Our Schedule of Events

Thank you to the more than 300 alumni and friends who have registered to be with us for our 50th anniversary celebration April 4-7! If you are visiting campus but did not register, please note that there are some events that are free and open to the public which you are welcome to attend. Each paid registrant will be provided with a printed schedule, name badge, list of registrants and other materials in a 50th anniversary tote bag. Registration packets may be picked up in 121 Borland from 2-5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, or on Saturday from 8-10:00 a.m. Penn State Forum ticket holders (Thursday) and registered luncheon guests (Friday) will be able to pick up their registration packets at the Penn Stater Conference Center/Hotel outside President's Hall.

April 1-12

  • Alumni Exhibition – Gesturing into Consciousness
    • Location: Zoller Gallery
    • Time: Regular gallery hours
  • Alumni Exhibition – Stuckeman Works
    • Location: Stuckeman Building, Rouse Gallery
    • Time: Regular gallery/building hours
  • Student sketchbook show from the Art foundations course
    • Location: Stuckeman Family Building Library
    • Time: Regular library hours

Thursday, April 4

  • Penn State Forum Speaker Series with Chip Kidd ’86 G. Design
    • Location: Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center
    • Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
    • Ticket is required and all available tickets have been allocated
  • Registration packet pick-up
    • Location: 121 Borland Building
    • Time: 2:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Gesturing Into Consciousness exhibition panel discussion with alumni Erroll Willett, Lauren Luloff, and Dahn Hiuni. Moderated by Heather Darcy Bhandari
    • Location: Palmer Museum of Art, Palmer Lipcon Auditorium
    • Time: 3:00 p.m.
  • Gesturing Into Consciousness exhibition opening reception
    • Location: Zoller Gallery
    • Time: 5:00 p.m.
  • Roundtable Discussion with Alumni about Careers in Art History
    • Location: 125 Borland
    • Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Alumni Reception and Exhibition – Art History
    • Location: 125 Borland
    • Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Friday, April 5

  • Water Filter Project Demonstration
    • Location: School of Visual Arts Sculpture/Ceramics Courtyard
    • Time: 9:00 a.m. – noon (come and go as you please)
  • Anniversary Celebration/Recognition Luncheon
    • Location: Penn Stater Conference Center/Hotel
    • Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
    • Advance reservation required, and this event is at capacity. No additional guests will be accepted.
  • Stuckeman School (Architecture and Landscape Architecture) Open Studios
    • Location: Studios in Stuckeman Family Building
    • Time: 1:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Pottery throwing demonstration
    • Location: School of Visual Arts, Sculpture/Ceramics Courtyard
    • Time: 1:30-3:00 p.m. (come and go as you please)
  • Foundry pouring demonstration
    • Location: School of Visual Arts, Sculpture/Ceramics Courtyard
    • Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m. (come and go as you please)
  • Walking Tour of School of Theatre Facilities
    • Location: Meet in the Theatre Building lobby, at the Playhouse box office
    • Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • School of Visual Arts Awards Ceremony
    • Location: Zoller Gallery/Gallery Café Space
    • Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m. (refreshments at 2:00 p.m., presentations at 2:30)
  • Lecture: A 50-year Architectural History of the College of Arts and Architecture at Penn State
    • Location: Stuckeman Building, First Floor Jury Space
    • Time: 2:30-3:00 p.m.
    • Speaker: Craig Zabel
  • Registration packet pick-up
    • Location: 121 Borland Building
    • Time: 2:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Campus tour – general overview by trolley
    • Stuckeman Building as point of departure and return
    • Time: 3:00-4:30 p.m.
    • This tour is full and will be limited to those with reservationis.
  • Panel Discussion on Diversity in the Arts: The Continuum: Linking the Past, Present and Future
    • Location: Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art
    • Time: 3:30-5:00 p.m.
    • Free and open to the public
  • Stuckeman Works exhibition opening reception
    • Location: Stuckeman Building, first floor jury space
    • Time: 5:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Arts Crawl
    • Location: Varied on the Arts Campus
    • Time: 6:00 pm - midnight
    • Free and open to the public
  • Graphic Design Alumni Reception, hosted by Graphic Design APG
    • Location: Days Inn Penn State, Linden Room
    • Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    • This event has been supported by funding from Karen Hirshorn Zuckerman (HZDG) and Paul Brourman (Sponge-Chicago)
  • Bernstein Mass
    • Location: Eisenhower Auditorium
    • Time: 7:30 p.m.
    • Ticket required. 
  • Theatre Alumni Reception
    • Location: Playhouse Theatre Stage
    • 9:00-11:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 6

