Penn State alumni and the public are invited to attend "Urban Sustainability and Regenerative Design" from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 21, at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh. The event is part of the Penn State Alumni Association's City Lights programming and is co-sponsored by the Penn State College of Arts and Architecture.
Two Penn State Beaver students will dance in the University's annual dance marathon, THON, from Feb. 15 to 17, at the Bryce Jordan Center, Penn State University Park.
Dancers are Nicole Nuske, a freshman education major from Ambridge, and Danielle Roethlein, a junior engineering major from Georgetown studying at University Park this semester. In addition, other campus students will accompany the women to provide support and boost morale.
"Penn State University Brandywine The Vagina Monologues" will be held on campus at 6:30 p.m. March 22 and at 2 p.m. March 23, in the Main Building Auditorium, Room 101.
Faculty, staff, students and Penn State alumni will serve as actors and volunteers for the performance, which aims to educate the campus and local community about sexual violence against women and girls while raising funds for the cause. Brandywine is one of 5,800 organizations worldwide to host a performance of "The Vagina Monologues."
Nearly 80 students from seven school districts in Fayette and Greene counties will be participating in the 2013 MATHCOUNTS competition held at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus. This competition will begin at 9 a.m. Feb. 5, in the Maggie Hardy Magerko Auditorium in the campus' Community Center.
The TechCelerator@State College will again offer its free Research to Start-Up Workshop from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 19, in Room 243, Technology Center, across from The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel.
More than 400 people packed the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center at Penn State York to watch 35 teams of middle and high school students compete in the First Tech Challenge (FTC) South Central Pennsylvania Regional Qualifier robotics tournament on Jan. 19. The alliance of CHS Cougars (Robot 4102) from Maplewood, N.J.; Landroids (Robot 4220) from Livingston, N.J.; and MASH (Robot 4077) from West Vincent, Pa., won the competition. Each team will move on to the state championship set for March 2 at Millersville University.
Penn State Hershey Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion has been awarded $425,330 from the Pennsylvania Department of Health through the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Bon Jovi's "Because We Can -- The Tour" will come to the Bryce Jordan Center on Feb. 23. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 25.
Bon Jovi will play new songs from the upcoming album "What About Now," to be released March 26 on Island Records. "What About Now" will include the first single "Because We Can" and as well as the Golden Globe Award nominated "Not Running Anymore," an original song by Jon Bon Jovi for the new Lionsgate film "Stand Up Guys."
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $19.50, $29.50, $49.50, $89.50 and $129.50 (plus service charges), and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations, through Ticketmaster charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000, Ticketmaster Express at 866-448-7849 (automated only self-service line), at www.Ticketmaster.com and the Bryce Jordan Center ticket office at 814-865-5555. Visit www.BonJovi.com for up-to-date information.
The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State, as part of its ongoing Classical Music Project, is partnering with the Penn State Institute for the Arts and Humanities and The State Theatre to present four classical music-themed films, including Oscar-winner "Amadeus," beginning Jan. 20 in State College.
In addition to "Amadeus" on April 7, the film series features "Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould" on Jan. 20, "Immortal Beloved" on Feb. 3 and "Tous les Matins du Monde (All the Mornings of the World)" on March 24. Each of the Sunday afternoon films will be shown at 2 p.m. in The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College.
Exhibiting artists at the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts work long hours at their booths, explaining, demonstrating and selling their wares. They have little time to take in the rest of the festival or to enjoy the many other cultural activities in State College. But thanks to Joyce Robinson, they now have the opportunity to visit Penn State's Palmer Museum of Art, which hosts a Sunday morning brunch for the artists before the festival and museum open to the public.
Robinson, curator at the Palmer, was appointed to the board of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts in 2010 and immediately started planning the Sunday morning event. "I used to go around the festival and invite the artists and their families to the museum. Unfortunately, the hours of the festival and the museum were the same, and no one could come see the summer exhibitions," Robinson said. "I realized there had to be a way to connect the festival and the Palmer."
The Center for Workplace Learning & Performance (CWLP) has announced its scheduled spring 2013 programs, which will again be offered to employees at no charge.
The scheduled program offerings include topics ranging from dynamic presentations to a four-part program on effective project management. The upcoming programs are now open for registration and begin in January, running through June.
The Green Day concert originally scheduled for Jan. 11 at Bryce Jordan Center has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.
The band recently announced new 2013 tour dates that did not include a stop at Penn State. Tickets purchased with a credit card have been refunded and the credit should be appearing on statements in three to five business days. Any tickets purchased with cash, check or Lion's Cash must be returned to the Bryce Jordan Center and a University check will be issued to the original purchaser. The box office is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets may also be mailed to Bryce Jordan Ticket Center, ATTN: Green Day, 240 Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, PA 16802.