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College of Arts and Architecture Newsline: October 18, 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

~ Christopher Counts Exhibit, continues through November 5, 2013, Rouse Gallery, Stuckeman Family Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information about Christopher Counts, visit

(Lectures and seminars held in the Stuckeman Family Building Jury Space)
~ Lecture by Laura Foxman, Stuckeman Career Development Professor in Design, Wednesday, October 23, 6:00 p.m.
Foxman is the founder of We Are All Collage, a collaborative architecture, planning, consulting, and research firm based in Portland, OR, Brooklyn, NY, and Atlanta, GA. To learn more, click here.
~ “ASLA-Learn about YOUR professional society,” lecture by Mark Focht (’83 B.S. L.Arch) FASLA, Friday, October 25, noon.
Focht, first deputy commissioner, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and president-elect, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), will be the guest of honor at a reception in the Jury Space at 5:00 p.m. Reception is free and open to the public. To RSVP, visit For more information, click here.
~ “Cut’ n’ Paste, From Architectural Assemblage to Collage City,” lecture by Pedro Gadanho, curator for contemporary architecture, Department of Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Friday, November 1, 6:00 p.m.
This lecture is held in conjunction with the fall 2013 exhibition by the same name, currently on display in MoMA through December 1, 2013.
To learn more, click here.

Department of Art History

~ “Jaipur: The Spectacle of City Planning,” 2013-14 Harold E. Dickson Memorial Lecture given by Susan Johnson-Roehr, Thursday, October 29, 6:00 p.m., 112 Borland Building. Johnson-Roehr is American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) New Faculty Fellow and assistant professor, McIntire Department of Art, University of Virginia.

Borland Gallery

~ Life.Color.Abstraction, photography exhibition by Jessica Korch, a senior majoring in integrative arts and advertising, with a minor in art history, October 21-November 1, 2013. For more information, click here.

Center for the Performing Arts

~ An Acoustic Evening with Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin, Saturday, October 19, 7:30 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium
~ Doc Severinsen and His Big Band, Tuesday, October 22, 7:30 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium
~ Dinosaur Train Live!, Friday, October 25, 7:30 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium
~ The following lecture is part of the Classical Music Project (CMP) Interdisciplinary Lecture Series.
    "Music and Diiplomacy in the Age of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven” by Mark Ferraguto, assistant professor of musicology, Wednesday, October 23,
     3:30 p.m., Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art
~ American Brass Quintet, Wednesday, October 30, 7:30 p.m., Schwab Auditorium
The quintet is scheduled to participate in master classes and other activities in the community that are free and open to the public. For more information on these events, click here.

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

Uncanny October Film Series (films shown in Palmer Lipcon Auditorium):
~ Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010), 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.
~ Trouble Every Day (2001), Wednesday, October 23, 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 26, 11:00 a.m.
This French horror film offers a new, terrifying spin on the vampire genre through the story of an American couple honeymooning in Paris.
~ The Shining (1980), Wednesday, October 30, 7:00 p.m.
This psychological horror film features a family living in an isolated Colorado hotel over the winter.

Jazz at the Palmer (Christoffers Lobby, Palmer Musem of Art)
~ School of Music Student Jazz Group, Thursday, October 24, 7:30 p.m.
Palmer Museum of Art and WPSU are once again partnering to present this series of free jazz concerts. Seating is limited and tickets are required. Visit or contact Sue Bryant at 814-863-6635.

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.)
~ “Uncanny Congruencies,” by Micaela Amateau Amato, professor emerita of art and women’s studies, Friday, October 25, 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.
~ French Prints from the Nineteenth Century, selected by Patrick McGrady, Charles V. Hallman Curator, Friday, November 1, 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Conversation with Patrick McGrady at 1:o0 p.m.

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

School of Music


~ Men of Song Festival, Saturday, October 19, 3:30 p.m., Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I. Admission is free.
This culminating performance of the one-day Men of Song Festival brings together more than 100 young men representing Pennsylvania middle and high schools with the Penn State Glee Club. Conducted by Christopher Kiver.
~ Tubaween, Thursday, October 31, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
The Tuba Euphonium Ensemble, coached and conducted by Velvet Brown, professor of tuba and euphonium, presents its annual Halloween concert, full of costumes and spooky music. The program features a tuba euphonium transcription of “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” with faculty violinist James Lyon, professor of violin, narrated by Greg Drane, assistant director of the Penn State Marching Blue Band.

