State College Area

Diversity Calendar - February 2017

Save the Date!

Cultural Empowerment for Women Series Luncheon

“Part Time or Full Time - Cash for your Talents! (aka Starting your Own Business)”

March 16, 2017, 11:30 - 2 pm

The Penn Stater, University Park

Hope to see you there!!!

Attendance is limited - contact us at (814) 865-6614

if you are interested.

November 2 - March 1, 2017 - pm

Used Book Donations

Donate your used books for the May 13-16 AAUW State College book sale. Book dropoff location: 178 Technology Drive, Boalsburg. Mondays 6-8 pm; Tues/Wed: 9am-2/30 pm; Volunteers available to assist. At other times/days, please place books in blue bins. 


January 6 - February 26, 2017

Exhibit: Artworks by William (Billy) Mills, Special Talents & Special Needs

Bellefonte Museum, 133 N. Allegheny St, Bellefonte, PA 16823

The exhibition is a large collection of paintings by self taught artist, Billy Mills, (1918-2002) of Bellefonte, a well known local hero who lived with severe difficulties. 


January 17 - May 5, 2017

Exhibit: From the Trenches: The Great War in Sepia

Penn State University Libraries Eberly Family Special Collections Library, 103 Paterno Library

This exhibit recognizes the centennial anniversary of America’s entry into the “Great War,” and captures the perspective of the common foot soldier. 


February 1, 2017 - 5:30 pm

“Sips” Hosted by the State College Young Professionals Association

Letterman’s Sports Grill, 1031 E. College Ave, State College, PA

“Sips” is a chance for your to network with new folks, catch up with old friends, and learn about upcoming events. Bring friends or coworkers. No invite needed, just RSVP. Non-members can test drive SCYP for a night for $5. For more info, see: 


February 3, 2017 - 5-9 pm

First Friday Downtown State College

Mixture of art, music, activities and retail/restaurant discounts. Click link for schedule, map and activities.


February 4, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Taproot Kitchen Comedy Club Fundraiser

Celebration Hall, 2280 Commercial Blvd, State College

A night at Wisecrackers Comedy Club - proceeds donated to Taproot Kitchen, a community hub for young adults with autism & intellectual disabilities. Doors open at 7:30 pm for a silent auction, show starts at 9 pm. Email to purchase tickets. 


February 2017

Emerging Scholar Speaker Series

216 Willard, University Park

February 6

9-9:45 am - Delia Wendel, PhD “Reconciliation Taking Place: Conflict and Neighborliness in Post-Genocide Rwanda”

9:45-10:30 am: Neelima Jeychandran, PhD “African Memoryscapes in India: Memorial Schrines, Guardian Spirits, and Sacred Landscapes”

10:30-11:15 am: Allison S. Curseen, PhD “Four Little Girls: Ante-Development, Blackness & Unruly Dependent Objects”

11:15am-12pm: Imania D. Owens, PhD “imperial Crossroads: US-Caribbean Literature and the Uses of Folk Culture”

12-12:45 pm: Erin Gray, PhD “The Incendiary Third Image of Lynching: Santiago Alvarez’s Now! & the Red Summer of 1965” 

February 8, 12-1pm: Carolyn Roberts, PhD “Medical Terror and the African Healing in the Atlantic Slave Trade


February 7, 2017 - 11:30 am to 1 pm

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.


February 7, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Circus Oz - Straight Up

Eisenhower Aud., University Park

San Francisco Chronicle reviewer: Their brand of show business is “a bit punk, undeniably in your face, refreshingly progressive, unapologetically off-color, and gleefully Australian.” Features a caravan of madcap musicians and acrobats. 


February 11, 2017 - 11 am

3rd Annual Sweetheart 5K

Borough Bldg, 243 S. Allen, State College

Join Leftright Repeat and the Women’s Resource Center of Centre County for a fun fill wintery run in the Borough of State College. All proceeds donated to CCWRC. Registration beginning at 9:45 am in Borough Bldg main lobby. 


February 12, 2017 - 4 pm

The Original Harlem Globetrotters

Bryce Jordan Center, University Park

2017 World Tour! 


February 14, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Balé Folclórico da Bahia - Bahia of All Colors

Eisenhower Auditorium, University Park

Based in northeastern, Brazil, Balé Folclórico da Bahia performs dances rooted in Africa, Europe and America.  Authentic folk dances and music from various cultures. 


February 15, 2017 - 1 pm

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


February 23, 12-1 pm

Mokita Dialogues: Power of Dialogue

SC Municipal Bldg, 243 S. Allen, Ste 227, State College

New Leaf initiative - 3rd Thurs of Every Month. Mokita means “a truth we all know, but agree not to talk about.” These brown bag luncheon discussions will address critical social concerns and the development of our community. Each session will include presentations, group discussions, activities and opportunities for follow-up action. 


February 28, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Brooklyn Babylon

Eisenhower Auditorium, University Park

LIve music, live painting, and projected animation combine to create a uniquely immersive experience.


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