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Students encouraged to sign-up for trip to Harrisburg for ‘Capital Day’ April 4

3/20/2012 —


Wednesday, April 4
Bus departs campus at 5:00 a.m.; returns 6:00 p.m.

Alumni and Community are Welcome

Penn State New Kensington students will join fellow Penn State students in Harrisburg April 4 for “Capital Day," an annual event to connect with state legislators.

Activities include advocacy training, visits to legislators’ offices, and a rally in the Capitol Rotunda. The rally features a Berkey Creamery ice cream social for all participants. The event is organized by the Penn State Grassroots Network, a legislative education and advocacy group sponsored by the Penn State Alumni Association. It provides an opportunity to lobby Pennsylvania’s representatives to preserve the value of a Penn State degree by helping to keep tuition increases as low as possible, while raising the quality of a Penn State education and maintaining the strong bond between campuses and their local communities.

The New Kensington campus is sponsoring a bus trip to the Pennsylvania capital for students, faculty, staff and alumni. The day trip begins at 5 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. Transportation is free and lunch will be provided. Participants must register in the Office of Student Affairs by March 30. For more information, contact Katie Shoemaker, at 724-334-6032 or kls511@psu.edu via email.

For information about Capital Day, visit http://alumni.psu.edu/grassroots/events/2012-events/capital-day online.

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