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College of Arts and Architecture Newsline: July 20, 2012


For a complete schedule of College of Arts and Architecture events, including performances and exhibitions presented by our museum and performing arts units, visit the college's Web Events calendar at

Palmer Museum of Art

~ Color My World: Color Photographs from the Permanent Collection, continues through August 19, 2012
~ American Quilts from the Terasaki Collection, continues through August 26, 2012
~ Protecting Paper at the Palmer, continues through September 9, 2012

Workshops for Adults:
~ Appliqué by Hand, Saturday, July 21, noon
In this workshop, participants will study examples of appliqué and learn the process of stitching cut and shaped pieces of fabric onto larger textile blocks. Workshop led by quiltmaker Kimberly Davis. Participants must purchase a $10 packet of materials from the instructor.
~ Go Crazy for Quilting!, Saturday, August 4, noon
“Crazy quilts” are defined by the sewing of assorted fabrics into asymmetrical designs in order to create an irregular patchwork. Under the guidance of quilt maker Kimberly Davis, participants will view crazy quilts in the Terasaki Collection, and then hand sew a crazy-quilt block that can be used as a quilt square or pillow top. Participants must purchase a $15 packet of materials from the instructor.
The workshops are free, but participants must preregister by contacting the curator of education at 814-863-9188 or

Gallery Talks (unless otherwise noted, talks start in the Christoffers Lobby, Palmer Museum of Art)
~ Summer is for Learning: Focus on the Collection, by Palmer Museum of Art summer interns, Friday, July 27, 12:10 p.m.

Workshops for Children:
~ Hip to be Square: Make Your Own Quilt Square, Saturday, July 21, 10:15 a.m.
In this workshop led by Samantha Nolte, art educator, children will view a number of works from the summer exhibition, American Quilts from the Terasaki Collection. They will work in groups to create patterns on fabric. Recommended for ages 5-7. Workshop is free, but participants must preregister at 814-865-7673 or

For more information on exhibitions and other events at the Palmer Museum, visit

School of Theatre

Penn State Centre Stage
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, continues through August 4, 2012
Off-Broadway’s longest-running musical, the comedy about love in suburbia explores the various ups and downs of love and different types of relationships.
For more information about upcoming Centre Stage productions, click here.


College of Arts and Architecture All-College Meeting
In order to avoid conflicts with classes, the All-College meeting will be held on Thursday, August 23, 2012, at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center, beginning at 8:15 a.m. with a continental breakfast. The meeting will begin at 8:45 a.m. and will conclude with a luncheon starting at 11:45 a.m. The luncheon will end at 1:00 p.m. All new faculty and staff will be introduced, along with the most recent class of new tenured and promoted faculty members. College offices may be closed so all faculty and staff have the opportunity to attend the meeting.
Please note, the breakfast and meeting will be held in President’s Hall 1 and 2; and the lunch will be held in Dean’s Hall 1 and 2.
A response is required so that adequate arrangements can be made for the meal functions and seating. Responses are due by Monday, August 20. To RSVP, click here.

College’s Staff Advisory Council Seeks Nominations for Staff Recognition Award
The college’s Staff Advisory Council is seeking nominations for the Staff Special Recognition Award for the summer semester. The award recognizes individuals who went above and beyond their routine work to complete a task or assist someone. The recipient will be recognized at the next All-College Meeting following the awarding semester. 

Recipients are to be chosen with majority vote by the A&A Staff Advisory Council. This semester’s deadline date for submitting a nomination is Friday, August 17. For thesummer 2012 nomination form, visit


Lunch & Learn: Clickers in the Classroom
Faculty and staff interested in the use of student response systems, or clickers, are invited to register for a free "Lunch & Learn: Clickers in the Classroom--Pedagogical Best Practices" workshop to be held Wednesday, July 25, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, 108 Sackett Building. The speaker will be Dan Keefer, chair of the Department of Wellness and Sport Sciences and associate professor at Millersville University. To register for the workshop, visit . 

Faculty and Teaching Assistants to Explore Technologies for Teaching During Summer-Fest
Faculty, instructors, and graduate students are invited to participate in a free workshop during Summer-Fest session developed to target technology as it relates to pedagogy and research. Sessions are scheduled to take place during the week before the start of fall semester (August 13-17). The workshop will highlight the ways instructors at Penn State are using technology to enhance classes and put innovative teaching ideas into practice. For more information, go to and click “Summer-Fest” in the black bar at the top of the page to view all available sessions.


Madhuri Desai, assistant professor of art history, and Kelema Moses, Ph.D. candidate in art history, have contributed chapters to the book, Colonial Frames, Nationalist Histories: Imperial Legacies, Architecture, and Modernity, Mrinalini Rajagopalan and Madhuri Desai, eds., (Ashgate, 2012), 336 pages.

The College of Arts and Architecture New Faculty & Staff Orientation will be held on Tuesday, August 21, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 121 Borland Building.

NOTE:  The Newsline is published bi-weekly. Look for the next issue on Friday, August 3, 2012.

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