Penn State Altoona virtual events scheduled for April 20–24

April 17, 2020

ALTOONA, Pa. — Penn State Altoona’s Center for Student and Civic Engagement is partnering with other offices and organizations to offer a series of virtual engagement events throughout the spring semester. Students are encouraged to participate and connect online. Share your thoughts and experiences on your social channels (#PSAltoonaConnect).

All prize winners must be Penn State Altoona students and have a valid Penn State ID number.

Schedule of Events

Monday, April 20 — Instagram Photo Contest: Dirty Sneaker

Take a photo of your well-loved sneaker. All students who share (#PSAltoonaConnect) and follow back @studentlifepsaltoona will be entered into a drawing for a $25 online gift card. Sponsored by Penn State Altoona Power Hours and the Student Initiated Fee.

Monday, April 20 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Movie Monday: "For the Bible Tells Me So"

Join us for our Movie Monday documentary, "For the Bible Tells Me So." Does God really condemn loving LGBT relationships? Is the perceived chasm separating Christianity from homosexuality too wide to cross? These questions and more are addressed in this award-winning 2007 documentary, which offers a reconciliation of homosexuality and Biblical scripture and asserts that religious, anti-gay bias is often based upon misinterpretation of scripture.

Through the experiences of five Christian, American families — including those of former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson — viewers discover how these people of faith handled the realization of having an LGBT child or family member.

Join us on Zoom with the password 994501. Attendees must have a valid Penn State email address.

Tuesday, April 21 — Taskmaster Challenge: Throw Something Into Something

Make the most impressive throw of something into something — such as a ball into a hoop or trash basket — and then share a video. All students who share a video (#PSAltoonaConnect) and follow back @studentlifepsaltoona will be entered into a drawing for a $50 online gift card. Sponsored by Penn State Altoona Power Hours.

Tuesday, April 21 from noon to 1 p.m. — Kahoot! Trivia Challenge

Join us on Zoom and open the Kahoot! app to get started. Kahoot! is a trivia game platform for students to get together virtually to test their knowledge. Join the Campus Activities Board and the Student Conduct Office/Title IX Resource Person as we test your knowledge. Winners will earn a $25 e-gift card.

Tuesday, April 21 from 3 to 4 p.m. — When Things Fall Apart: Managing Drugs and Alcohol in Crisis

When things get hard, it's easy to fall back on substances and comforting behaviors that aren't necessarily good for us. But what's the alternative and how do we make better choices? This program helps answer these questions and offers easy-to-follow guidance and realistic tools. Join the conversation on Zoom.

Wednesday, April 22 — Instagram Challenge: Show us “The Scream”

Either draw or take a picture of yourself doing your best version of The Scream by Edvard Munch, then share with #PSAltoonaConnect and follow @studentlifepsaltoona to be entered into a drawing for a $50 online gift card.

Wednesday, April 22 from 2 to 3 p.m. — Kahoot! Trivia Challenge

Join us on Zoom and open the Kahoot! app to get started. Kahoot! is a trivia game platform for students to get together virtually to test their knowledge. Join the Campus Activities Board and the Student Conduct Office/Title IX Resource Person as we test your knowledge. Winners will earn a $25 e-gift card.

Thursday, April 23 from noon to 1 p.m. — Mentalist and Mind-reader: Mark Toland

Mark Toland is a master mind-reader and mentalist. Remotely, using our Pro Zoom Web Video service, Toland will entertain individual students with his mind-reading skills. This event relies on participation and interaction with the audience.

Pre-register by 9 a.m. Thursday, April 23, to be entered into a drawing for a $75 e-gift card. You must be virtually "present" at the event during the drawing to win the prize. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

Thursday, April 23 from 3 to 4 p.m. — ‘With Grit’ by Saul Flores

During the coronavirus pandemic, Flores explains how students can harness the "power of grit" to stay centered around purpose-driven goals. Using storytelling, discussion and practical exercises, students can learn to develop gritty habits and use grit as a tool for moving forward. Register for the Zoom presentation.

Thursday, April 23 from 4 to 5 p.m. — Virtual Leadership Workshop

Penn State’s Office of Student Activities will host this workshop open to the entire University community. At a time when you can feel lost and confused, check-in with who you are and the values that guide your life. This workshop aims to create a pause in the unknown to reconnect with what is important to you. Email leadership@psu.edu by April 22 to register for the event.

Friday, April 24 — Instagram Question: ‘Would you rather …’

Join in on our Instagram topic of the day: Would you rather explore space or the ocean? Share your response on Instagram (#PSAltoonaConnect) and follow @studentlifepsaltoona to be entered in the contest.

Friday, April 24 from 7 to 8 p.m. — Friday Night Live! Concert

Join Degy Entertainment on Facebook Live at 7 p.m. EST for Friday Night Live. Admission is free. Join on Facebook or email info@degy.com for one of 75 VIP backstage passes for the chance to join the headliners in a virtual meet-and-greet after the show.

Friday, April 24  from 9 to 11 p.m. — CAB Virtual Jackbox Game Night

Join the Campus Activities Board and D6 Gaming for a game night. We will have multiple rounds of Jackbox Games, like Pictionary, trivia, etc., that you can jump in and play. First-placed winners will earn a $75 online gift card.

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Last Updated April 17, 2020