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Feminist Responses: Sexual Assault, Social Power, Personal Healing

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Women’s Studies Department and the Center for Women Students present 


Feminist Responses: Sexual Assault, Social Power, Personal Healing 

View the PDF here

Monday, April 2 Opening Reception 7 PM - 10 PM, 129B HUB-Robeson Center 


Featuring a performance reading by Bill Doan, Professor of Theatre and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Arts and Architecture , followed by an Open Mic, and a Clothesline Project display 

Tuesday, April 3: 

"Healing Is Dealing" Panel Discussion 12 PM - 1:30 PM, HUB-Robeson Center Auditorium 

Featuring Peggy Lorah, Audra Hixson, and Jessica Smith-Effrig; chaired by Dana Cuomo 

"Sexual Violence and Institutional Power" Panel Discussion 2:30 PM - 4 PM, 

HUB-Robeson Center Auditorium Featuring Justine Andronici, Lorraine Dowler and Maureen Jones; chaired by Melissa Wright 

Screening of In a Town This Size, followed by discussion 7 PM - 9 PM, State Theatre 

Facilitated by members of the Centre Country Women’s Resource Center and Women’s Studies 

 Tuesday, April 3 & Wednesday, April 4: 

 Sexual Assault Awareness Information Table 10 AM to 4 PM, HUB-Robeson Center 

 Featuring the collection of sexual assault prevention pledges 

 led by Women’s Studies honor society, Triota 

 Wednesday, April 4: 

 Healing Gathering 6:30 PM, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center 

 led by the Center for Women Students  Read more »

Nittany Valley Writers Network (NVWN) will host a writers workshop featuring C. Hope Clark

Nittany Valley Writers Network


Nittany Valley Writers Network (NVWN) will host a writers workshop featuring C. Hope Clark

The Nittany Valley Writers Network (NVWN) will host a writers workshop featuring C. Hope Clark as the speaker. The workshop will be held at Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen Street, State College, on Saturday, April 28 from 10 am to 4 pm.

Hope Clark is the editor of the Funds for Writers newsletters and the Funds for Writers website, one of the Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers from 2001 to 2011. She is a full-time freelance writer and the author of The Shy Writer: An Introvert's Guide to Writing Success. The first book of her agricultural mystery series, Lowcountry Bribe--A Carolina Slade Mystery, was released in February 2012.

Clark will speak on four topics: The Story of Carolina Slade--A Mystery Becomes a Reality;

Revisions--Polishing for Publication; Funding Streams for Your Freelance Career; and Platform and Other Tools for the Serious Writer, including a discussion of The Shy Writer.

After the talks, she will hold a question and answer session and a book signing.



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Kathleen Hall Jamieson To Lecture at Mount Aloysius College

Kathleen Hall Jamieson To Lecture at Mount Aloysius College
Kathleen Hall Jamieson To Lecture at Mount Aloysius College
Cresson, Pa. – Continuing a campus-wide theme and nationally
recognized series of campus discussions on Civility, the Mount
Aloysius College Moral Choices Lecture for Spring 2012 will feature
Dr. Kathleen Hall Jamieson. Dr. Jamieson is one of the country’s
leading experts on advertising, political campaigns, and the role of
communications in politics, as well as a regular guest on PBS’ The
Newshour, Now with Bill Moyers, and the Charlie Rose Show. Her lecture
entitled, “Incivility and its Discontents” will take place Wednesday,
March 21st at 2:00 p. m. and again at 7:00 p.m. in the historic Alumni
Hall on campus. There is no cost to attend and the general public is
warmly invited to attend.

Mount Aloysius President Tom Foley applauded the choice of Dr.
Jamieson as the 2012 Moral Choices Lecturer. “Kathleen Hall Jamieson
is an advocate for truth in politics in the age of spin,” said
President Foley. “A prolific author and presenter, Dr. Jamieson is
also a laser-sharp communicator, much needed in our time. We are
pleased to bring her to Mount Aloysius College and to the Southern
Alleghenies. Everyone is invited to attend one of her lectures.”

Sister Helen Marie Burns, RSM, vice president of mission integration
at Mount Aloysius College noted that Dr. Jamieson is a world-renowned
speaker on Civil Discourse and a much sought after commentator. “Dr.
Kathleen Hall Jamieson is an internationally recognized academician,”
said Sister Burns. “Most recently noted for launching FlackCheck and
FactCheck – created to hold media accountable for political reporting
- we expect her to bring that same lively candor and clarity to our
Spring Moral Choices Lecture.”
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District 2012 Tree Seedling Sale benefits Centre Co. Conservation District


With spring just around the corner, the Centre County Conservation District is now accepting orders for the annual Tree Seedling Sale.  Proceeds from the sale are utilized to sponsor environmental education programs including the annnual Centre County Envirothon and the Conservation Poster Contest. 

