Things To Do At Penn State, State College During Week 8 Of Spring Semester | University Park Campus News
During the final week before Spring Break, students can attend a variety of in-person and virtual events at Penn State and in the State College community.
Monday February 28
6 p.m. – Penn State College of Information Science and Technology will host “IST Alumni Identity Talks – Women in Tech” in conjunction with Women in IST. The event will feature IST alumni from underrepresented backgrounds to discuss the challenges they faced during their professional journey.
The event is free and those interested can RSVP here.
Tuesday, March 1
4 p.m. – Brookings Institution Senior Fellow and Council on Foreign Relations Fellow Robert Kagen will travel to Penn State and speak about what he says is America’s “greatest political and constitutional crisis since the Civil War as well as what to expect in the 2022 midterm elections.
Those interested can attend the event — which is sponsored by the McCourtney Institute for Democracy, Penn State Law and the School of International Affairs — at the Katz Building or via live stream.
Registration is available here.
5 p.m.. – 3 Dots Downtown will host its free weekly “Tuesday Defrost,” featuring music, community, art and culture from Center County.
7 p.m. — The famous Harlem Globetrotters return to Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center for their “Spread Game” tour.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and tickets can be purchased here.
7:30 p.m. — Through Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture, artists from Small Island Big Song will teach a dance class on two pieces from separate traditions.
The first piece will feature Sega music and dance from the Indian Ocean nation of Mauritius, and the second will feature a song and warrior dance from the Pacific Ocean nation of Taiwan.
The course is free and those interested can register for the livestream here.
Wednesday March 2
6 p.m. – Robin Wall Kimmerer, scientist and author of “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants,” will speak for a Stuckeman School at Penn State Bracken Lecture as part of his lecture and exhibit series.
She will discuss the relationship between three metaphors for types of knowledge in relation to the landscape.
The event is free and will take place virtually. Registration is encouraged here.
Thursday March 3
7:30 p.m. – The nationwide tour of the Broadway musical ‘Waitress’ arrives at Penn State’s Eisenhower Auditorium.
The show follows Jenna, an expert waitress and baker who dreams of getting out of her old town and her rocky marriage, and tickets can be purchased here.
Friday March 4
5 p.m. – Winter Jam, Chirstian music’s biggest multi-artist tour, comes to BJC, featuring titles Skillet and Tauren Wells, as well as KB, Colton Dixon, I Am They, NewSong, Shane Pruitt, Abbey Robertson and Bayside Worship.
No tickets are required for the event.
8 p.m. – American comedian, author, actress, interviewer and commentator Paula Poundstone, known for her HBO special “Cats, Cops and Stuff,” will perform at the State Theater.
Tickets can be purchased here.
Saturday March 5
2 p.m. — 3 Dots Downtown will host a Global Poetry Workshop, sponsored by Penn State’s Department of Comparative Literature.
The one-hour event is free.