During the Dean’s Forum on Monday, Jan. 30, Austin Sommerer, Penn State Dance Marathon executive director, and Peter Pagano, special events director, spoke about the mission of THON, presented the 2017 THON promo video, and spoke about the partnership between THON and the University Libraries.
The 46-hour, no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon is held in the Bryce Jordan Center during the weekend of Feb. 17-19 beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday and continuing until 4 p.m. on Sunday.
This year, Penn State University Libraries is participating in THON with three events this year:
Final Four-Hour Viewing Location
noon-4 p.m. | Sunday, Feb. 19
Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library
The final four hours of the THON event will be live streamed on the big screen for students from all Penn State campuses, parents, community members, visitors, and everyone who wants to watch and celebrate with Penn Staters as the final fundraising total is revealed!
noon-4:30 p.m. | Sunday, Feb. 19
Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library
In conjunction with the live viewing of THON, the Mann Assembly Room will be transformed into an exhibit space featuring THON images, artifacts, and video from the past 40 years of THON.
THON Museum and THON History Tour
6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 through 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19
Bryce Jordan Center concourse
The University Libraries five-panel display entitled “THON Then and Now,” will be in the THON Museum throughout THON weekend on the BJC concourse. A second set of the same panels will be available for the dancers to view during their history tour.
Please share this information with faculty, staff, and students and if you are in the BJC during THON weekend, look for the Libraries’ THON display on the concourse!
Visit thon.org for more information about the Penn State Dance Marathon, or to donate to THON, visit donate.thon.org.
– submitted by Wendi Keeler, External Relations