VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES BELOW: READ ON--
It has become a tradition for Paterno Fellows (and their friends) to enjoy an evening's entertainment together each spring semester. This year it will be the Wednesday, February 29 performance of the Broadway musical "American Idiot"--and a "pre-show" mixer beforehand that features good food and the chance to sign up for some very interesting volunteer opportunities.
Here's the details.
First, the show. For just $10 (regular price for students is about $40), you can get a ticket to "American Idiot," and you can also buy a ticket for one or two non-Paterno Fellow friends for the same amazing price. Come to 119 Sparks to get your ticket. We have secured several dozen tickets for you, but supplies are limited. Come now to get yours.
Here's the Center for Performing Arts description of "American Idiot":
Direct from Broadway, the smash-hit musical AMERICAN IDIOT tells the story of three friends forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Featuring the hits "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," "21 Guns," "Wake Me Up When September Ends," "Holiday," and the blockbuster title track, AMERICAN IDIOT boldly takes the American musical where it's never gone before. With direction by Michael Mayer, choreography by Steven Hoggett, and orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Kitt, the result is an experience Charles Isherwood of The New York Times declares "thrilling, emotionally charged, and as moving as any Broadway musical I've seen this year!" Note: The performance includes mature themes and language.Second, when you get your tickets at the reduced price, you are also expected to attend the "pre-show" held from 6:30-7:15 in Eisenhower: present your ticket at the door, and you'll be directed to the room where the pre-show will take place.
At the pre-show you'll enjoy great desserts and snacks--and have a chance to hear about three wonderful volunteer opportunities (all of which would fulfill your service-and-leadership requirement):
- Lauren Perrotti will invite you to volunteer to assist Sue Paterno with her April 22 Beaver Stadium 5K Race/Walk in support of Special Olympics. This race has become a Paterno Fellows favorite cause already, and this third year should be spectacular. Lauren will indicate the several ways that you can help. See Beaver Stadium 5K Run for Special Olympics
- Sean Dooling will explain how you can help out with the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign that several Paterno Fellows are already involved in planning. This is an effort to prevent childhood abuse, including sexual abuse, and it's another cause that the Paterno Fellows Student Advisory Board has endorsed strongly.
- The PF Advisory Board has also endorsed another volunteer effort: the Centre County Women's Resource Center's Steps to Safety Walk/Run Benefit (scheduled for October 14). A representative from the CCWRC (Professor Terri Vescio of the Psychology Department) will be on hand to explain the volunteer opportunities--they need organizers, publicists, and race-day helpers, among other things.