~ Horn Studio Recital, Saturday, October 19, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I
~ Flute Day Concert, Sunday, October 19, 7:00 p.m., University Baptist and Brethren Church
Flute Day is filled with events, including master classes, lectures, exhibits and recitals. Guest artist is Bart Feller, professor of flute, Rutgers University. Admission to all events is free. For more information, click here.
~ John Livingston Honors Recital, choir and piano, Sunday, October 20, 7:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Tuba Studio Recital, Monday, October 21, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Student Recital: Renpeng Dong, piano , Tuesday, October 22, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Bach’s Lunch: Double Bass Studio, Thursday, October 24, 12:10 p.m., Eisenhower Chapel, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
~ Guest Recital: Robert McDonald, piano, Friday, October 25, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Faculty Recital: Christopher Guzman, piano, Saturday, October 26, 4:30 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Student Recital: Andrew Dolgan, tuba, Sunday, October 27, noon, Esber Recital Hall
~ Faculty Recital: Max Zorin, violin, Sunday, October 27, 5:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ The Pennsylvania Quintet, Sunday, October 27, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Flute Studio Recital, Tuesday, October 29, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Clarinet Choir and Saxophone Ensemble, Wednesday, October 30, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Bach’s Lunch: Flute Studio/Ensemble, Thursday, October 31, 12:10 p.m., Eisenhower Chapel
~ Student Recital: Andrew Roberts, trombone, Friday, November 1, 6:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Faculty Recital: Tim Deighton, viola, and Anne Sullivan, harp, Friday, November 1, 8:00 p.m., Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
~ Student Recital: Donte Ford, tuba, Friday, November 1, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall

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

School of Theatre

Penn State Centre Stage
Guys and Dolls, November 5-20, 7:30 p.m., Pavilion Theatre

Off Center (formerly called Studio Productions)
~ Funk it Up About Nothin’, October 19, 8:30 p.m., 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.
~ Haunted House, Thursday-Friday, October 31-November 1, tours begin at 7:30 p.m., Pavilion Theatre [$3 at the door]
During Halloween, the Pavilion Theatre is transformed into a haunted maze. Theatre automation students devise a multitude of events to scare the screams out of anyone. It’s not hard to imagine ghosts and goblins and gory thrills since the Pavilion was once a slaughterhouse. Even in the best of times, the empty theatre is an eerie place to be in alone. Check it out if you dare!

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):
   - “Uncanny Congruencies,” by Tim Roda, artist, Tuesday, October 29, 4:30 p.m.
   Lecture co-sponsored by the Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art and the School of Visual Arts John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series.

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

Zoller Gallery

~ Moreover, the second of two second-year M.F.A. exhibitions, continues through October 25, 2013.
A variety of themes are explored in this second group of talented M.F.A. students. Among them, Cassie Berringer interprets a supernatural God; Sidney Church critiques social and educational worlds; Katie Hovencamp relates fairytales with corporeality; Gabriel Ibias renders a technologically perfect blue sky; Nouf Alhamdan addresses the intersections of cultures, children, and disability; and Danyel Woodring envisions illness and empowerment.

Institute for the Arts and Humanities

~ “The News at the Ends of the Earth: Oceanic Studies and the Print Culture of Polar Exploration,” by Hester Blum, associate professor of English, Monday, October 21, 11:45 a.m., 127 Moore Building. Lecture is part of the Resident Scholars and Artists Lecture Series.

For more information on lectures and events, visit


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.

A&A Fall 2013 Faculty Research Forum: Sabbatical Reflections
The Office of the Associate Dean for Research announces “Sabbatical Reflections,” the sixth in its series of informal gatherings, where A&A faculty discuss their research and creative interests for the purpose of seeking collegial feedback, advice, and support, Thursday, November 14, 3:00 p.m., 121 Borland 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.

The presenters at the November 14 forum will be three faculty members who just completed sabbaticals:

  • Peter Aeschbacher, associate professor of landscape architecture and architecture, conducted research toward a book on the community design movement
  • Paul Chidester, associate professor of art, completed a new series of paintings executed on experimental synthetic surfaces
  • Dan Robinson, associate professor of theatre, conducted research and interviews toward an article on the contributions of Frank Poole Bevan to American theatre costume design

For more information, contact Randy Ploog at

Staff Advisory Council Seeking Nominations for Spotlight Award
Nominations are being accepted by the College's Staff Advisory Council for the Staff Spotlight Award that honors College of Arts and Architecture staff members who go above and beyond their normal routines in resolving difficult dilemmas or who have been exceptionally creative and responsive to the needs of others.

The Staff Spotlight Award was created to honor "staff stars" in the College, and the Staff Advisory Council aims to honor those staff members who regularly see potential in others, go the extra mile in a specific situation, and simply make life better for those around them.

