Things to Do at Penn State: Aug. 29-Sept. 5

August 28, 2019

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:


Joel McHale8 p.m., Aug. 30, Eisenhower Auditorium, University Park campus. Penn State's Student Programming Association kicks off its fall events with comedian Joel McHale. Free.

The PettyBreakers7 p.m., Aug. 31, Community Center, Penn State Fayette. The nation's premier "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers" tribute act will perform as part of the campus' fifth annual Concert on the Lawn event. Free.

The Jonas Brothers7:30 p.m., Sept. 4, Bryce Jordan Center, University Park campus. The Jonas Brothers bring their "Happiness Begins" tour to Penn State.


Involvement Fair  — 11 a.m.— 4 p.m., Aug. 29, HUB-Robseon Center lawn, University Park campus. New and returning students can learn about the student clubs and organizations available to join on the University Park campus. With more than 1,000 student organizations on campus, every student is sure to find something that fits their interests.

"Running Home"4:30 p.m., Aug. 30, Carnegie Cinema, Carnegie Building, University Park campus. A free public screening of the sports documentary "Running Home," which tells the story of humanitarian, accomplished middle-distance runner and coach Tony Ruiz. Free.

Nittany Night — 7:30 p.m., Sep. 2, HUB-Robeson Center law, University Park campus. A chance for new students to meet other students, play games, enjoy food, and watch 'Remember the Titans' under the stars. Sponsored by Penn State Homecoming. Free.


Huddle with the Faculty: "What is the Opioid Crisis, and What Does it Mean for Me and My Family?" 9 a.m., Aug. 31, Nittany Lion Inn, University Park campus. Glenn E. Sterner III, assistant professor of criminal justice at Penn State Abington, will kick off the 27th year of the Huddle with the Faculty lecture series. Free.


"Secret Lives of Girls and Women"Through Sept. 1, Eberly Family Special Collections Library, Pattee Library,  University Park campus. Materials on display aim to pull back the curtain of mystery surrounding feminine secrets. Free.

"Hometown Teams: How Sports Shaped America"Through Sept. 8, Madigan Library, Pennsylvania College of Technology. The exhibit, part of the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of Main Street program, captures the stories that unfold on neighborhood fields and courts. Free.

"Nittany Lion: Eco-Mascot"Through Sept. 12, HUB-Robeson Galleries, HUB-Robeson Center, University Park campus. Artist Hannah Epstein envisions Penn State's mascot as an environmental crusader and supportive friend to the Earth. Free.

"George Miller and American Lithography"Through Sept. 15, Palmer Museum of Art, University Park campus. This exhibit features 38 prints by master printer George Miller from its expansive permanent collection. Free.

"The Future Is Now: Media Tech Services and Adaptive Technologies" Through Sept. 16, Diversity Studies Room, Pattee Library, University Park campus. Equipment and resources available through the University Libraries' Media and Technology Support Services and the Marion MacKinnon Adaptive Technology and Services department. Free.

Three Artist Exhibition Sept. 5-Oct. 10, Freyberger Gallery, Penn State Berks. Three Berks area artists — Erika Stearly, Mike Miller and Delores Kershner, will be featured. Free.

"A Meditation on this Age of Struggle and Strife" Through Nov. 10, Art Alley, HUB-Robeson Center, University Park campus. A solo exhibit of drawings and sculptures by Art Rudy Shepherd, associate professor of art, that reflects on news from 2017 to current day. Free.

"Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman"Through Dec. 8, Palmer Museum of Art, University Park campus. Nearly 80 objects, including sculptures, paintings, works on paper and archival material highlight this reassessment of Harlem Renaissance artist Augusta Savage. Free.

"Bauhaus Transfers: Albers/Rauschenberg"Sept. 3-Dec. 15, Palmer Museum of Art, University Park campus. The museum celebrates the centenary of the Bauhaus, the influential school founded in Weimer, Germany, that unifies fine arts, design and architecture in its curriculum. Free.

"The Web of Life: John Biggers and the Power of Pedagogy"Through Dec. 15, Palmer Museum of Art, University Park campus. The exhibit spotlights the work of artist John Biggers in relation to two important mentors, artist Charles White and famed art educator Viktor Lowenfeld. Free.

Last Updated August 28, 2019