Penn State York’s men’s baseball team had to win against Penn State Worthington Scranton in order to advance to the playoffs in the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC). The team needed to win one of two games in a doubleheader on April 26. Not only did they win one, York swept the doubleheader and clinched the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Division of the PSUAC.
Health Policy and Administration student Matthew Roda, and his company, developed the “Edge,” which is comprised of six panels of LED touch screens that can test for brain injury by measuring reaction time, hand-eye coordination, and converting those responses into standardized data.
Franco Harris, former Penn State Nittany Lion football player, Steeler Super bowl champ, and Pro Football Hall of Famer, is headed to the area to take part in Penn State York’s ninth annual clay shoot event with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20. The event takes place at Central Penn Sporting Clays (CPSC) in Wellsville, Pennsylvania.
Semyon Slobounov, professor of kinesiology at Penn State, will present the 2017 Pattishall Research Lecture. His lecture, which will be held on April 25 on the University Park campus, will address myths and realities about concussions, and new approaches to more accurately assess and treat concussive injuries.
The Penn State Center for the Study of Sports in Society will host a Sports Ethics Conference April 6 through 7, in 110 Henderson Building on Penn State’s University Park campus. The conference, hosted in collaboration with the Rock Ethics Institute, the College of Health and Human Development and the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State, will address the integration of ethics into sports organizations and practices.
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.
The story of retiring Penn State Abington Chancellor Karen Wiley Sandler as told by the people who know her the best: the campus community.
Penn State Berks alumni who played for the campus' rugby team will reunite for the first Penn State Berks Alumni vs. Student Rugby Match at 3 p.m. April 23. A series of games will be held, rain or shine, behind the Beaver Community Center on the new artificial-turf athletic field.
Penn State York will honor its student athletes at the 45th annual Athletic Awards Banquet at 6 p.m. April 7 at Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York. Awards for scholar athletes, outstanding players, and a variety of other categories will be presented.
After serving as assistant women’s basketball coach in 2011-12 and 2013-15, and interim head coach in 2012-13, Terri Van Slyke is taking over head coaching duties for the Penn State York women's basketball program on a full-time basis this year.
Former Penn State Greater Allegheny women’s basketball player Taylor Fulton has joined the campus’ women's basketball staff as head coach for 2015. She earned her bachelors of science psychology from Penn State in May 2013. Fulton was a first-year assistant coach for the Greater Allegheny Lions 2014-15 season.
High school students who will be seniors this fall and their families are encouraged to attend the Penn State Berks Spend a Summer Morning program, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1. Call 610-396-6060 by July 30 to reserve a space at the event, or for additional information.
Penn State York’s honored its student athletes and coaches at the 44th annual Athletic Awards Banquet Thursday, April 9, at Heritage Hills Golf Resort & Conference Center, York, Pennsylvania. The 2014-15 athletic teams had successful seasons with most of them making it to the playoffs.
Highlights of the season included the Penn State York men’s basketball team again capturing the Penn State Athletic Conference (PSUAC) championship title, a three-peat, and Parrish Petry, Red Lion, Pennsylvania, head men’s basketball coach, being named Coach of the Year in his sport for the second year in a row. Three men’s basketball players passed the 1,000 points scored in their college careers – Joshua Jamison, of Cockeysville, Maryland; Logan Steckel, of York, Pennsylvania; and Tyler Martin, of York, Pennsylvania. All three players were a part of the three championship teams.
Cael Sanderson, Penn State’s head wrestling coach, is headed to the area to take part in Penn State York’s seventh annual clay shoot event on Thursday, April 23 beginning at noon. Participants are invited to take aim and shoot for a day of fun that also benefits Penn State York students. Sanderson will be a celebrity shooter and participants will have the opportunity “beat the coach.” Following the afternoon of shooting, Sanderson will also share a few words at the tailgate event.