Community Events

September 2014

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Tue, Sep 2
12:15 - 1:00 pm
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Faculty Lecture Series: 75 Years of Penn State Altoona

Hawthorn Building 150

Presented by Dr. Kenneth Womack, senior associate dean for Academic Affairs. Bring a brown bag lunch!

Thu, Sep 4
3:00 - 5:00 pm
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Gallery Reception: Ivyside Juried Exhibition

Misciagna Center Titelman Study

A reception will be held for the 2014/2015 Ivyside Juried Artists: Benjamin Entner and Sarah Smith. Refreshments will be served.

Wed, Sep 10

1930s and 40s Day: Campus-wide Decades Celebration

Faculty and Staff: Immerse yourselves in the days of Bathhouse U and decorate your offices, dress up, and play music with a 30s and 40s theme. The office with the best 30s and 40s spirit will be eligible for prizes!

Thu, Sep 11
12:00 noon - 2:00 pm

Part time Job Fair

Slep Student Center Pond View Lounge

Fri, Sep 12 Web site

Family Weekend

Sat, Sep 13 Web site

Family Weekend

Sat, Sep 13
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

British Classic Car Club Skilled Driving Course

Juniata Gap Parking Lot (Facilities Rental - Not a Penn State Altoona event)

Sat, Sep 13
1:00 - 5:00 pm
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75th Anniversary Community Carnival

Join us for a community carnival – rides, inflatables, games of chance, a Dixieland band, food, and Creamery ice cream!

Sat, Sep 13
8:00 pm

Outdoor Film: Maleficent

Intramural Fields

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a movie under the stars.

Sat, Sep 13
9:45 pm
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75th Anniversary Fireworks

Intramural Fields

Sun, Sep 14 Web site

Family Weekend

Sun, Sep 14
6:00 pm
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Film Series: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Devorris Downtown Center

The classic political underdog film. Bring a box of cereal to win the DVD! Another movie classic from 1939.

Tue, Sep 23
9:00 pm

Entertainer Bianca Del Rio

Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre

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Wed, Sep 24
7:30 pm

University Laureate: Susan Russel

Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre

Penn State University Laureate for 2014-2015, Susan Russell, associate professor of theatre at University Park

Fri, Sep 26 Web site

Alumni Weekend

Alumni Weekend is a great time to reconnect with fellow alumni and relive memories of your college days at Penn State Altoona.

Sat, Sep 27 Web site

Alumni Weekend

Alumni Weekend is a great time to reconnect with fellow alumni and relive memories of your college days at Penn State Altoona.

Sun, Sep 28 Web site

Alumni Weekend

Alumni Weekend is a great time to reconnect with fellow alumni and relive memories of your college days at Penn State Altoona.

Sun, Sep 28
6:00 pm
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Film Series: The Major and the Minor (1942)

Devorris Downtown Center

A woman poses as a girl to save on fare but becomes trapped at a military school.

October 2014

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Thu, Oct 2
12:15 - 1:05 pm

Dr. Gene Giacomelli Lecture

Misciagna Center 101-103

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Thu, Oct 2
2:00 - 3:00 pm

Classical Music Project: Tackas String Quartet

Misciagna Center Titelman Study

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Thu, Oct 2
7:30 pm

Classical Music Project: Takacs String Quartet

Misciagna Center Edith Davis Eve Chapel

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Fri, Oct 3
7:30 pm

Recital: Dr. Bonnie Cutsforth-Huber

Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre

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Sun, Oct 5
6:00 pm
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Film Series: Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Devorris Downtown Center

The colorful life of musician George M. Cohan. Wear red, white, and blue to win the DVD!

Mon, Oct 6 Web site

Homecoming Week Kick Off

Tue, Oct 7
12:15 - 1:00 pm
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Faculty Lecture Series: 1939 and the Road to World War 2

Hawthorn Building 150

Presented by Dr. Steven Andrews, instructor in history. Bring a brown bag lunch!

Thu, Oct 9
6:00 pm
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Homecoming Parade

Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence

Join us in downtown Altoona for a 75th anniversary-themed homecoming parade!

