Jeffrey M. Fazio, M.Ed. 




Publications: The Call Newspaper

This article was written for The Call weekly newspaper in southern Schuylkill County. This article was published October 1, 2009.

October events offered to public:

PSU Schuylkill invites public to attend events on campus

A wide variety of events happen at Penn State Schuylkill throughout the year. County residents are invited and encouraged to visit the campus to enjoy these opportunities. Each month, the events that are open to the public will be highlighted here. A majority of these events are free. In fact, they are all free this month.

Schuylkill Haven, PA (Penn State) October 1, 2009 – This year, Penn State Schuylkill is celebrating a “Diversity within Community” teaching theme. As part of this theme, the campus would like to embrace the local community and invite Schuylkill County residents to enjoy a wide array of activities. The community is encouraged to visit the campus for the Cultural Event Series, Midday Music performances, athletic competitions and many other special events.

Cultural Events Series – Throughout the month of October, Penn State Schuylkill’s Cultural Event Series features three very unique events. Gabriella Garcia-Medina will be performing at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7 in the Morgan Auditorium. Garcia-Medina is an international spoken-word artist and award-winning poet. Her poetry is influenced by her studies in Hispanic culture and her political consciousness. She is a graduate of UCLA’s School of Theatre, Film and Television.

There are two events on Wednesday, October 21. The documentary Tiny Tears will be shown in the Morgan Auditorium at Noon. The one-hour film will be followed by a discussion with the film’s director, Robert Corna. Tiny Tears is narrated by Danny Glover and it tells the story of AIDS orphans in Thailand, Brazil, Uganda and the United States of America.

At 7:00 p.m. on October, 21 in the Morgan Auditorium the Piscataway Indian Nation Singers and Dancers will be performing. The Piscataway Indians, famous for their internationally-recognized living history program, travel throughout Europe, Canada and the United States performing one of the most colorful, artful and educational shows in the country.

Midday Music Series – The Midday Music series showcases two performers in October. Carrie Johnson will be performing on October 8 at noon in the Hidden Stream Café. On October 29, at noon in the Hidden Stream Café, Malaysian-born Shayna Zaid will be performing. Although Johnson and Zaid both play coffeehouse music, their styles are very different.

Special Event – On October 28, from 4:00–6:00 p.m. on the Mall Walk, Penn State’s Adult Learners Organization, along with many other student clubs and organizations, will be hosting a Safe Trick-or-Treat for the families of Schuylkill County. There will be a variety of activities taking place during this event and there will be plenty of free candy. Please bring children to campus for a safe night of Trick-or-Treating.

Athletic Competitions – Penn State Schulylkill’s soccer and volleyball teams have several home games during October. On Saturday, October 3, the soccer team plays PSU Mont Alto at 1:00 p.m. on the soccer field. They also take on PSU York on Tuesday, October 13 at 4:00 p.m.

The volleyball team competes against PSU Mont Alto on Saturday, October 10 at noon in the gymnasium. On Tuesday, October 13, at 7:00 p.m. the volleyball team takes on PSU Worthington Scranton. They compete again on Thursday, October 15, at 7:00 p.m. against Penn College.

Penn State is a valuable part of the Schuylkill community. As such, County residents are welcome to join the campus for many exciting events taking place this year. There is a beautiful University campus right here in Schuylkill County waiting for you to visit and explore your own “Diversity within Community.”

Penn State Schuylkill:

Penn State encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Jeff Fazio, Assistant Director of Student Affairs, 570-385-6246 in advance of your participation or visit. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.


Jeff Fazio, Assistant Director of Student affairs
Penn State Schuylkill