Are you all in?
At Penn State, diversity, inclusion, and equity must continue to be among the core values that drive our University's future. The All In initiative is meant to inspire action by community members to impact the world in positive and enduring ways through the creation of a welcoming and accepting environment.
By learning from and celebrating what each of us brings to the community we will be a stronger University.
“We are excited about the All In program as it will provide a consistent and visible university-wide effort to augment our college’s initiatives to create a more inclusive community. We are committed to fostering and advancing diversity and inclusion on our campus and in our local community. We have made strides in this area, but I know that there is still work to be done. At Penn State Altoona we are 'All In' in our commitment to creating a more inclusive environment where every person at our campus and in our community feels respected and safe.”
— Lori J. Bechtel-Wherry, Chancellor and Dean
Holocaust Survivor & Genocide Educator: Peter Stein
7:30 pm - 8:45 am | Devorris Downtown Center 201
Holocaust survivor and genocide expert Peter Stein to offer lecture Mar. 20
Penn State Altoona will welcome Holocaust survivor and genocide educator Peter Stein on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in room 201 of the Devorris Downtown Center. Stein will present his lecture "Surviving the Holocaust: Memories of a Czech Family in Nazi Prague."
In his informative and lively presentation Stein speaks about his family and their experiences during the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia. He explores the larger historical context of World War II, antisemitism and the Holocaust. Stein introduces relatives who were sent to Terezin, a ghetto and concentration camp, and then to Auschwitz to their deaths. His father was ordered to do “forced labor” then sent to Terezin which he miraculously survived. Because Stein’s mother was married to a Jew she was forced to work in a Nazi factory during the war.
Stein speaks about surviving the traumatic and fearful years of the German occupation. He has shared his story with middle school, high school, college students, and adults for many years and has received accolades for his presentations. Stein enjoys teaching and exploring the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides with his audiences.
Entrepreneur In Residence
12:00 noon - 4:05 pm | Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence 107
Ron Thompson, Owner, Highland Design Solutions, Inc.
More information at http://sites.psu.edu/sheetzcenter/eir/
Pittsburgh Buddhist Center
12:00 noon - 1:30 pm | Eve Chapel
Penn State Altoona presents Pittsburgh Buddhist Center Mar. 23
Penn State Altoona will present Pittsburgh Buddhist Center Thursday, March 23, 2017, at noon in the sanctuary of the Edith Davis Eve Chapel.
Pittsburgh Buddhist Center (PBC) was established in 2006 to serve the needs of Buddhists and friends of Buddhism in the greater Pittsburgh region. The Pittsburgh Buddhist Center offers teachings of the Buddha based on the Theravada tradition of Buddhism.
The PBC is presented by the Office of Institutional Equity, Diversity, and International Student Services.