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Parents & Families Weekend Schedule

2017 Schedule of Events

The following events are confirmed, but more will be added to the schedule throughout the semester so please check back. Over 80 events will be held during Parents & Families Weekend.

FF = Family-Friendly Event | R = Reservation Required | $ = Ticket or Fee Purchase

Friday, October 13, 2017
Penn State Berkey Creamery Store Hours Rodney A. Erickson Food Sciences Building 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Penn State Golf Courses - Parents and Families Weekend Special Rate Penn State Blue and White Courses 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Penn State Berkey Creamery Self-Guided Virtual Video Rodney A. Erickson Food Sciences Building, Creamery Observation Room 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Penn State All-Sport Museum Open House Beaver Stadium (SW Corner) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
College of Education Academic Advising Open House Chambers Building, Room 228 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Palmer Museum of Art Exhibits Palmer Museum of Art 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Men's and Women's Cross Country Penn State National Meet Blue-White Golf Course 10:30 am

Downtown State College Farmers Market

Locust Lane (off College Avenue)

11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

HUB Gallery Art Exhibit

HUB-Robeson Gallery, First Floor Lobby

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Robeson Gallery Art Exhibit

HUB-Robeson Center, Ground Floor

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Penn State All-Sports Museum Beaver Stadium Tours - TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT .

Beavers Stadium, Meet at South Tunnel

Tours will begin at 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.  (Tours last approximately 75 minutes)

Want to Keep Tuition Affordable? Penn State Grassroots Information Table HUB-Robeson Center, First Floor Main Lobby 1:00 - 3:00 pm
PSU x Ling HUB-Robeson Center, Room 129ABC 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Old Main Open House Old Main, Room 201 and Bell Tower 2:00-4:00 pm
Office of Undergraduate Education Open House Old Main, Room 417 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Class Gift Campaign Old Main 2:00-4:00 pm
Student Engagement Network Open House HUB-Robeson Center, Engagement Space (First Floor) 3:00 - 5:00 pm
LGBTQA Open House 101 Boucke Building 3:00-5:00 pm
College of Engineering Reception & Presentation Hammond and Deike Building 4:00 - 5:40 pm
Astronaut Lecture and Award Ceremony for Astronaut Scholarship Paterno Library, Foster Auditorium 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Penn State Women's Ice Hockey vs. Clarkson

Pegula Ice Arena (Gates A, B and C will be open)

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Arboretum at Penn State's Pumpkin Festival

H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens in The Arboretum at Penn State

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Parent and Family Shabbat

Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Penn State Women's Volleyball vs. Michigan State

Rec Hall

7:00 pm  – 9:00 pm

Public Skating at Pegula Ice Arena 250 University Drive

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Late Night Penn State

HUB-Robeson Center

9:00 pm - 1:00 am

 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Parents and Families Weekend Welcome

HUB-Robeson Center, Alumni Hall

9:00 – 9:45 am

Penn State Golf Courses - Parents and Families Weekend Special Rate Penn State Blue and White Courses, 1523 West College Avenue

7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Schreyer Honors College: Meet the Dean

Atherton Hall, Upper Lobby

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Penn State All-Sports Museum Beaver Stadium Tours - TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT .

Beavers Stadium, meet at South Tunnel

Tours begin at 8:00 am, 9:30 am, 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:30 pm, and 5:00 pm 
Penn State Berkey Creamery Store Hours

Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building

8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Intramural Building Self-Guided Tours Rodney A. Erickson Food Sciences Building 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Housing Beyond Your Student's First Year

100 Thomas Building

8:30 - 9:30 am General Session

10:00 - 11:00 am General Session

11:30 am - 12:30 pm General Session

3:00 - 4:00 pm Sororities and Fraternities

4:00 - 5:00 pm Special Living Options/Schreyer

THON Information Table HUB-Robeson Center, Ground Floor

9:00 am– 4:00 pm

PSU Horticulture Show Snider Agricultural Arena 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fraternity and Sorority Life at Penn State

HUB-Robeson Center, Freeman Auditorium

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Division of Undergraduate Studies Open House

Grange Building, Lobby

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Exploring Biology

Mueller Lab, First Floor

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

College of Agricultural Sciences Open House

Agricultural Science & Industries Building, Lobby

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Smeal College of Business Open House

Business Building, Atrium

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Back to School for Parents and Family, Liberal Arts Style!

