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February 2015

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Port Sky Cafe: Super Bowl Sunday

4:00 - 8:00 pm | Port Sky Cafe

Boneless Wings- Assorted Sauces
Wing Side Bar
Loaded Waffle Fries
Pierogie Lasagna
Broccoli and Red Peppers

Faculty Lecture Series: The Roots of Rock 'n Roll

12:15 - 1:00 pm | Misciagna Center 101-103

Presented by Dr. J. Jerome Zolten, associate professor of communication arts and sciences.

Bring a brown bag lunch!

More information at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/75

Dearest Home Educational Workshop

4:05 - 5:20 pm | Eve Chapel

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Dearest Home Public Performance

7:00 - 8:15 pm | Eve Chapel

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Blood Drive benefiting American Red Cross and Thon

10:30 am - 4:00 pm | Slep Student Center

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Port Sky Cafe: Polish/ East European Sampler

11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Port Sky Cafe

Goulash
Haluski
Potato Pancakes

Port Sky Cafe: Latin Inspired Sandwich Night

5:00 - 8:00 pm | Port Sky Cafe

Flank Steak Torta
Beef Tostada
Quesadilla Burger
Fresh Guacamole- Homemade Torilla Chips

Challenge the Chancellor Ping Pong Matches

11:30 am - 1:30 pm | Slep Student Center

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TED Talk: Bryan Stevenson

12:30 - 1:30 pm | Slep Student Center Fireside Lounge

In an engaging and personal talk — with cameo appearances from his grandmother and Rosa Parks — human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some hard truths about America's justice system, starting with a massive imbalance along racial lines: a third of the country's black male population has been incarcerated at some point in their lives. These issues, which are wrapped up in America's unexamined history, are rarely talked about with this level of candor, insight and persuasiveness.

Shirley Valentine - by Wily Russell; Performed by Caitlin Osborne

7:30 pm | Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre

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Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell - starring Caitlin Osborne

7:30 pm | Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre

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Altoona Benefiting THON Mini THON

10:00 am | Adler Athletic Complex

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1990s Day: Campus-Wide Decade Celebration

Faculty and Staff:
Rap, grunge, boy bands, the Spice Girls, video games, the rise of the Internet and the birth of Pixar with Toy Story. And sitcoms galore: Seinfeld, Roseanne, Frasier, Friends, Full House. The 90s had it all!

Decorate your office, dress up, and play music from the 90s. (Remember "the Rachel" hairstyle?) The office with the best 1990s spirit will be eligible for prizes.

Video Game Theme Event

Port Sky Café

International Tea

4:00 - 5:00 pm | Slep Student Center Fireside

Join the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity and the Tea Merchant, Joe Doyle, for an enjoyable cup of tea. We will have a variety of teas and those in attendance will be entered into a drawing for a gift card

Port Sky Cafe: 90's Night

5:00 - 8:00 pm | Port Sky Cafe

Chinese Chicken Salad
BLT Bar
Trim Fries

Port Sky Cafe: Soul Food Dinner

5:00 - 8:00 pm | Port Sky Cafe

Cornbread Fried Catfish
Sweet Tea Brined Pork Chops
Ceddar Ale Mac and Cheese
Hush Puppies
Roated Corn and Black Eyed Peas
Collard Greens with Bacon
Corn Bread
Pecan Pie

Port Sky Cafe: Valentine's Day

11:00 am - 11:00 pm | Port Sky Cafe

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Integrative Arts Senior Project: Almost Maine - directed by Devony Dimatti

7:30 pm | Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre

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African American Read-In Community Dinner Program

2:30 - 5:00 pm | Port Sky Cafe

Reservations REQUIRED. Free and open to the public. Contact mbs12@psu.edu or see http://www.altoona.psu.edu/aareadin/ for more information.

More information at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/aareadin/index.php

African American Read-In Monday Marathon

9:00 am - 4:45 pm | Misciagna Center Titleman Study

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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

Port Sky Cafe: Fat Tuesday

7:00 - 11:00 am | Port Sky Cafe

MTO Dounut Station
Pancake Madness

Port Sky Cafe: Mardi Gras

4:00 - 8:00 pm | Port Sky Cafe

Drink and Desserts: Mock Hurricane, Chocloate Pecan Pie, Alligator Cupcake Display.

Soups: Cajun Susage Soup, Seven Pepper Gumbo.

