HAZLETON, Pa. — Penn State Hazleton will host Community Day, an opportunity for the Greater Hazleton community to visit the campus, from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14. All events are free and open to the public.
Community Day celebrates the relationship between Penn State Hazleton and the local community, showcase the resources of the campus and the University and bring attention to the talents of local groups as well as those of campus students, faculty and staff. Community Day is planned and overseen by the Penn State Hazleton Council, the campus advisory board, and members of the Greater Hazleton Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association.
The event is suitable for all ages, featuring entertainment and fun, historical and educational components, and food and refreshments.
Sponsors for Community Day include Catherine Andrews, John and Brenda Beltrami, Gordon and Joyce Bigelow, Cusat's Café Inc., Rocco Formica, Greater Hazleton Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association, Hazleton Alumni Society, Terry and Wendy Jones, Landmark Community Bank, John and Rosemary Meier, Mid Penn Bank, Northeast Revenue, John Rodgers, Joe and Jean Rudawski and Charmaine Tetkoskie.
The schedule of events and locations is as follows:
— Free scoops of choice of three Penn State Berkey Creamery ice cream flavors; campus mall.
— Pickup for pre-ordered half-gallons of Penn State Berkey Creamery ice cream; freezer truck on campus mall. No additional half-gallons will be sold.
— Campus tours led by student Lion Ambassadors; meet on campus mall.
— Photos with the Nittany Lion; campus mall. Those wanting to get photos should bring their own camera or smartphone.
— Campus bookstore is selling a variety of Penn State-themed merchandise and pre-signed copies of the Nittany Lion book series.
— Concessions sales such as hot dogs, chips and soda; main hallway inside Physical Education Building.
— Educational exhibits, Pocono Greyhound Adoption and Penn State Master Gardeners; campus mall.
— Faculty exhibit and activity “Bigger than Life!” Biology Discovery Booth, where participants can examine various found objects as well as skin samples through a powerful microscope; campus mall.
— Admission and financial aid information station; campus mall.
— Alumni group information stations with details about the Penn State Hazleton Alumni Chapter and Society, campus mall.
— Painting raffle featuring a painting of Schiavo Hall by Coughlin High School student Bobby Brenner to benefit THON; campus mall.
— Children’s mini pumpkin craft with the Hazleton Art League; campus mall. Parents must accompany their children.
— Continuing Education exhibits with information on classes and seminars along with health and education stations with faculty and students in the practical nursing program; campus mall.
— Cellphone service provider informational booth featuring giveaways and contests; campus mall.
— Basketball clinic, run by basketball coaches with student player volunteers; Thomas M. Caccese Gymnasium in the Physical Education Building.
— Live radio remote broadcast with Magic 93 featuring giveaways and contests; campus mall.
1:30 and 3 p.m.
— Performance by Wild Blue Yonder, Penn State Air Force ROTC a capella group, outside steps of the Charles T. Butler Teaching and Learning Center.
— Live cooking show, demonstration by Penn State Hazleton chef with samples for participants; Evelyn Graham Academic Building lobby.
All activities will be held rain or shine, with most outdoor events moved indoors in inclement weather.
Accessible parking with transportation on golf carts is available in the lot outside the Physical Education Building.
For additional information, contact Penn State Hazleton at 570-450-3031.