Memorial Day celebration and Research Exhibition headline Episode #190

By Paul Miller

Knightly News Co-Adviser

On this episode of the Knightly News Podcast, we welcome Student Success Coach Megan Kaiser and Knightly News Reporters Bret Saveleski and Rodney Edwards to discuss the significance of Memorial Day. On the second segment, we welcome Library Director Margaret Schachte to preview the upcoming Research Exhibition on campus.

During our time with Kaiser, the group discussed the history of Memorial Day, which, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, “is the nation’s foremost annual day to mourn and honor its deceased service men and women.” This year, our country will celebrate Memorial Day on May 27.

Kaiser also discussed an upcoming event to recognize the importance of Memorial Day, a cookout open to all in the Central Penn Community, to take place on May 23 from noon – 2 p.m. in the Quad.

Both Saveleski and Edwards have both served our country in the military. Saveleksi was a member of the U.S. Navy, while Edwards served in the U.S. Air Force. Kaiser, in her role as success coach, supports veterans who attend Central Penn College.

To conclude the segment, Saveleski and Edwards shared their memories of their time in the military, all while reflecting on the upcoming holiday from a veteran perspective.

On the second segment of the podcast, we welcome Library Director Margaret Schachte to preview the upcoming 9th Annual Research Exhibition.

The event, taking place on June 5 from 3 – 5 p.m. in the Conference Center at Central Penn College, celebrates our student research projects in classes ranging from the health sciences to the humanities.

The event, which is open to all Central Penn students, both in person and virtually, offers cash awards for the best presentations during the event.

Also joining the podcast is Knightly News Reporter Noah Lopez, sharing about his research for the event. Lopez is studying hydroelectric power, along with its potential use and expansion in the future, as a way to combat climate change.

For more information about the Research Exhibition, check out the Lib Guide on the library website. Additional questions can be directed to

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