Wednesday, September 26
PITT-nic in the Park (11:30 am. to 1:30 p.m.) - CANCELED DUE TO HEAVY RAIN
Central Park, Downtown Johnstown
It's our sixth annual PITT-nic in the Park! Meet us in Johnstown's Central Park for a free community picnic that will include hot dogs, popcorn, dessert, and beverages. Have your picture taken with the Pitt-Johnstown Mountain Cat, too! The celebration is part of Homecoming 2012 and is a signature component of "Pitt-Johnstown @ Your Service."
Thursday, September 27
Glocal Society Series Lecture featuring Dr. Michael Walzer
"Social Justice: Local and Global"
Dr. Michael Walzer, one of America’s foremost political thinkers, will explore the issue of social justice and how people can work to achieve it by examining obstacles that are encountered both locally and globally. From the “Little Steel Strike” that affected Johnstown in 1937 to the years following World War II, Dr. Walzer will describe how the nation-state once provided the crucial political space for arguing about social justice and discuss the many things that were accomplished ranging from ending child labor to providing medical care for everyone. He will then pose the question, “Where is the comparable political space in the age of globalization?” and talk about the role of the European Union and non-government organizations (NGOs) that act across international borders. Click here for more information.
Friday, September 28
Alumni Accounting Advisory Board (AAAB) Job Fair (10:30 am. to 1:30 p.m.)
Cambria Room, Student Union
This is the ninth year for the AAAB’s job fair for accounting majors. Many thanks for the alumni and businesses for their participation in this event.
4th Annual Pitt-Johnstown Alumni Golf Classic (Noon) - CANCELED
North Fork Country Club ($50 per golfer)
Price includes greens fees, golf cart, lunch, registration, and prizes. Registration form.
Alumni Welcome Back Reception (6:30 - 8 p.m.)
Campus Mall (under the tent)
$15 per person/$10 for Alumni Association members (student meal cards cannot be used)
Kick back, relax, and reconnect with your former classmates while enjoying pizza, wings, and beer under the tent! It’s a perfect way to start the weekend!
Live Music – Shades of June (7-11 p.m. with a break for the fireworks)
Local band Shades of June will rock the campus mall with their original music as well tunes from Zeppelin, Green Day, Weezer, Fallout Boy, Jimi Hendrix, and many more!
Fireworks (8:30 p.m.)
Campus Mall (rain date: Saturday, September 29)
Each year, hundreds of people pack the campus mall for the spectacular Zambelli Fireworks show. So, we’ve brought them back for another amazing display staged to music!
Saturday, September 29 - Be sure to stop by the Alumni Tent on the mall between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.!
Mountain Cat Dash 5k FunRun and Walk (9 a.m.)
(See registration form for entry fees)
The course begins at the Wellness Center and will take you past all of Pitt-Johnstown's iconic landmarks, to end at University Square. Proceeds from this year's race will support the 500 and BEYOND initiative celebrating Coach Pecora's 500th career win. Registration form.
Homecoming Parade (11 a.m.)
The parade will travel from the Richland Cinemas (the former Richland Mall location for those of you who remember the glory days!) to Blackington Hall. The reviewing stand will be in front of the Whalley Chapel.
Queen Coronation (12:30 p.m.)
University Square (rain: Cambria Room, Student Union)
Inflatables and Novelties (Noon-4 p.m.)
The campus mall is being overtaken by inflatable rides and novelties that will provide hours of fun for all ages!
Pitt-Johnstown's Own Mad Scientist: Dave Willey (1-2 p.m.)
Campus Mall (under the tent) (rain: Saylor Auditorium, E&S)
Back by popular demand, it's Dave's "How Does a Thing Like That Work?" show that dazzles and amazes all ages!
The Pitt-Johnstown Zoo (2 p.m.)
Get up-close and personal with wild animals at the Pitt-Johnstown Zoo where you will encounter 14 different animals, which could include: African Emperor Scorpion, Marin Toad, African Spur-Thigh Tortoise, American Alligator, Nile Crocodile, European Legless Lizard, Python, European Eagle Owl, Kinkajou, Fennec Fox, Binturong (bearcat), Spot-Nose Guenon (monkey), and an African Spotted Leopard or Hyena.
Homecoming Dinner/85th Anniversary Party(6 -8:30 p.m.) - CANCELED
Blackington Hall Grand Lobby
$34 per person/$29 for Alumni Association members (includes concert ticket)
Join us for a casual dinner where we'll enjoy some local wines and even better conversation! After dinner, we'll move to the lawn to end our evening with a live performance by Elenowen.
Concert on the Lawn featuring Elenowen (8:30 p.m.)
$5 per person/$3 for Alumni Association Members (students are free)
It’s called ‘chemistry’, an elusive quality that can be part history, part mystery and all intangible until the moment that you feel it. It’s a meant-to-be melding of the emotional and creative that can happen between songwriters, performers, best friends or life partners. For Josh and Nicole Johnson – the duo Elenowen – that connection is all of the above and much more. Though emerging from the same Nashville-based Americana-folk scene as The Civil Wars, Elenowen deliver a sonic glow all their own. Amidst haunting harmonies and elegiac lyrics, their songs flow with an undercurrent of yearning, surrender and unexpectedly sharp edges.
All events and times are subject to change.