'Ethos: Why Character Matters' to kick off Evening Talk and Star Party

MONT ALTO, Pa. — David Seitz, assistant professor of communications, will present "Ethos: Why Character Matters” during an Evening Talk and Star Party at 7:30 p.m. March 30 in the General Studies Auditorium at Penn State Mont Alto. Doors will open at 7:15 p.m. 

In his timeless work on the art of persuasion, "Rhetoric," Aristotle identifies three general proofs or rhetorical appeals: logos (appeals to reason), pathos (appeals to emotion), and ethos (appeals to character). In his talk, Seitz will discuss the concept of ethos ― the persuasive value of one's character ― and its relevance to the successful navigation of everyday life.

Weather permitting, a "moonless" Star Party led by Kimberly Herrmann, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, will follow from 8:30 to 10 p.m. in the field behind the Multipurpose Activities Center (MAC). The presentation and star party are free and open to the public.

The star party will consist of telescope viewing and night sky tours with green laser pointers. Multiple telescopes should be available, courtesy of the TriState Astronomers (www.tristateastronomers.org), a local amateur astronomy club.

If the weather does not cooperate for viewing, Herrmann will host an “Ask an Astronomer” session in the Wiestling Student Center. 

Last Updated April 04, 2017