121 Sparks Building & Sparks Lobby

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

College of Nursing - "Carnival of Health"

Nursing Sciences Building

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Eberly College of Science - Engage, Explore, Experiment: Succeed in Science Ritenour Building

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Get Involved as a Penn State Parent Information Table

HUB-Robeson Center, First Floor Main Lobby

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Department of Meteorology & Atmospheric Science & Joel N. Myers Weather Center Tours Walker Building, Room 606 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Breazeale Nuclear Reactor Tour Breazeale Nuclear Reactor 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Penn State All-Sports Museum Open Hours Beaver Stadium (SW Corner) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Palmer Museum of Art Exhibits Palmer Museum of Art 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

College of Information Sciences and Technology Presentation & Reception

W201 Westgate Building (Cybertorium) (Former IST Building)

10:15 am – 12:00 pm

Superheroes vs. Supervillains: Physics Magic & Demonstration Show

Osmond Lab, Room 119

Show 1:  11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Show 2:  1:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Bellisario College of Communications: From Campus to Careers

Carnegie Building, Room 113

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

College of Arts and Architecture: Chat with Department Heads, Professors, and Directors

Various Locations (see full description below)

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

College of Earth & Mineral Sciences Open House Deike Building, Ryan Family Student Center (Room 14) 11:00 am-1:00 pm

The GeoVISTA Center Open House

Walker Building, Room 206

11:00 am– 1:00 pm

Discover Materials Science and Engineering (MatSE)

Shields Building, Room 117

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Virtual Reality and Geospatial Sciences Open House

Walker Building, Room 225 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Penn State vs. Virginia Tech Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving

McCoy Natatorium 11:00 am

University Health Services Information Table

Student Health Center Plaza (Indoor lobby in case of rain)

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Information Table

Student Health Center Plaza (Indoor lobby in case of rain)

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Palmer Museum of Art Community Day Palmer Museum of Art 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Family Tailgate Lunch

HUB-Robeson Center, South Patio and HUB Dining Area (Ground Floor)

11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Family Pictures at the Nittany Lion Shrine

Corner of Burrowes and Curtin Road

12:00 - 4:00 pm (weather permitting)

HUB Gallery Art Exhibit

HUB-Robeson Gallery, First Floor Lobby

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Robeson Gallery Art Exhibit

HUB-Robeson Center, Ground Floor

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Kids go Wild
Presented by: Department of Science Ecosystem Management


Forest Resource Building

12:00– 4:00 pm

Campus Bus Tours

Tours will begin in front of the HUB-Robeson Center (along Pollock Road)

Tours begin at 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm

FaceAge: Empathy Rising Across Generations

Presented by Andrew Belser, 2017-18 Penn State Laureate

HUB-Robeson Center, Room TBD

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

What to Do With a Geography Degree: Alumni Career Panel

Walker Building, Room 112

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Stand for State Plinko HUB-Robeson Center

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

College of Health and Human Development Ice Cream Social

Henderson Building, Room 10

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Public Skating at Pegula Ice Arena

250 University Drive (Entrance is available through Gate C on the south side of the building)

1:00 pm. – 3:00 pm

BioBehavioral Health Poster Session

Biobehavioral Health Building, 1st floor lobby

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Study Abroad 101: For Parents Thomas Building, Room 100 Auditorium 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Multicultural Resource Center Open House Grange Building, Room 220 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Talking with Your Student about Alcohol, Presented by Dr. Rob Turrisi Alumni Hall + 129ABC 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Penn State Women's Ice Hockey vs. Clarkson

Pegula Ice Arena (Gates A, B and C will be open)

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Get to Know Hospitality

Mateer Building, Café Laura

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

United in Song: A Celebration of Penn State A Cappella HUB-Robeson Center, Freeman Auditorium Show 1: 3:30 – 4:30 pm   Show 2: 5:00 - 6:00 pm

The Arboretum at Penn State's Pumpkin Festival

H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens in The Arboretum at Penn State (located at the junction of Park Avenue & Bigler Road)

4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Department of Health Policy and Administration Wine and Cheese Reception

Nittany Lion Inn, Mount Nittany Room

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Women's Volleyball vs. Michigan State & Post-Game Ice Cream Social

Rec Hall

Game: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Ice cream social directly following the game.

