This article was written for
The Call weekly newspaper in southern Schuylkill County.
This article was published October 1, 2009.
offered to public:
PSU Schuylkill invites public to
attend events on campus
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.
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
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 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.
– 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.
– 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.
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.
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
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.
Fazio, Assistant Director of Student affairs
Penn State Schuylkill