Penn State Altoona will host Senior Salute Day on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Penn State Bookstore on the Penn State Altoona campus.
All students graduating in May 2013 are welcome to stop by and speak with representatives from Student Aid, Career Services, University Relations, and Alumni Relations to get information about loan repayment, becoming an active alum, job searching needs, RSVP your commencement attendance, and more.
Representatives from Jostens will be there to accept orders for graduation items, gifts, and apparel.
The University Library at Penn State Altoona is pleased to announce that Jeff Knapp, reference and instruction librarian, will present "Tracking the 'Brazen Hussy:' The Evolution of Political Science through Citation Analysis" at a colloquium on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m. in rooms 101-103 of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. Lunch will be provided.
As part of Women's History Month, Penn State Altoona will present a lecture by Lorraine Dowler, associate professor of geography and women’s studies at Penn State University Park, titled “Militarized Bodies: Understanding Women as Heroic Actors.” The lecture will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20 in the Fireside Lounge of the Slep Student Center.
Dowler's talk explores the everyday lives of a few groups of women who represent the many unsung actors who have not only served their nation but have also transgressed the boundaries of appropriate female behavior in order to do so. Although there are countless numbers of women who by their respective occupations have served the nation, I draw attention to three groups: women who trained to be astronauts at the height of the Cold War, contemporary women urban firefighters and U.S. servicewomen returning from the frontlines of Afghanistan and Iraq. Although each group’s experiences is unique, all share the experience of being discounted as women and of having to fight against normative codes that excluded their full counting as heroic actors. These shared experiences of exclusion and resistance are the focus here as I examine the overlapping strategies from federal to state to municipal governments for discounting their contributions.
Dowler received her B.S. in Business Administration from Manhattan College and a Masters of Landscape Architecture from SUNY-ESF, Syracuse University, where she also received her PhD in Geography.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Pizza and other refreshments will be provided. The event is sponsored by the Penn State Altoona Women's Studies program. For more information, contact Molly Slep at email@example.com.