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College of Arts and Architecture Newsline: March 21, 2014


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 unless listed differently)
~ Exhibition of work by Caroline O’Donnell, assistant professor, Richard Meier Professorship, Cornell University, and principal at CODA, Ithaca, NY, continues through March 24, Rouse Gallery, Stuckeman Family Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. O’Donnell will give a lecture, “Natural Selection,” Monday, March 24, 6:00 p.m.
~ “Furniture/Architecture/Landscape: Bruno Mathsson and the Art of Sitting,” lecture by Shayne O’Neil, Stuckman Visiting Professor in Advanced Design Studies, Wednesday, March 26, 6:00 p.m.
~ “Spanish Architecture: The Unknown Masters 1958-74,” lecture by Juan Ruescas, visiting professor of architecture, Friday, March 28, 12:30 p.m.
~ Lecture by Mary Woods, Michael A. McCarthy Professor of Architecture, Cornell University, Monday, March 31, 6:00 p.m. Exhibition of work by Toru Mitani, professor of landscape architecture, Chiba University, April 1-May 5, Rouse Gallery, Stuckeman Family Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Mitani will give a Bracken lecture, Wednesday, April 2, 6:00 p.m.
~ “Historic Preservation and New Conditions in the Alhambra,” by Fernando Vegas and Camila Mileto, professors from the graduate program of the school of architecture in Valencia, Tuesday, April 1, 6:00 p.m.
~ “Changing the Lens: Film as Action Research and Therapeutic Planning Practice,” Bracken lecture by Leonie Sandercock, School of Community & Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia, Thursday, April 3, 6:00 p.m.
~ Alumnus Richard Arentz, Landscape Architecture Alumni Award Winner, will give a lecture, “Making Connections: Personal Landscapes, Friday, April 4, 9:00 a.m.
~ Lecture by Will Bruder, president, Will Bruder Architects in Phoenix, Friday, April 4, 5:30 p.m.

For more information on lectures, exhibitions and other events in the Stuckeman School, visit

Department of Art History

No announcements for this week.

Borland Gallery

~ From There to Here: Four Decades as a Feminist Artist, an exhibition of the work of Nancy Youdelman, instructor, Department of Art and Design, California State University, Fresno (as part of Judy Chicago at Penn State), continues through April 7, 2014. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Center for the Performing Arts

~ Memphis, Thursday, March 27, 7:30 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium
~ The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra Featuring New York Voices, Thursday, April 3, 7:30 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium

Season Three of the Classical Music Project, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation:
~ Cantus “A Place for Us,” Tuesday, April 1, 7:30 p.m., Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
Cantus is scheduled to participate in choral workshops that are free and open to the public.

  • Choral Workshop with Essence of Joy, Monday, March 31, 3: 30 p.m., Worship Hall
  • Choral Workshop with Glee Club, Monday, March 31, 3: 4:40 p.m., Worship Hall

For more information on this and other events, click here.

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

Palmer Museum of Art

~ British Watercolors from the Permanent Collection, continues through May 4, 2014
~ Forging Alliances, continues through May 11, 2014
~ Surveying Judy Chicago: Five Decades, continues through May 11, 2014

Paper Views:
Held the last Friday of each month in the Drs. Albert and Lorraine Kligman Print and Drawing Study Room, Paper Views is a series of one-day exhibitions that highlight works on paper from the permanent collection.
~ Against the Grain: Woodcuts from the Permanent Collection, curated by Patrick McGrady, Charles V. Hallman Curator, Friday, March 28, 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Paper View Conversation with Patrick McGrady at 1:00 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.)
~ “Forging Alliances,” by Jonathan E. Abel, assistant professor of comparative literature and Japanese, Friday, April 4, 12:10 p.m.

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

School of Music


~ The Pennsylvania Quintet and Graduate Woodwind Quintet, “Quintessential,” present an evening of chamber music written for various numbers of wind instruments, Monday, March 24, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
Highlights include a piano trio by 19th-century French bassoonist Eugene Janacourt, Danish composer Carl Nielsen's Wind Quintet, and André Caplet's suite for double wind quintet titled Suite Persane. The Pennsylvania Quintet includes Naomi Seidman, flute; Tim Hurtz, oboe; Anthony Costa, clarinet; Lisa Bontrager,horn; and Daryl Durran, bassoon. The quintets are assisted in this evening's performance by pianist Timothy Shafer and conductor Dennis Glocke.

