Homecoming, Military Appreciation weeks to run concurrently in 2017

The 2017 Homecoming Executive Committee and Penn State Military Appreciation Committee have announced that the 2017 Penn State Homecoming and Military Appreciation weeks will both be held Sunday, Nov. 5, through Sunday, Nov. 12. The 2017 Penn State Homecoming and Military Appreciation Game is set for Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in Beaver Stadium. For details, click here.

Images from Penn State Military Appreciation Day 2016

Tailgate photos by Kimberly Intorre. Game photos by Annemarie Mountz.

Nov. 4 is Military Appreciation First Friday in State College

The local community, including the Borough of State College, is joining with Penn State this year in recognizing Military Appreciation Week Nov. 4-12 and encouraging community members to honor and thank those who have served.

The Downtown Improvement District (DID) in State College is holding a Military Appreciation First Friday Nov. 4. Many business partners are participating, including donating a portion of sales generated that night to the Penn State Military Student Fund. Businesses can be identified by a sign in their windows. For more information, visit www.FirstFridayStateCollege.com online.

The following businesses are participating:

  • Animal Kingdom
  • Appalachian Outdoors
  • Barranquero Cafe
  • Beck Psychotherapy
  • Brothers Pizza
  • CVS – E. College Ave.
  • Connections
  • Corner Room
  • Cuts by Christy
  • Douglas Albert Gallery
  • Fitted Cuts
  • Happy Valley Optical
  • ​Harper’s
  • Herlocher Foods
  • Home Reflections
  • Jersey Mikes
  • Kitchen Kaboodle
  • Kung Fu Tea
  • Lion & Cub
  • Lion’s Pride
  • ​Maki Yaki
  • Mamma Mia’s
  • ​Margarita’s Pizzeria
  • McLanahan’s Student Store
  • McLanahan’s Downtown Market
  • Michael’s Silver Scissors
  • Moyer Jewelers
  • ​Nittany Quill
  • Old Main Frame Shop
  • ​Old State Clothing
  • Pita Cabana
  • Qdoba
  • ​Reflections
  • Rinaldo’s Barber Shop
  • Saint’s Cafe
  • Sauly Boy’s
  • S’Hair-Eng Styling Salon
  • Signature Engraving
  • ​Spectacles
  • ​Student Book Store
  • ​Tavern
  • The Apple Tree
  • ​The Branch and the Vine
  • The Clothesline
  • The Diner
  • ​The Makery
  • The Melt Shack
  • ​The State Theatre
  • ​The Waffle Shop
  • Tri Country Oral Facial Surgeons
  • Uncle Eli’s
  • Underground Burger & Crepe
  • Webster’s Bookstore
  • Woodrings Floral Gardens
  • Yallah Taco
  • Your Cigar Den
  • Yummy Cafe
  • ​2000 Degrees

Penn State Military Appreciation in the news

Two military publications have included stories about Military Appreciation Week at Penn State, which spans Nov. 4-13 and includes a number of events.

The Military Advantage Blog – http://militaryadvantage.military.com/2016/10/free-admission-to-penn-state-iowa-game/

Military.com – http://www.military.com/military-report/penn-state-football-military-appreciation-day.html

Office of Veterans Programs seeks mentors, tutors

The Office of Veterans Programs is looking for Penn State faculty or staff who are veterans, or veterans advocates, to volunteer as mentors and/or tutors for current Penn State student veterans.  For more information, contact Office of Veterans Programs Outreach Coordinator Mary Fisk at mmf5251@psu.edu or Associate Director Renée Thornton-Roop at rat14@psu.edu.

Mayor proclaims Nov. 4-12 Military Appreciation Week

Mayor Goreham reading proclamation

State College Mayor Elizabeth Goreham, third from right, issued a proclamation declaring Nov. 4-12 Military Appreciation Week during a recent State College Borough Council meeting. Accompanying Goreham at the podium are representatives of the Penn State military appreciation committee and of the Penn State military community.

proclamation

Seats for Servicemembers donations still being accepted

Although the 7,500 ticket allotment for military has been reached, donations are still being taken to pay for the tickets donated to active duty, Guard and Reserve military, veterans, and fallen and Gold Star families for the Penn State football game vs. Iowa on Saturday, Nov. 5 as part of the Seats for Servicemembers program.

In its fifth year, the program honors the commitment and sacrifices of veterans, families and loved ones by providing tickets at no cost to active and retired Servicemembers, as well as a complimentary pregame tailgate at Bryce Jordan Center. Penn State supporters, alumni, and business donations have graciously made this possible.

