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

Calendar of Events

November 2014: Celebrate the 1960s!
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!

DEC '14
05
Ivyside Pride Choral Ensemble presents "1939"

Ivyside Pride Choral Ensemble presents "1939"

7:30 - 9:00 pm | Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre
Find out more at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/now/news.php?value=4816

DEC '14
06
Ivyside Pride Choral Ensemble presents "1939"

Ivyside Pride Choral Ensemble presents "1939"

2:00 - 3:00 pm | Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre
Find out more at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/now/news.php?value=4816

DEC '14
10
1970s Day: Campus-Wide Decade Celebration

1970s Day: Campus-Wide Decade Celebration

Faculty and Staff:
Disco fever hits Penn State Altoona! Get out your polyester leisure suit and platform shoes and do the hustle.

Decorate your office, dress up, and play music from the 70s. The office with the best 1970s spirit will be eligible for prizes!

DEC '14
10
Disco Christmas Dinner

Disco Christmas Dinner

Port Sky Café
Get disco fever at Port Sky Café with a Disco Christmas Dinner. Remember the fondue era …?

DEC '14
14
Film Series: The Sting (1973)

Film Series: The Sting (1973)

6:00 pm | Devorris Downtown Center
Two con men try to pull their greatest heist. Bring a deck of cards to win the soundtrack!
Find out more at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/film

January 2015: Celebrate the 1980s!
JAN '15
18
Film Series: Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)

Film Series: Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)

6:00 pm | Devorris Downtown Center
A bitter detective helps a cartoon rabbit on the run. Bring a magnifying glass to win the DVD!
Find out more at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/film

JAN '15
20
Faculty Lecture Series: Wopsononock and Ivyside History

Faculty Lecture Series: Wopsononock and Ivyside History

12:15 - 1:00 pm | Hawthorn Building 150
Presented by Elaine Conrad.

Bring a brown bag lunch!

JAN '15
21
1980s Day: Campus-Wide Decade Celebration

1980s Day: Campus-Wide Decade Celebration

Faculty and staff:
May the force be with you today as we celebrate the 1980s. (fyi, would also be a good day to "phone home")

Decorate your office, dress up and play music from the 80s. Rubik's Cube contest, anyone? Acid washed jeans? Flashdance sweatshirts? Leg warmers?

The office with the best 1980s spirit (and the person with the biggest 80s hair) will be eligible for prizes.


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