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College of Arts and Architecture Newsline: October 26, 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

Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
~ Lecture by Anuradha Mathur, architect and landscape architect, and the Penn State Department of Landscape Architecture 2012 John R. Bracken Fellow, Tuesday, November 6, 6:00 p.m., jury space, Stuckeman Family Building. Mathur is professor and associate chair in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. To read the full story, click here.

Department of Art History
No announcements for this week.

Borland Gallery
~ Plant to Print, an exhibition by Christina Roberts, head of education and master printer at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, which introduces ways art and design are used to activate communities of traditional craftspeople in order to promote fair labor income-generating projects, continues through November 2, 2012. To read more about the topic, click here.

Center for the Performing Arts
~ Pilobolus Dance Theatre, Tuesday, October 30, 7:30 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium
~ Banjo Summit 2 featuring Béla Fleck, Tony Trischka, Bill Keith, Richie Stearns, Eric Weissberg, and Pete Wernick, Thursday, November 1, 7:30 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium
~ The Great Mountain by Red Sky Performance, Sunday, November 4, 2:00 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium
~ Donka: A Letter to Chekhov by Company Finzi Pasca, Wednesday, November 7, 7:30 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium
~ Ron Carter Trio, Wednesday, November 8, 7:30 p.m., Schwab AuditoriumLecture demonstration by bassist Ron Carter with guitarist Russell Malone and pianist Donald Vega, Wednesday, November 8, 4:00 p.m., Schwab Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Palmer Museum of Art

~ Floating Between Worlds: New Research on Japanese Prints in the Permanent Collection, continues through December 9, 2012
~ Photography at the Palmer: A Selection of Gifts, continues through December 16, 2012
~ Celebrating Forty Years of Gifts: Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection, continues through January 20, 2013

Paper Views:
Held the first Friday of each month in the Print Study Room, Paper Views is a series of one-day exhibitions that highlight works on paper from the permanent collection. As part of the fortieth anniversary, invited museum donors are guest curators.
~ Drawings and Maquettes by Seymour Lipton, selected by Barbara Palmer, Friday, November 2, 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Gallery Talks (Unless otherwise noted, talks begin in the galleries, Palmer Museum of Art. A greeter will be available in the lobby to direct visitors to the appropriate gallery.)
~ Visions of Water and Land in the Hudson River School, by Elizabeth W. Boyer, associate professor of water resources, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, and director, Pennsylvania Water Resources Research Center, Friday, November 2, 12:10 p.m.
~ Floating Between Worlds: A Conversation about Japanese Woodblock Prints, by Charlotte Eubanks, assistant professor of comparative literature, Japanese, and Asian studies, Friday, November 9, 12:10 p.m.

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

School of Music

~ Penn State Glee Club, directed by Christopher Kiver, Saturday, November 3, 8:00 p.m., Schwab Auditorium
The program includes selections ranging from the Renaissance period to a first performance of music from the soundtrack of the hit computer game, “Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.” The Hi-Lo’s will perform, and the concert will conclude with Glee Club alumni joining the current members to sing the Penn State songs. (Ticket required: $12 adult/$4 student)
~ Single Reed Summit, Friday-Saturday, November 9-10, Esber Recital Hall
Hosted by Anthony Costa, clarinet, and David Stambler, saxophone and featuring saxophone and clarinet players from the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions of the country.
     - Opening Concert, Friday, November 9, 2:30 p.m.
     - Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Saturday, November 10, 8:00 p.m.
~ “Research Unplugged” presents Anthony Leach, Thursday, November 15, 12:15 p.m., Downsbrough Community Room, Schlow Centre Region Library. Leach, associate professor of music and music education, will be the season closing speaker for “Research Unplugged.” In its ninth season, “Research Unplugged” is a speaker series that brings Penn State researchers into the community for lively public discussions. To read more, click here.

