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Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
Yogita Goyal in conversation with Roger Reeves
160 Willard Building. Co-sponsored by the Dept of African American Studies' Sawyer Seminar Series and the Modern and Contemporary Studies Initiative, this public event will feature award-winning poet Roger Reeves (author of King Me) in conversation with ...
Penn State University – Willard Building
University Park, PA

Thu 2/22/18 at 6pm-7:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Intuitive Self Care & Boundaries
Join Intuitive Guide Amanda Kunkel 2 1/2-hour workshop to dramatically up-grade your life with your guardian angels. Guardian Angels are non-denominational guides who have been with you since birth! Not only do they look out for you, but they WANT you to l...
Christine's Yoga
State College, PA

Sat 2/24/18 at 1pm-3pm
Talks & Readings: Family/Child (Books)
Stories for Little Eyes and Ears: One book + one work of art
Dream Something Big: The Story of the Watts Towers (2011) by Dianna Hutts Aston, illustrated by Susan L. Roth + Doc/Pride/Humility (2011) by Bonnie Collura. Families and friends with young children are welcome to gather for a story and discussion at 11:...
Penn State University – Palmer Museum
University Park, PA

Sat 2/24/18 at 11am-11:45am
Talks & Readings: Conference
We All Deserve a Happy Valley: Building a community of trust and safety in a college town
Penn State students are hosting a deliberation to talk about living in a college town. We would love to have people within the State College community, along with Penn State students, come and talk about how we can improve our community. As Penn State Stud...
Fraser Street Commons
State College, PA

Sat 2/24/18 at 5pm-7pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Astronomy on Tap: Getting into Space
Our next event is Monday, February 26th at Happy Valley Brewing Company. We'll hear from local Penn State grad students Michael Rodruck and Christian Gilbertson on the history of the space race, and the problem with space debris. As always, we'll have free...
Happy Valley Brewing Company
State College, PA

Mon 2/26/18 at 5pm-7pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
5 Steps to Save, Plan and Pay for College Presentation
The Mid-State Literacy Council will welcome Keri Neidig, the director of business development for Sallie Mae, at 6 p.m. on Feb. 27 and 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 28 for her presentation “Five Steps to Save, Plan and Pay for College.” While geared toward college stu...
Mid-State Literacy Council
State College, PA

Tue 2/27/18 at 6pm-7pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Juniata College's Bailey Oratorical Contest
Show your support for one of Juniata's longest standing traditions! The Communication Department invites all members of the Juniata community to attend the Bailey Oratorical speech contest.
Juniata College – Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts
Huntingdon, PA

Tue 2/27/18 at 7:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
What is Activist Literature?
A roundtable discussion about what makes a work of literature "activist." Part of events with Centre County Reads.
Penn State University – Pattee-Paterno Libraries
University Park, PA

Tue 2/27/18 at 3:30pm-5pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
5 Steps to Save, Plan and Pay for College Presentation
The Mid-State Literacy Council will welcome Keri Neidig, the director of business development for Sallie Mae, at 6 p.m. on Feb. 27 and 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 28 for her presentation “Five Steps to Save, Plan and Pay for College.” While geared toward college stu...
Mid-State Literacy Council
State College, PA

Wed 2/28/18 at 9:30am-10:30am
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Centre County Genealogical Society Presents Getting to Know You
An informal chance for members and guests to get acquainted, and to share their research strategies, success stories, and brick walls. We will sit in small groups to facilitate conversation. Bring your laptops for show-and-tell or instant research using...
Foxdale Village
State College, PA

Thu 3/1/18 at 7pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Plastics@thePalmer Artist Lecture: Visual Activism
Zanele Muholi, artist. Zanele Muholi is an internationally celebrated portrait photographer and human rights activist based in Johannesburg. Her work focuses on the rampant violence against sexual minorities in South Africa and elsewhere, and was featu...
Penn State University – Palmer Museum
University Park, PA

Tue 3/13/18 at 4:30pm-5pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
GriefShare
The group meets weekly to offer empathy and support to people who have lost a loved one.
Christ Community Church
State College, PA

Wed 3/14/18 at 6:30pm-8pm
Wed 3/21/18 at 6:30pm-8pm
Wed 3/28/18 at 6:30pm-8pm
Wed 4/4/18 at 6:30pm-8pm
Wed 4/11/18 at 6:30pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
The Art of Poetry
Gabeba Baderoon, associate professor of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, and African Studies. Surround yourself in visual and verbal imagery while Penn State poets, storytellers, and other literary friends read their latest work in a feast for t...
Penn State University – Palmer Museum
University Park, PA

Wed 3/14/18 at 12:10pm-1pm
Talks & Readings: Family/Child (Books)
Stories for Little Eyes and Ears: One book + one work of art
Sidewalk Flowers (2015) by JonArno Lawson, illustrated by Sydney Smith + Aspects of the City (1986) by Dorothy Dehner. Families and friends with young children are welcome to gather for a story and discussion at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday mornings.
Penn State University – Palmer Museum
University Park, PA

Sat 3/17/18 at 11am-11:45am
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Plastics@thePalmer Entangled Conversation: Flexible Consumption: Plastics and the American Ecology of Oil
Brian Black, professor of history and environmental studies, and head, Arts and Humanities Division, Penn State Altoona
Penn State University – Palmer Museum
University Park, PA

Fri 3/23/18 at 12:10pm-1pm
Talks & Readings: Family/Child (Books)
Stories for Little Eyes and Ears: One book + one work of art
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia (2015) by Miranda Paul, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon + Akpalakpa II (Weave) (2012) by Ifeoma U. Anyaeji. Families and friends with young children are welcome to gather for a story a...
Penn State University – Palmer Museum
University Park, PA

Sat 3/24/18 at 11am-11:45am
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings, Talks/Lectures
Evan Pugh's Penn State: America's Model Agricultural College
Presented by author Roger L. Williams. This illustrated talk showcases the life and contributions of Evan Pugh (1828-64), the University's founding president, in quickly building the school into the model institution of its kind—America’s first scientifica...
Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau
State College, PA

Sun 3/25/18 at 2pm-3pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Plastics@thePalmer Entangled Conversation: Plastic Natures: Of (Wo)men and Money
Sajay Samuel, clinical professor of accounting, Smeal College of Business.
Penn State University – Palmer Museum
University Park, PA

Fri 3/30/18 at 12:10pm-1pm
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word, Museum
The Art of Poetry
Sara J. Grossman, visiting fellow, Center for Humanities and Information. Surround yourself in visual and verbal imagery while Penn State poets, storytellers, and other literary friends read their latest work in a feast for the eyes and ears. Sara J. G...
Penn State University – Palmer Museum
University Park, PA

Wed 4/4/18 at 12:10pm-1pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Centre County Genealogical Society Presents Preserving Your Family Heritage
Wondering what you should do with the heirlooms you have? Erin Hicks from the Pennsylvania Room will cover resources and ideas for preserving the treasures that tell your family’s story. Learn how to protect family photos, old books, letters, and more! ...
Foxdale Village
State College, PA

Thu 4/5/18 at 7pm-8:30pm
    

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