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College of Arts and Architecture Newsline: October 4, 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

(Lectures and seminars held in the Stuckeman Family Building Jury Space)
~ “P. S. (I L O V E) U. — T R I B O R O,” lecture by David Heasty (’00 B.S Graphic Design and Photography) and Stephanie Weigler, Triboro Design Solutions, Wednesday, October 16, 6:00 p.m.
Heasty and Weigler have received numerous industry awards, including being named Art Directors Club (ADC) Young Guns. In 2002, Heasty was named as one of the top 20 designers under age 30 by Print magazine. To learn more, visit
~ Christopher Counts Exhibit, continues through November 5, 2013, Rouse Gallery, Stuckeman Family Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Counts will give a lecture at 6:00 p.m. on October 17. For more information about Christopher Counts, visit

Department of Art History

~ “Taking the Temperature of the Room,” 2013-14 Harold E. Dickson Memorial Lecture given by Johanna Burton, Thursday, October 17, 6:00 p.m., 112 Borland Building. Burton is Keith Haring Director, curator of education and public engagement, New Museum.

Borland Gallery

~ Raw, installation exhibition by John DeGiovanni, a B.F.A. candidate in painting and drawing, continues through October 11. For more information, click here.

Center for the Performing Arts

~ The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, American Place Theatre’s Literature to Life Presentation, Tuesday, October 8, 7:30 p.m., Schwab Auditorium
~ St. Lawrence String Quartet, Wednesday, October 9, 7:30 p.m., Schwab Auditorium
~ An Acoustic Evening with Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin, Saturday, October 19, 7:30 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium

Go to for details about the music, theater and dance presentations.

Palmer Museum of Art

~ American Block and Burin: Wood Engravings from the Permanent Collection, continues through December 8, 2013
~ Recent Acquisitions, continues through December 15, 2013
~ Uncanny Congruencies, continues through December 15, 2013

~ Palmer Museum of Art Community Day, Saturday, October 5, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Enjoy live music, gallery talks, hands-on activities, and refreshments with friends and family.

Uncanny October Film Series (films shown in Palmer Lipcon Auditorium):
~ Alice (1988), Wednesday, October 9, 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, October 12, 2:00 p.m.
A film made for children... perhaps? This dark, surrealist interpretation of Lewis Caroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland combines live action with stop-motion animation.
~ Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010), Wednesday, October 16, 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, October 19, 2:00 p.m.
It's Christmas time, and Santa Claus is coming to town. But two Finnish boys learn that the true meaning of Christmas is best left buried. You'll never look at Saint Nick the same way again.

The Palmer will screen a series of films as part of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities’ “Uncanny October” project, featuring events on the theme of the uncanny, or the familiar made strange. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities.

The Art of Music (Christoffers Lobby, Palmer Musem of Art)
~ Air Dynamics, performed by Cathy Herrera, Susan Kroeker, Diane Gold Toulson, and Smith Toulson, flutes; Anne Sullivan, harp, Wednesday, October 16, 12:10 p.m.

American Art Lecture Series (Christoffers Lobby, Palmer Musem of Art)
~ “Flower Girls and Mountain Men: Postwar Prints in the Crosscurrents of Japanese Visual Culture,” by Bert Winther-Tamaki, chair, Department of art History, University of California, Ivrine, Monday, October 14, 4:30 p.m.
This lecture is held in conjunction with the spring 2014 exhibition, Forging Alliances.

Co-sponsored by the Palmer Museum of Art, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Asian Studies Program, Department of English, and Department of Art History.

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.)
~ Curator’s Choice: “The Specter of War: Philip Evergood’s End of Summer, 1942,” by Joyce Robinson, curator, and Nina Santarelli, Ph.D. candidate in art history, Friday, October 18, 12:10 p.m.

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

School of Music


~ Chamber Orchestra, Friday, October 4, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall [ticket required: $4.99 adult/$2 student]. The Chamber Orchestra is conducted by Gerardo Edelstein, director of orchestral studies.
The program features an early work by English composer Benjamin Britten, performed in honor of the composer's 100th birthday. The symphony was written in 1934, and is based on eight themes, which Britten wrote during his childhood (two per movement).
~ Fall Choral Collage (All Penn State choirs), Saturday, October 5, 8:00 p.m., Worship Hall, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center. Admission is free. Monetary donations will be accepted to support the State College Area Food Bank.
Performing choirs include the Concert Choir and Glee Club, conducted by Christopher Kiver; Oriana Singers, conducted by Lynn Drafall; University Choir and Essence of Joy, conducted by Anthony Leach; and Women's Chorale, conducted by Jayne Glocke.
~ Symphonic Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band, Sunday, October 6, 4:00 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium [ticket required: $12 adult/$4 student]. The Symphonic Band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble are conducted by Dennis Glocke, director of concert bands.
The program includes masterworks by American composers, including Richard Wagner, Henry Filmore and Aaron Copland.

