Penn State Altoona's Agriculture Club will host their annual Ag Awareness Day on Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in and around the Slep Student Center.
The Agriculture Club organizes this event each year to show people the vastness of agriculture. Speakers and information will be provided in such areas as local foods, bee keeping, beef production, food preservation, vegetable growing, and more. Representatives from Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences will be available to answer questions regarding the twenty plus majors offered through this college. Fun amusement for the day includes a petting zoo and the opportunity to ride a mechanical pig. Froggy 98 will be present to provide musical entertainment. Also a limited amount of free Penn State Creamery ice cream will be available.
ALTOONA – Mirrors and Memories from the Very Young, a solo exhibition of work by Penn State Altoona senior Sarah E. Jenkins will be on exhibit April 18 - April 28, 2013, in the Sheetz Gallery of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. A reception will be held from 3 -5 p.m., Thursday, April 18 in the Titelman Study of the Misciagna Center.
Jenkins, originally from Blandburg, PA, is a Visual Art Studies (VAST) major, minoring in women’s studies. She has had work included in three previous VAST student exhibitions. She was also the recipient of Penn State Altoona’s Zoller Art Award (2012) and the Penn State Altoona Fine Arts Award (2010). Jenkins plans to attend graduate school to obtain her MFA in painting and drawing.
Of her work, Jenkins states, “My senior exhibition, Mirrors and Memories from the Very Young, is composed of three series of narrative work. Each of these delves into themes of domesticity, family, childhood, and home. By way of these narratives, it is my hope that viewers will be able to take an introspective look at the experiences that shaped their childhoods while learning about the intimacies of mine.
My first series, “Poems to Read to the Very Young,” is titled after my favorite book from childhood, one that my mother read to my brother and I until the pages fell apart. The second series, “Mirrors of the Blandburg House,” is a set of paintings that represent my mother, father, brother, and myself. My final series, “Red Dots and Other Narratives,” is a collection of work wherein each piece represents a specific memory from my childhood.”
The galleries are also open Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and before and during all performances. For further information, call the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts at 814-949-5452.
UP bus trip to see "The Magic Flute" set for Apr. 18
Penn State Altoona will offer a bus trip to Eisenhowser Auditorium on the University Park campus for a performance of Mozart's opera "The Magic Flute" on Thursday, April 18, 2013. The bus will leave from the Hawthorn Bus Shelter at 6:15 p.m.
Cost for the trip is $20 for Penn State Altoona students and $62 for faculty and staff. The cost includes round-trip bus fare and a ticket to the performance. For more information about the performance, visit www.cpa.psu.edu/events/flute.html online.
To reserve a seat, attend a meeting of the Classical Concert Club any Tuesday in room 148 of the Hawthorn Building during common hour, or contact Tom Russo at email@example.com or 814-932-6100.
The Human Knot to visit Penn State Altoona Apr. 18
Penn State Altoona will present Al Millar, The Human Knot, on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 11:30 p.m. in the Pond View Lounge of the Slep Student Center.
Al Millar, The Human Knot, is an international street, circus, and corporate entertainer. Millar presents a 100% high-energy show that will have you reeling with laughter and twisting in your seat. Audiences the world over have been left breathless by Millar's incredibly freaky body contortions, cheeky comedy and ridiculous, sky-high feats of danger. A mix of traditional vaudeville, circus sideshow and twisted comedy, The Human Knot is a self-contained freak-show suitable for the whole family! The Human Knot was a grand finalist on "Australia's got talent" Season 1. He has performed in 27 countries since 1996, including private events for Bruce Springsteen, Sting and Woody Harrelson.
The event is sponsored by the Campus Activities Board as part of their Circus Weekend.