  • Continental Breakfast
    • Location: Borland, first floor café area
    • Time: 8:00-10:00 a.m.
    • Final Registraiton Packet Pick-Up
  • Campus Tour: Campus Greenscape and Sustainability, featuring a look at a decade of strategic investment in University Park campus grounds.
    • Location: Leave from north entrance (back) of Borland Building. This is a walking tour that will cover approximately 2.5 miles.
    • Time: 9:30– 11:00 a.m. Please arrive a few minutes early.
  • Mass Panel Discussion
    • Location: Eisenhower Auditorium, Conference Room
    • Time: 10:00-11:30 a.m.
  • Campus Tour: Focusing on New and Recently-Improved Facilities for Students, featuring a look at Eastview Terrace and Redifer Commons.
    • Location: Leave from north entrance (back) of Borland Building via trolley
    • Time: 11:00 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. Trolley to leave promptly at 11:00. Please leave a few minutes early. This tour is limited to those with advance reservations.
  • Opening Your Ears To Data, an exploration of sonification work by Professor Mark Ballora
    • Location: 117 Borland
    • Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    • Space still available.
  • Smash/Hit! hip hop theatre performance from conception to world premiere, with Steve Broadnax, head of the MFA Acting Program
    • Location: 119 Theatre Building
    • Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Architecture Alumni Reception, hosted By Arch. Alumni Group
    • Location: Stuckeman Family Building, Third Floor
    • Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    • This event has been supported by funding from Land Concepts and LaQuatra Bonci Associates.
    • The guest count for this event has been established based on those who pre-registered. 
  • Landscape Architecture Alumni Reception, hosted by L.Arch. APG
    • Location: Stuckeman Family Building, Third Floor
    • Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    • This event has been supported by funding from Land Concepts and LaQuatra Bonci Associates.
    • The guest count for this event has been established based on those who pre-registered.
  • Campus Tour: New Buildings for the Sciences, focusing on the Chemistry Building, Life Sciences Building, and Millennium Science Complex.
    • Location: Leave from north entrance (back) of Borland Building via trolley
    • Time:12:30–2:00 p.m. Trolley to leave promptly at 12:30 p.m. Please arrive a few minutes early. This tour is limited to those with advance reservations.
  • Bernstein Mass
    • Location: Eisenhower Auditorium
    • Time: 2:00 p.m.
    • Ticket required
  • 50th Birthday Party and Alumni Celebration
    • Location: Hintz Family Alumni Center
    • Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
    • This event requires a separately-issued ticket as well as a 50th anniversary registration name badge.
    • Event is at capacity and no additional guests will be admitted.
  • Reception for School of Visual Arts Alumni and Students
    • Location: 723 McKee Street
    • Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Film Follies
    • Location: 100 Thomas Building
    • Time: 7:00 p.m.
    • Free and open to the public.
  • School of Music Alumni Reception, hosted by Music APG
    • Location: Alumni Fireside Lounge, Nittany Lion Inn
    • Time: 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 7

  • Coffee/Q&A – “What’s New in the School ofMusic?”
    • Location: Music Building I  - meet in the lobby
    • Time: 11:00 a.m. – noon

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Flora Marynak at 814-863-0621 or fwm1@psu.edu in advance of your participation or visit.