3:00 pm15:00

Tyler's Suite

"Tyler's Suite is a new and lauded nine-piece choral movement dedicated to the memory of Tyler Clementi, a talented young musician who died by suicide after being bullied by his roommate during his first weeks of college. 

Created under the leadership of Composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin) and Dr. Timothy Seelig (Conductor/Artistic Director of the San Franscisco Gay Men's Chorus), Tyler's Suite explores the voices and experiences of Tyler and his family through the music of nine of today's top composers, including Ann Hampton Callaway and Stephen Schwartz.

This powerful collection of songs moves audiences and singers alike and ultimately shines a light of hope for a safer, kinder world." `From the Tyler Clementi Foundation Website (

State College Presbyterian Church, 132 West Beaver Avenue, State College, PA



11:30 am11:30

Cultural Empowerment For Women

Part Time or Full Time - Cash for Your Talents (AKA Starting a Business)

 Please join us for the 14th Cultural Empowerment for Women Luncheon Series at the Penn State Conference Center, 215 Innovation Boulevard, University Park, PA. The Cultural Empowerment for Women Series is a joint partnership between AAUW State College and Community Diversity Group. Space is limited, so please be sure to RSVP. Please RSVP by calling Carol Eicher at 814-865-6614 or email

We are inviting Jennifer Riden from the Penn State Small Business Development Center to lead a discussion and answer your questions about starting your own business. We will have tables available for all the entrepreneurs within our group to share their business cards and information. And we will have a busness woner at each table to lead small group discussions. Or goal is for you to share valuable information form this seminar with your women friends and halp you build and/or expand your network of friends with the greater community. 

Cultural Conversations...First Cultural Corners Event!
5:30 pm17:30

Cultural Conversations...First Cultural Corners Event!

Cultural Corners proudly presents our very first...

Cultural Conversations

March 3, 2017

5:30 pm

State College Municipal Building, 

Room 201

243 S. Allen Street

State College, PA 

Free and Open To The Public!

Refreshments Provided!


This month’s featured guests from: 

Muslim Student association 

and Turkish Cultural center of State College

Discover what it is like to be Muslim in State College 

and how the Immigration Executive Orders have 

impacted some of our neighbors


Watch for Cultural Corner’s events at CDG’s Facebook Page...


1:00 pm13:00

The Human Library

Pattee and Paterno LIbraries, University Park

1-5 pm: Group conversation checkouts 

6 pm: Reception in Mann Assembly Room

7 pm “Bestsellers Panel”

Interested participants can read a human book “synopses” and sign up for a time slot at For more info, see also:

Feb 11

African American Music Festival

African-Am Music Fest - Feb 9-11, 2017

The Penn State African American Music Festival celebrates the music of African Americans and African American composers.  The festival concludes with a concert on Saturday afternoon featuring Penn State's Essence of Joy.

Now in its 22nd year, the 2017 festival will feature guest artist Rollo Dilworth (Temple University).


Thursday, February 9, 12:10 p.m., Bach's Lunch in Eisenhower Chapel - see program

Thursday, February 9, 5:30 p.m., Esber Recital Hall - see program

Friday, February 10, 2:30 p.m., Common Hour in Esber Recital Hall - see program

Friday, February 10, 5:30 p.m., "Meet the Composer" in Esber Recital Hall - see program

Saturday, February 11, 1:00 p.m., Essence of Joy, Worship Hall of the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center - see program

11:30 am11:30

Community Diversity Group (CDG) Monthly Meeting

The Penn Stater, University Park (odd months)

The State College Borough Municipal Building, S. Allen, State College (even months)

Meeting on the first Tuesday of each month to further the CDG mission: To foster an inclusive and interactive community which attracts and retains a pool of potential employees and residents from underrepresented groups. Meetings are open to the public. Contact Carol Eicher (Penn Stater), chair at or 814-865-6614 for more info.

7:00 pm19:00

"Of Many" Screening and Interfaith Discussion

Hosted by Third Way Collective

- Foster Auditorium - 102, Paterno Library, University Park Campus

We are thrilled to announce our panelists after the film - Rob France from Penn State Hillel will represent the Jewish tradition, Cristina Crivelli from Penn State Muslim Students' Association will represent the Muslim tradition, and Alicia Anderson from Lutheran Campus Ministry at Penn State will represent the Christian tradition. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Moses Davis, director of the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) at PSU

In addition to the groups listed above, this event is sponsored by Westminster Presbyterian FellowshipWesley PSU, and 3rd Way Collective as part of Penn State's All In Initiative


5:00 pm17:00

First Friday - Downtown State College

Theme: Fire and Ice

elax. Play. Shop. Stay.

Experience the cool vibe of downtown State College during monthly First Friday events.  A casual atmosphere features art, people-watching, mingling with friends, shopping, and dining at the diverse and delectable State College restaurants.  First Friday goers will experience after-hours access to galleries and shops, free bites and beverages, live music and entertainment, retail and restaurant specials, and more. And there's free parking in the Pugh, Fraser and Beaver garages with validations from participating merchants.

5:30 pm17:30

The Every 28 Hours Plays (excerpts) and moderated discussion

Free admission, The Pavillion Theatre

This collection of 75 one-minute plays was inspired by the widely shared - yet hotly contested - statistic that every 28 hours a black person is killed by a vigilante, security guard, or police officer in the United States. Originally created and produced by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and The One-Minute Play Festival in response to events in Ferguson, MO following Michael Brown's death, the plays were curated from playwrights nationwide. This will be a 20-minute excerpt from the original play with a moderated discussion following. We hope to have open and honest dialogue regarding the themes of the play and current events. Moderated by Curt Marshall, Coordinator of Multicultural program, College of Arts and Architecture. In partnership with the College of Agricultural Sciences Office of Multicultural Affairs, MANRRS, the College of Arts and Architecture, and the School of Theatre.



9:00 am09:00

Bullying Among Diverse Populations: A social justice workshop

Pasquerilla Spiritual Center - Garden Room 

Today, many of us have heard the news stories about bullying and how it impacts children in K-12 settings, students in college, and employees in the workplace. However, many of us are not aware of the relationship between bullying, prejudice, and discrimination, or the phenomenon better known as, bias-based bullying. Traditional anti-bullying programs often overlook this prevalent form of bullying that can cause long term social, emotional, and psychological damage. In this workshop, participants will learn about the prevalence and impact of bullying and bias-based bullying, and methods to address these negative behaviors as an active witness. Sign up by clicking on the link below. Please contact Dr. Seria Chatters at with any questions. 

This event is FREE and open to all Penn State students, faculty and staff

Presented by the Diversity & Community Enhancement Committee (DCEC)

Register by January 18- Seating is limited! 

8:00 pm20:00

Ramadan Dinner Tent

You are cordially invited to Ramadan Dinner Tent organized by the Turkish Cultural Center of State College where you can enjoy delicious Turkish cuisine.

The event will take place in downtown State College on Locust Lane. Admission is free and open to the public.