Penn State Student Section Renamed “Nittanyville”

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UNIVERSITY PARK -- The Penn State student group that manages the encampment for students outside Beaver Stadium for home football games changed its name from "Paternoville" to "Nittanyville".

According to a statement released by the Nittanyville Coordination Committee, the decision was solely made by Penn State student officers. 

The committee has been managing the student camp at Gate A of Beaver Stadium since 2006. 

The encampment began when Penn State joined the Big Ten in 1993.  Students would stay in the area of Gate A in order to obtain prime seating.  In 2005, the area was labeled "Paternoville" by a student.

The committee said throughout the 2012 football season, "Nittanyville" will donate a portion of its proceeds to help raise awareness of child sexual abuse.  The money will contribute to the newly created Center for the Protection of Children which is located at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.