School of Music Choral Collage

Pasquerilla Spiritual Center Worship Hall

7:30 pm– 9:00 pm

Astronight

Davey Lab, lobby, 5th & 6th floors

8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Late Night Penn State

HUB-Robeson Center

9:00 pm - 1:00 am

 

Sunday, October 15, 2017
Penn State Golf Courses - Parents and Families Weekend Special Rate Penn State Blue and White Courses, 1523 West College Avenue

7:00 am – 6:00 pm

The 17th Annual THON 5K

Bryce Jordan Center

8:00 am– 2:00 pm     

Penn State All-Sports Museum Beaver Stadium Tours - TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT

Beavers Stadium, Meet at South Tunnel

Tours begin at 8:00 am, 9:30 am, 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm 
Penn State Berkey Creamery Store Hours

Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

PSU Horticulture Show Snider Agricultural Arena 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Penn State Writes - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Boucke Building, Room 220 (Penn State Learning Writing Center)

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Leading by Example: Peers Helping Peers in Large Lecture Classes

Sparks Building, Room 7

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Penn State Career Services: Succeeding at Penn State and Beyond Orientation and Tour

Bank of America Career Services Center

Session Start Times: 10:00 am, 10:30 am, 11:00 am, and 11:30 am

Parent's Jewish Life Brunch Location TBD 10:00 am- 12:00 pm
Family Pictures at the Nittany Lion Shrine

Corner of Burrowes and Curtin Road

10:00 am - 1:00 pm (weather permitting)

Penn State’s Signature “Sunday Brunch” in the Dining Commons Various Locations (see full description below) Various times (see full description below)
Penn State All-Sports Museum Open Hours Beaver Stadium (SW Corner) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Housing Beyond Your Student's First Year HUB-Robeson, Center, Freeman Auditorium

10:00- 11:00 am General Session

1:30 - 2:30 pm General Session

Not-So-New Student Orientation

HUB-Robeson Center, Room 134

10:30 am– 12:00 pm

Lunar Lion Lab Tour

Research Center C, Room 107 (581 Hastings Road)

11:00 am– 12:00 pm

Old Main Bell Tower Tours

Old Main Patio

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Pattee and Paterno Libraries Open House

Starts in Paterno Library, Mann Assembly Room (Room 103)

11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Off-Campus Housing Fair HUB-Robeson Center, Alumni Hall 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Palmer Museum of Art Exhibits Palmer Museum of Art 12:00 - 4:00 pm

HUB Gallery Art Exhibit

HUB-Robeson Gallery, First Floor Lobby

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Robeson Gallery Art Exhibit

HUB-Robeson Center, Ground Floor

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Public Skating at Pegula Ice Arena

250 University Drive (Entrance is available through Gate C on the south side of the building)

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm


EVENT DETAILS:

Friday, October 13, 2017

 

Penn State Berkey Creamery Store Hours (FF)
Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building

7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Stop by the Penn State Berkey Creamery to celebrate 150 years of delicious dairy products—including the rich, creamy ice cream that keeps students, alumni, and the community coming back for more!

Penn State Golf Courses Parents and Families Weekend Special Rate (R, $)
Penn State Blue and White Courses, 1523 West College Avenue, State College
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Welcome Parents and Families of Penn State! We would like to extend to you an 18-Hole Golf Special of $35 for the Blue Course and $28 for the White Course. This fee includes 18-holes with cart. Contact the Golf Shop to book your tee-time: (814) 863-0257 and mention the Parent Weekend Special. Tee Times can be booked 8-days in advance. For more information email the PGA General Manager, Joe Hughes at joepro@psu.edu or visit www.pennstategolfcourses.com.