~ Alumni Recital: Brent Wissick (’78 M.M.), cello, Friday, April 4, 2:30 p.m., 110 Music Building I
Wissick, recipient of the 2014 Arts and Architecture Alumni Award for Music, will perform “Death in Moscow,” Britten’s Third Cello Suite, Rostropovich, Shostakovich, Tchailovsky and the opera Death in Venice.

~ Penn State Opera Theatre Presents The Pirates of Penzance, Friday-Saturday, April 4-5, 8:00 p.m., State Theatre
The Penn State Opera Theatre and the State Theatre present The Pirates of Penzance by Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert. The production is directed by Ted Christopher, with music direction by Beverly A. Patton.  Casting a fun-filled lot of multigenerational pirates and damsels, this production includes Penn State students and faculty, as well as members of the community.

The greatest of the 'Savoy' operas, The Pirates of Penzance has the distinction of being the only work by Gilbert and Sullivan to be premiered in the United States.

~ Penn State hosts its annual jazz festival April 4-5, featuring legendary trombonist Slide Hampton, saxophonist Antonio Hart, pianist Jeff Kunkel, drummer Marko Marcinko, and Penn State faculty member Rob Nairn, bass. To learn more, click here. Clinics and masterclasses are free. Evening performances required a ticket [$4.99 adult/$2 student].

~ Graduate Student Recital: Drew Welkie, horn, Saturday, March 22, 5:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I
~ Student Recital: Sebastian Goodridge, percussion, Saturday, March 22, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Student Recital: Ellen Van Dine and Caitlyn McGaugh, horn, Sunday, March 23, 2:00 p.m., Eisenhower Chapel, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
~ Student Recital: Emily Petokas, oboe, Sunday, March 23, 3:00 p.m., University Baptist and Brethren Church
~ Student Recital: Theresa Bunger and Samantha Staffieri, flute, Sunday, March 23, 6:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Guest Artist: Ira Gold, double bass, Tuesday, March 25, 7:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Bach’s Lunch: Tuba/Euphonium Studio, Thursday, March 27, 12:10 p.m., Eisenhower Chapel
~ Student Recital: Jeffrey Glover, percussion, Thursday, March 27, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Common Hour: Lecture Recital: Vincent Benitez “The Great African – and Latin-American Popular Music Songbook,” Friday, March 28, 2:30 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Guest Artists from Gettysburg College: Stacy Mastrian, soprano, and Scott Crowne, piano “Post-Puccini Italian Vocal Music,” Friday, March 28, 5:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Student Recital: Angela Rogers and William Harrison, cello, Friday, March 28, 7:00 p.m., University Baptist and Brethren Church
~ Graduate Student Recital: John Maurer, trumpet, Saturday, March 29, 1:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Student Recital: Ian Duh, piano, Saturday, March 29, 5:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Student Recital: Kiena Williams, soprano, Saturday, March 29, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Graduate Student Recital: Carlos Feliciano, voice, Sunday, March 30, 2:30 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Senior Recital: Ethan Rubie, horn, Sunday, March 30, 4:30 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Senior Recital: Dan Salera, horn, Sunday, March 30, 4:30 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Trombone Choir Recital, Monday, March 31, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ April Fools Day Concert, Tuesday, April 1, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Flute Studio Recital, Wednesday, April 2, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Bach’s Lunch: Mallet Ensemble, Thursday, April 3, 12:10 p.m., Eisenhower Chapel
~ Faculty Recital: James Lyon, violin and Timothy Shafer, piano, Thursday, April 3, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Penn State Graduate Exhibition, Friday, April 4, 6:30 p.m., HUB Auditorium
~ Guest Artist: Mihoko Watanabe, flute, Friday, April 4, 7:00 p.m., 110 Music Building I

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

For more information on performances and other events in the School of Music, visit

School of Theatre

Penn State Centre Stage

Blood at the Root, inspired by the JENA SIX and the “white tree,” March 25-April 5, Penn State Downtown Theatre Center
A new drama inspired by the conviction of six black teenagers for beating a white student after a noose was hung at their high school in Jena, Louisiana. This bold new play examines the miscarriage of justice and racial double standards in the Deep South.

