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College of Arts and Architecture Newsline: February 8, 2013


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

~ “Artful Rainwater Design,” lecture by Eliza Pennypacker, Stuckeman professor in interdisciplinary design, Department of Landscape Architecture, Tuesday, February 12, noon, Jury Space, Stuckeman Building. To read the full story, click here.
~ “The Architecture of Medieval Cultivation in the Eastern Mediterranean,” lecture by Nikolas Bakirtzis, assistant professor and Marie Curie Fellow at the Science and Technology in Archaeology Research Center, Cyprus Institute in Nicosia, Tuesday, February 12, 6:00 p.m., Jury Space. To read the full story, click here.
~ “Anarchic Thinking: Fear and Loathing of Phenomenology,” lecture by Donald Kunze, professor emeritus of architecture and integrative arts, Wednesday, February 13, noon, Jury Space. To read the full story, click here.
~ “Campus Urbanisms,” lecture by Ray Gastil, Stuckeman Chair in design innovation, Wednesday, February 20, 6:00 p.m., Jury Space. To read the full story, click here.

Department of Art History

~ “Rewriting the Narrative: New Re-discoveries and Updates on the Armory Show,” 2012-13 Harold E. Dickson Memorial Lecture given by Laurette E. McCarthy, independent scholar and curator, Thursday, March 14, 6:00 p.m., 112 Borland Building. Lecture co-sponsored by the Palmer Museum of Art and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities.

Borland Gallery

~ Vieni Con Me: A Journey Through Italy Behind the Lens, photography exhibition by Jennifer Nagel, a senior pursuing a B.F.A. in photography, continues through February 15. To read more about the exhibition, click here.

Center for the Performing Arts

~ Italian Evening by Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, Tuesday, February 12, 7:30 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium
~ The following lectures are part of the Classical Music Project (CMP) Interdisciplinary Lecture Series. To read more about CMP, click here.
"Mozart in the Ballroom," by Eric McKee, associate professor of music theory, Tuesday, February 12, 2:30 p.m., Palmer Lipcon Auditorium. This  lecture examines the music, choreography, and habits of ballroom dancing in Vienna during the last quarter of the eighteenth century.
"Habits of the Viennese Ballroom,” by Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, founders and artistic directors of Opera Atelier, Tuesday, February 19, 2:30 p.m., Palmer Lipcon Auditorium.   This lecture includes information on presenting historically informed productions of opera and ballet to modern audiences throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Pynkoski will speak about Baroque dramaturgy and rhetorical gesture, while Lajeunesse Zingg will talk about French theatrical dancing in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and its dissemination throughout Europe.
~ The Addams Family, Thursday, February 14, 7:30 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium
~ Lord of the Dance, Sunday, February 17, 7:30 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium
~ Live at Birdland featuring the Birdland Big Band, directed by Tommy Igoe, Wednesday, February 20, 7:30 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium

Palmer Museum of Art

~ Lit with Piercing Glances: Linocuts by James Mullen, continues through May 19, 2013
~ “Varied and Untried”: Early Twentieth-Century American Painting from the James and Barbara Palmer Collection, continues through May 5, 2013
~ Drawn to Paint: The Art of Jerome Witkin, February 26-May 5, 2013
This exhibition will feature a major retrospective of Witkin’s work, with nearly 40 paintings and drawings that span more than four decades of his career.

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.)
~ A Dialogue on Human Agency: Seymour Lipton and Renée Stout, by Phoenix Savage, artist-in-residence, Friday, February 15, 12:10 p.m.

The Art of Music (Christoffers Lobby, Palmer Musem of Art)
~ Gems and Diversions for Clarinet, performed by Anthony J. Costa, assistant professor of clarinet, Wednesday, February 20, 12:10 p.m.

