Penn State Altoona's Health and Wellness Center will host a Student Walk In Flu Shot Clinic Wednesday, October 2, 2013 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 4 - 7 p.m. at the Sheetz Family Health Center.
The first 200 shots to students will be free and are being covered by the Student Activity Fund. After the first 200 shots, a $24 fee will be charged.
If you have any questions, please contact the Health and Wellness Center at 814-949-5540.
Penn State Altoona's Office of Information Technology is pleased to present their annual Tech Fair on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Slep Student Center.
The Tech Fair will feature a vendor hall, open from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The vendor hall will feature the latest in technology, meet with vendors, and enter for a chance to win prizes (Penn State ID required). For more information, visit www.altoona.psu.edu/techfair online.
OIT will host a number of opportunities for technology training available in throughout the day in the Slep Fireside lounge. To guarantee a seat, you may register using the links provided, or you can just stop in as your schedule allows:
In conjunction with the Tech Fair, OIT will host a “grand opening” event in the new One Button Studio in room 10 of the Aaron Building 10, located at Penn State Altoona's downtown location. The hours for this event are 10 a.m. - noon and 2 - 4 p.m. Please note the space will be closed from noon - 2 p.m. If you are unfamiliar with the One Button Studio and would like to know more, visit http://mediacommons.psu.edu/faculty/one-button-studio/ online.
Free community workshops in Quickbooks offered in October
Penn State Altoona is offering three free community workshops on Quickbooks. Participants can select one or all of the workshops to attend. Email Judy Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 814-940-3400 to register. The workshops will be held at The Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence, 1309 11th Avenue, in downtown Altoona.
QuickBooks Basics - October 2, 2013, 6 – 8 p.m. Introduction to QuickBooks
Setting up a new company
Invoices and sales tax
Managing customers and vendors
Check writing and banking
QuickBooks Intermediate 1 and 2 (Must have attended QuickBooks Basics or already be working in the QuickBooks program. These two seminars will have you working hands-on with QuickBooks. Please bring your own laptop. You can either work from the QuickBooks program you are already using or you can download the free trial version.)
Intermediate Session 1 - October 16, 2013, 6 – 8 p.m. Payroll
Intermediate Session 2 - October 23, 2013, 6 – 8 p.m. - Working Session, Q and A Working session
Q and A
Distinguished Speaker Series to present Alexandra Cousteau Oct. 2
Alexandra Cousteau will be the first speaker for Penn State Altoona's 2013-14 Distinguished Speaker Series.
Cousteau, granddaughter of famed undersea explorer Jacque Cousteau, will present "This Blue Planet: Preserving and Sustaining a Healthy Earth" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, in the Misciagna Family Center for the Performing Arts.
A National Geographic "emerging explorer," filmmaker and globally recognized advocate on water issues, Alexandra Cousteau continues the work of her renowned grandfather Jacques-Yves Cousteau and her father, Philippe Cousteau Sr. She has mastered the remarkable storytelling tradition handed down to her and has the unique ability to inspire audiences on the weighty issues of policy, politics and action. Cousteau is dedicated to advocating the importance of conservation and the sustainable management of water in order to preserve a healthy planet. Her global initiatives seek to inspire and empower individuals to protect not only the ocean and its inhabitants, but also the human communities that rely on freshwater resources.
Born into the family business, Cousteau joined her parents in Easter Island on her first expedition at just 4 months old. By the age of 3, she had toured Africa, exploring Egypt, Tunisia, Uganda and Kenya in the arms of her father. And like her father, she is one of the few who learned to scuba dive with captain Cousteau himself at the tender age of 7. It is against this backdrop that Cousteau weaves the romance of adventure and discovery into a modern call for action. Fluent in English, French and Spanish, Cousteau is rapidly building a significant global audience of her own. By coupling traditional media tours and film with social media platforms, Alexandra Cousteau has helped non-governmental organizations as well as government- and corporate-led water programs engage record audiences for action.
The Penn State Altoona Distinguished Speaker Series is free and open to the public. Tickets are available at the Penn State Altoona Bookstore from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the box office in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts during posted hours or at the door if the event is not sold out in advance.
Penn State Altoona provides The Distinguished Speaker Series as a student and community service. It is partially sponsored by the Margery Wolf Kuhn Fund, the John and Ann Wolf Family Speakers Series Fund, the Sarah Simonton Fund and the Student Activities Fee.