This semester Alison Gernand’s Community Nutrition class participated in the Backpack Program of the Centre County YMCA, which provides backpacks of food for the weekend to children that are on free/reduced lunch and low-income families.
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.
Summer classes offer students a chance to get ahead for fall, catch up on classes, or just get started. The first summer session begins May 15 and continues through June 23, while the second summer session begins June 28 and runs through Aug. 9.
Penn State York will celebrate its 47th annual spring commencement at 6 p.m. Friday, May 5, in the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center at the campus. The ceremony is free and open to the public. Shannon McCully, manager, industrial engineering, supporting global marketing and sales at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts in Orlando, Florida, is the commencement speaker.
As part of National Nutrition Month in March, the Student Nutrition Association, in partnership with the Department of Nutritional Sciences and University Healthy Services (UHS) at Penn State, hosted “Put Your Best Fork Forward,” a series of classes for undergraduate students focusing on preparing healthy meals on a budget.
Educational and fun activities related to neuroscience, mental health, psychology and learning are set for April 5, when Penn State York celebrates Brain Awareness Day. The event, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Conference Center of the Main Classroom Building, is free and open to the public.
Penn State York will host the 34th annual York County Science and Engineering Fair from March 6-8 in the Conference Center of the Main Classroom Building. About 200 projects will be judged during the event. Projects are open for public view from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on March 8.
Watch the bridges come crashing down during the annual Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers Bridge Building Competition on March 4 at Penn State York. The competition begins at 2 p.m. in the Community Room of the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center.
Members of the Penn State York Black Student Union will give a multimedia dramatic reading of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech at 12:15 p.m. on Jan. 30 in the Conference Center of the Main Classroom Building.
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.
Auditions for Penn State York Benefiting THON’s Paw Search are set for 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, in the rehearsal room of the Pullo Family Preforming Arts Center on campus. This is the final opportunity to do a live audition for the show, which is schedule for Friday evening, Jan. 20, in The Pullo Center.
Snoopy, dinosaurs, Ninja Turtles, Barbies, aircraft, and a variety of stuffed animals were gathered at Penn State York during the Toys for Tots campaign sponsored by the Student Veterans of America (SVA), York Chapter at the campus. Hundreds of new, unopened, and unwrapped toys were collected through Dec. 9, and then turned over to the First Capital Marine Corps League Toys for Tots program.
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.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016-17 Penn State York Advising Award. Students may submit nominations for the award, which is presented at the Academic Awards Program in April of each year.
For the seventh consecutive year, Jimmy Clark, 23, of Red Lion, Pennsylvania will hold Poker with Jimmy, a No Limit Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament on Sunday, Nov. 13. The tournament has raised about $60,000, over the past six years, for THON and the Four Diamonds Fund (through THON) at the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital for children battling pediatric cancer.