Centennial update: Campus adds events to year-long celebration

February 28, 2012

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- Penn State Lehigh Valley is celebrating its 100th anniversary of education and service to the Lehigh Valley with a variety of events in 2012. New events have been added to the year-long celebration. Visit www.lv.psu.edu online and click on the 100 Years button or call 610-285-5000 for the most updated list of events and announcements.

Lehigh County Bicentennial Celebration – March 10
The campus will participate in another big birthday celebration as Lehigh County marks its bicentennial with a community event from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on March 10, at the Allentown Fairgrounds Agri-Plex facility. The community is invited to stop by the Penn State Lehigh Valley booth to learn more about the campus, have their photo taken with the Nittany Lion mascot, and more.

Allentown St. Patrick's Day Parade – March 18
Penn State Lehigh Valley will add a dash of blue and white to a green celebration as students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the Nittany Lion march in the 55th annual Allentown St. Patrick's Day Parade at 1:30 p.m. on March 18.

Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs Baseball Game – April 13
The Penn State Lehigh Valley community will gather to cheer on the Iron Pigs minor league baseball team at 7:05 p.m. April 13, at Coca Cola Park in Allentown. Special centennial activities are planned throughout the game including Penn State trivia on the scoreboard, a nod to our graduating class, and the Nittany Lion mascot will join Iron Pigs mascots Ferrous and FeFe to entertain the crowd. The game will conclude with fireworks.

About Penn State Lehigh Valley
In 1912, Penn State opened its first permanent technical center in the attic of an Allentown school. Over nearly a century, the campus has defined its mission by responding to the changing and growing needs of the Lehigh Valley. Today, as the oldest continuous classroom operation outside of University Park, Penn State Lehigh Valley has become a dynamic campus offering diverse programming options to traditional students, adult learners, and organizations.

Penn State Lehigh Valley provides a Penn State University education in a small campus setting that integrates individualized teaching, research, and dynamic community outreach. With its convenient location in Center Valley, traditional students and adult learners can choose from many options including bachelor’s and associate degree programs, and access to the nearly 160 academic programs offered by Penn State. In addition, the campus’ diverse Continuing Education and Outreach programs offer opportunities for professional development, business training, and youth programming. For more information, visit www.lv.psu.edu.


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Last Updated March 01, 2012