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November 2014

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Film Series: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

6:00 pm | Devorris Downtown Center

A man is drawn to an impending UFO arrival. Bring a box of instant potatoes to win the DVD!

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

December 2014

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Faculty Lecture Series: The 1939 World's Fair

12:15 - 1:00 pm | Hawthorn Building 150

Presented by Dr. Brian Black, head of the Division of Arts and Humanities and professor of history and environmental studies.

At the intersection of modernism and new labor-saving technology, the 1939 World’s Fair introduced Americans to a new model of living. With abundant, inexpensive energy as its foundation, the “American Way of Life” took shape that would define the “greatest generation” and also serve as a primary “front” in the Cold War of ideology that separated the U.S. from the Soviet Union. Unfolding from this single moment of convergence, “the American Century” became a global symbol of consumer power—from TV dinners to suburban sprawl, muscle cars to station wagons, and Tupperware to Hula Hoops. The lifeblood of this consumer nation, inexpensive petroleum set the pattern for decades of American consumption.

Bring a brown bag lunch!

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

Cameron Conaway, Writer-in-Residence

4:00 - 5:00 pm | Misciagna Center 101-103

Poet and nonfiction writer Cameron Conaway, 2014 Emerging Writer-in-Residence and a 2007 graduate of Penn State Altoona, will read from his work.

Titelman Cabaret

12:00 noon - 1:00 pm | Misciagna Center Titelman Study

Bring your lunch and enjoy the voice 110J students share their repertoire in the Titelman Study for the annual Titelman Cabaret.

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

Energizing Entrepreneurs Meeting

7:00 - 8:00 am | Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence Room 201

All students with a business idea - grab a cup of coffee and talk with other student and local entrepreneurs about your business idea. Get feedback and solutions to move you forward!!

Ivyside Pride Choral Ensemble presents "1939"

7:30 - 9:00 pm | Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre

>> more info

Ivyside Pride Choral Ensemble presents "1939"

2:00 - 3:00 pm | Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre

>> more info

Student Comedy Showcase with Scott Bruce

4:00 - 6:00 pm | Misciagna Center Titelman Study

>> more info

1970s Day: Campus-Wide Decade Celebration

Faculty and Staff:
Disco fever hits Penn State Altoona! Get out your polyester leisure suit and platform shoes and do the hustle.

Decorate your office, dress up, and play music from the 70s. The office with the best 1970s spirit will be eligible for prizes!

Disco Christmas Dinner

Port Sky Café

Get disco fever at Port Sky Café with a Disco Christmas Dinner. Remember the fondue era …?

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

Blood Drive benefiting American Red Cross and Thon

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

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Student Comedy Showcase with Scott Bruce

4:00 - 6:00 pm | Misciagna Center Titelman Study

>> more info

Ivyside Dance Ensemble

7:30 pm | Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre

>> more info

Penn State Altoona Business & Engineering Student Showcase

8:45 am - 2:20 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://altoona.psu.edu/studentshowcase

Ivyside Dance Ensemble

7:30 pm | Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre

>> more info

Penn State Altoona University Jazz Band and Choir

2:30 - 4:30 pm | Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre

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Film Series: The Sting (1973)

6:00 pm | Devorris Downtown Center

Two con men try to pull their greatest heist. Bring a deck of cards to win the soundtrack!

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

Senior Integrative Arts Performance: Christopher Shrift

7:30 - 9:00 pm | Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre

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Penn State Altoona Commencement

11:00 am | Jaffa Shrine, Altoona

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

January 2015

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Film Series: Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)

6:00 pm | Devorris Downtown Center

A bitter detective helps a cartoon rabbit on the run. Bring a magnifying glass to win the DVD!

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

Faculty Lecture Series: Wopsononock and Ivyside History

12:15 - 1:00 pm | Hawthorn Building 150

Presented by Elaine Conrad.

Bring a brown bag lunch!

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

1980s Day: Campus-Wide Decade Celebration

Faculty and staff:
May the force be with you today as we celebrate the 1980s. (fyi, would also be a good day to "phone home")

Decorate your office, dress up and play music from the 80s. Rubik's Cube contest, anyone? Acid washed jeans? Flashdance sweatshirts? Leg warmers?

The office with the best 1980s spirit (and the person with the biggest 80s hair) will be eligible for prizes.

80s Movie Marathon

Port Sky Cafe

Stop by Port Sky Café for an 80s Movie Marathon, and get sugared up at their candy buffet.

Blood Drive benefiting American Red Cross and Thon

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

>> more info

February 2015

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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

Blood Drive benefiting American Red Cross and Thon

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

>> more info

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

African American Read-In Community Dinner Program

Port Sky Cafe

Contact mbs12@psu.edu for more information

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

Sonia Sanchez: Poetry Reading

Misciagna Center

contact mbs12@psu.edu for information

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

Hard Freight Cafe

7:00 pm | Misciagna Center Titelman Study

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

March 2015

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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

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

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

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

April 2015

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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

History Encampment

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

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

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!

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

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

May 2015

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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

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

Penn State Altoona Commencement

10:00 am | Jaffa Shrine, Altoona

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

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