Things to Do at Penn State: Sept. 6-13

September 05, 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:


Movin' In8 p.m., Sept. 7, HUB-Robeson Center lawn, University Park campus. T-Pain and Go Go Gadget will headline the semester-opening concert by the organizers of the Movie' On musical festival. Free. 

Ewabo Calypso Band7 p.m., Sept. 11, Pullo Center, Penn State York. One of the preeminent Caribbean calypso bands in the Mid-Atlantic region will perform at York.


"Tribute to Excellence: Through a Photographer's Lens" — 4-6 p.m., Sept. 6, Nittany Lion Inn, University Park campus. Photographer Martin Springborg displays his work of faculty teaching at various Penn State academic colleges and campuses. Free.

Harvest Festival — 5:30-7:30 p.m., Sept. 6, Student Farm. The Student Farm at Penn State will host its third annual Harvest Festival featuring live music, farm-fresh hors d'oeuvres, tours and activities for children and families. Free.

Pocket Poetry Mobile Zine Library5-8 p.m., Sept. 7, Woskob Family Gallery, 146 S. Allen St., State College. Gallery staff will lead participants of all ages in creating their own mini-zine using the contents of their own pockets. Free.

Sustainability in Energy and Mineral Resources Engineering 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Sept. 10, Atherton Hotel, 125 S. Atherton St., State College. The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences will host a research showcase on energy and mineral engineering. Free.


"Everyday Ups and Downs" — 10 a.m., Sept. 6, Foxdale Village Auditorium, 500 E. Marylyn Ave., State College. Alyssa Gamaldo, assistant professor of human development and family studies, will talk about the health and everyday functional differences across diverse racial, ethnic and socioeconomic older adult populations as hart of the Healthy Aging Community Lecture Series. Free.

"Art and Politics: The Case of Carrado Cagli" — 4 p.m., Sept. 6, Trippe Hall lounge, Penn State Behrend. John Champagne, professor of English at Behrend and Penn State Laureate, will discuss the problematic and contradictory relationship between the art of Italian painter, sculptor and muralist Corfado Cagli and the fascist government that supported him. Free.

David Harbour — 7:30 p.m., Sept. 6, Junker Center, Penn State Behrend. Emmy-nominated actor David Harbour, who plays the character of Chief Hopper in the Netflix series "Stranger Things," will open the 2018-19 Speaker Series at Penn State Behrend. Free.

"Rhythmic Movement Therapy" — Noon, Sept. 11, 16 Borland Building, University Park campus. David Frego, professor and director of the School of Music, will lead a presentation and workshop on movement therapy.

"Understanding the Language-Learning Brain through Cyber-Enabled and Computational Methods"1:30 p.m., Sept. 11, 233B HUB-Robeson Center, University Park campus. Ping Li, professor of psychology, linguistics, and information sciences and technology will present the opening lecture of the Institute for CyberScience seminar series. Free.

"Twilight of the Hemlocks and Beeches" 1:30 p.m., Sept. 12, Palmer Museum of Art, University Park campus. Author and nature photographer Tim Palmer will discuss the decimation of hemlock and beech forests. Free.

"Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy" — 6:30 p.m., Sept. 13, 121 Sparks Building, University Park campus. Author and nature photographer Tim Palmer will discuss his recent book on rivers. Free.


"Summer Reading" — Through Sept. 8, Woskob Family Gallery, 146 S. Allen St., State College. Contemporary artists take creative approaches to text and the book. Free.

"Keith Lemley: A Theory of Everything" — Through Sept. 30, Woskob Family Gallery, 146 S. Allen St., State College. Lemley's work explores the artist's interests in current scientific theories connecting disparate parts of the universe through underlying geometries. Free.

"Gravity Schmavity" — Through Oct. 29, the Arboretum at Penn State, University Park campus. Repurposed plastic sculptures by artist Aurora Robson will be on display at the arboretum's H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens. Free.

"Instinctive Gestures" — Through Dec. 18, Palmer Museum of Art, University Park campus. This exhibition features contemporary works recently gifted to the Palmer by collectors Marilyn Fishman and James MacElderry. Free.

"Transitions" — Through fall semester, Freyberger Gallery, Penn State Berks. As part of the campus' 60th anniversary, Penn State Berks is hosting an interactive exhibit that allows visitors to step back in time and view key moments in the campus' history. Free.

"Into the Woods" — Through Feb. 11, 2019, Pattee Library, University Park campus. The exhibit explores the eastern U.S. forest, its wildlife and botanical wealth, while also paying tribute to early women naturalists and conservationists. Free.

Last Updated September 05, 2018