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Paw Search 2017

Paw Search 2017

Portraying Norma Desmond, Anne Vardo-Zalik, associate professor of biology at Penn State York, brought the house down with an amazing performance of "With One Look," from "Sunset Boulevard" at last year's Paw Search.  Paw Search 2018 is set for Jan. 12 with auditions scheduled for Dec. 1 from 1-4 p.m., and Dec. 4 from 4-8 p.m.  This event is a fundraiser for Penn State York Benefiting THON with proceeds going to help children and their families battling pediatric cancer.  

Graham gift photo 2017

Landmark gift to advance entrepreneurism at Penn State York

Don Graham, York business leader, philanthropist, and longtime supporter of Penn State York, has made a major gift to advance entrepreneurship and economic development at the campus and in the community. Graham’s gift will provide a dedicated building on campus for The Graham Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies (The Graham Center), which his support helped to found in 2013.
Don Graham

Don Graham

Don Graham, York business leader, philanthropist, and longtime supporter of Penn State York.

Ken E. Nwadike Jr.

Free Hugs Project comes to Penn State York Aug. 28

Ken E. Nwadike, peace activist and creator of the Free Hugs Project, kicks-off Penn State York’s free cultural series on Monday, Aug. 28, in the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (The Pullo Center) on campus. Nwadike will spend the afternoon interacting with students, and the day concludes with his performance at 7 p.m., which explores how to overcome the differences that divide us.

York Invent Penn State Ribbon-Cutting

Ribbon-cutting signals the partnership and successful first year of Penn State York's innovation hub funded by Invent Penn State.  Standing in front of an image of the building that houses Working Class, a makerspace in downtown York, Penn State President Eric Barron cuts a ribbon to celebrate the launch of the partnership with Penn State York.

Franycou Desse

Franycou Desse

Francyou Desse, a Penn State York student, was one of the many donors happy to give blood during the 2016 community blood drive. The drive, a partnership between the campus, the American Red Cross and Fox 43, will be held this year from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 24 in the Conference Center of the Main Classroom Building at Penn State York.

York Invent Penn State Launch

York Invent Penn State Launch

Penn State President Eric Barron, left, talks with team members from Home Solutions, the winners of the student Start-Up Challenge at Penn State York. Home Solutions uses near-field communication technology to make using smart devices easier and more convenient. Barron visited the campus to celebrate the work of the innovation hub at Penn State York funded by Invent Penn State. Pictured across from Barron are team members James Oplinger, Michael Wakeling and Michael Culbreth, left to right. Other team members, not pictured, are Steven Asten and Sahil Heighes. In the background is Bill Cantor, a Penn State York information sciences and technology faculty member, who works with the Start-Up Challenge and The Graham Center.

THON Blood Drive 2017

Penn State York Benefiting THON to host American Red Cross blood drive

Penn State York Benefiting THON is partnering with the American Red Cross for a THON Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 at Penn State York. The blood drive, in the Community Room of the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center, is open to the public. The American Red Cross will make a monetary donation to THON for each unit donated.
Penn State York students work at DreamWrights in York.

York Community Service 1

Giving back to the community was part of New Student Orientation (NSO) at Penn State York on Saturday, Aug. 20. At DreamWrights, a center for community arts for people of all ages in York, students worked on props, moved materials, and learned more about the organization. The campus plans to continue to include community service as part of NSO in the future.

College Town Takeover York

College Town Takeover festivities set for Sept. 18 in York

Watch the York Revolution play baseball and wear blue and white, as part of the College Town Takeover, Sunday, Sept. 18, at PeoplesBank Park in York, Pennsylvania. This collaborative effort between Penn State York, Harrisburg Area Community College, and York College, is designed to introduce students to the many things available to do in York City, and to encourage businesses to find ways to make York a student-friendly town.