Fri, Oct 10 Web site

Homecoming Weekend

Sat, Oct 11 Web site

Homecoming Weekend

Sun, Oct 12 Web site

Homecoming Weekend

Sun, Oct 12
6:00 pm
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Film Series: Trouble Along the Way (1953)

Devorris Downtown Center

Coach John Wayne struggles with his college team. Wear sports apparel to win a PSU prize!

Sat, Oct 18

Penn State Day

Wed, Oct 22

1950s Day: Campus-wide Decade Celebration

Faculty and Staff: Remember Happy Days, Grease, Elvis, the hula-hoop, sock hops and diners? Today is your day to go back to those days and decorate your offices, dress up, and play music with the 1950s theme. The office with the best 1950s spirit will be eligible for prizes!

Sun, Oct 26
6:00 pm
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Film Series: House of Wax (1953)

Devorris Downtown Center

A wax museum owner has villainous plans in store! Wear a costume to win the DVD!

Wed, Oct 29
7:30 pm

Speaker Series: Amy Robach

Blair County Convention Center

>> more info

Thu, Oct 30
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Operation Safe Trick or Treat

Intramural Fields

This event is free and open to children 12 and under with parental supervision.

November 2014

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Tue, Nov 4
12:15 - 1:00 pm
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Faculty Lecture Series: 1939 - Hollywood's Golden Year

Hawthorn Building 150

Presented by Jared Frederick, instructor in history. Bring a brown bag lunch!

Sun, Nov 9
6:00 pm
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Film Series: The Great Escape (1963)

Devorris Downtown Center

POWs try to evade their captors. Bring a photo of a loved one in uniform to win the book!

Wed, Nov 12

1960s Day: Campus-Wide Decade Celebration

Faculty and Staff: Woodstock, hippies, and feeling groovy! Mad Men, Mary Poppins, West Side Story, My Fair Lady Whatever your style, the 60s have something for everybody. Show your 60s style and decorate your offices, dress up, and play music with the 1960s theme. The office with the best 1960s spirit will be eligible for prizes!

Wed, Nov 12

60s Movie Musicals screenings

Stop by Port Sky Café for 60s movie musical screenings all day!

Thu, Nov 13
7:30 - 9:30 pm
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Bob: A Life in Five Acts

Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre

BOB is a comedic exploration of American mythology and values and the treacherous pursuit of happiness. Tickets are $5 for Penn State Altoona Students and $7 for regular admission.

Fri, Nov 14
7:30 - 9:30 pm
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Bob: A Life in Five Acts by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre

BOB is a comedic exploration of American mythology and values and the treacherous pursuit of happiness. Tickets are $5 for Penn State Altoona Students and $7 for regular admission.

Sat, Nov 15
2:00 - 3:30 pm
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Bob: A Life in Five Acts by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre

BOB is a comedic exploration of American mythology and values, and the treacherous pursuit of happiness. $5 Penn State Altoona Students, $7 regular Admissions

Sun, Nov 16
2:00 - 3:30 pm
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Bob: A Life in Five Acts by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre

BOB is a comedic exploration of American mythology and values, and the treacherous pursuit of happiness. $5 -Penn State Altoona students. $7 - Regular Admission

Sun, Nov 16
6:00 pm
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Film Series: In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Devorris Downtown Center

A bigoted white sheriff and a black detective join forces. Bring a can of food to win the DVD!

Sun, Nov 30
6:00 pm
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Film Series: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Devorris Downtown Center

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

December 2014

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Tue, Dec 2
12:15 - 1:00 pm
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Faculty Lecture Series: Environmental Issues Tied in with the New Deal

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!

Thu, Dec 4
12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
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Titelman Cabaret

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.

Fri, Dec 5
7:30 - 9:00 pm
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Ivyside Pride Choral Ensemble presents "1939"

Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre

Ivyside Pride will present a selection of repertoire from 1939 in honor of the Penn State Altoona 75th Anniversary year. Tickets are $5 Penn State Altoona students, $7 regular admission.

Sat, Dec 6
2:00 - 3:00 pm
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Ivyside Pride Choral Ensemble presents "1939"

Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre

Ivyside Pride will present an evening concert of works from 1939 in honor of the 75th anniversary of Penn State Altoona. $5 Penn State Altoona Students, $7 regular admission

Wed, Dec 10

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!

