Penn State York Benefiting THON is partnering with the American Red Cross for a THON Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 at Penn State York. The blood drive, in the Community Room of the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center, is open to the public. The American Red Cross will make a monetary donation to THON for each unit donated.
NUTR 456 class, as part of field work, host community nutrition education fair on Nov. 29 at Ferguson Township Elementary School for CEEL - the after school program- for about 55 elementary aged children. The NUTR 456 students used interactive games and booths to engage the children in healthy eating and nutrition.
Brady Lucas survived childhood cancer survivor twice and was a Four Diamonds child, which is how he first got involved with Penn State’s IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon. Now healthy and a student at Penn State's University Park campus, Lucas is giving back to THON through his fraternity and other outreach.
Four biobehavioral health students in the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State have been hired as peer educators for AIDS Resource Alliance Inc. to educate college students about safe sex practices and serve as a liaison between the agency and campus.
A new smartphone app developed by researchers in the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) is enhancing interactions between students and constructing a more connected community through everyday activities.
Watch the York Revolution play baseball and wear blue and white, as part of the College Town Takeover, Sunday, Sept. 18, at PeoplesBank Park in York, Pennsylvania. This collaborative effort between Penn State York, Harrisburg Area Community College, and York College, is designed to introduce students to the many things available to do in York City, and to encourage businesses to find ways to make York a student-friendly town.
Get that drive-in movie experience when Penn State York features “Finding Dory,” a family-friendly film including many of the characters from “Finding Nemo,” and “Captain America: Civil War,” a movie for mature audiences, on Sept. 16. The event is free and open to campus and community members.
Penn State York students, faculty, staff, and members of the local community turned out in droves for the Penn State York/Fox 43 Community Blood Drive with the American Red Cross on Thursday, Aug. 25 at the campus.
Penn State York, Fox 43, and the American Red Cross have joined together to ask area residents to bleed for a good cause. The American Red Cross is in need of blood and a community drive is set for Aug. 25 at Penn State York. The blood drive is from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Conference Center of the Main Classroom Building and is open to the public.
The Student Nutrition Association is using a small project grant to distribute recipe cards to area food banks in an effort to make nutritious and affordable meals accessible to families in need.
In 2014, a group of undergraduate students and faculty in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences developed a plan to get students working in community- and sustainability-related fields long before they graduate. One of the main goals of the Scholarship, Sustainability and Civic Engagement Program is to give students professional experience in applying the community-development, civic-engagement and sustainability skills and knowledge they've learned in classes, working closely with local professionals.
Penn State kinesiology students conducted a project to learn how social norms, health issues and resources can affect a city's physical activity and overall health. While there is no single prescription to find a balance, the students used the American Fitness Index to create action plans for seven Pennsylvania cities, including Allentown, Scranton, State College, Reading, York, Erie and Lancaster, to start bridging the gap.
A Penn State research team is developing and studying the use of an app called Community Animator that matches people with similar civic interests.
On May 22, 2011, an EF-5 tornado struck Joplin, Missouri, creating chaos and destruction throughout the city. For the last three years, Rizwan Shah, an architectural engineering alumnus, and Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP have worked to reverse the damage.
take part in the College Town Takeover event, "Light Up Night," on Continental Square in Downtown York, Pennsylvania, on Dec. 4 from 5-8 p.m. The College Town Takeover is a collaborative effort between Penn State York, Harrisburg Area Community College, and York College of Pennsylvania. The event’s goal is to introduce students to the many things available to do in York City and to encourage York city businesses to find ways to make York a student-friendly town.