Presentation will highlight recent trip to Navajo Nation

The public is invited to attend a free presentation by Penn State Beaver students, faculty and staff who spent their spring break in March working and living with the Navajo Nation in Tuba City, Ariz. The program is free and open to the public and will be held from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, April 19, Room 16, Student Union Building.

The group spent the week tutoring classes in the local boarding school, serving Meals on Wheels for the senior center, working at the Boys and Girls Club, and cleaning Navajo residents’ homes.

The evenings were focused on learning about the Navajo Nation culture, including creation stories, dances and ceremonies. In addition, the group visited several famous sites, including the Grand Canyon and the Painted Desert.

The trip was led by JoAnn Chirico, senior instructor in sociology; Irene Wolf, senior instructor in philosophy, and Robin Schreck, student activities and residence life coordinator.

Beaver students on the trip were:
-- Alex Angleton, sophomore, business, New Galilee
-- James Barum, senior, psychology, McKees Rocks
-- Candace Emanuel, freshman, Division of Undergraduate Studies, Murrysville
-- Vivian Kleijnjans, junior, psychology, Moon Township
-- Kyung Kim, junior, psychology, Seoul, South Korea
-- Christine Walzak, senior, psychology, Monaca
-- Sheng Wei, senior, engineering science, China (currently attending Penn State University Park)
-- Josh Williams, junior, information sciences and technology, Cranberry Township

For more information about the program or the spring break project, contact Chirico at or 724-773-3846, Wolf at or 724-773-3843, or Schreck at or 724-773-3947.

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Last Updated April 09, 2012