International music, a fashion show highlighting the traditional dress from many cultures, food samples, exhibits, and presentations will all be a part of Penn State York’s 19th annual Unity Day celebration, which will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. April 13 in the Conference Center of the Main Classroom Building.
When Magdalen Matthews, a communication arts and sciences major at Penn State York, returned from the alternative spring break trip to the Bahamas last year, she was determined to seek more international service opportunities for students to put their spring break to good use.
Learn more about Pennsylvania’s Underground Railroads when Lenwood O. Sloan, artist and historian, visits Penn State York at noon on Feb. 23 in the Community Room of the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center. This free program, sponsored by the Penn State York Diversity Committee in celebration of Black History Month, is open to the public.
The Nittany Lion joined Penn State York students, faculty, and staff in the 2016 NAMI Walk on Oct. 8 in York, Pennsylvania. The walk is a public way to show support for the National Alliance on Mental Illness and their services to those living with mental illness.
Penn State York’s free cultural series continues on Nov. 2 when Holocaust survivor Peter Stein shares his story, “Surviving the Holocaust: Memories of a Czech Family in Nazi Prague." The program will take place at 7 p.m. in the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center and is free and open to the public, although tickets are required. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Esther Bauer, the originally scheduled speaker for the evening, is unable to appear.
Paint a Diya, (a clay candleholder), see colorful decorations, enjoy Indian food, and listen to music during the Diwali celebration set for Thursday, Oct. 27 from 4-6 p.m. in the conference center of the Main Classroom Building. The event is sponsored by the Penn State York Diversity Committee.
Penn State York students show off Diwali decorations during the 2015 celebration of the Indian Festival of Lights. The event this year takes place on Oct. 27 from 4-6 p.m. in the conference center on campus.