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Upcoming Events

Guest Poet Gerry LaFemina

7:00 - 8:00 pm | Misciagna Center 101-103
Gerry LaFemina is an award winning poet and fiction writer. He directs the creative writing program at Frostburg State University. He believes poetry is the highest art form; believes everyone should rock out with a guitar at least once -- even if they can't play; believes teaching is a calling; believes the New York City subways are beautiful (even if they smell badly) and believes in love, bigfoot and other mythic creatures.

Event is free and open to the public.

This is Your Brain on Internet: a panel discussion on media technology and society

12:15 - 1:00 pm | Eve Chapel
Featuring Kevin Moist, Cameron Conaway, Amir Marvasti, Karen McKinney, and Jeff Knapp.

Free Refreshments!

Video Chat with author Robin Sloan

12:15 - 1:05 pm | Eve Chapel
Sloan is the author of "Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore," this year's Common Read book. Sloan will appear live from San Francisco to talk about his book and hear student, faculty and staff experiences with their readings of it.

"Winter's Tales" & Hot Chocolate

4:00 - 5:00 pm | Slep Student Center Fireside Lounge

Communication through the Ages: From Bard to Twitter

12:15 - 1:00 pm | Eve Chapel
Learn how stories, storytellers, and communicators in general have responded to changing modes of communication with Dr. Sam Findley.

Free Refreshments!

Guest Speaker Neil Shepard

7:00 - 8:00 pm | Misciagna Center 101-103
Neil Shepard earned his MFA in creative writing at Colorado State University and his PhD at Ohio University. His poems have appeared in numerous publications, including "Boulevard," "Harvard Review," and "Paris Review." Shepard is senior editor of "Green Mountains Review" and a founding member of the poetry-jazz ensemble PoJazz. He teaches in the low-residency MFA writing program at Wilkes University and lives in Vermont and New York City.

Free and open to the public.

Bob: A Life in Five Acts

7:30 - 9:30 pm | Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre
BOB is a comedic exploration of American mythology and values and the treacherous pursuit of happiness. Tickets are $5 for Penn State Altoona Students and $7 for regular admission.
Find out more at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/misciagna

Honduran Singer-Activist Karla Lara & Band

12:00 noon - 4:00 pm | Eve Chapel
Karla Lara & her band will perform at 12:00, followed by a Q&A. A forum will follow for students at 3:00

Bob: A Life in Five Acts by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

7:30 - 9:30 pm | Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre
BOB is a comedic exploration of American mythology and values and the treacherous pursuit of happiness. Tickets are $5 for Penn State Altoona Students and $7 for regular admission.
Find out more at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/misciagna

Bob: A Life in Five Acts by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

2:00 - 3:30 pm | Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre
BOB is a comedic exploration of American mythology and values, and the treacherous pursuit of happiness. $5 Penn State Altoona Students, $7 regular Admissions
Find out more at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/misciagna


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Bob: A Life in Five Acts by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb
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Dr. Brian C. Black

Division Head, Professor of History and Environmental Studies
Arts and Humanities

Office: 102 Elm Building
Phone: 814-949-5244
Email: @psu.edu
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