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Penn State Capital Day 2013

Penn Staters are encouraged to register and attend Penn State Capital Day in Harrisburg on Tuesday, April 9. The Penn State Grassroots Network has once again joined forces with three student government groups - the Council of Commonwealth Student Governments (CCSG), the University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA), and the Graduate Student Association (GSA) - to organize the fourth annual event which brings together alumni, students, and parents with state legislators to advocate for Penn State.

The focus of this day-long event is the pre-scheduled visits to state legislators’ offices in the state Capitol complex by small teams of Network volunteers, students, and other advocates. These teams meet with legislators and legislative staffers to deliver a broad message of support for Penn State and to share how that support affects their personal lives. In addition to the team visits with legislators, another major component of the day is the "Rally in the Rotunda" (1:00 p.m.)—an exciting rally in the main Capitol rotunda where alumni and students have an opportunity to share their Penn State pride in a high-visibility, crowd-gathering venue. The rally concludes with an ice cream social featuring Penn State Berkey Creamery ice cream. Main messages from students and alumni request continued government support for Penn State as essential for the University to maintain and improve the quality of a Penn State education, keep tuition increases as low as possible, maintain the value of a Penn State degree, and keep the University's Commonwealth campuses strong.

Students from Penn State Hazleton will leave the campus from the South Residence Hall at 7:15 a.m. on April 9, taking a bus to the event. Students are encouraged to wear appropriate business attire.

For additional information or to register, visit Penn State Capital Day 2013. Registrations are due by March 26.

For additional information about joining the Hazleton contingent, contact Andrew Serino at aas5614@psu.edu.

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