Penn State York Students to Celebrate Spring and Remember Virginia Tech
Spring is here and students at Penn State York will be celebrating with spring week activities April 30 – May 4 to mark the end of winter and the semester. This year’s spring week will also be a time when Penn State York students remember the tragedy that took place at Virginia Tech (VT) on April 16.
Throughout the week students, faculty, and staff will sign a VT banner which will be sent to Virginia Tech later this spring. On Wednesday, May 2, the campus will wear maroon and orange in support of VT. A limited number of specially designed T-shirts are available for purchase in the Penn State York Bookstore for those who would like them with proceeds going to the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund.
Spring week gets started with ”Name That Tune,” from 12 – 1 p.m., with Student Government Association President John McLucas in the Lion’s Den of the Joe and Rosie Student Community Center. Students can test their ability to recognize musical tunes and have a chance to win some prizes.
Tuesday at noon brings Doc Bengal to “Get Hypnotic” in the Lions’ Den of the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center. Wednesday, in addition to wearing maroon and orange in remembrance of Virginia Tech, students can taste Penn State Berkey Creamery ice cream and participate in karaoke in the Lion’s Den.
The week continues Thursday with Personacards, personalized greeting cards, outside the Lion’s Den from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Classes end Friday and students can enjoy themselves from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. with the Ironman Obstacle Course and jousting outside the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center. In addition to the inflatable games, the week concludes with a carnival-like atmosphere with a club cook-off on the patio of the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center, at noon with free food, cotton candy, sno-cones, and music. The club cook-off offers various Penn State York clubs the opportunity to compete in a cooking competition and provide food to students free.
Spring week occurs each year at Penn State York with a variety of activities designed to offer students an opportunity to take a break prior to the start of finals week.