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Day of the Dead Celebration

Sugar-skull decorating highlights York's Mexican Day of the Dead program Oct. 31

Learn more about the Mexican Day of the Dead and decorate a sugar skull on Tuesday, Oct. 31, when Penn State York offers a look at this holiday celebration. There will be plenty of colorful paint and a variety of other items to decorate a sugar skull from noon to 1 p.m. in the community room of the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center.
Diwali1 Celebration at York

Celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, Oct. 19 at Penn State York

Paint a diya, a clay candle holder; see colorful decorations; enjoy Indian snacks; and listen to music during the Diwali celebration set for 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in the conference center of the Main Classroom Building at Penn State York. The event is sponsored by the Penn State York Multicultural Club and the Student Activity Fee.
York Diwali

York Dwali

Fabrizio Delgado Ramirez paints a Diya during the Diwali celebration at Penn State York.

Mexican Day of the Dead1 York

Mexican Day of the Dead1 York

Riley Henry, a Penn State York student, shares the sugar skull she decorated during the Mexican Day of the Dead celebration last year at Penn State York.  The sugar skulls are not edible but make an interesting conversation piece.

Day of the Dead Celebration

Day of the Dead Celebration

Veronica Calvillo, left, watches as Penn State York students Matt Herman, center, and Colin Miller right, show off their sugar-skull decorating skills during the Mexican Day of the Dead celebration last year at the campus. Calvillo will speak at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 31, in the community room at the campus, and there will be an opportunity to decorate sugar skulls.  

York Summer Institute

York Summer Institute addesses social justice and equity in education

Social Justice and Equity in Education, a weeklong course designed for education professionals, diversity specialists, guidance counselors, social workers, and more, is set for June 19-23 at Penn State York. Penn State York’s Summer Institute 2017 features Laura Roy, associate professor of literacy education at Penn State Harrisburg, and addresses the difficult subject of social justice in the classroom.
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.

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