Entrees: Blackened Shrimp, Cajun Ribeye with Creole Sauce, Cornmeal Fried Eggplant with Tomato & Onion Relish.

Sides: Low Country Rice, Creamy Cajun Pasta, Creole Green Beans.

Lousiana Crab Dip with Cajun Seasoned Flatbread.

Hard Freight Cafe

7:00 pm | Misciagna Center Titelman Study

Poet John Hoppenthaler will read as a kick-off to the Hard Freight Café open mic event, Tuesday, February 17 at 7:00 pm in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. Hoppenthaler, associate professor of English at Eastern Carolina University, third book of poems is Domestic Garden. His poetry has appeared in Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review, McSweeney’s Southern Review, and elsewhere. The poetry reading will be followed immediately by Hard Freight Café. Attendees are invited to read or perform their own work, or share a favorite piece of poetry or prose.

The event, sponsored by the English program and Hard Freight, Penn State Altoona’s student literary magazine, is free and open to the public.

Port Sky Cafe: Fish Upscale

5:00 - 8:00 pm | Port Sky Cafe

Seared Red Snapper with Goan Suce
Bamboo Rice
Roasted Baby Carrots with Tops

Port Sky Cafe: Chinese New Year

11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Port Sky Cafe

Sweet and Sour Pork
Beef Lettuce Wrap
Soba Noodle Shiitake Salad
Cocktail Spring Rolls
Steamed Pork Potstickers
Soy Dipping Sauce
Sticky Rice
Tangerines

Film Series: The Color Purple (1985)

6:00 pm | Devorris Downtown Center

The life and trials of a young African American woman. Wear purple to win the classic book!

More information at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/film

Port Sky Cafe: Feeling Crabby

5:00 - 8:00 pm | Port Sky Cafe

Snow Crab Legs
Crab Fettuccini Alfredo

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Port Sky Cafe: Parfait Party

11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Port Sky Cafe

Greek Yogurt Chocolate and Cashew Parfait

Greek Yogurt Blueberry Power Parfait

Greek Yogurt Granola Dipped Strawberries

Faculty Lecture Series: Women of the Spanish Civil War

12:15 - 1:00 pm | Misciagna Center 101-103

Presented by Dr. Julia A. Hudson-Richards, assistant professor of history.

Bring a brown bag lunch!

More information at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/75

Port Sky Cafe: French Toast Bar

5:00 - 8:00 pm | Port Sky Cafe

Texas Toast French Toast
Stuffed Nutella French Toast
Blueberry Sauce
Apple Topping Sauce
Whipped Topping
Innkeeper Sandwich

Film Series: Sneakers (1992)

6:00 pm | Devorris Downtown Center

Computer hackers discover the ultimate government secret. Wear sneakers to win the DVD!

More information at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/film

Port Sky Cafe: St. Patrick's Day

11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Port Sky Cafe

Drink & Dessert: Chocolate Mint Milkshakes, Guinness Chocolate Cake, Bailey's Brownie Parfait.

Soups: Irish Potato Soup, Steak and Cheddar Beef Soup.

Chef's Table Entrees: Corned Beef, Guinness Shepherd's Pie, Irish Vegetable Casserole.

Chef's Table Sides: Red Skin Potatoes O'Brien, Steamed Cabbage Wedge, Brussel Sprouts with Red Onions

Port Sky Cafe: National Sloppy Joes Day

11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Port Sky Cafe

Sloppy Joes

International Tea

4:00 - 5:00 pm | Slep Student Center Fireside

Join the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity and the Tea Merchant, Joe Doyle, for an enjoyable cup of tea. We will have a variety of teas and those in attendance will be entered into a drawing for a gift card

Port Sky Cafe: Build Your Own Crazy Sandwich Night

5:00 - 8:00 pm | Port Sky Cafe

MTO Sandwich Bar

Port Sky Cafe: Bite Me, I'm Healthy

11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Port Sky Cafe

Seared Salmon with Black Bean Corn Salsa

Quinoa with Butternut Squash, Spinish and Walnuts

Film Series: Pleasantville (1998)

6:00 pm | Devorris Downtown Center

Two modern teens are transported to a 1950s sitcom. Bring a TV remote to win the DVD!

