Graham Spanier’s on-campus book event at Penn State canceled because of wintry weather

A scheduled on-campus appearance by former Penn State President Graham Spanier was canceled Wednesday after the university canceled classes and some school activities because of wintry weather.

Spanier had planned to promote his book, “In the Lion’s Den: The Penn State Scandal and a Rush to Judgment,” in an appearance at a bookstore in the HUB-Robeson Center.

The university canceled in-person classes on the University Park campus through 5 am Thursday. Many activities also were canceled, though as of Wednesday afternoon a men’s volleyball match against Long Beach State was still scheduled for 7 pm in Rec Hall.

Spanier had been scheduled to appear at the University Park Barnes & Noble bookstore from 4:30 to 7 pm to promote his memoir, which offers his take on the investigation into the Jerry Sandusky scandal and fallout.

He said the event could be rescheduled, but a date had not been set.

A winter weather advisory from the National Weather Service remained in effect for the State College area with 2 to 4 inches of snow and mixed precipitation expected through early evening.

Bill Schackner is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bill by email at or via Twitter .

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