College of the Liberal Arts Staff Newsletter - July

Call for staff spotlights

Are you a College of the Liberal Arts staff member with a fun story to tell? Have you recently traveled abroad on a service trip? Do you have a unique hobby outside of the workplace? We are working on putting together monthly spotlight stories on various staff members from across the college. If you know of someone who would make for an interesting staff spotlight, or would like to submit yourself, email Maria Canales at

State College Spikes game

Join us for a fun night of baseball on Friday, Aug. 10, as the State College Spikes take on the West Virginia Black Bears. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the game starting at 7:05 p.m. The Spikes are running the following promotions for the evening:

  • Free Kids Zone and Fireworks
  • 50/50 raffle
  • Ki-Jana Carter appearance and bobblehead giveaway
  • Scout Night
  • Penns Valley Community Night

Tickets are $10 each. Cash and checks made payable to LA United Way will be accepted. Tickets may be purchased from the following sellers:

  • Sherri Bumbarger — 13 Sparks
  • Katy VanAmburg — 110 Moore
  • Kristin Harpster — 13 Sparks
  • Jess Fatica — 111 Sparks
  • Sierra Page — 506 Keller
  • Alesha Gavlock — 108 Weaver

Liberal Arts going head-to-head with the College of Arts and Architecture in the Summer Blood Drive Challenge

Date: Tuesday, July 24

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: HUB, Flex Theater

The summer months are among the most challenging times of the year for blood and platelet donations, and the American Red Cross is now facing an emergency blood shortage. With fewer and fewer donors, all eligible individuals are being called on to roll up their sleeve.

To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit and enter sponsor code PSU under "Find a Blood Drive" at the top of the page.

Jimmy Johns will be donating subs, and all donors will receive a free T-shirt. The winning college and department also will receive a trophy and bragging rights for the next year. For additional information, contact Laura Reddington Moser at lcr129@psu.ed

Check out our new Facebook page

The Liberal Arts Staff Advisory Committee has launched a new Facebook page to help staff in the college stay informed about upcoming events and to share important information with staff. Like our page at

New staff

We welcome all new staff members and invite you to visit our website for resources that may help you navigate the College of the Liberal Arts and Penn State.

Submit your news

We are asking staff to submit their own content, such as information about upcoming college or department events, development opportunities for staff, and networking events. We’re also looking for information about each department, so feel free to submit interesting things about your department that makes it unique within the University. You can submit your information on the Staff Advisory Committee’s website at

The mission of the Staff Advisory Committee is to represent the interests of the staff to the dean of the college, in addition to fostering a sense of community among staff. Those interested in becoming a member can email Laura Reddington Moser at

Last Updated July 24, 2018