See our updated blog entry

Seedling (Bare-Root) Varieties Include:

Colorado Blue Spruce, Concolor Fir, Canadian Hemlock, Easter White Pine, Norway Spruce, Sugar Maple, American Redbud, Black Cherry, and White Flowering Dogwood.  Seedlings are sold in bundles of 10 bar-rooted.

Fruit Tree  (Bare-Root) Varieties Include: Read more »


Dear Voices,
Wallis "Wally"Lloyd (1929-2011) was a prominent member of the State College Community, as his obituary in thr CDT described. As a longtime friend and neighbor, I want to honor Wally's memory with the brief piece below. I hope you find it of interest for Voices.
All best for the New Year!

Dr. Robert Lima, OIC
Knight Commander, Order of Queen Isabel of Spain
Academician, Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española
Corresponding Member, Real Academia Española
Enxebre Orde da Vieira



On January 15th, family and friends of Wally Lloyd commemorated his recent death at a memorial service in the Fireside Room of the Nittany Lion Inn. Wally was my longtime neighbor and friend and we joined the large crowd honoring his memory.

It was 1970 when Sally and I moved to Orlando Avenue. We knew people on that street: Jo & Jack Searles and Pat and Wally Lloyd. Our house was four from the Searles and diagonally across from that of the Lloyds. New friends, the Lavins and the Petersens, were only houses from ours. We were all to become very close friends and would go to dances at the Elks, where Gary and Wally were members.

I had met Wally several years earlier. He was a prime mover of the recently-founded Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts and in 1968 I was invited to chair that year’s event. I formed several committees to organize the Artists-in-Action, the Sidewalk Shows, the Juried Crafts, the Film showings, the Music events, the Poetry readings, and the Juried Art … It was in this last context that Wally’s engineering know-how shone for he arranged a pulley system to lift heavy paintings from behind the HUB, over the balcony and into the exhibit areas; he was the X-factor in making the Juried Art exhibit a success. Read more »

Grateful Dead tribute band Dark Star Orchestra at the State Theatre Nov 29.

Dark Star Orchestra Surpass 2000th Performance, Continue The Grateful Dead’s Live Experience For Fans Old & New

Band expands recreation repertoire to include new eras of the Grateful Dead’s music,
Perform Tue Nov 29 at the State Theatre

130 West College Ave State College, PA | 8 pm | all ages
Tickets at the State Theatre

Dark Star Orghestra

The exciting recent news is that the band has just announced they’ll be embarking on a European tour early next year, where they will recreate shows from The Grateful Dead’s historic Europe ’72 tour. If you aren’t familiar, the Europe ’72 tour produced the famous 2xLP of the same name that was a lot of people’s first introduction to the Grateful Dead. Even 40 years on, a 2011 limited edition release of 7200 box sets containing every show from that tour (over 60 CDs, costing $450) sold out in less than 4 days.

As I mentioned on earlier emails, the current tour also sees DSO’s 2000th performance – so there’s lots of interesting stuff going on

Check out a video of the guys performing “China Cat Sunflower” into “I Know You Rider” from this year’s Gathering of the Vibes.

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Destruction and construction in the New Websters space


Dear Friends, Read more »

Stairway to Eleusis - The Exegesis Exegesis and the Dharma of Philip K Dick

The Institute for the Arts and Humanities presesnts

Richard Doyle

As part of the IAH Resident Scholar Lecture Series

"Stairway to Eleusis:
The Exegesis Exegesis
and the Dharma of Philip K Dick"

November 3, 2011

7:00 pm

Palmer Lipcon Auditorium

Palmer Museum of Art


State College Marcellus Shale Citizen Organizer Training

After a few years of gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale, we've seen accidents and blowouts poison local streams and drinking water supplies; our state forests leased out as a cash cow with no regard for their natural beauty we all enjoy; and air emissions from gas wells exacerbate the smog pollution problems we already face here in Pennsylvania. Every month it becomes clearer that Marcellus Shale gas drilling is potentially the largest environmental disaster to ever hit Pennsylvania.

Throughout it all, gas-drilling companies and their allies in Harrisburg have fought efforts to put public health and the environment first.

That's why I need you to come to training in State College on Saturday, November 5 to learn how you can help fight back. Can you come?

WHAT: State College Marcellus Shale Citizen Organizer Training
WHERE: Penn State, Chambers Building, Room 112, Allen Rd, State College, PA
WHEN: Saturday, November 5, 1:30-5 p.m.

The training is part of a statewide project we've launched to train 1,000 Pennsylvanians to help protect their communities from gas drilling. Whether you're new to activism or been on the frontlines of the Marcellus Shale, this training will help you take the fight to the next level.

You'll learn from our staff and other organizers in the area how to effectively engage with decision makers on these issues, generate massive coverage in the media, and how to hold your elected officials accountable for their failure to tackle the Marcellus Shale gas drilling issue. Read more »

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