Paper Views:
Held the last 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.
~ Art and the Stage, selected by Robin Thomas, assistant professor of art history, Friday, February 22, 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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

School of Music

~ Junior Recital: Kate Anderson, saxophone, Sunday, February 10, 2:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall, Music Bldg I
~ Bass Demonstration: Kai Arvi, double bass, Monday, February 11, 7:00 p.m., 122 Music Building II
~ Faculty Recital: Anthony Costa, clarinet, Monday, February 11, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Brass Chamber Music, Tuesday, February 12, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Bach’s Lunch: Brass Area, Thursday, February 14, 12:10 p.m., Eisenhower Chapel, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
~ Guest Recital: Steven Mead, euphonium, Monday, February 18, 7:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Percussion Ensemble I and Mallet Ensemble, Tuesday, February 19, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Bach’s Lunch: Saxophone Studio, Thursday, February 21, 12:10 p.m., Eisenhower Chapel
~ Philharmonic Orchestra, Friday, February 22, 8:00 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium (Ticket required: $12 adult/$4 student)
~ Graduate Recital: Jeff Kinsey, saxophone, Saturday, February 23, 5:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall

School of Theatre

Penn State Centre Stage
Love’s Labour’s Lost, February 12-23, 7:30 p.m., Pavilion Theatre
Love and loquacity. Passion and puns. Rhetoric and romance. The Bard takes wordplay and wit to their most impressive in this clever comedy. 

Off Center (formerly called Studio Productions)
~ Indigenous Knowledge: Cultural Conversations 2013, continues through February 10, times vary, Downtown Theatre
Cultural Conversations, the only new works festival of its kind in the country, is devoted to fostering and promoting new dance, visual arts, and theatre pieces based on issues of local and global diversity. The festival offers a forum for professional and student artists where social issues can "play out" on a stage. For more information and schedules, click here.
~ Dance Concert by the University Dance Company, Thursday-Saturday, February 21-23, Playhouse Theatre
For more information, click here.

For more information about events and tickets, visit

School of Visual Arts

No announcements for this week.

Zoller Gallery

~ [sin-thuh-sahyz]: First-Year M.F.A. Student Exhibition, continues through February 15.

Institute for the Arts and Humanities

~ In His Own Words: The Life and Works of César Chávez Exhibition, continues through February 24, HUB-Robeson Galleries
~ “A Dialogue on Human Agency: Seymour Lipton and Renée Stout,” by Phoenix Savage, artist-in-residence, Friday, February 15, 12:10 p.m., Palmer Museum of Art

For more information on lectures and events, visit


A&A Faculty/Staff Offers for College’s 50th Anniversary

As announced at the all-college meeting in December, several special offers are being made to faculty and staff who would like to participate in the 50th Anniversary activities of the College of Arts and Architecture, April 4-7, 2013.

Waiver of $25 Registration Fee
Alumni and friends of the College have been invited to register for a fee of $25. Arts and Architecture faculty/staff members may attend and have the $25 registration fee waived. You will only need to pay for individual events that carry a cost, like the Friday luncheon or Saturday afternoon reception. There are many free events.  The registration site can be accessed via, and click on the Register tab in the lower left corner.  After selecting the events you wish to participate in, on the final page, enter the group code (discount code) 20psudiscount13 to have the $25 registration fee deducted from your total. One discount per person, please.

Group Rate for Tickets to Leonard Bernstein’s MASS Performances
A group rate of $31.05 (no processing fees) has been established for faculty and staff who are interested in attending either of the performances on April 5-6. Seats are located in the orchestra for both performances between rows F-I. You may purchase online, or go directly to any of the CPA box offices (Eisenhower, Penn State Downtown Theatre, HUB) to buy in person. If buying in person, you may select from the Orange seats on hold, or choose any open available seats. Reference A&A Faculty and Staff Discount to make sure you receive the discount.

To purchase tickets online for April 5 at 7:30 p.m., click on the link below:

To purchase tickets online for April 6 at 2:00 p.m., click on the link below: 


  • Select link and follow instructions to create an account, if you have never purchased online with the Arts Ticket Center.
  • Use Promo Code:  A&A MASS
  • Use your PSU domain (
  • Using the above online links, you can only purchase and print adult discounted tickets ($31.05 with no processing fees).

For questions related to the group rate for Mass tickets, contact Sherren McKenzie at

College’s Scholarship and Awards Committee Seeking Golumbic Nominations

The College of Arts and Architecture Scholarship and Awards Committee is seeking nominations for the 2013 Reuben and Gladys Golumbic Scholarship Award, which recognizes students who have demonstrated superior design, humanistic, and performance records and who have proven their potential for significant contribution to the arts and humanities. The amount of each scholarship award for 2013 will be approximately $5,700. Deadline for submission of nomination form is Friday, March 1. For more information, click here.