For  more information on performances and other events in the School of Theatre, visit

School of Visual Arts

Judy Chicago Symposium:
~ Planting a Feminist Art Education Archive, Saturday-Sunday, April 5-6, various locations.
The symposium celebrates Penn State’s relationship with this pioneering artist, educator, and author. The symposium is free but requires registration. To view the schedule and register, visit

            - Judy Chicago, artist and educator, will present an American Art Lecture Serieswill keynote the symposium with her lecture, Institutional Time: A Critique of Studio Art Education, at 5:30 p.m., on Saturday, April 5, in Berg Auditorium, Life Sciences Building. The lecture is also part of the Palmer Museum’s American Art Lecture Series. It is free but requires registration.

~ “Exceeding Expectations,” Saturday, March 22, 4:30 p.m., Webster’s Bookstore and Café
Graeme Sullivan, director of the Penn State School of Visual Arts, and Sarah Rich, associate professor of art history at Penn State, will be among the performers at a reading of a new interdisciplinary book, Viscous Expectations: Justice, Vulnerability, The Ob-scene, by Penn State alumna Cara Judea Alhadeff. She received a bachelor of philosophy degree, minor in photography, from Penn State in 1995, and a doctorate in media and communications and cultural studies from the European Graduate School in 2012.

~ The Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley is featuring an exhibition of work by four SoVA M.F.A. alumni. The exhibition, which runs through April 26, showcases different generations of graduates who represent diverse media in the arts. For more information, click here.

~ Out of Here, exhibition of work by students in special topics course, Judy Chicago@PSU: Art, Pedagogy, Exhibition and Research, continues through April 20, Art Alley, HUB Galleries

Judy Chicago Film Series (All films will be shown on Thursday, March 20, starting at 6:30 p.m. in 207 Arts Cottage)
From Darkness into Light: Creating the Holocaust Project by Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman (1993) (2008-2014)

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

Patterson Gallery

~ B.F.A. Exhibition by Elaine Muller, March 24-28

Zoller Gallery

~ M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition by Nouf Alhamdan and Sydney Church, March 24-28. Public reception, Monday, March 24, 5:00 p.m.
~ M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition by Gabriel Ibias, Kevin Mercer, and Brooks Oliver, March 31-April 4. Public reception, Monday, March 31, 5:00 p.m.\

For more information about upcoming Zoller Gallery exhibitions, visit

Institute for the Arts and Humanities

The following lecture is part of the Resident Scholars and Artists Lecture Series
~ “The European City as Shopping Arcade,” by Daniel Purdy, professor of German studies, Tuesday, March 25, noon, 124 Sparks Building.
~ “Rethinking Almoravid Rule,” by Janina Safran, associate professor of history, Tuesday, April 1, noon, 124 Sparks Building.

~ “Did Paul’s Letters Influence the New Testament Gospels?” by J. Albert Harrill, professor, Department of History, Ohio State University, Monday, March 24, 4:30 p.m., 112 Kern Building. Lecture sponsored by the Society for the Study of Religion - Harshbarger Lecture in Religious Studies

The following lectures are part of the “Cities: Tehran” Series.
~ “Addressed to Tehran: The Making of an Urban Counterpublic,” by Babak Elahi, associate dean, professor of English, Rochester Institute of Technology, Thursday, March 27, 7:00 p.m., Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art.

For more information on lectures and events, visit


Susan Russell Next Penn State Laureate
Susan Russell, associate professor of theatre, has been named the Penn State laureate for the 2014-15 academic year. She succeeds 2013-14 Penn State Laureate Kenneth Womack, senior associate dean for Academic Affairs and professor of English and integrative arts at Penn State Altoona. To read the full story, click here.

Faculty Members Receive Special Honors

Congratulations to Peter Aeschbacher, associate professor of landscape architecture and architecture, and Ute Poerschke, associate professor of architecture, who recently received prestigious recognition from the University.

Aeschbacher was honored with the 2014 President’s Award for Engagement with Students. Aeschbacher regularly involves students in public scholarship through hands-on design and applied research projects. From 2010 to 2012 alone, he participated in 44 service-learning/outreach projects with students in central Pennsylvania. His annual Constitution Day Writers Blocks project, inviting students to answer Constitutional questions in chalk on large blocks in public spaces on campus, won a 2008 National Education Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. Click here for the full story.

