Daily Archives: June 4, 2018

Events: June 4

Summer 2018
Academic calendar information for all campuses is available online.

"What Big Eyes You Have! Looking at the Wolf in Fairy Tales" exhibition, image from "The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault," illustration by Harry ClarkeJan. 16–Aug. 26, “What Big Eyes You Have! Looking at the Wolf in Fairy Tales”exhibition, Eberly Family Special Collections Library Exhibition Room, 104 Paterno Library.


Depth of Field exhibit poster


Feb. 18-Aug. 13, “Depth of Field” exhibit, Diversity Studies Room, 203 Pattee Library, seeks to highlight the intersections of war in the Middle East with the history of war photograph


exhibit logo - 1968


Mar. 27-July 31, “1968: Student Activism at Penn State and Beyond” exhibit, Highlighting archival documents, photographs, and books from The Eberly Family Special Collections, this exhibit ties into a College of the Liberal Arts project titled Moments of Change: Remembering ‘68. Learn more about this project at 1968.psu.edu. Barbara Hackman Atrium, Pattee Library.

Thursday, May 31: Discovery Day, a full day conference-style event created to increase understanding of University Libraries, the library profession, and the campus and community environment in which we work. 8:45am – 4:15pm, various locations around Pattee and Paterno Libraries.
Wednesday, June 6: Docunight: Iran via Documentaries, Documentary films about or filmed in or around Iran, or made by Iranian filmmakers. All films have English subtitles and are free and open to the public. Every first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m., Foster Auditorium.
Wednesday, June 20: American Red Cross Blood Drive, faculty and staff can help save a life this summer by donating blood. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in Mann Assembly Room, Paterno Library.

Thursday, July 12: 2018 Lee Bennett Hopkins Award event: Join winner Nikki Grimes, who will receive her award and read from her award-winning book, One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance. 2:30-3:30 p.m., Downsbrough Community Room at Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen Street, State College.

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Blood Drive June 20

American Red Cross logo

Help save a life this summer!

The American Red Cross of State College is holding a summer blood drive challenge between Penn State’s academic colleges and departments on the University Park campus. The challenge runs through July 31 and features colleges competing with colleges and departments competing with departments.

The University Libraries will hold its blood drive on Wednesday, June 20, in Mann Assembly Room and all faculty and staff are encouraged to donate blood for the event!

Appointments are strongly recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. We have lots of slots still open, especially between 11 a.m to 3:30 p.m. Donors can sign up for an appointment at redcrossblood.org, using the 16802 campus ZIP code, or email Wendi Keeler (wak109@psu.edu), who can assist.

Everyone who donates will receive a free T-shirt and free food! You can read more about the summer blood drive here: http://news.psu.edu/story/522790/2018/05/23/red-cross-hold-penn-state-summer-blood-drive-challenge


Ancient goddesses complete residency In library

By: Tim Auman

goddesses at the library

Hestia, Greek goddess of architecture is on the left, Tellus, Roman goddess of earth is on the right.

The Architecture & Landscape Architecture Library was honored to host Tellus, Roman goddess of earth, and Hestia, Greek goddess of architecture, for a brief two-week residency during DeStress Fest at the end of the spring semester. Arriving early on the final week of classes when the architecture & landscape architecture students were pulling all-nighters to finish their design studio projects and staying through the end of finals exams the goddesses provided comfort, encouragement and jocular therapy to our bleary-eyed patrons. Initially wary of their rigid two-dimensional appearance, students soon warmed up to their presence and began to submit their hopes, dreams, goals, and wishes on sacred stickies. Running the gamut from very modest, ‘I won’t cry or die,’ to moon reaching optimism, ‘I will ace them with As,’ the aspirational altar quickly filled up as students came and went.

“I was quite impressed with the willingness of some to ponder the tough questions” Hestia said. “I’m still noodling around with ‘Will I finish thesis or will thesis finish me?’ I might be losing some sleep over that one.” Meanwhile, Tellus, better known by her stage name Mother Earth, acknowledged a bit of a learning curve on her part due to cultural differences. “I was initially
taken aback by the lack of blood and burnt offerings,” opined Tellus. “It really threw me off my game for the first few days, but I have to admit that coffee, tea, and light snacks are a lot
easier to clean up at the end of the night.”

A sampling of other proffered wishes and affirmations are as follows:
• ‘Hopefully I will do great in the next chapter of my life’
• ‘I am more than a multiple-choice test’
• ‘Sprint to the finish’
• ‘I will graduate with my hair’
• ‘Hopefully I won’t be unemployed for too long’
• ‘Show me my way home’
• ‘Sunshine is good’
• ‘Hopefully Prof Kalsbeek will grade me well’
• ‘Cs get degrees’
• ‘I will sleep tomorrow. Maybe’