Campus and community remember Joe Paterno

January 27, 2012

Penn State Beaver students, faculty, staff and community members gathered on campus Wednesday and Thursday to remember Joe Paterno.

On Wednesday evening Paterno was honored at the campus’ annual Spirit Night in the gym. The women’s basketball team played Carlow University at 6 p.m., and the men’s game against Penn State New Kensington began at 8 p.m. Prior to the men’s game, however, spectators and student-athletes took time to listen to a tribute to Paterno’s life and legacy delivered by Dan Pinchot, director of enrollment. A moment of silence followed the presentation. In addition, everyone attending Spirit Night was invited to sign a matted photo of Paterno.

A free, live broadcast of “A Memorial for Joe” was shown at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in the Student Union Building auditorium. The campus and the public were invited to view the broadcast which originated at the Bryce Jordan Center, Penn State University Park. Throughout the afternoon, Paterno’s photo was displayed in the auditorium lobby for anyone wishing to sign it. Once all signatures are obtained, campus students will send the framed photo to Sue Paterno and her family.

For information, contact Robin Schreck, coordinator of residence life and student activities, at or 724-773-3947.

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Last Updated July 23, 2012