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Nordic Dancers of Washington, D.C.

Nordic Dancers of Washington, D.C.

Teaching International at Penn State York kicks off the academic year with a free performance by the Nordic Dancers of Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Aug. 19 at 1 p.m. in the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (The Pullo Center).  The group will perform cultural dances, and offer an opportunity for audience members to learn some dance steps.

York Summer Institute

York Summer Institute

Educators can take advantage of weeklong graduate course this summer, Social Justice and Equity in Education, set for June 19-23 at Penn State York.  This course is designed to help prepare teachers, and others in related fields, to employ a culturally responsive lens by exploring social justice and equity across the curriculum.  Kathy Roy, associate professor of literacy education at Penn State Harrisburg and coordinator of the literary education program, is the course instructor.   The course features 10 breakout sessions and five nationally-known keynote speakers and presenters.

Unity Day York Campus

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.

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