THON weekend came to a close on Sunday with $11,696,942 raised across all Penn State locations to help fund the fight against childhood cancer. While four official campus dancers from Penn State DuBois continue to nurse their tired feet, they are proud to say they all made it through the entire 46-hour dance marathon, and helped to usher in a record breaking $34,882 year for THON fundraising at DuBois.
The Annual THON Dancer Sendoff Dinner and Hair Auction is the biggest fund-raising event for Penn State DuBois for THON each year, and it did not disappoint in 2020. At the end of the night, total funds raised this season for THON by DuBois students reached $32,082 to support the fight against childhood cancer, breaking the previous campus record. With donations accepted through Feb. 23, that number is still climbing.
Chris Singleton, a forgiveness and racial reconciliation lecturer, is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, in Hiller Auditorium at Penn State DuBois. As part of the Cultural, Performing Arts, and Lecture Series, this event is free and open to the public.
Penn State DuBois will send four students to THON this year to represent the campus as the official THON dancers at the Penn State Dance Marathon scheduled for Feb. 21, through the 23, at the Bryce Jordan Center at University Park. Planning to stay on their feet for 46 consecutive hours are Taylor Butler, of Curwensville; Sarah Voris, of Punxsutawney; Lydia Holt, of Brockway; and Heather Witherow, of Reynoldsville.
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28, in the Multipurpose Building Gymnasium at Penn State DuBois. For each person who donates, the Red Cross will make a $2 donation to Penn State DuBois Benefiting THON.
The Penn State DuBois Benefiting THON committee has organized “Concert for a Cure” in order to raise funds for the Penn State Dance Marathon dedicated to battling childhood cancer. The event will include dinner and the show, and is planned for 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in the Hiller Auditorium at Penn State DuBois.
Penn State DuBois celebrated fall commencement on Thursday, Dec. 19, in the campus gymnasium. Chancellor M. Scott McBride presided over the ceremony, with Professor of Chemistry Arshad Khan serving as faculty marshal. LuAnn Demi, the 2018-19 DuBois Educational Foundation Educator of the Year, offered the commencement address.
Fall 2019 graduates of Penn State DuBois will be celebrated at Fall Commencement Ceremonies beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19, in the Multipurpose Building Gymnasium at Penn State DuBois. Friends and family members, as well as all members of the public, are invited to attend and support the new graduates.
A group of three Penn State DuBois honors students recently shared experiences they gained during a trip to Ireland with the campus Honors Program. John Mark Miller, Andrew Mahle, and Makayla Whaling took the international travel opportunity, available exclusively to honors students, to bolster their educational experience through immersion in another culture.