~ Student Recital: Patrick Altmire, percussion, Saturday, October 5, 4:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I
~ Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Founder’s Day Recital, Sunday, October 6, 1:00 p.m., 101 Music Building II
~ Guest Artists: The Capitol Quartet, Monday, October 7, 7:00 p.m., Eisenhower Chapel, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
~ Percussion Studio Recital, Monday, October 7, 8:00 p.m., 122 Music Building II
~ Guest Artists: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Trombones in Concert, Monday, October 7, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Bach’s Lunch: Mallet Ensemble, Thursday, October 10, 12:10 p.m., 128 Music Building II
~ Philharmonic Orchestra, with guest artist Steven Smith, piano, Thursday, October 10, 8:00 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium [ticket required: $12 adult/$4 student]
~ Essence of Joy, Sunday, October 13, 4:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall [ticket required: $4.99 adult/$2 student]
~ Dimensions in Jazz, Sunday, October 13, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall [ticket required: $4.99 adult/$2 student]
~ Guest Artist: Amanda Collins, horn, Monday, October 14, 7:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concerto Competition, Tuesday, October 15, 7:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Bach’s Lunch: Tuba Studio/Brass, Thursday, October 17, 12:10 p.m., Eisenhower Chapel, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

Bring the concert hall to you by experiencing performances via livestream! Click here.

School of Theatre

Penn State Centre Stage
No Place to Be Somebody, continues through October 10, 7:30 p.m., Pavilion Theatre
You think you have a corner on soul? In the middle of the Civil Rights era, a black bartender matches wits with a white mobster in this Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

Off Center (formerly called Studio Productions)
~ Funk it Up About Nothin’, October 16, 17, 19, show times vary, Levels Night Club
A fresh urban take on a story as old skool as love itself, and complete with a live DJ, B-boys and girls, MCs and divas. It’s an outrageous “hip-hoptation” based on the Bard’s classic comedy Much Ado About Nothing.

School of Visual Arts

~ Faculty Collections: School of Visual Arts Alumni Works, Robeson Gallery, HUB-Robeson Center, continues through December 1, 2013. Reception on October 24, 5:00 p.m. To learn more, click here.
~ Anderson Endowment Lecture Series (Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art):
     - Jenny Mendes, visiting artist, Tuesday, October 8, 4:30 p.m.,
     - Mara Scrupe, visting artist, Tuesday, October 15, 4:30 p.m.
~ Gravity was Everywhere Back Then (2010) by Brent Green and Gravity 7, Thursday, October 17, 7:00 p.m.
A stunning film exploring poignantly beautiful themes of love and loss, Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then is based on the true story of Leonard Wood, a hardware store clerk who rebuilt his house as a “healing machine” for his dying wife, Mary, pursuing the project even years after her death. In making the film, Green painstakingly rebuilt Wood’s then-demolished house, based on the plans Wood had left behind after his own death. This event will feature live musical and spoken accompaniment by Brent Green and Gravity 7.
(Co-sponsored by Palmer Museum of Art and School of Visual Arts)

For more information on exhibitions and other events in the School of Visual Arts, visit

Zoller Gallery

~ B.F.A. Student Exhibition, continues through October 10, 2013. Reception on Monday, October 7, 5:00 p.m.
~ Second-Year M.F.A. Exhibition (Part 2), October 14-25, 2013.

Institute for the Arts and Humanities

~ An Evening with Patti Smith: Medal Ceremony, Tuesday, October 15, 7:00 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium [ticket required: $35 adult/$15 students]
Recipient of the 2013 Medal for Distinguished Achievement, Patti Smith will receive the IAH medal and following, offer a solo performance of her music.

For more information on lectures and events, visit


2013-14 Competition for Faculty Research Grants
The College Committee on Creative Accomplishment and Research announces the competition for the 2013-14 academic year with a deadline for receipt of proposals in 124 Borland Building by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15, 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.

Ninth Annual Graduate Research in Art Education Conference
The Penn State School of Visual Arts will host the Ninth Annual Graduate Research in Art Education Conference, Friday-Sunday, October 25-27, in various locations.

The 2013 program will feature dissertation and thesis research presentations from Ohio State, Penn State, Syracuse University, and Teachers College graduate students, along with a response panel composed of Penn State alumni including Friday keynote speaker, Jennifer Pazienza (’89), Robert Sweeny (’04) and Marissa McClure (’08).

The purpose of the Graduate Research in Art Education (GRAE) conference is to provide a forum where students can discuss issues and developments in art education that are being opened up by current graduate student research.

To read more about the conference and a schedule of events, click here.

