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February 2016

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African American Read-In Community Dinner Program

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

A community dinner program offered as part of the 2016 African American Read-In. The event is open to the campus and surrounding communities. The event is free, but advance reservations required. Appropriate for all ages. Email cab11@psu.edu or call 814-949-5280 to reserve seats.

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

African American Read-In Monday Marathon

9:00 am - 5:30 pm | Misciagna Center Titelman Study

Come celebrate African American literature and literacy. Diverse performances, presentations, and refreshments throughout the day. Listen and enjoy, or volunteer to participate. Contact RLR28@psu.edu to schedule a 5 minute reading slot. For more information see http://www.altoona.psu.edu/aareadin/events.php

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

Keynote Presentation, African American Read-In

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

Brooklyn landscape architect Elizabeth Kennedy will present "Decisive Moments: Finding the Thresholds of African American Place"

More information at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/aareadin/docs/2016_KENNEDY.pdf

Poetry Reading: Evie Shockley

5:30 - 6:30 pm | Misciagna Center Titelman Study

Evie Shockley, Featured Author for the 2016 African American Read-In, will be giving a poetry reading and book signing. Free and open to the public.

More information at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/aareadin/docs/2016_SHOCKLEY.pdf

Chancellor and Dean's Ping Pong Challenge benefiting THON

12:00 noon - 2:00 pm | Slep Student Center

Handling Hard to Handle People

9:00 - 11:30 am | Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence 201

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Reggie Wayne Morris Blues Band

5:00 - 6:15 pm | Port Sky Cafe Creekside Room

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"When Teaching IS Research: Undergraduate Research with Rowland" with Dr. Nicholas Rowland

12:10 - 1:00 pm | Slep Student Center Fireside Lounge

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Winter's Tales

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

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March 2016

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Hard Freight Cafe

7:00 pm | Misciagna Center Titelman Study

Shaashawn 'The Voyce' Dial-Snowden

7:00 - 8:00 pm | Slep Student Center Pond View Lounge

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Nothing Queer About It

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

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Safe Space: Sexual Orientation and Gender Talk

6:00 - 7:00 pm | Misciagna Center 101-103

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Notes at Noon with Galen

12:00 noon - 1:00 pm | Port Sky Cafe Fireside Room

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Poetry Reading by Rebecca Foust

12:10 - 1:00 pm | Eve Chapel

A poetry reading by Rebecca Foust, sponsored by the English Department.

Gallery Opening: Emerging Artist

3:00 - 5:00 pm | Misciagna Center Titelman Study and Sheetz and McLanahan Galleries

Emerging Artist in Residence for Spring 2016 Vanessa Michael will open her spring gallery exhibition on Thursday, March 17, 2016. Gallery Reception. Free and open to the public.

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

McCarthy Family Irish Trio

6:00 - 7:30 pm | Port Sky Cafe Creekside Room

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Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec and Lori Greiner

7:30 pm | Blair County Convention Center

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Healing Your HR Headaches: Cures for the Biggest Recruiting and HIring Issues

9:00 - 11:30 am | Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence 201

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April 2016

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"Are you a Writer who Teaches or a Teacher who Writes: The Balancing Act of 2 Careers, 2 Continents" with Dr. Patricia Jabbeh Wesley

12:10 - 1:00 pm | Slep Student Center Fireside Lounge

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Gallery Reception: VAST Senior Exhibition and VAST Student Exhibition

3:00 - 5:00 pm | Misciagna Center Titelman Study and Sheetz and McLanahan Galleries

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

Theatre Performance: Scapin, Moliere

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

A comedy by Molière - Adapted by Bill Irwin and Mark O'Donne||. The servant Scapin, of the household of Geronte, promises to help in the affairs of his of his charge, Leander (Geronte's son). This adaptation was originally staged by the New Vaudeville, Tony award winning actor Bill Irwin.

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

Theatre Production: Scapin, Molier

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

A comedy by Molière - Adapted by Bill Irwin and Mark O'Donne||. The servant Scapin, of the household of Geronte, promises to help in the affairs of his of his charge, Leander (Geronte's son). This adaptation was originally staged by the New Vaudeville, Tony award winning actor Bill Irwin.

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

Theatre Production: Scapin, Molier

2:00 - 4:00 pm | Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre

A comedy by Molière - Adapted by Bill Irwin and Mark O'Donne||. The servant Scapin, of the household of Geronte, promises to help in the affairs of his of his charge, Leander (Geronte's son). This adaptation was originally staged by the New Vaudeville, Tony award winning actor Bill Irwin.

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

Theatre Production: Scapin, Molier

2:00 - 4:00 pm | Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre

A comedy by Molière - Adapted by Bill Irwin and Mark O'Donne||. The servant Scapin, of the household of Geronte, promises to help in the affairs of his of his charge, Leander (Geronte's son). This adaptation was originally staged by the New Vaudeville, Tony award winning actor Bill Irwin.

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

Reading by author Sean Prentiss

12:10 - 1:00 pm | Eve Chapel

A reading by author Sean Prentiss from his book "Finding Abbey," sponsored by the English Department.

Concert: Tim Melbinger

2:00 - 4:00 pm | Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre

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

Effective Public Speaking for the Corporate World

9:00 - 11:30 am | Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence 201

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Pacific Rhythm Polynesian Dancers

7:00 pm | Slep Student Center Portico

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Gallery Reception: VAST Senior Exhibition and VAST Student Exhibition

3:00 - 5:00 pm | Misciagna Center Titelman Study and Sheetz and McLanahan Galleries

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

Ivyside Dance Ensemble Performance

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

Penn State Altoona’s Ivyside Dance Ensemble will perform April 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are $5 for Penn State Altoona students and $7 for general admission. Children under 12 are free.

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

Student Showcase

8:45 am - 5:00 pm | Devorris Downtown Center and Force Advanced Technology Center

Students will be presenting on their business internships, EMET senior projects, Security and Risk Analysis projects and internships plus the Pechter Business Plan Competition.

Opening Remarks: 8:45 a.m. FREE Networking lunch at Heritage Discovery Center at noon. EMET demonstrations at Force Advanced Technology Center at 3 p.m.

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

Ivyside Dance Ensemble Performance

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

Penn State Altoona’s Ivyside Dance Ensemble will perform April 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are $5 for Penn State Altoona students and $7 for general admission. Children under 12 are 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, April 30, 2016, at 2:30 p.m. in the Paul R. and Margery Wolf Kuhn Theatre of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts.

Directed by music instructor Kent Martin, both ensembles are comprised of Penn State Altoona students. A variety of choral and contemporary big band styles will be performed. This performance is free and open to the public.

Information may be obtained at the box office Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and before and during all performances, by calling 814-949-5452.

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

May 2016

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Penn State Altoona Commencement

10:00 am | Jaffa Shrine, Altoona

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