 16-18 at the Bryce Jordan Center.
York THON Dancers 2018

York THON Dancers 2018

Casey Dierdorff, Paulina Martinez, and Thalia Splawn, left to right,  are putting on their dancing shoes for 46 hours to represent Penn State York at the Penn State Dance Marathon (THON) at the Bryce Jordan Center on Feb. 16-18.   York's dancers will be among the more than 700 students dancing for a cure in the fight against pediatric cancer. 

Any Other Word Editors

Literary competition seeks creative works of fiction, poetry, drama

Writers of fiction, poetry and drama interested in having their work published or performed should plan to enter the Penn State York Literary Competition sponsored by the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (The Pullo Center) and “Any Other Word,” the campus’ online literary magazine. This competition is open to Penn State York students.
Any Other Word Editors

Any Other Word Editors

Valerie Carrington, left, and Thomas Shaffer, right, both Penn State York students majoring in English, review some of the work that has already been submitted  to the Penn State York Literary Competition.  Carrington and Thomas, along with Yanelis Melendez, also an English major, not pictured, are the editors for the campus' online literary magazine, "Any Other Word."  Winning works will be published in the magazine, and dramatic works will be considered for performance on the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (The Pullo Center) stage.  Deadline for submissions is March 2.

York 2017 Teaching Award

Spring teaching award nominations open at Penn State York

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017-18 James H. Burness Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award is given annually to recognize any aspect of excellent instruction (lectures, demonstrations, classroom activities, handling of discussions, individual attention, laboratory instruction, etc.) that contributes to the academic quality of Penn State York.
Musical Thrones 2018

‘Musical Thrones’ and 'Gobsmacked!' take to the stage at The Pullo Center

February brings two exciting ticketed shows to Penn State York’s Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (The Pullo Center). “Musical Thrones: A Parody of Ice and Fire,” Feb. 11, and 'Gobsmacked!', Feb. 15, with both performances at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are still available.
FTC 2018 Winning Alliance

Crowds gathered for robotics competition at Penn State York

Robots were in action on Saturday, Jan. 27, at Penn State York when 36 teams of middle and high school students from across Pennsylvania, and one from New Jersey, took part in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) South Central PA Regional Qualifier, a daylong robotics competition. The event took place in the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center at York campus.