First Thursday State College continues Sept. 4

August 29, 2008

First Thursday State College will continue its celebration of the arts on Sept. 4, with exhibits, performances and activities at locations throughout downtown State College and the Penn State campus. Parking is free that evening at all municipal street meters, the parking lots on Fraser Street and on Beaver Avenue and Allen Street (across from Municipal Building), and the McAllister parking deck. Participating venues will be marked by sidewalk posters. Events for September on the University Park campus include:

Palmer Museum
-- 7 p.m.: "Conversation:/ New Models: Fragments Reconsidered/," with Robert Mattison, Marshall R. Metzgar professor of art history at Lafayette College, and Rudolf Keunzli, professor of English, cinema and comparative literature at the University of Iowa. The event is co-sponsored by the Anderson Endowment Lecture series, Penn State's Institute for Arts and Humanities and the Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art. Parking is free for attendees in the Yellow E Lot off of Curtin Road.

Penn State University Libraries

-- 8 a.m.-10 p.m.: "The Lion's Roar: Penn State Spirit," on display through Dec. 30, Pattee Library, main exhibit hall. In the spring, Penn State's University Libraries will celebrate 150 years of service to the University. For 100 of those years, the Nittany Lion mascot, its history preserved in the Penn State University Archives, has helped cheer on school spirit. A bookmark series with same title will be distributed free-of-charge at all Penn State library locations, one of seven bookmarks before each Penn State home football game.

-- "Anyone Would Have Done That: The Rescue of the 13 Jews from Ergoldsbach," on display to Sept. 21, the Diversity Studies Room, 109 Pattee Library.

All events are free to the public. For an up-to-date and complete listing of First Thursday events for September, check the Web page at online.

  • Penn State's first Lion mascot in the 1920s

    IMAGE: Penn State University Archives

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