More information at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/film

Port Sky Cafe: Cauliflower is Cool

11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Port Sky Cafe

Curried Cauliflower Salad
Cauliflower Vegetable Alfredo Sauce

Harry Potter Dinner

Port Sky Café

Celebrate the millennium with a Harry Potter Dinner at Port Sky Café

More information at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/75

Millenium Day: Campus-Wide Decade Celebration

Faculty and Staff:
Y2K fever! The birth of reality TV. Social Media. Celebrate the 2000s and decorate your office and dress up with your favorite trend from the past 15 years.

The office with the best millennium spirit will be eligible for prizes.

More information at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/75

Port Sky Cafe: Wizards

4:00 - 8:00 pm | Port Sky Cafe

Demo: Beef and Guinness Stew- Bread bowl, Batter Fried Fish, Fresh Cut French Fries.

Chef's Table: Roasted Chicken Drumsticks, Seafood Bouillabaisse, Vegetable Bean Goulash with Dumplings.

Sides: Onion Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Golden Chicken Gravy, Mahed Parsnips, Honey Glazed Carrots, Gillyweed Salad.

Grill: Paddington Sliders

Desserts:
Butter Beer, Strawberry Trifle, Pumpkin Pasties, Chocolate Frogs, Cockroach Clusters, Licorice Wands, Acid Pops, Treacle Fudge.

Port Sky Cafe: Stealth Health

11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Port Sky Cafe

Chipotle Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Zucchini

Red Beans & Rice

Lady Windermere's Fan, by Oscar Wilde

7:30 pm | Wolf Kuhn Theatre

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Lady Windermere's Fan, by Oscar Wilde

7:30 pm | Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre

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Lady Windermere's Fan, by Oscar Wilde

2:00 pm | Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre

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Lady Windermere's Fan, by Oscar Wilde

7:30 pm | Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre

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Lady Windermere's Fan, by Oscar Wilde

2:00 pm | Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre

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Port Sky Cafe: Potato Mania

5:00 - 8:00 pm | Port Sky Cafe

MTO Potato Mania Bar

Classical Music Project presents Eighth Blackbird

7:30 pm | Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre

The Classical Music Project will present an short evening concert with the new music ensemble eight blackbird. The project is supported by the Center for Performing Arts at University Park. The event is free the open to the public.

More information at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/misciagna

Port Sky Cafe: National PB&J Day

11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Port Sky Cafe

PB&J Bar

Port Sky Cafe: Curry/ Italian

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Panang Tofu Curry
Curry Chicken
Tikka Masala Flank Steak Sandwich
Basmati Rice
Vegetable Pakora
Tamarind Chutney

Faculty Lecture Series: Evolution of the Death Penalty in America

12:15 - 1:00 pm | Misciagna Center 101-103

Presented by Dr. Amanda K. Cox, assistant professor of criminal justice.

Bring a brown bag lunch!

More information at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/75

International Tea

4:00 - 5:00 pm | Slep Student Center Fireside

Join the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity and the Tea Merchant, Joe Doyle, for an enjoyable cup of tea. We will have a variety of teas and those in attendance will be entered into a drawing for a gift card

Port Sky Cafe: Nana's Country Cookin'

4:00 - 8:00 pm | Port Sky Cafe

Fried Chicken
Honey Mustard Grilled Pork Chops
Ham and Scalloped Potatoes
Chicken Dumplings

Cheesy Grits
Parsley Red Potatoes
Biscuits with Honey Butter
Escalloped Apples
Whole Kernel Corn

History Encampment

10:00 am - 3:00 pm | Grounds Outside Hawthorn Building

Integrative Arts Senior Project - Recital by Debi Hirschbiel

2:00 pm | Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre

A vocal performance by senior Debi Hirschbiel. Free and open to the public.

More information at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/misciagna

Film Series: 3:10 to Yuma (2007)

6:00 pm | Devorris Downtown Center

A poor rancher escorts a condemned outlaw to prison. Wear a watch to win the book!

More information at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/film

Future Day: Campus-Wide Decade Celebration

Faculty and Staff:
What do you think will be trends of the future? Get creative and decorate your office and dress with your personal take the future.

The office with the best spirit of the future will be eligible for prizes.

More information at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/75

Mini Food Show

Port Sky Café

What will be the food of the future? Stop by Port Sky Café to get a glimpse of what we’ll be eating in years to come.

More information at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/75

Port Sky Cafe: Vegetarian Upscale

5:00 - 8:00 pm | Port Sky Cafe

Seasonal Vegetable Nepoleon

Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Fair

9:00 am - 1:00 pm | Hawthorn and Misciagna

Honors Program-Sponsored Extravaganza of Student Research and Creative Activities.

