Libraries to broadcast Presidential Inauguration ceremony

January 11, 2013

Penn State University Libraries will air the televised "Faith in America's Future," the 2013 Inaugural Ceremonies, on Monday, Jan. 21, in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library. Doors will open at 10 a.m., and the broadcast will be 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In addition during the same time period, the News and Microforms Library, 21 Pattee Library, west, will broadcast the inauguration in the Film/Video Viewing Room as well as on three televisions, each with different networks and sound on one and closed captioning on the other two.

The program will begin with the procession to the Capitol. The oath of office will be administered on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, followed by the President's inaugural address that will set out his vision for America and goals for the nation. The inauguration luncheon will be followed by the inaugural parade at 2:30 p.m.

The event is the 57th Presidential Inauguration and will swear in President Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States of America, for his second term of office.

The inaugural theme “Faith in America’s Future” commemorates the United States’ perseverance and marks the 150th anniversary of the placement of the Statue of Freedom atop the U.S. Capitol dome.

For more information or if you anticipate needing accessibility accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, call Shirley Davis at 814-863-5449 or the News and Microforms Library at 814-863-0377.

 

Last Updated January 15, 2013