Decorate a sugar skull and learn more about the Mexican Day of the Dead Oct. 13 when Penn State York offers an early look at this holiday celebration. This event, sponsored by the Penn State York Diversity Committee and the Hispanic Student Association, is free and open to the public, and part of the campus' Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.
America’s future teachers, counselors and education administrators will be hosting a multimedia poster exhibition to display issues of discrimination in American schools from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, July 17, in the Krause Innovation Studio.
October marks the 12th anniversary of the kidnapping, beating and murder of gay Wyoming college student Matthew Shepard. As New York City's Tectonic Theater Project marks the anniversary with Penn State's Eisenhower Auditorium presentations of "The Laramie Project" and "The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, An Epilogue" (Oct. 6 and 7, respectively), universities such as Penn State and communities across the country are left with the question, "Have things really changed?" Both plays are at 7:30 p.m. in Eisenhower Auditorium on Penn State's University Park campus.
Tickets for one play are $32 for an adult, $15 for a University Park student, and $26 for a person 18 and younger. Tickets for both plays are $50 for an adult, $20 for a University Park student, and $40 for a person 18 and younger.
October is LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) History Month, which includes National Coming Out Day on Monday, Oct. 11. Several events are scheduled at University Park and other campuses to recognize members of the LGBT and allied community and advocate on behalf of equal rights regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. In addition, Penn State has been recognized nationally as a gay-friendly school based in part on its resources available, and Penn Staters have offered recent Congressional testimony related to research findings of national report "2010 State of Higher Education for LGBT People."
Clare Conry-Murray, assistant professor of psychology at Penn State Beaver, recently gave the first presentation in the 2010-11 Penn State Beaver Faculty Speaker Series. Conry-Murray discussed her research and findings in a presentation titled "Boys Get the Apples, and Girls Get the Oranges: Children's Judgements of Gender Equity."
From Fall 1997 to Fall 2007, the percentage of women administrators, faculty and staff has risen in general, according to the new report issued by Penn State's Commission for Women. The 2007-2008 Report on the Status of Women at Penn State presents a snapshot of key gender equity indicators. CFW Chair Molly Wertheimer notes, "The report represents the first publication of what the commission intends to be a regular, periodic tracking effort. Over time, trends in the data will measure the University's progress in achieving its goal of gender equity and, equally important, serve to identify areas where additional efforts are warranted."