Poerschke was one of six faculty members chosen to receive the 2014 George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching. Noted for her work in sustainability in architectural and environmental design, she mentors students outside of the classroom through Students for Environmentally Enlightened Design (SEED), a club she has mentored since its founding in 2009. She advised students who organized the first graduate student conference in the Architecture Department, bringing more than 200 students to campus. One nominator said, “Dr. Poerschke is widely admired by faculty, students and staff as an outstanding scholar, an inspiring teacher, an accomplished architect and a very effective member of the college and university community.” Click here for the full story.

Spring Awards Ceremony
The college’s annual Spring Awards Ceremony will be Friday, April 4, at 4:00 p.m. in Esber Recital Hall. Among the awards to be presented are the Creative Achievement medals, which recognize outstanding achievement by students in their final year (graduate and undergraduate) of study. In addition, the recipients of the Reuben and Gladys Golumbic Scholarships will be recognized for outstanding work in the fields of performance, design, and humanistic achievement. The presentation of the Alumni Society Scholarships, faculty and staff awards, and the 2014 Arts and Architecture Alumni Awards round out the one-hour program, which is free and open to the public.

Brown Bag Opportunities
The Associate Dean for Research is offering a series of faculty brown bag sessions in April. The sessions will cover a range of topics, from COINS to the Fulbright application process to traveling abroad with technology. Representatives from the Office of Research Protection, Office of Global Programs and Office of Sponsored Programs will be participating in the appropriate session.
For more information, contact Barbara Cutler, Research and Grants Coordinator,

~ Conflict of Interest System (COINS) Training
Tuesday, April 1, 3:00 – 4:00, 121 Borland Building
COINS is the site used by all Penn State individuals to electronically complete and submit their Significant Financial Interest Disclosures on a yearly and/or as-needed basis as required by Penn State's Disclosure and Management of Significant Financial Interests Policy (RA20).

~ “The Why and How of the Faculty Fulbright Application Process,” with Dr. Sylvester Osagie, Director of Campus and Faculty Engagement, University Office of Global Programs, Wednesday, April 16, noon, 121 Borland Building
Penn State has an established track record of successful Fulbright applications. This workshop is intended for those who have never applied for a Fulbright Fellowship, but past Fulbright Fellows are also encouraged to attend to share their experiences and mentor younger colleagues

Twenty-Ninth Annual Graduate Exhibition

The 29th Graduate will be held on April 4 and 6 and is free and open to the public. The exhibition celebrates research as an essential part of a graduate education at Penn State and more than 200 students from across the disciplinary fields annually present their work. For more information, click here.

  - Performances: Music and Theatre, Friday, April 4, 7:00 p.m., Theatre Building

The Performance Exhibition is open to all graduate students who are pursuing graduate degrees in the performing arts.
  - Research Presentations, Sunday, April 6, noon, Alumni and Heritage Hall, HUB
Open to graduate students in all fields who are engaged in scholarly research
  - Visual Arts Exhibition, on display March 28-April 27
The Visual Arts Exhibition is designed for those graduate students for whom creating studio work is a required part of their graduate degree program.

Eighth Annual Arts Crawl

The Eighth Annual Arts Crawl, an open house-style event in the College of Arts and Architecture, will take place Friday, April 11, from 6:00 to 11:30 p.m. Free and open to the public, the student-run event will feature displays of artwork in various studios, hands-on demonstrations, music from local bands, dance and magic, and free refreshments. Sponsored by the Students Organizing the Multiple Arts (SOMA) and the Visual Art Student Alliance (VASA), and other various student groups from the schools and departments in the college. events will be held in the Visual Arts, Patterson, Theatre, Stuckeman Family and Borland Buildings, as well as Zoller Gallery and the Palmer Museum of Art.


No announcements for this week.


Karen Keifer-Boyd, professor of art education and women’s studies, has been chosen by the National Art Education Association (NAEA) Women’s Caucus as the recipient of the June King McFee Award, which honors an individual who has made distinguished contributions to the profession of art education with an exceptional and continuous record of achievement in scholarly writing, research, professional leadership, teaching or community service. She will receive the award during the NAEA National Convention in San Diego, March 29-31, 2014.

Madhuri Desai, associate professor of art history, is an invited panelist on “Theories of History: Teaching the Global Survey,” at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Conference, Miami Beach, April 10-13, 2014.

Bill Doan, professor of theatre, has been invited to serve as a seminar leader for the Seventh Annual Undergraduate Ethics Symposium, at DePauw University, April 10-12, 2o14. He will perform his new solo show, “Not Self Inflicted,” on Friday, April 1. For more information about the show, click here.

