Penn State Computer Store to hold event Oct. 20

October 14, 2010

University Park, Pa. -- In the spirit of Penn State pride during October, Penn State’s Computer Store will be holding a student event on Oct. 20 in the HUB-Robeson Center, as part of the ongoing celebration of the store's 20th year of operation. The event will showcase free, student services offered within the Information Technology Services (ITS) department and give students a chance to win some exciting prizes.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., students who attend will have the opportunity to interact with everything from green screens to video games while learning more about the Media Commons, Gaming Commons, ITS Help Desk and ITS Training Services. Students who visit all four tables have the chance to win a Flip-Cam, iTunes gift cards, flash drives, or software training DVDs through a Chinese auction.

The groups featured within the event are those who students may not be as familiar with. JJ Murphy, IT Manager, believes students should take advantage of this event to gain insight about the useful resources within the ITS department.

“There are many helpful services provided by the Penn State ITS department at no charge to students,” said Murphy. “I want the students to learn more about these valuable services offered on campus that they could benefit from while also saving a lot of money.”

These valuable services include help with multimedia projects, a chance to relax at the gaming commons labs, support from help desk consultants on campus and technology training that normally can cost more than $300 per year but is free to students.

Students can enjoy free snacks by coming out to the event, as they learn new information on each group.

Penn State’s Computer Store is a cost recovery service within Information Technology Services and has been serving the community with educationally priced hardware, software and accessories for more than 20 years.

For more information about the event, contact JJ Murphy, IT manager at

Last Updated October 14, 2010