Made possible by Penn State supporters, 7,500 tickets were available on a first-come, first-served basis to the Nov. 5 game. All active duty, Guard and Reserve military, veterans, and fallen and Gold Star families were eligible to redeem one complimentary ticket for themselves and three additional complimentary seats for immediate family members. Additionally, all qualifying individuals were eligible to purchase up to five additional tickets for a discounted rate of just $35 per person.

Supporters can still donate to cover the costs of the Seats for Servicemembers tickets that will be distributed to military by clicking here or calling 1-800-NITTANY, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tickets for the Seats for Servicemembers program are $35 per Servicemember. Penn State hosted 8,000 military members for the game against Army West Point last season.

For more information about the Seats for Servicemembers program or to purchase tickets for the military, call 1-800-NITTANY or visit www.goPSUsports.com/militaryappreciation.

Volunteers sought to help at tailgate

Military Appreciation Day, Penn State vs. Army, Oct. 3, 2015.

The Military Appreciation Committee is seeking volunteers to serve at the 2016 Penn State Military Appreciation Day Tailgate, scheduled for 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Bryce Jordan Center. Volunteers are needed from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and will receive free tickets to attend the Penn State vs. Iowa game. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

Those interested in volunteering are asked to fill out the form at http://bit.ly/2dmIwLT by Oct. 9. For more information, contact Sharon Lucas at sml20@psu.edu.

Seats for Servicemembers ticket applications now being accepted

Penn State Athletic Director Sandy Barbour, left, joined Penn State Ability Athletes and Wounded Warriors Max Rohn, Dave Noblit, Ed Bonfiglio and Kortney Clemons, as well as Ability Athletics coach Teri Jordan, for recognition during Military Appreciation Day, Penn State vs. Army, Oct. 3, 2015.

Penn State Athletic Director Sandy Barbour, left, joined Penn State Ability Athletes and Wounded Warriors Max Rohn, Dave Noblit, Ed Bonfiglio and Kortney Clemons, as well as Ability Athletics coach Teri Jordan, for recognition during Military Appreciation Day, Penn State vs. Army, Oct. 3, 2015.

Active duty, Guard and Reserve military, veterans, and fallen and Gold Star families are now able to apply online for free donated tickets to the Penn State — Iowa game on Saturday, Nov. 5 as part of the Seats for Servicemembers program.

In its fifth year, the program honors the commitment and sacrifices of veterans, families and loved ones by providing tickets at no cost to active and retired Servicemembers, as well as a complimentary pregame tailgate at Bryce Jordan Center. Penn State supporters, alumni, and business donations have graciously made this possible.

Made possible by Penn State supporters, 7,500 tickets will be available for military members and veterans, their families and loved ones to request here to sign up for free tickets on a first-come, first-served basis to the Nov. 5 game. All active duty, Guard and Reserve military, veterans, and fallen and Gold Star families are eligible to redeem one complimentary ticket for themselves and three additional complimentary seats for immediate family members. Additionally, all qualifying individuals are eligible to purchase up to five additional tickets for a discounted rate of just $35 per person. There will be 7,500 tickets available to be distributed at this point — all sign-ups are simply requests until confirmed via email by Penn State Athletics.

Supporters can still purchase Seats for Servicemembers tickets that will be distributed to military by clicking here or calling 1-800-NITTANY, Monday — Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tickets for the Seats for Servicemembers program are $35 per Servicemember. Penn State hosted 8,000 military members for the game against Army West Point last season.

For more information about the Seats for Servicemembers program or to purchase tickets for the military, call 1-800-NITTANY or visit www.goPSUsports.com/militaryappreciation.

Single game and season tickets for the 2016 campaign, which includes five Big Ten home games for the first time, are on sale with more than 4,000 new season tickets having been sold. There will not be any increase in the price of Penn State football season tickets or Nittany Lion Club donation levels for next season.

For information on joining the Nittany Lion Club and purchasing new 2016 season tickets, the Recent Graduate program (35 percent discount on season tickets) as well as club seating in Beaver Stadium, fans can visit www.PSUnrivaled.com, call 1-800-NITTANY weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or visit the Bryce Jordan Center ticket office weekdays from 9 a.m-4:30 p.m.

Save the date

Military Appreciation Day 2016 will be held Saturday, Nov. 5. Details will be posted as they become available.

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