This spring Penn State expects to award 13,894 diplomas to students University-wide who are completing 226 associate, 11,435 baccalaureate, 1,590 master’s, 262 law, 244 doctoral and 137 medical degrees. Following is a compilation of commencement ceremonies and speaker information for Penn State’s 24 locations.
In 1971, the Shah of Iran celebrated 2,500 years of the Persian monarchy by throwing an extravagant party that would mark the break between the Shah and the people of Iran he reigned over. The documentary “Decadence and Downfall – The Shah of Iran’s Ultimate Party” will be shown as part of the “Docunight: Iran via Documentaries” series at 7 p.m. on May 3.
This week, we recognize three people and members of staff who go above and beyond what's asked of them in their work at the University. We're sending a "We Are!" to Penn Staters with Penn State Hazleton and Penn State Mont Alto, and a student at University Park who started at Penn State Behrend.
Wenhong Luo, an assistant curator at the Yunnan Nationalities Museum in China and visiting scholar in American Studies at Penn State Harrisburg, will present a lecture on Chinese quilts, entitled “NÜ GONG as a Cultural Practice in Chinese History,” at the Penn State Mont Alto Library. The lecture will begin at 11:00 a.m. It is free of charge and open to the public.
On April 21, Penn State Mont Alto theater students will perform four puppet shows beginning at noon at the Waynesboro Daycare Center in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. About 60 children, ages 4 and 5, will attend the performance. All of the shows have educational themes, including sportsmanship, recycling, healthy eating and exercise, and sharing and working together.
It’s no secret that Penn State includes a network of campuses throughout the state of Pennsylvania, but incoming students may not be fully aware of all the financial benefits attending a campus other than University Park may afford.
Penn State Mont Alto occupational therapy assistant students are not only engaging 4-year-old Kamdyn Hartung through their studies, they are also assisting with The Gala for Hope for Kamdyn’s Kure, an event to be held in his honor April 7 at the Green Grove Gardens in Greencastle.