Bored? The SPA can change that!

Bored? The SPA can change that!

Penn State's Student Programming Associate, SPA for short, is a student-run club whose goal is to bring entertainment to Penn State! Every semester when we (or our parents!) receive our dreaded tuition bills, you may notice that an activity fee is included. That activity fee helps bring speakers, comedians, singers as well as other acts to our campus. The SPA serves the student body by providing these events. From late night crafts at the Hub to ballroom dancing, the SPA takes everyone’s interests into consideration when coming up with activity ideas.

This Friday the SPA is bringing some country to State College. Country singer Randy Houser will be performing a free student concert beginning at 10 PM in the HUB- Alumni Hall. Doors open at 9:45PM and students must present a valid Penn State ID.

Saturday night you can stop by the HUB between 9PM and 1AM to embrace your inner child and make some Halloween crafts. Let’s get real; you’re never too old for crafts!

mark kelly and gabby giffordsOn Monday November 4th the SPA Lectures Series will be presenting: Endeavor to Succeed - Mark Kelly & Gabrielle Giffords. Gabrielle Giffords is a former Democratic member of the House of Representatives. Giffords resigned from her position to focus on recovery after being a victim in the 2011 shooting near Tucson, Arizona. Her husband, Mark Kelly is an American astronaut, retired US Navy Captain, best-selling author, prostate cancer survivor, and experienced naval aviator in Gulf War combat missions. Together they’ll be sharing their life experiences and show the audience how to reach their life goals. Tickets to the lecture are free and now available to students. Tickets will open to the general public beginning Monday Oct. 28th. Tickets can be picked up at the HUB Information Desk, Eisenhower Auditorium, Bryce Jordan Center, & Penn State Downtown Theatre Center.

These are just two major events coming to Penn State. The SPA also offers free movies to students, billiards and even some late night deals on food. For more information on what SPA does or what’s coming to Penn State you can visit

You should seriously take advantage of all these great student activities because like I said before, you are paying for it! Don’t let your student activity fee go to waste, enjoy it!