Penn State Berkey Creamery Self-Guided Virtual Video (FF)
Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building, Creamery Observation Room
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Check out the Penn State Creamery Observation Room with a newly installed virtual “Cow to Cone” video tour. This video tour will take you through the entire process of dairy manufacturing, beginning with the milking of the cows at the Dairy Barns on campus, to the transportation of the raw milk and finally the complete receiving, processing, packaging and storing of the finished products - a definite must see. Take the time at your own leisure to view our production facility through the glass windows of the Creamery Observation Room while watching this great video. For information: 814-865-7535.

Penn State All-Sports Museum Open Hours ($)
Beaver Stadium (SW Corner)
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Penn State All-Sports Museum is pleased to announce a special exhibit, “Field to Front: Nittany Lions at War, 1917-1919.” This exhibit features the stories of those Nittany Lion athletes who took part in World War I. Suggested admission donations are: $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children under 12, students and seniors. For information: 814-865-0044 or http://www.gopsusports.com/museum/.

College of Education Academic Advising Open House
Chambers Building, Room 228 (Advising and Certification Center)
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Come and visit the newly renovated Advising and Certification Center in the College of Education. Enjoy some drinks and snacks while meeting academic advisors and teacher certification staff. All friends and family of College of Education students (and those interested in the College of Education) are welcome for this informal meet and greet. Families can stop by anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Friday, and can stay for as little or long as their schedule permits.

Palmer Museum of Art Exhibits
10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Admission is free!
Asher B. Durand: To Begin Again

The exhibition examines a pivotal turning point in the long career of Durand, a leading figure of the Hudson River School. Durand, who worked primarily as an engraver and an occasional portraitist in the 1820s, pursued landscape painting in earnest by the mid-1830s. The exhibition celebrates this new acquisition, explores Durand’s significant contribution to the history of landscape painting in the United States, and features several major works from both public and private collections.
New Acquisitions: Minna Citron after Atelier 17
Minna Citron began her professional career as a member of the Fourteenth Street School but shifted her focus decidedly toward abstraction in the mid-1940s. The impetus was Atelier 17, Stanley William Hayter’s experimental printmaking workshop, where Citron experienced the full force of European modernism and pursued an interest in Surrealist automatism. This exhibition presents four decades of Citron’s printmaking, following the completion of her studies with Hayter. The sixteen intaglios, selected from two groups of prints recently gifted to the museum by Christiane Citron, the artist’s granddaughter, demonstrate how she continued to probe the expressive possibilities of abstract line and form, an approach that was central to the Atelier 17 aesthetic, for the remainder of her career.
BIG Deal: Sizeable Paintings from the Permanent Collection
In the context of postwar art, size very much matters. BIG Deal will highlight monumental canvases from the permanent collection—many of which have not been on view in recent years—in an attempt to unpack preoccupations with size in post-1945 art. What compelled these artists to work at such a large scale? What does sheer size argue about the paintings in question? Artists featured will include Martha Mayer Erlebacher, Tsibi Geva, Robert Goodnough, Yoko Haru, Ben Kamihira, Jerry Kearns, John Mandel, Philip Pearlstein, Raphael Soyer, and Jerome Witkin.

Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Penn State National Meet
Blue-White Golf Course
10:30 a.m.

This meet will include teams from Bucknell, Buffalo, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duquesne, George Washington, James Madison, Lehigh, Loyola, Northwestern, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Princeton, UC Davis, UNC Charlotte, University of North Carolina, Villanova, West Virginia and William & Mary Universities. The start line/finish line is near the rugby field. Spectators are encouraged to park at the Nittany Parking Deck and walk across North Atherton Street. Admission is free. No tickets required. For information: www.GoPSUsports.com.

Downtown State College Farmers Market
Locust Lane (off College Avenue)
11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Produce available for purchase from local vendors and farmers. For information:
http://www.friday-farmersmarket.com/about-us.html.

HUB Gallery Art Exhibit
HUB-Robeson Gallery, First Floor Lobby
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Erica Harmey Exhibit: Romanticism and the Theatre of Everyday Living. For more information visit http://studentaffairs.psu.edu/hub/artgalleries/.