Wed, Dec 10 Web site

Disco Christmas Dinner

Port Sky Café

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

Thu, Dec 11
7:30 - 9:00 pm
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Ivyside Dance Ensemble

Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre

Ivyside Dance Ensemble will present a concert of varied repertoire. $5 Penn State Altoona Students, $7 regular admission.

Fri, Dec 12
7:30 - 9:00 pm
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Ivyside Dance Ensemble

Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre

Ivyside Dance Ensemble will present a concert of varied repertoire. $5 Penn State Altoona Students, $7 regular admission.

Sat, Dec 13
2:30 - 4:30 pm
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Penn State Altoona University Jazz Band and Choir

Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre

The jazz band and choir will present a concert of varied seasonal repertoire. This concert is free and open to the public.

Sun, Dec 14
6:00 pm
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Film Series: The Sting (1973)

Devorris Downtown Center

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

Sat, Dec 20
11:00 am
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Penn State Altoona Commencement

Jaffa Shrine, Altoona

January 2015

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Sun, Jan 18
6:00 pm
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Film Series: Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)

Devorris Downtown Center

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

Tue, Jan 20
12:15 - 1:00 pm
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Faculty Lecture Series: Wopsononock and Ivyside History

Hawthorn Building 150

Presented by Elaine Conrad. Bring a brown bag lunch!

Wed, Jan 21

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.

Wed, Jan 21

80s Movie Marathon

Port Sky Cafe

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

February 2015

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Tue, Feb 3
12:15 - 1:00 pm
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Faculty Lecture Series: The Roots of Rock 'n Roll

Misciagna Center 101-103

Presented by Dr. J. Jerome Zolten, associate professor of communication arts and sciences. Bring a brown bag lunch!

Mon, Feb 9

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.

Wed, Feb 11

Video Game Theme Event

Port Sky Café

Sun, Feb 22
6:00 pm
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Film Series: The Color Purple (1985)

Devorris Downtown Center

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

March 2015

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Tue, Mar 3
12:15 - 1:00 pm
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Faculty Lecture Series: Women of the Spanish Civil War

Misciagna Center 101-103

Presented by Dr. Julia A. Hudson-Richards, assistant professor of history. Bring a brown bag lunch!

Sun, Mar 15
6:00 pm
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Film Series: Sneakers (1992)

Devorris Downtown Center

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

Sun, Mar 22
6:00 pm
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Film Series: Pleasantville (1998)

Devorris Downtown Center

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

Wed, Mar 25 Web site

Harry Potter Dinner

Port Sky Café

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

Wed, Mar 25 Web site

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.

April 2015

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Tue, Apr 7
12:15 - 1:00 pm
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Faculty Lecture Series: Evolution of the Death Penalty in America

Misciagna Center 101-103

Presented by Dr. Amanda K. Cox, assistant professor of criminal justice. Bring a brown bag lunch!

Fri, Apr 10
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

History Encampment

Grounds Outside Hawthorn Building

Sun, Apr 12
6:00 pm
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Film Series: 3:10 to Yuma (2007)

Devorris Downtown Center

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

Wed, Apr 15 Web site

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.

Wed, Apr 15 Web site

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.

Sat, Apr 18
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Fair

Hawthorn and Misciagna

Honors Program-Sponsored Extravaganza of Student Research and Creative Activities. Monetary Awards for Students!

Sun, Apr 19
1:00 pm

Altoona Curve Game

PNG Field, Altoona

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

Sun, Apr 19
6:00 pm
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Film Series: The Majestic (2001)

Devorris Downtown Center

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

Sun, Apr 26
6:00 pm
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Film Series: Secretariat (2010)

Devorris Downtown Center

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

May 2015

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Sun, May 3
6:00 pm
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Film Series: The Monuments Men (2014)

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!

Tue, May 5
12:15 - 1:00 pm
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Faculty Lecture Series: Transformations in Nursing

Misciagna Center 101-103

Presented by Ms. Lori Smith, instructor in nursing. Bring a brown bag lunch!

Sat, May 9
10:00 am
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Penn State Altoona Commencement

Jaffa Shrine, Altoona

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