PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



Clown Nose Club To Host Second Annual ‘You Matter Day’

The Penn State Clown Nose Club will hold its second You Matter Day in the HUB on Thursday, April 2 to spread a simple message: “You matter.” The event will run from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and will make an effort to ensure that each person in attendance feels that he or she is an appreciated member of the Penn State community.

So, how will the Clown Nose Club accomplish such a seemingly difficult task? There will be a variety of booths that will foster positive and genuine communication between attendees. Through karaoke competitions, arts and crafts, relay races, and mini golf, Penn State students will be able to have carefree fun, all towards an admirable effort.

There will also be ice cream, popcorn, and a photo booth, all free of charge, to further lift the spirits of participants.

“You Matter Day is an event which aims to bring people out of their comfort zone, whether by starting a conversation with a stranger or by having fun with others doing a wacky activity,” Erik Zalewski, an event organizer, said in a release. “We want each person to know that they are important and to treat others with that same importance.”

The event will also hope to boost awareness of other similar events through an information booth. Alpha Phi Omega, the Ukulele Club, and Project Chair have joined the Clown Nose Club in related efforts.

“When people first hear about You Matter Day, it sounds like a pretty self-explanatory thing, but the event really has a deeper meaning,” Julie Walter, Clown Nose Club President said. “You Matter Day is about creating a space within the HUB that fosters positivity and inspires people to make deeper connections every day.”

The event is open to all. The Clown Nose Club was founded in 2010. Its trademark clown nose is a sign of positivity and an effort to break down barriers between community members.

About the Author

Ben Berkman

State College, PA


More by Ben

Nassib Healthy To ‘Kick Some Ass,’ Johnson And Hackenberg Seek Pro Evaluations

James Franklin made two things clear before the Lions travel South: Carl Nassib is 100 percent healthy for a game for the first time in more than a month, and Christian Hackenberg and Austin Johnson have both applied for draft evaluations from the NFL.

Gameday Observations: Return To Rec

Penn State Stomps Canisius, 81-67, In First Of Two Rec Hall Showdowns


Incoming Penn State Track & Field Athlete Kristian Marche Shot To Death In Philadelphia

The incident surrounding Marche’s death is “under investigation,” according to the Philadelphia police department.

Former Women’s Gymnastics Coach Files Lawsuit Against Penn State Over Handling Of Abuse Allegations

Men’s Soccer Trio, Reading United Win PDL Eastern Conference Title, Fall Short Of National Championship

Penn State Hockey’s Evan Barratt, Aarne Talvitie Participate In World Junior Summer Showcase

Ally McHugh Wins 400 Medley National Championship

Student Life

Nike Releases New Penn State Sneakers

This year’s sneaker is available to purchase online for $109.99.

Penn State Parking Office Runs Into Student Permit Purchase Issues

Girirajan Lab Seeks To Bridge The Gap Between Fly And Human Genomes

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Onward State is hiring for the fall semester and we’d love to have you join us.

Fall Move-In Traffic & Construction Changes

When 40,000 students need to move back to State College over the course of four days or so, things are bound to get crazy.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Assessing Penn State’s Front Seven Following Tuesday’s Medical Retirements

Penn State’s defensive line rotation will be shaken up following Ryan Buchholz’s medical retirement from football, while the coaching staff is letting the linebackers duel it out during camp.

Send this to a friend