Things to Do at Penn State: March 1-8

February 28, 2018

What's happening at Penn State? Here's a look at some of the cultural events taking place at the University this weekend and next week:


Comfort & Style: A modern journey down the Mississippi — March 1, Cafe Laura, Mateer Building, University Park campus. Students in HM 430 Advanced Food Production and Service Management prepare a series of themed dinners throughout the semester to be served in the student-run Cafe Laura restaurant. Reservations required.

"American Creed"6 p.m., March 6, Penn State Lehigh Valley. The campus will host a screening of a film produced by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy, followed by an open-forum discussion. Free.


"The MID/DLE Way: Privacy by Design for Science in Real Time"1:30 p.m., March 1, 233A HUB-Robeson Center, University Park campus. Tim Brick, professor of human development and family studies, will discuss data privacy approaches that reconcile the needs of researchers with the desire of subjects to control their own personal data. Free.

"The Fracking Debate: The Risks, Benefits and Uncertainties of the Shale Revolution"  4 p.m., March 1, Sutliff Auditorium, Lewis Katz Building, University Park campus. Author Daniel Raimi will discuss the rise of the shale-gas revolution. Free.

"Make/stuff" workshop 5-8 p.m., March 2, Woskob Family Gallery, 146 S. Allen St., State College. Art education students will provide a free art-making workshop to community members young and old. Free.


Big Ten Men's Hockey TournamentMarch 2-4, Pegula Ice Arena, University Park campus. The Nittany Lions host the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the tournament quarterfinals in a best-of-three series. 


"Pop at the Palmer" — Jan. 9-May 13, Palmer Museum of Art, University Park campus. Prints from the museum's permanent collection by Pop Art notables such as Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg. Free.

"Dox Thrash, Black Life and the Carborundum Mezzotint" — Jan. 16-May 20, Palmer Museum of Art, University Park campus. The exhibit features Philadelphia-based artist Dox Thrash, who pioneered a new approach to printmaking known as the carborundum process in the late 1930s. Free.

"What Big Eyes You Have! Looking at the Wolf in Fairy Tales" — Jan. 16-May 13, Eberly Family Special Collections Library exhibition room, 104 Paterno Library, University Park campus. The exhibit takes a close look at historical depictions of the wolf in well-known and lesser-known fairy tales. Free.

"Spilled Milk"  Jan. 22-March 12, Art Alley, HUB-Robeson Center, University Park campus. Penn State senior Elise Warfield's paintings will be on display. Free.

"Drawings and Prints by John McKaig" — Jan. 24-March 1, HUB Gallery, HUB-Robeson Center, University Park campus. McKaig's drawings and prints feature recognizable objects, spaces and figurative elements that are transferred and layered in order to depict his ever-changing identity. Free.

"Pedestrian Rules" — Jan. 25-March 3, Woskob Family Gallery, 146 S. Allen St., State College. Photographic and time-based works by Haigen G. Pearson, Tyson Washburn and Barbara Weissberger which explore commonplace sights to speculate about the viewers' relationship with ambiguity in everyday experience. Free.

"Home: Contemporary Indigenous Artists Responding"Feb. 26-Aug. 21, Walter and Dori Goldstein Music and Media Center, Pattee Library, University Park campus. A dozen indigenous artists feature their works in printmaking. Free.

"Plastic Entanglements"  Feb. 13-June 17, Palmer Museum of Art, University Park campus. Sixty works explore the complex story of plastic. Free.

"Field to Front: Nittany Lions at War, 1917-1919" — April 23, 2017-April 30, 2018, the Penn State All-Sports Museum, University Park campus. The exhibit chronicles the contributions of Nittany Lion lettermen during World War I and follows their service from training in the U.S. to fighting in France and Italy. Free.

"Keith Lemley: A Theory of Everything" — Oct. 26, 2017-Sept. 30, 2018, Woskob Family Gallery, 146 S. Allen St., State College. Penn State alumnus and artist Keith Lemley will craft a new work that combines maple and neon and unify them through geometry and form. Free.


Last Updated February 28, 2018