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Penn State Berks holds STAY AT HOMEcoming and Spirit Week, Oct. 5-12

Lisa Baldi

October 6, 2020

WYOMISSING, Pa. — Penn State Berks invites students and their families, alumni, faculty and staff to join the STAY AT HOMEcoming Weekend and Spirit Week, Oct. 5 to 12. In an effort to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus, this year's event will be held via Zoom (unless otherwise noted), and will include various activities that attendees can participate in from the comfort of their own homes. Participants must to register in advance, and they will receive the Zoom links sent directly to their email address. Each day during Spirit Week, the college encourages participants to dress in accordance with the theme of the day and post on social media, using the hashtags #stayathomebk or #perksofberks.  Events marked with an asterisk are for current Penn State Berks students only and require students to pre-register by visiting the Campus Activities Board websiteMonday, Oct. 5 Theme: Tie-Dye Day – Live a Colorful Life Homecoming Court Reveal 12:15 p.m., Pre-Recorded Tune in to the Penn State Berks Campus Life YouTube page to find out who will be part of the 2020 Penn State Berks Homecoming Court. *Tie Dye Mask Party 12:15 p.m., Perkins Plaza To kick off Spirit Week, students can create their own sharpie tie-dye masks. In the event of rain, the event will be held in the Perkins Student Center lower lobby. Penn State Alumni Trivia Night with Crazy Bob 7:30 p.m. Contestants earn points by answering trivia questions, completing activities, getting audience participation, singing a karaoke song or whatever Crazy Bob imagines. Submit a song for the homecoming playlist Participants are invited to submit a song  to be added to the Family and Homecoming Weekend playlist. Just note the artist and title of the song for consideration. Community members can access this playlist through Spotify; download the playlist hereTuesday, Oct. 6 Theme: Decade Day – A Blast from the Past Career resilience webinar 7 p.m. Whether you graduated years ago or you’re a recent alumnus, taking control of your career and keeping abreast of the best way to stay current in the job market can be daunting. The Berks County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association presents this webinar discussing the many resources available through Penn State Alumni Career Services. *Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader? 8 p.m. To continue the Spirit Week festivities, Crazy Bob will present this popular game show in-person in the Luerssen Science Building and virtually via Zoom.  Wednesday, Oct. 7 Theme: Neon Day – My Shirt is as Bright as my Future *Stuff-a-Lion 11 a.m., Perkins Plaza Students are invited to create an adorable stuffed animal. In the event of rain, the event will be held in the Perkins Student Center lower lobby. Penn State Berks Paint Night 6:30 p.m., Zoom Grab a canvas, paint and paint brushes and join Bernadette Bresnahan, owner of Creative Spirit Painting, for a Penn State Berks Paint Night. This interactive event will provide step-by-step instructions on creating a Penn State-themed pumpkin painting. After registering, participants will receive a list of the supplies needed via email or instructions on how to pick them up in advance for $20 (limited availability). The pick-up location will be sent along with the Zoom link. Thursday, Oct. 8 Theme: Throw Back Thursday – Little Moments, Big Memories *Jonathan Burns 8 p.m. Students are invited to see a “flexible comedy” show by Jonathan Burns, who appeared on America's Got Talent and The Late Late Show with James Cordon. The event will be held in-person in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium for current students only and virtually via Zoom. Students should register for this event at the Campus Activities Board website. Castle of Horrors Virtual Escape Room 12:01 a.m. on Oct. 8 – 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 10 The virtual escape room event starts with a vid