Robeson Gallery Art Exhibit
HUB-Robeson Center, Ground Floor
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Penn State School of Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition.  For more information visit:
http://studentaffairs.psu.edu/hub/artgalleries/.

Penn State All-Sports Museum Beaver Stadium Tours (FF, R, $) - SOLD OUT
Beavers Stadium, meet at South Tunnel
Tours will begin at 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.  (Tours last approximately 75 minutes)

Beaver Stadium tours include the media room, home locker room, tunnel and field, as well as recruiting and club areas. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 students/seniors/Friends of the Penn State All-Sports Museum. Children under 3 are free. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time. Walk-ups will not be accepted on the day of tours. There will be no refunds. This event is sold out.

Want to Keep Tuition Affordable?
Penn State Grassroots Network Information Table
HUB-Robeson Center, First Floor Main Lobby
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Want to help keep tuition as low as possible, support student career success, raise the quality of a Penn State education, create keep Penn State’s Commonwealth campuses strong, and create jobs and boost economic development? Find out how at the Penn State Grassroots Network information table at the HUB. For more information, please call 814-865-4515, email grassroots@psu.edu or visit http://alumni.psu.edu/grassroots/.

Penn State Undergraduate Exhibition in Hispanic and General Linguistics (PSUxLing)
HUB-Robeson Center, Room 129ABC
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

PSUxLing is an annual conference that is dedicated to promoting excellence in undergraduate research in linguistics. The first PSUxLing took place on October 6th, 2014, and was attended by over 100 people. Complementary refreshments will be served.

Old Main Open House
President's Office and Bell Tower
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Visit the President’s Office suite and the Old Main Bell Tower. Lion Ambassadors will guide you through while you enjoy the beauty, history, and tradition of Old Main, including the famed frescoes and the rare opportunity to visit the Bell Tower with its stunning views of campus and downtown. Guests can access Old Main through the main entrance, facing Old Main Lawn. Please note: Bell Tower Tours include climbing 100 steps up a narrow stairway. No RSVP is needed.

Office of Undergraduate Education Open House
Old Main, Room 417
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Office of Undergraduate Education welcomes Parents and Families Weekend visitors. Stop by to meet Undergraduate Education staff and learn about programs and services the office provides for Penn State students. For information: 814-863-1864 or undergrad@psu.edu.

Class Gift Campaign (FF)
Old Main, Patio (Front entrance)
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Come enjoy playing games and learning more about the long and rich tradition of giving back to Penn State. Each class has the opportunity to give their time and resources in order to leave their mark on Penn State and take their first step toward becoming proud alumni.

Student Engagement Network Open House
HUB-Robeson-Center, Engagement Space (First Floor at top of stairs)
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Student Engagement Network invites families to visit the new Engagement Space in the HUB-Robeson Center to learn how they can support students in finding immersive experiences to advance their personal, academic, and career interests. Students who participate in these activities often experience an increased ability to speak about the importance of teamwork, cultural perspectives, and problem solving skills—characteristics valued by employers.

LGBTQA Open House
Boucke Building, Room 101
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Come tour the center, explore the vast LGBTQ library, and enjoy light refreshments.

College of Engineering Reception & Presentation
Hammond & Dieke Buildings
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Reception (Kunkle Lounge, between Hammond & Sackett Buildings)

Faculty and students will mingle and provide information about the breadth of educational experiences at Penn State, specifically in the College of Engineering and answer questions. Refreshments will be served.
4:40 p.m. – 5:40 p.m. Educating World-Class Engineers (Dieke Building, Room 22)
Join Thomas Litzinger, Assistant Dean for Educational Innovation and Accreditation in the College of Engineering, who, along with engineering students, will discuss the exciting projects and educational opportunities available to Penn State Engineering students. The students will share their experiences studying and working abroad, as well as their participation in cooperative education, undergraduate research, and co-curricular projects.

