Events for Mon, Feb 16, 2015
Final Exam Conflict Filing Period
African American Read-In Monday Marathon
9:00 am - 4:45 pm | Misciagna Center Titleman Study
African American Read-In Events scheduled for Feb. 15-16
The twenty-sixth annual African American Read-In Chain will be celebrated at Penn State Altoona February 15 – 16, 2015. This year’s theme is America 2015: We the People.
Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to take part Monday, February 16 in celebrating African American authors of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, song, dramatic literature, and other genres by listening to and/or reading excerpts from this wide ranging canon. The Read-In will take place in the Titelman Study of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts from 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Individual and group participants are welcome to offer readings, dance, song, musical accompaniment, etc. Each participant will receive a commemorative t-shirt. Those interested should contact Robin Reese at email@example.com to schedule a time. Participants may bring their own texts or choose from those available at the event. Suggested reading lists may be found at www.ncte.org/action/aari/packetinfo or www.altoona.psu.edu/aareadin online.
The Penn State Altoona community and Altoona area communities are also invited to attend a kick-off gathering Sunday, February 15 at 2:30 p.m. in the Port-Sky Café featuring music, literature, and a special program component for children ages 5-13. A meal will also be served. The event is free. Advanced reservations are required. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-949-5280 by February 2.
Sonia Sanchez: Poetry Reading
5:00 pm | Misciagna Center 101-103 Misciagna
Poet, activist, and scholar Sonia Sanchez is the author of over sixteen books including Homecoming, We a BaddDDD People, Love Poems, I’ve Been a Woman, A Sound Investment and Other Stories, Homegirls and Handgrenades, Under a Soprano Sky, Wounded in the House of a Friend(Beacon Press, 1995), Does Your House Have Lions? (Beacon Press, 1997), Like the Singing Coming off the Drums (Beacon Press, 1998), Shake Loose My Skin (Beacon Press, 1999), and most recently, Morning Haiku (Beacon Press, 2010). She is a contributing editor to Black Scholar and The Journal of African Studies and has edited important anthologies of African American writing. She is the recipient of numerous awards for her poetry, including the Robert Frost Medal for distinguished lifetime service to American poetry and the Langston Hughes Poetry Award. She has lectured nationally and internationally on Black culture and literature, women’s equality, peace, and racial justice. Sanchez was the first Presidential Fellow at Temple University, where she also held the Laura Carnell Chair in English. Sonia Sanchez is one of 20 African American women featured in “Freedom’s Sisters,” an interactive traveling exhibition that ran from 2008-2012, created by the Cincinnati Museum Center and Smithsonian Institution.
A booksigning will immediately follow the reading, where some of Sanchez’s books will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the African American Read-In at Penn State Altoona, The English Program’s Writers & Speakers Series, and the Letters, Arts & Sciences Program, with additional support from the Women’s Studies Program.
More information at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/aareadin/index.php
LionLead: Effective Leadership
8:00 - 9:00 pm | Slep Student Center Fireside Lounge
LionLead is a leadership development program run by the Office of Student Life. The goal of the program is to develop students’ individual leadership capabilities in consciousness of self, congruence, and commitment and increase practical leadership skills.