This spring Penn State expects to award 13,894 diplomas to students University-wide who are completing 226 associate, 11,435 baccalaureate, 1,590 master’s, 262 law, 244 doctoral and 137 medical degrees. Following is a compilation of commencement ceremonies and speaker information for Penn State’s 24 locations.
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.
Don’t be an April fool — plan to attend the Penn State York Spring Open House, set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 1 at the campus. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center.
Poetry, spoken word, singing, instrumental performances and more will all be part of Open Mic Night on Feb. 27, at Penn State York. The event, set for 7 to 9 p.m. in the Community Room of the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center, is sponsored by the Penn State York Black Student Union and the Diversity Committee.
The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, affectionately known as THON, is an unforgettable experience for anyone who attends. For Penn State York students, Hunter Beck, 18; Shawnee Hostetter, 20; and Ryan Manganello, 18; not only will THON 2017 mark their first attendance at the event, it will also provide the opportunity for them to dance.
Honoring Maddie Hill is something that members of Penn State York Benefiting THON and the campus community knew was the right thing to do. Hill, 19, who died in June after battling cancer three times, will be honored at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 in a ceremony held between the women’s and men’s basketball games in the campus gym in the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center.
With a rousing “We Are”, and music from York’s newest students club, the “Baby Blue Band,” more than 200 Penn State York students, faculty, staff and invited guests listened to speakers and prepared for the much-awaited opening of the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center on Oct. 12.
Excitement is mounting across campus at Penn State York, as the much-awaited grand opening of the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center is set for noon on Oct. 12. The ceremony will take place in the new plaza area behind the John J. Romano Administration Building and The Ruhl Center, and is open to students, faculty, staff and invited guests. The building is opening after a $13.5 million renovation and addition.
Stand for State, an initiative aimed at empowering Penn Staters to stand up for one another, kicked off this week with University-wide events. Many of the decorations and giveaways were inspired by Green Dot, a national leader in violence prevention education. In 2015, about 200 faculty, staff and administrators received Green Dot's bystander intervention training, preparing them to provide workshops for student leaders throughout 2016.