~ Tubaween: Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble with Christopher Guzman, piano, Monday, October 29, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I
~ Student Recital: Evan Harger, conducting, Tuesday, October 30, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Bach’s Lunch: Solos and Ensembles from the Flute Studio, Thursday, November 1, 12:10 p.m., Eisenhower Chapel, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
~ An English Viola Recital: Hillary Herndon, viola, and Wei-Chun Bernadette Lo, piano, Friday, November 2, 5:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Senior Recital: Alison Geesey, voice, Friday, November 2, 5:00 p.m., University Baptist and Brethren Church
~ Junior Recital: Veronica Byron and Jamie Rapaport, voice, Saturday, November 3, noon, University Baptist and Brethren Church
~ Senior Recital: Brittany Mohney, bassoon, Saturday, November 3, 2:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Senior Recital: Joshua Crooke, violin, Saturday, November 3, 3:00 p.m., University Baptist and Brethren Church
~ Senior Recital: Abigail Conklin, saxophone, Saturday, November 3, 5:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Oriana Singers, Sunday, November 4, 2:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall (Ticket required: $4.99 adult/$2 student)
~ Concert Choir Sunday, November 4, 4:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall (Ticket required: $4.99 adult/$2 student)
~ Music Nova, Sunday, November 4, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Trombone Choir, Monday, November 5, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Horn Studio Recital, Wednesday, November 7, 8:15 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Bach’s Lunch: HiLos from the Penn State Glee Club, Thursday, November 8, 12:10 p.m., Eisenhower Chapel
~ Graduate Chamber Recital: So Young Jun, piano, Thursday, November 8, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall

School of Theatre

   Penn State Centre Stage
~ Sweeney Todd, continues through November 2, 7:30 p.m., Pavilion Theatre
Remaining performances are sold out. For more information about Sweeney Todd, click here.
~ In the Red and Brown Water, November 7-15, Playhouse Theatre
Oya runs—fast enough to win a scholarship out of the projects. But then the grief of family and the spirits of the bayou tear up the path beneath her swift feet, threatening to pull her beneath the water. How strong is the song of Oya’s run and can she outpace the call of fate? To learn more about In the Red and Brown Water, click here.

School of Visual Arts
Anderson Endowment Lecture
~ Lecture by Virgil Marti, artist, Monday, October 29, 12:30 p.m., Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art.
~ The Decade Show, a group exhibition at the HUB-Robeson Galleries, which continues through November 18, 2012. The exhibition features 30 years of State College Area School District alumni art and includes several Penn State School of Visual Arts alumni, students, and faculty. For more information, click here.

Zoller Gallery
~ School of Visual Arts Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, November 5-14.

Institute for the Arts and Humanities
Lectures are part of the Resident Scholar Lecture Series
~ “A Place Called Home: Memoirs of a Poet in the Liberian Civil War,” Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, associate professor of English, Penn State Altoona, Tuesday, November 6, noon, Room 7A Sparks Building.
~ “Outside Theory,” by Jonathan Eburne, associate professor of comparative literature and English, Tuesday, November 13, noon, 7A Sparks Building.


DATE CHANGE: 2012-13 Competition for Faculty Research Grants
The College Committee on Creative Accomplishment and Research announces the competition for the 2012-13 academic year with a deadline for receipt of proposals in 124 Borland Building by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 14, 2013.  The committee operates within a mandate to distribute the limited resources at its disposal to projects that promise a high degree of national and international visibility and recognition for the applicant and that hold the greatest possible significance to the applicant, the discipline, the college and the University. 

For more information on the competition and application, click here.

Institute for the Arts and Humanities 2013 Funding Support
The Institute for the Arts and Humanities has funding opportunities available for 2013 in Interdisciplinary Projects, Individual Faculty Grants, and the Resident Scholars and Artists Program. To learn more about the opportunities, visit or click here.

Save-the-Date: All-College Meeting and Holiday Reception
The College of Arts and Architecture’s next All-College Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. in the Hintz Family Alumni Center, with a holiday reception following until 5:00 p.m. An invitation with a request for employee RSVP will be sent in November.

A&A Faculty Research Forum
The Office of the Associate Dean for Administration, Research and Graduate Studies announces the fourth in its series of informal gatherings where A&A faculty discuss their research ideas and interests for the purpose of seeking collegial feedback, advice, and support, Monday, November 12, noon-1:00 p.m., 103 Stuckeman Family Building. The objective of the series is to foster camaraderie across the college so all A&A faculty are encouraged to attend regardless of departmental affiliation.  The goal of each forum is to share information on methods, resources and funding sources with the possibility of revealing previously unknown intersections in research interests.

Each forum features two presenters who will offer a brief introduction to their current research projects. The presenters at the November 12 forum will be Tim Murtha, associate professor of landscape architecture and Amara Solari, assistant professor of art history. Both Murtha and Solari conduct research on the ancient Mayan civilization of Mesoamerica. 