Each nomination is considered on its own merit with no comparisons among nominees. With the College's large group of talented staff, examples of those who foster a more caring and thoughtful atmosphere are abundant.  One (1) honoree will be selected.  An electronic nomination form may be found on the Staff Advisory Council website at The deadline for nominations is November 18, 2013.  The honoree will be recognized at the December All-College Meeting, receiving a certificate and $500.

Presentation of Film AFTER KONY-Staging Hope
The Office of the President and Cultural Conversations will present the award-winning film AFTER KONY-Staging Hope, children of war telling stories of hope, Friday, October 25, 7:30 p.m., State Theatre.
AFTER KONY-Staging Hope tells the riveting story of a cross-cultural collaboration between a group of American actors and 14 Ugandan teenagers (many former abducted child soldiers) as they work together on a theater program in war-torn northern Uganda. Co-producer Melissa Fitzgerald will lead a Q & A after the showing.
[Film is free and open to the public. Donations are welcomed. Suggested donations: $5 adult /$2 student. All proceeds go to the Voices of Uganda project.]

To learn more, visit

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 10, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Nittany Lion Inn, with a holiday reception following until 5:00 p.m. An invitation with a request for employee RSVP will be sent in November.

Judy Chicago to be Celebrated, Honored in Series of Spring 2014 Events at Penn State
Since 2011, Penn State has housed the Judy Chicago Art Education Collection, one of the most important private collections of archival materials on feminist art education. In honor of Chicago’s 75th birthday in 2014, and in celebration of the Penn State School of Visual Arts’ relationship with this pioneering artist, educator and author, the University will host a symposium, exhibitions, lectures and other events highlighting Chicago’s work throughout the spring 2014 semester.

Judy Chicago keynotes the symposium on April 5, 2014, calling for a re-conceptionalization of studio art teaching in higher education. Registration for the symposium, “Planting a Feminist Art Education Archive,” is open now. A full schedule of the “Judy Chicago at Penn State” events is posted at

For the full story, 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, 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.


Nancy Locke, associate professor of art history, has published "Manet's Remedy" in Source: Notes in the History of Art, vol. XXXIII, no. 1 (Fall 2013): 31–37.xc.

Craig Zabel, head of the Department of Art History, will present a paper, “Lux Soap + Lever House: The Cleanliness of a Curtain-Walled Skyscraper in Cold War New York,” at the Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association, Atlantic City, November 7-9, 2013.

Two students of William Dewey, associate professor of art history, have been selected to participate in this year's Africana Research Center's Undergraduate Research Symposium:
Grace Rambo: "The Ndebele People: Women's Artful Expressions of Freedom";
Britta Schumacher: “Gender, Power and Progress: An Examination of the Bwadi Bwa Kifwebe Society and the Songye Masking Tradition."

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2014 Benefits Open Enrollment Campus Meetings
The University Park benefits open enrollment campus meetings schedule is the following:
HUB-Robeson Center: Benefits Update Presentations (Freeman Auditorium):
- 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 18, 2013
Alumna in Art Education is GRAE Keynote Speaker

October 18, 2013
Judy Chicago to be Celebrated, Honored in Series of Spring 2014 Events at Penn State

October 15, 2013
Irish Artist’s Exhibition in Hometown of Wexford

October 15, 2013
Music Alumnus Jeff Kunkel Releases CD Influenced by Travels in Brazil

October 15, 2013
First “Blue Sapphire” Works to Generate Scholarship Support for Blue Band’s Feature Twirlers

October 14, 2013
Student Exhibition in Borland Gallery Blurs the Line Between Photography and Art

October 14, 2013
Juan Ruescas Exhibits in Spain

October 14, 2013
‘The High Priests of Brass’ Perform Broad Program October 30 at Schwab\

October 14, 2013
Christopher Counts Receives ASLA Honor Award

October 9, 2013
Dinosaur Train: Live! Buddy’s Big Adventure Comes to Eisenhower October 25

October 9, 2013
Senior BFA Exhibition “E.V.E. Erectus Vegetabilis Evitaneus” on Display in Patterson Gallery

October 9, 2013
Classical Music Project Autumn Lecture Series Begins October 23

October 9, 2013
Landscape Architecture Students Help Rebuild Stormwater Systems in Philadelphia

October 8, 2013
Article on First Street Green Featured in New Interdisciplinary e-Journal

October 8, 2013
Jane Ridley Reprises Role of Fanny Kemble in New York Production of "Mrs. Kemble's Tempest"

October 4, 2013
Art Historian Delves Into the Origins of the Modern City