PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

Better Know A THON Committee: OPPerations

Over the course of this hectic weekend, we’ve been giving you some background information on each of the THON Committees — describing what their role is in THON while also giving background information so those walking around the concourse of the BJC or tuning into a live webcast can identify each committee a bit easier.

Already this weekend, we’ve told you all about the Communications, Dancer RelationsEntertainment, FinanceMerchandise, and Donor and Alumni Relations committees, leaving just a few more committees to expand upon.

As THON’s largest committee (750 members as of 2015), the OPPerations Committee. This committee is responsible for all the dirty work and labor required to keep THON clean and running efficiently prior to, during, and after THON this weekend.

Whether its setting up the Bryce Jordan Center prior to THON weekend, taking down the equipment following Sunday’s conclusion, or the trash upkeep, maintenance, mopping the main floor, and other similar tasks that pop up over the course of the 46-hour marathon, the OPP’s legion of navy blue shirts throughout the arena is dedicated to keeping your THON experience clean, vibrant, and beautiful as we dance this weekend.

A member of the OPPerations THON Committee takes out the trash in the concourse of the Bryce Jordan Center (Photo: Mitch Stewart)

Although the job isn’t the most glamorous and members can’t dance the 46 hours, OPP is vital to keeping THON clean and attempting to improve the health and sanitation of a venue that is housing tens of thousands of people for nearly two-straight days.

Make sure to pay attention to these committee members in their navy blue shirts around the BJC over the course of this weekend.

About the Author

Mitch Stewart

Mitch is a sophomore majoring in Broadcast Journalism. Despite growing up in Roanoke, VA (Redskins/Nationals country), he is an avid Dallas Cowboys and New York Mets fan. In addition to being an editor for Onward State, Mitch loves to watch sports, talk about sports on PSU CommRadio, and tries his hardest to avoid the agony that being a Mets fan brings. To contact Mitch, feel free to send him an e-mail at [email protected], and if you really don't value your social media accounts, follow him and his garbage opinions on Twitter @mitchystew.

Comments

More by Mitch

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.

Saquon Barkley Jersey Already NFL’s Top-Seller

Penn State Hoops’ Mike Watkins Charged With Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia

Athletics

Shea Moyer Lifts Penn State Women’s Soccer Past West Virginia 1-0

Sophomore midfielder Shea Moyer scored the game-winning goal in the 80th minute of a rainy season opener at Jeffrey Field.

Penn State Women’s Soccer Poised For Strong 2018 Season

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

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

Student Life

Student Body President Cody Heaton Welcomes Class of 2022 At Convocation

UPUA President Cody Heaton welcomed the incoming Class of 2022 Saturday evening with an inspiring speech.

Start The Semester Off Right With These Welcome Week Activities

Nike Releases New Penn State Sneakers

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.

Penn State Officially Welcomes Class Of 2022 At Convocation

The Class of 2022 joined the Penn State family Saturday evening at Convocation.

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