Bring your lunch and share your ideas with your colleagues. Beverages will be provided. 

For more information, contact Randy Ploog at

College Performance Ticket Lottery
Fred Weber, assistant professor of art, was the winner of the college’s ticket lottery drawing for two tickets to Sweeney Todd, and Naomi Seidman, assistant professor of music, was the recipient of two tickets to Banjo Summit.
Organized by the Staff Advisory Council, a ticket lottery system is being offered again this year for select performances throughout the college. The drawing for the tickets will occur one week before the performance.  For included performances and the form to enter, go to


2013 Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology
Faculty can learn and share innovative uses of technology to enhance teaching, learning, and research at “Unlocking Our Potential and the Culture of Teaching and Learning,” 2013 Penn State Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology, Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, Saturday, March 16, 2013, 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

For more information and to register for this free event, visit The symposium is sponsored by Information Technology Services.

Faculty who are using technology to enrich teaching, learning, or research are encouraged to submit a presentation proposal using the online form at The deadline to submit proposals is November 9, 2012.

2013 Faculty/Staff Achievement Awards
The Faculty and Staff Achievement Awards are awarded to faculty and staff who exhibit excellence in the workplace. The awards include the Barash Award for Human Service; McKay Donkin Award; Award for Administrative Excellence; Staff Excellence Award; Support Staff Award; and the Dr. James Robinson Equal Opportunity Award. Deadline to submit nominations is Friday, December 14, 2012. For more information, click here.


B. Stephen Carpenter II, professor of art education, co-edited a special summer 2012 issue of Visual Arts Research, 38(1) titled, “The Graphic Novel and Art Education,” and co-authored the editorial for the journal, “Drawing Together or Reflections on How (Not) to Edit Graphic Novels in Art Education.”

Nancy Locke, associate professor of art history, has published an article, “The Radical Style and Local Context of Cézanne's Mary Magdalen (Sorrow),” in the online journal Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, vol. 11, issue 3 (Autumn 2012). For more information, visit

Joyce Robinson, curator, Palmer Museum of Art, has been elected to serve as vice-president on the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts’ Board of Directors.

Rudy Shepherd, assistant professor of art, is participating in a group exhibition, The Ergotist, at GrizzlyGrizzly in Philadelphia, November 2-December 2, 2012.  For more information, click here.

Ann Holt, Ph.D. candidate in art education, has published an article, “Lowenfeld at Hampton (1939-1946): Empowerment, Resistance, Activism, and Pedagogy,” in the fall 2012 issue of Studies in Art Education, 54(1), 6-20. 

Kelema Moses, Ph.D. candidate in art history, gave an invited lecture, "Kingdom, Territory, State: Negotiating Visualities in Hawaii,” to the Department of Art History and Visual Arts, Occidental College, Los Angeles, October 18, 2012. Moses is currently a lecturer in the History of Art and Visual Culture at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Irma Carolina Rubio, Ph.D. candidate in art education and women's studies, was part of the Crescendo Cultural Task Force and contributed to the paper, Crescendo Cultural: The Future of Latino Arts in the U.S.  For more information visit>.

No announcements for this week.

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October 22, 2012
Carrolltown Native Honored for Academic Achievement at Penn State

October 22, 2012
Anuradha Mathur - John R. Bracken Fellow Lecture

October 19, 2012
St. Lawrence String Quartet Continues Beethoven Series November 14 at Schwab

October 19, 2012
Art Education Graduate Student Continues to Lead "Blue Out" Charitable Initiative

October 19, 2012
Penn State Centre Stage Presents "Sweeney Todd"

October 18, 2012
Pittsburgh Professor to Give Dickson Memorial Lecture in Art History

October 18, 2012
Iconic Jazz Bassist Ron Carter and his Trio Perform at Schwab November 8

October 18, 2012
"Energy Chickens" Prove Games Can Be More Than Child's Play

October 17, 2012
Four Former Penn State Ceramics Students Present at Prestigious Symposium

October 16, 2012
John M. Anderson Lecture Series Hosts Philadelphia-Based Artist Virgil Marti

October 16, 2012
Alumna's Documentary Honored at Hollywood Film Festival

October 16, 2012
Company Finzi Pasca Pays Homage to Chekhov in Circus-Theater Show November 7

October 15, 2012
College of Arts and Architecture Alumni, Students and Faculty Featured in HUB-Robeson Center Exhibition