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Unity Day set for April 13 at Penn State York

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.
York 2017 Unity Day Design

York 2017 Unity Day Design

A design by Zixin Zheng, a Penn State York international student from Hangzhou, China, was selected as the winner for the Unity Day T-shirt for 2017. Zheng’s design, which features a hand tossing the letters in the word "unity," and lots of color, was inspired by the unitive spirit of Unity Day. Zheng said, “I designed a hand that looks like it is holding every letter from the word unity together, with an iridescent splash-ink background. I added all kinds of shapes around the letters for further embodying the concept of unity.” 

Unity Day York Campus

Unity Day York Campus

Penn State York's 19th annual Unity Day celebration will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. April 13 in the Conference Center of the Main Classroom Building. International music, a fashion show highlighting the traditional dress from many cultures, food samples, exhibits, and presentations are a part of the day. The event, sponsored by the Penn State York Diversity Committee, is free and open to the public.

Lenwood Sloan

Underground Railroad program rescheduled due to expected inclement weather

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.
Lenwood Sloan

Lenwood Sloan

Lenwood Sloan, artist and historian, will visit Penn State York on Thursday, Feb. 23 and talk about the history of Pennsylvania's Underground Railroad.  The program, at noon in the Community Room of the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center, is free and open to the public.

BSU Speech Performance York

Dramatic reading of King’s 'I Have a Dream' speech set for Jan. 30

Members of the Penn State York Black Student Union will give a multimedia dramatic reading of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech at 12:15 p.m. on Jan. 30 in the Conference Center of the Main Classroom Building.
BSU Speech Performance York

BSU Speeach Performance York

Papakojo Kuranchie, the former president of the Black Student Union at Penn State York, rang the bell of freedom and spoke during the presentation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech last year.  Six members of the BSU will perform the speech on Monday, Jan. 30 at 12:15 p.m. in the Conference Center of the Main Classroom Building.  Kuranchie has moved on to University Park to finish his degree.

Chinese New Year York

Chinese New Year celebration to feature activities, food, fun at Penn State York

It’s the year of the rooster, and Penn State York is celebrating Chinese New Year from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 31 with a variety of activities, food and more. The festivities, which will take place in the Conference Center of the Main Classroom Building, are free and open to the public.
Chinese New Year York

Chinese New Year York

Paper cutting will once again be part of the activities at Penn State York's Chinese New Year celebration, set for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31, in the Conference Center.

Peter Stein 2016

Peter Stein 2016

Holocaust survivor Peter Stein will share his story,"Surviving the Holocaust: Memories of a Czech Family in Nazi Prague," on Nov. 2 at Penn State York. The program is free but tickets are required.

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