College Performance Ticket Lottery
Based on a recommendation from the college's Workforce Enhancement Task Force and the Staff Advisory Council, a ticket lottery system will be 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


Penn State Gender and STEAM Research Group
Gender representation and underrepresentation research in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) cuts across the humanities, arts, and sciences. The purpose of STEAM is to provide support and feedback to new and emerging researchers working in the broad area of intersectionality (e.g., of gender and race, ethnicity, sexuality, age, socio-economic class, etc.). Participants will discuss research ideas, solicit advice on sources of funding, submit manuscripts in process for preliminary review, and share tips on publication outlets. The 2013 Gender & STEAM Research Group fall semester monthly meetings are 4:00-5:30 p.m., on Wednesday, October 16, November 20, and December 11, 207 Arts Cottage. The meetings are free and open to faculty, staff, and graduate students across the university.

The sessions are led by Karen Keifer-Boyd, professor of art education and women's studies; Eileen Trauth, professor of information sciences and technology and women's studies; and Jennifer Wagner-Lawlor, acting head of the Women’s Studies and associate professor of English and women’s studies. For more information, please contact Karen at

2014 Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology
Faculty can learn and share innovative uses of technology to enhance teaching, learning, and research at “Engaging the Future and the Culture of Teaching and Learning with Technology,” 2014 Penn State Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology, Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, Saturday, March 22, 2014, 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 16, 2012.

Microsoft IT Academy Launches at Penn State, Features eLearning and Certification
ITS Training Services has launched the Microsoft IT Academy at Penn State. This service gives all Penn State faculty, staff, and students free, 24/7 access to over 1,800 Microsoft eLearning courses on topics including Microsoft Office, Windows, SharePoint, SQL Server, and many more.

In addition to offering free eLearning, ITS Training Services will also provide interested Penn State faculty and staff with free vouchers to test for Microsoft Office Specialist, Microsoft Technology Associate, or Microsoft Certified Educator certifications. To learn more, visit


B. Stephen Carpenter II, professor of art education, was featured in the International Review of African American Art. The article, “The Art of Water at Reservoir Studio,” details his work, the water filters, and Reservoir Studio. To read the full story, click here.

Anthony Cutler, Evan Pugh Professor of Art History:
- will present a lecture, “Gifts and Gift Exchange between Byzantium and Islam," at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, December 10, 2013;
- will participate in a roundtable discussion, “Alexander Nagel’s Medieval Modern,” at the Byzantine Studies Conference, Yale University, New Haven, Conn., October 31-November 3, 2013.

Carlos Rosas, associate professor of art, is participating in a group exhibition, The Imaginary App, at the Museum London, Ontario, Canada, through October 20, 2013. For more information, click here.

Elizabeth J. Walters, associate professor of art history, will present a paper, “Recent Finds and Geoarchaeological Research at the Temple-Town Hierakonpolis, 2006-13,”at the annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, Chicago, January 2-5, 2014.

NOTE:  The Newsline is published bi-weekly. Look for the next issue on Friday, October 18, 2013.

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2014 Benefits Open Enrollment Campus Meetings
The University Park benefit open enrollment campus meetings schedule is the following:
HUB-Robeson Center: Benefits Update Presentations (Freeman Auditorium):
- Thursday, October 17, 9:00-11:00 a.m., 1:00-3:00 p.m.
     Employee Benefits and Highmark staff available 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Auditorium Lounge
- Tuesday, October 22, 1:00-3:00 p.m., 4:00-6:00 p.m.
     Employee Benefits and Highmark staff available 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Auditorium Lounge
Penn Stater: Benefits Update Presentations (Presidents Hall):
- Thursday, October 31, 9:00-11:00 a.m., 1:00-3:00 p.m.
     Employee Benefits and Highmark staff available 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Presidents Hall
- Tuesday, November 7, 9:00-11:00 a.m., 1:00-3:00 p.m.
     Employee Benefits and Highmark staff available 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Presidents Hall
Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend one of the open enrollment sessions. For more information, click here.


October 3, 2013
Landscape Architecture Alumnus Wins Highest National Student Design Honor

October 3, 2013
Doc Severinsen and His Big Band Bring the Swing to Eisenhower October 22

October 2, 2013
Penn State Sound Design Professor’s Work Exhibited at World Stage Design 2013

October 2, 2013
From Dancing with the Rockettes to Winning Film Awards

October 1, 2013
John M. Anderson Lecture Series Hosts Ohio-Based Artist Jenny Mendes

October 1, 2013
Edwin W. Zoller Gallery Profiling Student Art in its Annual BFA Exhibition

October 1, 2013
Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin Share Acoustic Evening October 19

September 30, 2013
Violinist Takes Center Stage with Local Orchestra

September 26, 2013
Student Creates a 3D Simulation in Borland Exhibition

September 26, 2013
St. Lawrence String Quartet Opens Third Season of Beethoven Cycle October 9

September 24, 2013
Faculty Collections: Penn State School of Visual Arts Alumni Work Showcased in the Robeson Gallery

September 24, 2013
Charles Dumas: Professional Teacher

September 23, 2013
Ouwehands Create Classical Music Endowment at Center for the Performing Arts

September 23, 2013
Art Professor Participates in Group Exhibition