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Greater Allegheny students head to Harrisburg for Capital Day

3/24/2011 —
On Tuesday, April 5, Penn State Greater Allegheny students and alumni will join other Penn Staters from across the Commonwealth for Penn State Capital Day in Harrisburg.

The Penn State Greater Allegheny Alumni Society will sponsor a bus to Harrisburg. Students should sign up on the Capital Day web page and forward the confirmation to Erin O'Malley (eio1@psu.edu) to save a seat on the bus. Class absence forms will be available.

The Penn State Grassroots Network has joined forces this year with three student government groups to organize Penn State Capital Day in Harrisburg – the Council of Commonwealth Student Governments (CCSG), the University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA), and the Graduate Student Association (GSA).

The purpose of the day is to connect with state legislators. The teams’ main message will be that continued government support for Penn State is essential, in order for the University to provide the education, training, and research that help improve Pennsylvania’s business growth, agriculture, job creation, transportation, and quality of life.

The centerpiece of the day’s events will be pre-scheduled visits to state legislators’ offices in the state Capitol complex by small teams of Network volunteers, students, and other advocates for Penn State’s future. These teams will meet with legislators and legislative staffers and deliver a broad message of support for Penn State.

In addition to the team visits to legislators, another major component of the day will be a noontime rally in the main Capitol rotunda. The “Rally in the Rotunda” will bring together alumni and students in a high-visibility, crowd-gathering event. Concluding the rally will be an ice cream social, featuring Penn State Berkey Creamery ice cream.
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