Penn State Altoona’s spring conference, “It Was 50 Years Ago Today: An International Beatle’s Celebration,” will be recognized with an Association for Continuing Higher Education’s 2014 Distinguished Program award.
The award will be presented to members of the program’s staff at the ACHE annual conference and meeting Oct. 28 in Las Vegas.
Awards are presented based on a program’s originality, including topics, content and delivery system, and the program’s success.
The International Beatle’s Celebration was created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the musical group’s legendary appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." In addition to panels and presentations, the conference included film screenings, musical performances, art and photography exhibits, and keynote addresses by leading Beatles critics and musicologists. The conference concluded with a commemorative screening of "The Ed Sullivan Show" as it was originally broadcast on Feb. 9, 1964.