PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

02/13/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/13/2018 09:22

How campus clubs, activities boost success, this week’s topic on Infinite Opportunities

​Harrisburg - Students attending Indiana and Kutztown Universities of Pennsylvania will talk about how participating in campus clubs and organizations helps them succeed in the classroom on this week's episode of Infinite Opportunities, which will air Sunday morning on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN).

Dillon Hagy, a U.S. Army veteran studying entrepreneurship and small business at IUP; and Patrick Moyer, a communications studies major at Kutztown, will be joined on the show by Shawn Hoke, assistant vice president for student affairs at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. The show also will include video visits to the campuses of Kutztown, Millersville and Slippery Rock Universities of Pennsylvania.

Infinite Opportunities airs at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday on PCN. The half-hour, public affairs program features roundtable discussions with faculty, staff, students and alumni from the 14 State System universities talking about a range of higher education topics and issues. State System Interim Chancellor Karen M. Whitney moderates the weekly discussions. Each program also offers viewers the opportunity to 'travel' back to the universities to learn more about all of the campuses.

This week's roundtable discussion will focus on the many out-of-class activities students can participate in while enrolled at any of the State System universities. Hagy will talk about the military philanthropic organization he started at IUP to help support his fellow veterans. Moyer, who is active in several clubs and organizations at Kutztown, will discuss some of the special skills he has learned from his involvement on campus. Hoke will talk about why it is important for students to be involved in campus activities, especially during their freshman year as they acclimate to college.

Each weekly episode of Infinite Opportunities is reshown at 6 p.m. the following Saturday on PCN. This program will be rebroadcast on Feb. 24. Prior episodes, including those from the first three seasons, also can be viewed at

Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education is the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth, enrolling more than 100,000 degree-seeking students and thousands more in certificate and other career-development programs. Collectively, the 14 universities that comprise the State System offer more than 2,300 degree and certificate programs in more than 530 academic areas. Nearly 520,000 State System university alumni live in Pennsylvania.

The State System universities are Bloomsburg, California, Cheyney, Clarion, East Stroudsburg, Edinboro, Indiana, Kutztown, Lock Haven, Mansfield, Millersville, Shippensburg, Slippery Rock and West Chester Universities of Pennsylvania. The universities also operate branch campuses in Oil City (Clarion), Freeport and Punxsutawney (IUP), and Clearfield (Lock Haven), and offer classes and programs at several regional centers, including the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg and in Center City in Philadelphia.