Calendar of Events - Penn State Altoona's 75th Anniversary

Calendar of Events

October 2014: Celebrate the 1950s!
OCT '14
22
1950s Day: Campus-wide Decade Celebration

1950s Day: Campus-wide Decade Celebration

Faculty and Staff:
Remember Happy Days, Grease, Elvis, the hula-hoop, sock hops and diners? Today is your day to go back to those days and decorate your offices, dress up, and play music with the 1950s theme.

The office with the best 1950s spirit will be eligible for prizes!

OCT '14
22
50s Diner Dinner

50s Diner Dinner

4:00 - 5:00 pm
Stop by Port Sky Café as they turn it into a traditional 50s diner. Who doesn’t love diner food?

MENU:
Chicken Pot Pie Soup
TV Dinner Station
Deep Fried Station
Triple Decker Club Sandwich
Classic Cheeseburger
Dessert Station
Assorted Milk Shakes

Standard Port Sky Cafe rates apply.

OCT '14
26
Film Series: House of Wax (1953)

Film Series: House of Wax (1953)

6:00 pm | Devorris Downtown Center
A wax museum owner has villainous plans in store! Wear a costume to win the DVD!
Find out more at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/film

November 2014: Celebrate the 1960s!
NOV '14
04
Faculty Lecture Series: 1939 - Hollywood's Golden Year

Faculty Lecture Series: 1939 - Hollywood's Golden Year

12:15 - 1:00 pm | Hawthorn Building 150
Presented by Jared Frederick, instructor in history.

Bring a brown bag lunch!

NOV '14
09
Film Series: The Great Escape (1963)

Film Series: The Great Escape (1963)

6:00 pm | Devorris Downtown Center
POWs try to evade their captors. Bring a photo of a loved one in uniform to win the book!
Find out more at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/film

NOV '14
12
1960s Day: Campus-Wide Decade Celebration

1960s Day: Campus-Wide Decade Celebration

Faculty and Staff:
Woodstock, hippies, and feeling groovy!
Mad Men, Mary Poppins, West Side Story, My Fair Lady
Whatever your style, the 60s have something for everybody. Show your 60s style and decorate your offices, dress up, and play music with the 1960s theme.

The office with the best 1960s spirit will be eligible for prizes!

NOV '14
12
60s Movie Musicals screenings

60s Movie Musicals screenings

Stop by Port Sky Café for 60s movie musical screenings all day!

NOV '14
16
Film Series: In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Film Series: In the Heat of the Night (1967)

6:00 pm | Devorris Downtown Center
A bigoted white sheriff and a black detective join forces. Bring a can of food to win the DVD!
Find out more at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/film

NOV '14
30
Film Series: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Film Series: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

6:00 pm | Devorris Downtown Center
A man is drawn to an impending UFO arrival. Bring a box of instant potatoes to win the DVD!
Find out more at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/film

December 2014: Celebrate the 1970s!
DEC '14
02
Faculty Lecture Series: The 1939 World's Fair

Faculty Lecture Series: The 1939 World's Fair

12:15 - 1:00 pm | Hawthorn Building 150
Presented by Dr. Brian Black, head of the Division of Arts and Humanities and professor of history and environmental studies.

At the intersection of modernism and new labor-saving technology, the 1939 World’s Fair introduced Americans to a new model of living. With abundant, inexpensive energy as its foundation, the “American Way of Life” took shape that would define the “greatest generation” and also serve as a primary “front” in the Cold War of ideology that separated the U.S. from the Soviet Union. Unfolding from this single moment of convergence, “the American Century” became a global symbol of consumer power—from TV dinners to suburban sprawl, muscle cars to station wagons, and Tupperware to Hula Hoops. The lifeblood of this consumer nation, inexpensive petroleum set the pattern for decades of American consumption.

Bring a brown bag lunch!


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