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York Convocation 2016

Convocation set for Aug. 18 at Penn State York

New students will receive their official welcome to campus during Penn State York’s Convocation set for Friday, Aug. 18 at 1 p.m. in the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (The Pullo Center). The program includes welcoming remarks from David W. Chown, chancellor at Penn State York; Robert Farrell, director of academic affairs; Fulgentius Lugemwa, chairperson the Penn State York Campus Senate; and Colin Miller, Student Government Association president.
International Student Orientation 2017

International Student Orientation 2017

As part of the week-long 2017 International Student Orientation at Penn State York, Aug. 14-18, students had the opportunity to have some fun and attend a picnic at John Rudy Park in York, Pennsylvania.  Students enjoyed food, played games, and showed off their Kan-Jam skills.

York Convocation 2016

York Convocation 2016

Convocation is the official welcome to campus for new students, and signals the start of the fall semester.  Noel Sloboda, associate professor of English and the chairperson of the Penn State York Campus Senate last year, offered remarks during this special event.

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

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. A $50,000 seed grant from Invent Penn State has provided funds for the makerspace and the Start-Up Challenge. Pictured, left to right, are the Penn State York Nittany Lion; Erin Casey, co-founder and board member of Working Class; Neil Sharkey, vice president for research at Penn State; Jody Keller, executive-in-residence at The Graham Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies; Barron; David W. Chown, chancellor at Penn State York; Madlyn Hanes, vice president for Commonwealth Campuses and executive chancellor; and Colin Miller, Penn State York Student Government Association president. 

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 VRP Gourp 2017

York VRP Group 2017

Ten members of the faculty and staff at Penn State York took advantage of the voluntary retirement program offered through the University.  Those who retired on June 30, 2017, are, left to right, Charles "Chuck" Gaston, Sandy Shellenberger, Jane Emery, Orsay Kucukemiroglu, Michael Jarrett, Abul Hasan, Annie Haines, Cora Dzubak and Kerry Magni. Ken Swalgin, who also retired, was unable to attend the event, and is not pictured. This group of retirees represent 276 years of combined service to the University.

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.
Teresa Cohen Award 2017

York faculty member honored with Teresa Cohen Mathematics Service Award

Joan Smeltzer, instructor in mathematics at Penn State York, has been named the recipient of the Teresa Cohen Mathematics Service Award for 2017. This is a University-wide award with two recipients, one at University Park and one at a Commonwealth Campus.

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