Collaborative Founder’s Day Event to Feature Interactive Activities and Concert in Celebration of Penn State’s Birthday
The Lion Ambassadors and the Student Programming Association are joining forces to organize this year‟s Founder‟s Day Celebration, which commemorates Penn State‟s birthday. The event will take place on Monday, February 27 on the first and ground floors of the HUB from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and will conclude with a concert featuring the bands Fun and Parachute in Alumni Hall at 8 p.m.
Throughout the day, students, faculty, staff and the entire Penn State community will be taken on a journey through time to celebrate Penn State’s history with games, prizes, live entertainment, a photo-booth, a giant birthday card and cupcakes.
The concert, featuring Fun and Parachute, is sponsored by the Student Programming Association‟s Entertainment Committee. This is a free, ticketless event. Students with a valid Penn State photo ID will be admitted on a first come, first serve basis.
Perhaps best known for the hit song “We Are Young,” featuring Janelle Monáe, which was recently featured on “Glee,” Fun is composed of The Format‟s Nate Ruess, Andrew Dost, and Jack Antonoff. The band drew immediate attention for their contemporary rethinking of classic 70‟s pop, where ornate arrangements and inspired orchestrations meet present-day rock „n‟ roll.
The band‟s first album, released in 2009, “Aim and Ignite,” debuted to critical praise and their next album, “Some Nights,” is set to debut on Feb. 21.
With a pop rock sound, Parachute‟s popular songs include “She is Love” and “Kiss Me Slowly.” Previously, Parachute has toured with the likes of O.A.R., Matt Nathanson, Michelle Branch, The Goo Goo Dolls, Kelly Clarkson and many more.