By Jarod Kutz
Hello, campus community!
As intramural basketball ends and the semester is wrapping up, your chances to show off your basketball skills are slowly disappearing. Thanks to a Lion Ambassador fundraiser, you now have the chance to participate in a 3 vs. 3 basketball tournament on Wednesday, April 17, at 8 p.m. in the Adler Auxiliary Gym.
Each team is allowed to have 3 or 4 players. The total cost per team is only $15. All players must check in with their Penn State ID. Come participate in this event and let’s see if your team has what it takes to end the semester as champions!
For those interested in participating in the spring 2020 Alternative Spring Break programs this is the perfect opportunity to learn more. It is never too early to plan for this unique experience.
Alternative Spring Break: Service Across Borders – Here and Abroad
Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Kentucky, Tennessee, Washington, D.C.
Meaningful, memorable, exciting, and off the beaten path!
Please join Penn State Altoona students as they share with you their service-learning experience over spring break with you.
Tuesday, April 9
12:10 – 1:15 p.m. (Common Hour)
Brian Black, distinguished professor of history and environmental studies, has published Gettysburg Contested: 150 Years of Preserving America’s Cherished Landscape.
The biography of the Gettysburg Battlefield landscape includes the terrain’s significance during the 1863 fighting through its preservation and administration as a National Park. As Black argues, particularly since the Gettysburg Address by President Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg has been treated differently than any other landscape. Changes in the battlefield have reflected shifting ideas of preservation in the United States. Gettysburg Contested tells this story while offering insight into and surprises about this most cherished and familiar landscape.
While researching and writing the book, Black joined the National Park Service and led Penn State Altoona to adopt a portion of the battlefield that students work on each spring.
Learn more about the book at https://www.amazon.com/Gettysburg-Contested-Preserving-Cherished-Landscapes/dp/1938086481 and read an interview between Black and H-Net at https://networks.h-net.org/node/4113/discussions/3936786/author-interview-brian-black-gettysburg-contested
Penn State Altoona’s University Choir and University Jazz Band will perform Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. in the Paul R. and Margery Wolf Kuhn Theatre of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts.
Directed by Kent Martin, part-time lecturer in music at the college, both ensembles are comprised of Penn State Altoona students. Musical selections in a variety of vocal and contemporary big band styles will be performed. This performance is free and open to the public.
Further information may be obtained at the box office Monday–Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and before and during all performances, by calling 814-949-5452.
Artwork by Penn State Altoona’s Visual Art Studies (VAST) students will be on display April 18-28, 2019, in the Sheetz Gallery of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. A reception will be held 3–5 p.m., Thursday, April 18, in the Titelman Study of the Center.
Sponsored by the Division of Arts and Humanities, the student exhibition, Workout, features student pieces selected for display by VAST faculty members.
The VAST program provides students with the opportunity for understanding and creating art. The program consists of conceptual, technical, and professional structures that help students become successful members of the art world.
The Galleries are open Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and before and during all performances. For further information, call the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts at 814-949-5452.