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With Greek Week only five days away, community service projects and athletic competitions are right around the corner. Here is a schedule of all the upcoming events so you don’t miss out, even if you aren’t Greek!

Wednesday, April 13: Greek Week Day Out

  • Head to the Philly Pretzel Factory from 3 to 9 p.m. to earn spirit points for your triad.

Sunday, April 17: First Official Day of Greek Week

  • Community Day of Service: Head to the Old Main Lawn at 9:30 a.m. to participate in this service day where Greek students will be giving back to the State College Community. Participants should be wearing their Greek letters.

Monday, April 18:

  • Canned Food Drive: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. drop off your triad’s collection of canned food at the Alpha Tau Omega house. Unfortunately, Ramen noodles are not accepted… keep those in your dorm room.
  • Volleyball Tournament: From 2:30 to 5 p.m. come cheer on your organization’s volleyball team down at Fraternity Row. Each triad should have a team of four girls and four guys.
  • Tug-of-War Competition: Starting at 3:30 p.m. on Frat Row, each triad will have a team of four male and two female participants pulling to be crowned the strongest Greeks.
  • Window Painting Competition: All triad windows need to be completed by 3 p.m. today. Take a walk around Pollock and South Halls to learn more about each organization’s individual theme for Greek Week 2011.

Tuesday, April 19:

  • Greek Pageant, 7 p.m. Schwab Auditorium: Open to the entire Penn State Community, the Greek Pageant will feature a talent portion, a question and answer session, and will be a great time for everyone in attendance. Tickets are free but must be picked up in advance at the HUB Information Desk, the Bryce Jordan Center, Eisenhower Auditorium or the Downtown State College Theatre. Don’t forget to check in for spirit points!
  • Flag Football Game: Stop by the IM Fields at 3:30 p.m. to watch your triad’s team vie for the flag football championship title.

Wednesday, April 20:

  • Penn State Baseball Game vs. Maryland, 6:05 p.m. at Medlar Field: Open to the entire Penn State Community, come cheer on the Nittany Lions as they take on the Terps up at the baseball stadium.
  • Red Bull 5-spot Soccer Tournament, 3:30 p.m. (Location TBA): Sponsored by Red Bull, this will be an exciting event to not only participate in but to cheer on your triad! Who knows… the next Landon Donovan may be hiding in Penn State Greek life.

Thursday, April 21:

  • Greek Week Variety Show, 7 p.m. at Schwab Auditorium: Like the Greek Pageant, this event is open to the entire Penn State Community. Featured acts include some of your favorite Penn State performance troupes (RAM Squad is one of the amazing acts). Same deal with tickets – they are free but must be picked up ahead of time at any of the on-campus or downtown ticket offices.
  • Greek Week Night out at Mezzanine: Unfortunately, this is only for the 21 and over crowd. If you are of legal age, break out your fabric and spare sheets for this Toga Party down at the Mezz. Sign in anytime after 9 p.m. with members of your triad to earn spirit points. Don’t forget your safety pins!
  • Basketball Tournament, 3:30 p.m. at Pollock Quad: Watch out King James, here come the Greeks. From 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. support your triad’s team of three guys and two girls as they shoot their way to victory.

Friday, April 22:

  • Chariot Races (Sponsored by Red Bull), 2 p.m. at Frat Row: Hopefully your triad’s chariot can make it down the finish line without falling into pieces. Even if it doesn’t, the chariot races are one of the most entertaining parts of Greek Week. It is free to attend and open to anyone in the Penn State Community. Just be careful of the potential flying wheels and wood parts…. don’t worry, everyone has to wear helmets to keep them safe.

Post-Greek Week Fun:

  • Wiz Khalifa Concert Benefitting the Be Easy Paraplegic Fund: After you’ve recovered from your strenuous week of socializing and sporting, head to the Bryce Jordan Center on Tuesday, April 26 at 8 p.m. to see Wiz in concert. Student tickets cost $28.50 and are on sale to the general public now. There are a million versions of “Black and Yellow” – you might as well go see the original and benefit a good cause at the same time. More information about the Be Easy Paraplegic Fund can be found here.

If I missed anything I apologize, but feel free to contribute information about any other events in the comments section!

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