Fri. October 27 - Penn State frat known as ‘Skulls’ suspended 4 years for hazing violations
Plus: State College man sentenced in child exploitation case
Penn State frat known as ‘Skulls’ suspended 4 years for hazing violations
Penn State University has suspended the Psi Chapter of Phi Kappa Sigma, also known as "Skulls," for a minimum of four years due to "widespread and pervasive hazing behavior."
The fraternity cannot request reinstatement until fall 2028 at the earliest.
The Office of Student Accountability and Conflict Response initially issued an interim suspension on Sept. 27, and after an appeal was denied, formalized the suspension on Oct. 10.
This chapter was previously placed on probation for hazing in 2018.
During the suspension, the fraternity loses its status as a recognized student organization and is barred from participating in any activities or events.
Phi Kappa Sigma is the second fraternity at Penn State to be suspended for hazing in less than a month, and one of eight currently suspended fraternities according to the university's most recent Greek Chapter Scorecard.
Voices of the Holocaust
Presented by State College Choral Society
Continuing our 75th Diamond Anniversary season, the State College Choral Society presents Voices of the Holocaust, by Sheridan Seyfried. The work consists of arranged melodies originating in the ghettos and camps. Join us at Recital Hall, Penn State Campus on Sunday, November 5 at 3:00 PM! Tickets are $30 for general admission and $15 for students. A pre-concert lecture on the work will be presented by the composer at 2:30 PM.
Generous support provided by our Concert Sponsor, Dr. Joel Myers and Mariya Myers.
Learn more about this concert at scchoralsociety.org.
State College Bulletin
Friday | ⛅ | High 76F | Low 61F
Saturday | ⛅ | High 72F | Low 55F
Sunday | 🌧 | High 64F | Low 50F
The Weekend Ahead
🥳 Friday in the ‘Fonte & Movies in the Park
Fri. 5-8PM, movie starts at dusk | Downtown Bellefonte, Talleyrand Park
Residents and visitors alike are invited to downtown Bellefonte to celebrate the town’s shopping, dining, arts and craft beverages. This month’s performer is Biscuit Jam. Afterwards, head to Talleyrand Park for a free outdoor showing of Hocus Pocus.
🎶 Afternoon on a Hill: Classic & Contemporary Choral Works
Fri. 7PM | Pasquerilla Spiritual Center - Eisenhower Chapel | $8/$12
Join the Orpheus Singers for an evening of choral music by classic and contemporary composers. Featuring music by Eric Barnum, Ysaye Barnwell, Carson P. Cooman, Orlando di Lasso, Andrea Ramsey, Charles V. Stanford, and more.
🍂 Talleyrand Fall Fest
Sat. 10AM-3PM | Talleyrand Park
This festival has fun for the whole family from inflatables, kids activities, and hayrides to food and unique venders. This event is held as a fundraiser for the Bellefonte Sunrise Rotary Club. The funds raised are distributed to various community organizations and causes throughout the year.
🎻 Rhapsody Series: Tricks & Treats Concert
Sun. 4PM | Recital Hall, Penn State
Ever heard the violin sound like a cuckoo, a frog, a nightingale, a cat, a hen, and a quail? Ever heard a piece inspired by a memory slip? Save the date for this FREE hour-length performance. Attendees are encouraged to come in costume.
👻 Halloween Parade
Sun. 6:30PM | Downtown State College
Grab your costume and meet Centre Region Parks and Recreation staff and volunteers in downtown State College for a long-running, community tradition--the 75th Annual CRPR Halloween Costume Parade. The parade forms at 6:30 PM on Fraser St. b/w College and Beaver Aves. The State College High School Band will lead the parade with step-off promptly at 7 PM.
In Other News
⚖ Kristopher R. Hall, a 46-year-old State College man, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for engaging in a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl and soliciting explicit images from her. Federal Judge Jennifer P. Wilson also sentenced Hall to 20 years of supervision following his release and recommended his incarceration in a federal prison in either Ohio or Virginia. Hall, who also solicited explicit images from three other girls aged 11 to 15, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted production of images involving child sexual exploitation. Hall, currently in Dauphin County Prison, is awaiting another sentencing for a related felony count. [Centre Daily Times via Yahoo]
🚑 A tent collapse at an Amish wedding in Spring Mills resulted in multiple injuries. According to Gregg Township Fire Department Chief Troy Parker, the tent, housing around 300 to 400 attendees, collapsed at about 9:15 a.m. yesterday. Although EMS were dispatched for what was initially considered a mass casualty event due to the large number of people involved, only six minor injuries were reported. [WTAJ]
Live Music Lowdown
Anchor&Arrow | University Wine Co. | 6PM
Anna Pearl Belinda & Jacob Finkbiner | Happy Valley Brewing Co. | 8PM
Derek Heidel | Axemann Brewery | 7PM
Donny Burns | The Phyrst | 7-9PM
Hops & Vines | 814 Cider Works | 6-8PM
Lowjack Lite | Antifragile Brewing Co. | 7:30PM
Sultanz of Swing | A’s Pub | 7PM
Ted & The Hi-fi’s | The Phyrst | 10:30PM
Anchor&Arrow | HiWay Pizza Pub - West | 7PM
Corner Brothers | 814 Cider Works | 6-8PM
Faux Fear | Pine Grove Hall | 8PM | $12
Lowjack | The Phyrst | 10:30PM
Veronica & John | The Phyrst | 7-9PM
Zephyr | Antifragile Brewing Co. | 8PM
Honey Pie | 814 Cider Works | 4-6PM
Jason O | The Phyrst | 10:30PM
Keystone Big Band | Pine Grove Hall | 6PM | $12
SGT Bob | Pisano Winery, Millheim | 2:30-4:30PM
The Narrows | Elk Creek Cafe | Millheim | 5-7PM | $7
Penn State Men’s Ice Hockey
10/26 vs Alaska-Anchorage | W 2-1
Who’s playing at home this weekend
Penn State Football
10/28 vs Indiana | 12PM @ Beaver Stadium
Penn State Men’s Ice Hockey
10/27 vs Alaska Anchorage | 7PM @ Pegula Ice Arena
State High Varsity Football
10/27 vs Chambersburg | 7PM @ Memorial Field
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