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Penn State, State College Borough, Centre County Team Up To Hold Military Appreciation Week

Penn State, the Borough of State College, and Centre County will host their annual Military Appreciation Week from Friday, November 3 to Sunday, November 12.

Military Appreciation Week is comprised of daily events on campus and downtown. This year, the week will run in conjunction with Homecoming and will culminate in Penn State’s home game against Rutgers on Veterans’ Day.

Two guest lecturers, James Clapper and Adam Hartswick, will speak to students about their experiences in combat during the week. Clapper will speak on Monday, November 6 in the Katz Building and Hartswick will speak two days later in Foster Auditorium in Paterno Library.

Vietnam veterans from the State College area will be honored at a luncheon at Hintz Family Alumni Center on Thursday, November 2 at noon. Both student veterans and active duty personnel are invited.

Here is a full list of the Military Appreciation Week events:

Thursday,  November 2

  • Welcome Home Vietnam Veteran Luncheon — 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Hintz Family Alumni Center

Friday, November 3

  • Military Appreciation First Friday — Downtown State College
  • Diverse Veteran Voices talk — 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Municipal Building

Monday, November 6

  • Guest Lecture by James Clapper — 5:30 p.m. at Sutliff Auditorium in Katz Building

Wednesday, November 8

  • Guest Lecture by Adam Hartswick — 11 a.m. at Foster Auditorium in Paterno Library

Friday, November 10

  • Penn State Veterans Day Ceremony — 11 a.m. on Old Main steps

Saturday, November 11

  • Military Appreciation Tailgate — Bryce Jordan Center prior to noon kickoff of Rutgers game

Sunday, November 12

  • Freedom 5k for PTSD — 11 a.m. beginning at the Westgate Building

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Mikey Mandarino

Mikey is a sophomore journalism major and staff writer for Onward State from Bedminster, NJ. He loves to watch sports, but hockey has always been his favorite. Mikey is the first Penn Stater in his family and is an expert on the New Jersey Devils, chicken parm, and country music. If you're dying to see more hockey content on your timeline, you can follow Mikey on Twitter @mikey_mandarino. You can also send any questions, comments, and/or hate mail via email to [email protected]

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