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Family Weekend - Volunteer Assessment 2017

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Becky Weaver commented on the event Penn State Football Game Streaming Party

Penn State Football Game Streaming Party

Saturday, Sep 23, 7:30 pm
Slep Pondview, Slep Student Center

Hosted by the Blue & White Society

Watch the Nittany Lions take on the Iowa Hawkeyes at Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City.  Grab free popcorn and spirit items to cheer on our football team!

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will be 5 total attending with student

Local History Tour: Downtown Walking Tour

Sunday, Sep 24, 11 am
Meet at the Railroaders Museum

Hosted by professor Jared Frederick

Led by the professor who wrote the book: Images of Modern America: Altoona, Jared Frederick, this walking tour will begin at the Railroaders Museum (1300 9th Ave, Altoona, PA) and end at the Devorris Center.  Learn Altoona history during this half mile walk! Attendees will receive Frederick’s book for free, while supplies last.  Free parking at the Railroaders Museum or Station Medical.  Free event.

 

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Finding Your Path

Saturday, Sep 23, 2 pm
Fireside Lounge, Slep Student Center

Hosted by the Orientation Leaders

Listen to student stories who talk about challenges and successes they have had during their journey here.  Learn what they wish they had known or understood or done differently in their first year of college.

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Adler Gymnasium Tours

Saturday, Sep 23, 1 pm
Adler Gymnasium

Hosted by Student Athletes

Check out the amazing new renovations in our gym! Led by our talented athletes, these tours are an insider’s tour of the facilities.  Get the inside scoop on our varsity, intramural, and club sports.

 

Sign up for your tour during one of these times at Registration.

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"Literary Archeaology: Adventures in the Archives"

Saturday, Sep 23, 12:30 pm
Fireside Lounge, Slep Student Center

Hosted by Dr. Sandy Petrulionis

Explore the literary landscape with professor Sandy Petrulionis and students to see what interesting discoveries can be made in archives!

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Study Away Information Session

Saturday, Sep 23, 11:30 am
Fireside Lounge, Slep Student Center

Dr. Beth Seymour, Study Away Coordinator

Victoria Hesser, Advisor- Students Committed to Service

Find out what Penn State Altoona can offer you in regard to studying outside of the United States of America, as well as domestically.  http://www.altoona.psu.edu/studyabroad/

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A Walk on the Wild Side

Saturday, Sep 23, 11:30 am
Laurel Pavilion

Hosted by Mike Baronner, Penn State Altoona Head Groundskeeper

Have you ever seen a plant and wondered what it was, or wondered how to get your plants to grow better?  Take a walk with our groundskeeper to learn about plants and how to be a gardener.  Bring any questions you have about landscaping! Get a free plant as part of this free event.

 

Make sure to sign up at Registration! Only 25 spots are available.

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Sustainability and S'mores by the Fire

Saturday, Sep 23, 10:30 am
Thoreau Cabin in Seminar Forest

Erin Nachtman, Project Coordinator Sustainability Grab a s’more and join Sustainability Council member Erin Nachtman, as she shares who the Sustainability Council is, and what types of service opportunities, workshops, and internships the council offers. Additionally, learn more about sustainable projects supported on campus and who our community partners are.

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Greek Life Panel

Saturday, Sep 23, 10:30 am
Fireside Lounge, Slep Student Center

Hosted by Greek Council

Do you want to know what Greek Life looks like at Penn State Altoona? Come listen to some student leaders who participate! 

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Paint Your Own Pottery

Saturday, Sep 23, 10 am
Pond View Lounge, Slep Student Center

Hosted by Clay Cup in Altoona, PA

Show us your creative side!  We will provide the pottery pieces and paint.  You will paint your masterpiece and leave it here.  A few weeks from the event we will contact your Penn State Altoona student to pick up your finished product.  Free event. Enter from the bookstore side of the Slep Student Center.

 

Make sure to sign up at Registration!  Only 75 spots are available!

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Thoreau Cabin Conversation in Seminar Forest

Saturday, Sep 23, 9:30 am
Laurel Pavilion

Stop by the Thoreau cabin to hear about Henry David Thoreau and why Penn State Altoona created a replica of his cabin, as told by scholar and professor Ian Marshall. If you are up for a hike, wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes and bring a bottle of water to check out our beautiful backyard.  Please note that the hike is steep so please participate if you feel able to. Free event.

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Variety Comedian: John Cassidy

Friday, Sep 22, 9 pm
Slep Pondview, Slep Student Center

Get ready for side-splitting comedy as John Cassidy takes the stage for his eclectic and innovative variety show.  Come watch this high-energy performance of comedy, magic, and really weird things with balloons! This is something that you will not soon forget!

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2017 Family Weekend Evaluation

Thank you for attending Family Weekend 2017!  Thank you for taking the time to fill out our evaluation.  

While Family Weekend is meant to be a fun, social event that connects families to the Penn State Altoona co-curricular experience, we also hope that it allows for families to touch base with their student to gauge their semester success thus far and support their student in accessing the resources/opportunities that would be beneficial to...

2017 Family Weekend Registration

Thank you for attending Family Weekend 2017!

Altoona Majors Fair

Tuesday, Sep 19, 11:30 am
Slep Quad

Penn State Altoona Students: Not sure which major is right for you? Come to the Altoona Majors Fair, Tuesday, September 19, 2017, from 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. outside the Slep Student Center, near the Nittany Lion Shrine.

In addition to exploring Penn State Altoona major and minor programs, students will learn about resources and out-of-class learning opportunities available, including internships, research, study abroad, honors, career services, tutoring and advising, health...

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Altoona Majors Fair

Tuesday, Sep 19, 11:30 am
Slep Quad

Penn State Altoona Students: Not sure which major is right for you? Come to the Altoona Majors Fair, Tuesday, September 19, 2017, from 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. outside the Slep Student Center, near the Nittany Lion Shrine.

In addition to exploring Penn State Altoona major and minor programs, students will learn about resources and out-of-class learning opportunities available, including internships, research, study abroad, honors, career services, tutoring and advising, health...

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Darrell Hammond- Distinguished Speaker Series

Tuesday, Nov 14, 7:30 pm
Adler Arena
Penn State Altoona to host Darrell Hammond for Distinguished Speaker Series

As part of the Penn State Altoona Distinguished Speaker Series, Darrell Hammond will speak Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in Gym A of the Adler Athletic Complex. Free tickets are available starting Oct. 21 at the Penn State Altoona Bookstore and the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts box office. This program is not recommended for those under the age of 15.

Hammond will present “Mental...

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Dr. Justine Shuey- Not Your Typical Sex Talk

Tuesday, Aug 29, 7 pm
Slep Student Center, Pond View Lounge

https://drshuey.com/

A hilarious, honest, no-holds-barred approach to sexuality education that uses puppets, props, interactive activities and audience participation to address misinformation head-on while enhancing sexual awareness. We’ll start by covering a variety of sexuality topics including but not limited to Sex, Love, Healthy Relationships, Communication, and Consent and see where the conversation takes us with an Anonymous Q & A session via text message. Students will...

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Meet and Greet With The Fellows

Friday, Sep 1, 3 pm
Slep Fireside Lounge

Come out and get to know the Sheetz Fellows! We will have several tables set up to showcase the benefits and areas of our program. Also, Steve Sheetz, the co-founder of Sheetz Gas Station will be there as well! Refreshments will be provided!

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