Students can participate in Capital Day April 5

On Tuesday, April 5, Penn State York students and alumni will join other Penn Staters from across the Commonwealth for Penn State Capital Day in Harrisburg. The Penn State Grassroots Network has joined forces this year with three student government groups to organize Penn State Capital Day in Harrisburg -- the Council of Commonwealth Student Governments (CCSG), the University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA), and the Graduate Student Association (GSA).

The purpose of the day is to connect with state legislators. The teams’ main message will be that continued government support for Penn State is essential, in order for the University to provide the education, training, and research that help improve Pennsylvania’s business growth, agriculture, job creation, transportation and quality of life.

The centerpiece of the day’s events will be prescheduled visits to state legislators’ offices in the state Capitol complex by small teams of Network volunteers, students, and other advocates for Penn State’s future. These teams will meet with legislators and legislative staffers and deliver a broad message of support for Penn State.

In addition to the team visits to legislators, another major component of the day will be a noontime rally in the main Capitol rotunda. The “Rally in the Rotunda” will bring together alumni and students in a high-visibility, crowd-gathering event. Concluding the rally will be an ice cream social, featuring Penn State Berkey Creamery ice cream.

For information regarding student travel to Harrisburg from Penn State York, contact Kelsey Kman at ksk5113@psu.edu or call the Penn State York Student Government (SGA) office at 717-771-4043.

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Last Updated March 30, 2011