Alumni Chapter sponsors trip to Washington, D.C.The Berks County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association is hosting a bus trip to Washington, D.C. on Saturday, April 2, 2011. Tickets are $50 and include admission to the Newseum and free time at the National Mall / Smithsonian during the Cherry Blossom Festival. The bus will depart from the Penn State Berks Franco Building parking lot at 7 a.m. and arrive at the Newseum at 10:30 a.m.
The Newseum is a six-level, high-tech, interactive museum tracing the history of news reporting from the sixteenth century to the present day. In 250,000 square feet of exhibit space, it offers visitors 15 theaters, 14 major galleries, two state-of-the-art broadcast studios, and a 4-D time-travel experience. The exhibition galleries explore news history, electronic news, photojournalism, world news and how the media have covered major historical events.
The bus will leave the Capital Mall at 5:00 p.m. and proceed to the Union Station Food Court, where guests will eat at their leisure. The bus will return to campus between 9:30 and 10:00 p.m.
For more info, contact Amro Fadel at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the chapter Web site: psuberkschapter.com.