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Penn State Homecoming Announces 2014 Honorary Grand Marshal
At Penn State Homecoming's 4th annual Legacy Celebration this afternoon, the Homecoming Executive Committee revealed that Michael Paul, the Team Leader of the Penn State Lunar Lion team, will represent the upcoming Homecoming season as the 2014 Honorary Grand Marshal.
Paul's endless work and dedication with the Lunar Lion mission did not go unnoticed and he was excited to find out that he would serve as this year's Homecoming Honorary Grand Marshal.
Legacy Celebration Heightens Homecoming Spirit
After a long semester of preparation, Penn State Homecoming hosted its 4th annual Legacy Celebration in the HUB-Robeson Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday. The event was intended to raise school spirit and get students excited for Homecoming in the fall.
Legacy Celebration contained many events including the annual announcement of the Honorary Grand Marshal, Michael Paul, and the cutting of the Legacy Celebration cake. Several student organizations including Peace Love Lyrical and Ambitions Dance performed throughout the day. The THON 2014 line dance was also performed by the Morale Captains.
5 Ways to Stay Active in Happy Valley
Don’t let the summer sun keep you spending days eating only ice cream. This summer you can stay active, fit and healthy while in Happy Valley.
- Hike Mount Nittany
Just a few miles from State College you can spend the afternoon hiking in the great out doors. Mount Nittany is not only a great workout but is also beautiful. There are a variety of outlooks to choose from that will give you a variety of scenery to take pictures or just relax and enjoy the fresh air.
- Bike around Blue Course Drive
Going for a bike ride in State College is definitely a fan favorite for many students and locals. Blue Course Drive is a great location to take your bike for spin and get a great workout.
- Yoga on Old Main Lawn
There is nothing better than a sunny day spent on Old Main Lawn. To get the most out of your relaxation bring along a yoga mat and spend some time working on your body and mind.
- Go rock climbing
YMCA of Centre County has a great indoor rock climbing for only $5 per climb. This is a fun, full body workout!
- Go for a swim
Penn State provides access to various pools on campus. Take advantage of warm weather and go for a swim! Swimming is an awesome way to burn those calories while keeping cool.
5 Reasons to Spend Your Summer in Happy Valley
A summer in Happy Valley is definitely a one of a kind experience. There are so many great reasons that students and even alumni should consider spending their summer in State College.
- Beautiful weather
Although winters in Happy Valley are cold and miserable, summer is quite the opposite! Take a stroll down College Ave or walk through Old Main Lawn and the shining sun will put you in a great mood!
- Job Opportunities
Happy Valley has great opportunities for internships and jobs. If you’re a student, consider being a part of the summer tour guide group.
- Spend times with friends
Enjoy the weather and fun activities with some friends while also meeting new ones! With most students spending summers home, the bar scene will be a more relaxed atmosphere to enjoy with those in staying in Happy Valley.
- Make use of your apartment (redecorate, clean)
Most apartments are year-round leases, so make use of your rent by spending the summer in yours. You can even use the extra time to redecorate!
- Try something new
Your college years are all about taking risks. Apply for that job that you were considering, register for a 5k, or introduce yourself to that cute boy or girl. Don’t let anything hold you back this summer!
Penn State Homecoming to host Legacy Celebration
Penn State Homecoming will host its 4th annual Legacy Celebration to celebrate the spirit of the upcoming Homecoming season and to welcome the 2014 Honorary Grand Marshal.
Legacy Celebration is an event with aims to celebrate the culmination of another great year at Penn State. This event also aims to promote Homecoming and get Penn State students excited for the upcoming Homecoming season.
Legacy Celebration will take place this Wednesday, April 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Honorary Grand Marshal will be announced at 2 p.m. on the event’s stage on the ground floor of the HUB-Robeson Center.
Legacy Celebration will take place throughout the ground and first floors of the HUB.
Legacy Celebration is important because it introduces the new Honorary Grand Marshal; it excites Penn State students for Homecoming 2014, and much more. It is held in the spring so that students can prepare for Homecoming throughout the rest of spring and summer, coming back in the fall with complete enthusiasm and pride.
Penn State Homecoming Unveils 2014 Logo
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (Apr. 12, 2014) — In the midst of Penn State’s annual Blue and White Football Game, The Homecoming Executive Committee took to the football field to present the newly selected and designed 2014 Homecoming Logo for the first time during the halftime show Saturday.
The logo features an outline of the Penn State Nittany Lion leaping forward, however, what may not be initially noticed is the formation of “2014” by the outline of the mascot. This year’s logo was designed by Penn State junior and graphic design major, Kailyn Moore, through an extremely meticulous process.
“Each member of the junior graphic design class creates a logo based off of the theme presented by the directors,” said Public Relations Director Kristine Zangrillo. “The directors then chose which logo best represents the theme of this year’s Homecoming,” Zangrillo said.
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