Monetary Awards for Students!

More information at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/urf

Altoona Curve Game

1:00 pm | PNG Field, Altoona

Head to PNG Field for a Curve game, celebrating our 75th anniversary.

Film Series: The Majestic (2001)

6:00 pm | Devorris Downtown Center

An amnesic Hollywood screenwriter is mistaken for a hero. Win TCM Classic Movies Trivia!

More information at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/film

Integrative Arts Senior Project - by Danielle Johnson

12:00 pm | Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre

A common hour presentation by dance senior artist Danielle Johnson. Free and open to the public.

More information at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/misciagna

Port Sky Cafe: Hot Dog It's Almost Over!

5:00 - 8:00 pm

Pittsburg Dog
South of the Border
Hot Dog Bar with Toppings
Southwestern Fries
Deep Fried Oreos

Carmina Burana - a musical presentation directed by Dr. Bonnie Cutsforth Huber and KT Huckabee

7:30 pm | Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre

Carmina Burana is a selection of medieval poems set to music by Carl Orff. The poetry addresses love, springtime, and drunkenness and debauchery. Actors/movers will be involved in physical movement and characterization to bring the poetry to life surrounded by the choral sound of Ivyside Pride. Tickets are $5 for Penn State Altoona Students. $7 regular admission. Under 12 is free.

More information at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/misciagna

Carmina Burana - a musical presentation directed by Dr. Bonnie Cutsforth Huber and KT Huckabee

7:30 pm | Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre

Carmina Burana is a selection of medieval poems set to music by Carl Orff. The poetry addresses love, springtime, and drunkenness and debauchery. Actors/movers will be involved in physical movement and characterization to bring the poetry to life surrounded by the choral sound of Ivyside Pride. Tickets are $5 for Penn State Altoona Students. $7 regular admission. Under 12 is free.

More information at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/misciagna

Film Series: Secretariat (2010)

6:00 pm | Devorris Downtown Center

The story of the famous race horse and the Triple Crown. Bring a coin to win the DVD!

More information at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/film

Port Sky Cafe: Mad About Mangos

5:00 - 8:00 pm | Port Sky Cafe

Mango Shrimp Suchi Roll
Mango, Banana, Berries, Yogurt Parfait
Boneless Wings

Ivyside Dance Ensemble

7:30 pm | Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre

Penn State Altoona’s Ivyside Dance Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 30. and May 1 in the Wolf Kuhn Theatre of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are $5 for Penn State Altoona students and $7 for general admission. Children younger than 12 are admitted free.

More information at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/misciagna

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Penn State Altoona Business & Engineering Student Showcase

8:45 am - 2:30 pm | Devorris Downtown Center

See firsthand how Penn State Altoona students are using knowledge from the classroom to enhance many Blair County organizations' operations, products, and services. Students will make presentations in the areas of business, electro-mechanical engineering technology, and security and risk analysis.

Stop in for presentations as your schedule permits. There is a Networking lunch for students, faculty, business and community members at noon. There is no cost to attend. Please RSVP to JAP24@psu.edu.

More information at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/studentshowcase

Ivyside Dance Ensemble

7:30 pm | Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre

Penn State Altoona’s Ivyside Dance Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 30. and May 1 in the Wolf Kuhn Theatre of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are $5 for Penn State Altoona students and $7 for general admission. Children younger than 12 are admitted free.

University Choir and University Jazz

2:30 pm | Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre

Penn State Altoona's University Choir and University Jazz Band will perform Saturday, May 2, 2015, at 2:30 p.m. in the Paul R. and Margery Wolf Kuhn Theatre of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. The event is free and open to the public.

More information at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/misciagna

Film Series: The Monuments Men (2014)

6:00 pm | Devorris Downtown Center

Art experts try to save priceless treasures from the Nazis. Bring a copy of your favorite work of art to win the book!

More information at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/film

Faculty Lecture Series: Transformations in Nursing

12:15 - 1:00 pm | Misciagna Center 101-103

Presented by Ms. Lori Smith, instructor in nursing.

Bring a brown bag lunch!

More information at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/75

Integrative Arts Senior Project: Concert by Taylor Swick

7:30 pm | Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre

A concert of original music by senior Taylor Swick. The event is free and open to the public.

More information at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/misciagna

Penn State Altoona Commencement

10:00 am | Jaffa Shrine, Altoona

More information at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/commencement

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