Penn State York to Celebrate Homecoming Oct 12, 13
Penn State York will celebrate its second annual Homecoming Weekend Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12 and 13, with a variety of events including a concert featuring a retro rock band, reunions, Life Lion helicopter landing, and events for children. Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.
Velveeta, a popular State College retro rock band will be doing a one night performance as part of Penn State York’s Homecoming Weekend activities. Attendees must be age 21 or older. Tickets are $15. This event is being sponsored by the Penn State York Alumni Society. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 online at www.yk.psu.edu/homecoming or send a check made payable to the Penn State Alumni Society , c/o Penn State York Alumni and Development Office, 1031 Edgecomb, Ave., York, PA 17403.
The Penn State Day Fall Open House kicks-off the Saturday activities from 9 a.m.-1:45 p.m. at the campus. If you are a high school junior or senior interested in becoming a Penn State student, or an adult learner looking to improve your skills, change careers, or earn the degree you always wanted, this event is designed for you. For more information on the open house, check out the website at or call (717) 771-4040 or (800) PSU-6227.
At 9:30 a.m. Penn State York students faculty staff, and alumni will take part in the 3rd Annual National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Walk. The campus team will meet in the lower student parking and walk to the starting point of the walk in Veterans Memorial Park, adjacent the campus. Alumni should contact Di Hershey at firstname.lastname@example.org or (717) 771-4127 and students, faculty, and staff should contact Ann Fetterman at email@example.com or (717) 771-4162 to become part of the campus team.
Penn State York veteran alumni will gather at 10:30 a.m. for a veterans brunch in the Community Room, Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community center, to celebrate the XGI 40th Reunion. Current veteran students will join in the festivities and alums will reconnect with friends, share some of their wisdom with current students, and learn more about the veteran initiatives happening at the campus. Contact Di Hershey by Oct. 6 at (717) 771-4127 or reply online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pumpkin painting will take place for children (while supplies last) from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the art room on the lower level of the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (The Pullo Center). This event is sponsored by the Penn State York Visual Arts Club. Also for children, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., a number of inflatable games will be set-up outside in the area between the Main Classroom Building and The Pullo Center.
At noon, Life Lion, The Penn State Hershey Medical Center’s medical helicopter, will land for one hour. Enjoy this unique opportunity to see Life Lion and learn about this life saving resource from the flight team. The helicopter will land on the soccer behind the Main Classroom Building.
Penn State York’s men’s soccer team will take on Penn State Schuylkill at 2 p.m. on the soccer field so come and cheer on the team. At 3 p.m., the Penn State York baseball team and recent baseball alumni will take on the XGI/Veterans team on the city fields adjacent the campus.
Two reunions will take place from 2-4 p.m. Alumni who graduated in engineering will have the chance to network and tour the Ralph G. and Madeline B. Swenson Engineering Center that opened on campus in August 2011. Members of the Information Sciences and Technology Affiliated Society, which includes computer science and information sciences and technology graduates, will also gather and have the opportunity to make new friends and visit with old ones.
Homecoming Saturday comes to an end with “A Night of Laughs with Anton Shuford” at 6 p.m. in The Pullo Center. Members of the Penn State York Penn Players will open for Shuford with some improvisation of their own.
Shuford is an author, writer, and comedian who showcases a unique philosophy on stage that is both unapologetic and a defense lawyer’s nightmare. He has been a finalist at many of the prestigious national comedy festivals and is recognized as one of the best rising acts in comedy. He has taken his comedy all over the world including Japan and Korea and can be seen at clubs and colleges across the country.
As a sneak peek to homecoming, don’t miss Rohan Murphy on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. in The Pullo Center. Inspiring is just one word people use to describe Murphy, a former Penn State wrestler, accomplished powerlifter