Nominations Sought for Mentoring and Achieving Women

The Commission for Women (CFW) annually recognizes women who have achieved and excelled at both Penn State and in their communities. Women selected for the Rosemary Schraer Mentoring Award and the Achieving Women Award will be honored at the commission's luncheon on Friday, April 26, 2013, at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, University Park. To submit nominations, visit Submissions are due no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, February 18, 2013

Educational Gaming Brownbag on the Physics of Thrills

Penn State’s Educational Gaming Commons is offering a free brownbag session, “The Physics of Thrills—Using Ride Simulations to Explore Thrills,” on Wednesday, February 20, noon-1:oo p.m., 202K Rider Building.

Michael Gallis, associate professor of physics at Penn State Schuylkill, will discuss simple, interactive Java simulations of various amusement park rides. The simulations allow students in introductory physics classes to explore how different parameters of physics operate in a dynamic and entertaining way and give insight into how engineers design a "thrilling" experience that is still safe. Participants can learn how interactive simulations can help students understand science concepts and discuss how adding elements from leisure gaming scenarios can enhance learning.

To register, select one of the following links:
202K Rider Building


Lonnie Graham, associate professor of art, and Marcus Shaffer, assistant professor of architecture, will speak at “Yesterday’s Frontiers and Tomorrow’s Horizons,” TEDxPSU’s third annual conference, March 17, 2013, in Schwab Auditorium. For more information, click here.

Andrew Hieronymi, assistant professor of new media, presented his new game installation, “Digits,” at the Pulse Art and Technology festival in Savannah, GA, January 31, 2013. To read more, click here.

Tom Lauerman and Shannon Goff, assistant professors of art, are participating in a group exhibition, I Like You and I Together, at Butter Projects, Detroit, Mich., which continues through March 16, 2013. For more information, click here.

Rudy Shepherd, assistant professor of art, is participating in a group exhibition, Almost Metal, at A+D Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago. The exhibition continues through February 16, 2013. For more information, click here.

Kristin Barry, Ph.D. candidate in art history, will present the following papers:
- “Pleasure and Light: An alternative analysis of Abbot Suger’s Abbey Church of Saint-Denis,” at the Leeds Medieval Congress: The Pleasure of Sight: Colour, Light, and Shapes, University of Leeds, England, July 1-4, 2013;
- “Timeline of Trojan War Iconography: From Alexander the Great to Izzet Senemoglu, Ancient Troy through the lens of visual tourism,” at The Trojan Wars and the Making of the Modern World: Classical Reception after Antiquity Symposium, Uppsala University, Sweden, June 13-16, 2013;
- “Synthesizing Lascaux: Aesthetics and Architectural Interpretation of Rock Art,” at the 12th International Bauhaus-Kolloquium, Weimar, Germany, April 4-7, 2013;
- “For Art’s Sake?: Reading ‘Values’ in the Architectural Presentation of Rock Art,” at the Midwest Art History Association Annual Conference, Columbus, Ohio, March 21-23, 2013.


Dependent Verification Program
A letter concerning the new Dependent Verification Program was recently mailed to all faculty and staff who have enrolled dependents on their University benefit plans. The Dependent Verification Program began January 2013. Aon Hewitt, Penn State's business partner in this process, is requesting that all faculty and staff provide documentation that substantiates the relationship to you of any dependent who is covered by your University group medical, dental and/or vision plans or participates in the tuition discount program.

All dependent verifications must be completed by March 31, 2013. For all questions regarding this program, please contact Aon Hewitt’s Dependent Verification Center at 1-888-223-3338. The Verification Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your convenience.

The Office of Human Resource also has a website with frequently asked questions and pertinent details concerning the Dependent Verification Program:

NOTE:  The Newsline is published bi-weekly. Look for the next issue on Friday, February 22, 2013.

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February 1, 2013
Lord of the Dance Donating $10 of Each Section-One Ticket Sold Between February 3 – 9 to THON

January 31, 2013
Cutural Conversation Festival Focuses on Knowing Who "We Are"

January 31, 2013
Omaha Theater Company’s How I Became a Pirate Sets Sail February 24 at Eisenhower

January 30, 2013
A Journey Through Italy in Borland Gallery

January 30, 2013
Penn State President's Concert set for February 8 in D.C.

January 30, 2013
Tommy Igoe and His Big Band Bring a Taste of Birdland Jazz to Penn State

January 30, 2013
Celebrate the College's Fiftieth Anniversary with Leonard Bernstein's MASS

January 30, 2013
Montreal Ballet Company Juxtaposes Two Dances in Italian Evening at Eisenhower