Barry Kur, professor emeritus, School of Theatre, was presented the Lessac Leadership Award at the 2014 Lessac Training and Research Institute Conference, held January 9-11 at Penn State. He has served the Institute as a founding board member and past president.

Mary Saunders, head of the voice area for the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre program, and also head of the Master of Fine Arts in Voice Pedagogy for Musical Theatre degree program, had her voice pedagogy program "Bel Canto Can Belto" featured in the March 2014 issue of Classical Singer. Click here for the article.

Rudy Shepherd, assistant professor of art, is participating in a group exhibition, When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South, at the Studio Museum of Harlem in New York, March 27-June 29, 2014. For more information, click here.

Fusion, a solo exhibition of works by Ann Shostrom, assistant professor of art, will open at the Elizabeth Harris Gallery in New York on March 27 and run through May 3, 2014.

The National Art Education Association has named Mary Ann Stankiewicz, professor of art education, to receive the 2014 National Art Educator of the Year Award. This prestigious award, determined through a peer review of nominations, recognizes the exemplary contributions, service and achievements of one outstanding NAEA member annually at the national level. The award will be presented at the NAEA National Convention in San Diego, California, March 29-31, 2014.

Brooklyn Botanic Gardens will feature Full Bloom, an exhibition of work by SoVA alumna Ann Tarantino (’01 M.F.A. art), assistant professor of art and landscape architecture at Penn State. In this exhibition, opening March 21, Tarantino recasts the skylights in the Steinhardt Conservatory Gallery at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens as vibrant canvasses upon which the rich history of the Children’s Garden is reimagined.

John Carpenter, a senior music student, has been chosen as one of eight singers to join the young artist program at the Bayerische Staatsoper (Bavarian State Opera) in Munich, Germany. His work in Munich will be supported by the Björn Eklund Scholarship, provided by The Opera Foundation.

Anne-Marie Hildebrandt, Ph.D. candidate in music, has been named the collegiate winner of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association's 2014 Composition Program. Her winning composition, titled Two Poems by Carl Sandburg (for choir and piano), will be premiered at the organization's annual inservice conference on Friday, March 28, in Hershey.

Graduate orchestral conducting student Santiago E. Osorio has been named as a winner of the Philharmonic Orchestra's Concerto Competition. He will play the first movement of Béla Bartók's Viola Concerto, Sz. 120, BB 128 with the Philharmonic in October, 2014.

NOTE: The Newsline is published bi-weekly. Look for the next issue on Friday, April 4, 2014.

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Kathy Walker, administrative support coordinator, School of Music, effective March 31, 2014

New Hires:
Stephen Bumbarger, administrative support coordinator, School of Music, effective March 24, 2014

Lorraine Reitz, administrative support coordinator, Stuckeman School, effective March 14, 2014.


March 19, 2014
Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live Brings Prehistoric World to Life April 6 at Eisenhower

March 19, 2014
Assistant Professor of Art Brings Fusion to New York

March 19, 2014
Noted Landscape Painter and Former SoVA Professor to Give Lecture

March 14, 2014
Music Alumnus Conducts Choir at Mass in St. Peter's Basilica

March 13, 2014
Count Basie Orchestra and New York Voices Perform Jazz April 3 at Eisenhower

March 13, 2014
NOMA Invites Kansas State Architect to Speak on Campus

March 13, 2014
Emory University Professor to Give Dickson Memorial Lecture in Art History

March 12, 2014
Male Chorus Cantus Performs A Place for Us April 1 at Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

March 11, 2014
Tony-Winning Best Musical Memphis Heats Up the Stage March 27 at Eisenhower

March 11, 2014
Keifer-Boyd Honored with NAEA Women’s Caucus June King McFee Award

March 10, 2014
Mary Ann Stankiewicz Named National Art Educator of the Year

March 10, 2014
Former Penn State Theatre Head Carole Brandt Dies at Age 77

March 10, 2014
Moscow Festival Ballet Performs Swan Lake March 20 at Eisenhower Auditorium

March 7, 2014
Art Alley Exhibition 'Out of Here' Examines Judy Chicago's Feminist Art Teaching Methodology

February 28, 2014
Digitally Ever After: Video Projections Shine in "Into the Woods"

February 28, 2014
Trumpet Student John Maurer Accepted to 2014 OperaMaya Orchestral Summer Festival