New Kensington students taking bus to Harrisburg for 'Capital Day'

March 21, 2012

Penn State New Kensington students will join fellow Penn State students in Harrisburg April 4 for “Capital Day," an annual event to connect with state legislators. Activities include advocacy training, visits to legislatures’ offices, and a rally in the Capitol Rotunda. The rally features a Berkey Creamery ice cream social for all participants.

Organized by the Penn State Grassroots Network, a legislative education and advocacy group sponsored by the Penn State Alumni Association, the event provides an opportunity to lobby Pennsylvania’s representatives to preserve the value of a Penn State degree by helping to keep tuition increases as low as possible, while raising the quality of a Penn State education and maintaining the strong bond between campuses and their local communities.

The New Kensington campus is sponsoring a bus trip to the Pennsylvania capital for students, faculty, staff and alumni. The day trip begins at 5 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. Transportation is free and lunch will be provided. Participants must register in the Student Affairs office by March 30. For more information, contact Katie shoemaker, at 724-334-6032 or kls511@psu.edu via email. For information about Capital Day, visit http://alumni.psu.edu/grassroots/events/2012-events/capital-day online.

 

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Last Updated April 02, 2012