Penn State Women's Ice Hockey vs. Clarkson (FF, $)
Pegula Ice Arena (Gates A, B and C will be open)
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The Penn State Women's Hockey team is hosting the defending national champion, Clarkson. Puck drop is set for 6:00 p.m. with gates opening at 5:00 p.m. Tickets are just $5 for the general public, with PSU students getting in Free with PSU ID. Tickets can be purchased at the Gate A ticket office the day of the event. or in advance by calling 1-800-NITTANY or online (enter access code:PSUPARENT17. Parking is available in the Shields Lot on the corner of University Drive and Curtin Road in front of the arena.

Astronaut Lecture and Astronaut Scholarship Award Ceremony
Paterno Library, Foster Auditorium
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Charlie Duke, astronaut with Apollo 16, will give a lecture and present the Astronaut Award to Hannah Pohlmann, an undergraduate in Materials Science and Engineering.

The Arboretum at Penn State's Pumpkin Festival (FF)
H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens in The Arboretum at Penn State (located at the junction of Park Avenue & Bigler Road)
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Visit the annual Pumpkin Festival at the Arboretum. A Jack-o'-Lantern contest and lighted Jack-o'-Lantern display will be featured on Friday evening. Ribbons will be awarded in categories based age and  best Penn State theme, best Arboretum theme, best traditional jack-o'-lantern, and best-in-show. Family activities and live music will be provided from 4:00 pm until dusk on Saturday. Food vendors will be on site both Friday and Saturday evenings. For information: 814-865-9118, arboretum@psu.edu, https://arboretum.psu.edu/.

Parent and Family Shabbat (FF, $)
Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Like every Friday on campus, Penn State Hillel will host Shabbat services and dinner for the students and families of Penn State. Please join us at 6:30 p.m. for services (reform, conservative, and alternative options available), followed by a home-style dinner just like Bubbe would have made. A recommended donation of $36 per family is appreciated and can be made on-line at www.pennstatehillel.org/donate. RSVP at www.pennstatehillel.org/parents/parentsweekend/ or email Hannah and hbg12@psu.edu

Penn State Women's Volleyball vs. Michigan State (FF, $)
Rec Hall
7:00 p.m.  – 9:00 p.m.

The Penn State Women's Volleyball team hosts the Michigan State Spartans in a Big Ten Match-up. Single match ticket prices range from $5-$11.  Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 1-800-NITTANY or online (enter access code:PSUPARENT17). Tickets can also be purchased at the Rec Hall ticket office the night of the event. For more information: www.goPSUsports.com.

Public Skating at Pegula Ice Arena (FF, $)
250 University Drive (Entrance is available through Gate C on the south side of the building)
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Enjoy skating at Pegula Ice Arena! The state-of-the-art facility that is home to Penn State Men's and Women's hockey teams! Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for PSU Students with ID, $7 for Youth 18 and under, and $7 for Seniors 62 and over. Skates are available for rent for an additional $3.

Late Night Penn State (FF)
HUB-Robeson Center
9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Enjoy this weekly tradition in the HUB. Free movie, crafts, billiards, food specials, and more!
For information and complete schedule: www.spa.psu.edu/latenight/ LateNight activities during Parents Weekend are FREE to student and their families.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

 

Parents and Families Weekend Welcome
HUB-Robeson Center, Alumni Hall
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Parents and Families Weekend’s official kick-off includes welcoming remarks by Damon Sims, Vice President for Student Affairs and Rob Pangborn, Vice President and Dean for Undergraduate Education. A continental breakfast will be served.

Penn State Golf Courses - Parents and Families Weekend Special Rate (R, $)
Penn State Blue and White Courses, 1523 West College Avenue, State College
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Welcome Parents and Families of Penn State! We would like to extend to you an 18-Hole Golf Special of $35 for the Blue Course and $28 for the White Course. This fee includes 18-holes with cart. Contact the Golf Shop to book your tee-time: (814) 863-0257 and mention the Parent Weekend Special. Tee Times can be booked 8-days in advance. For more information email the PGA General Manager, Joe Hughes at joepro@psu.edu or visit www.pennstategolfcourses.com.

Schreyer Honors College Meet the Dean (FF)
Atherton Hall, Upper Lobby
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

We are thrilled to welcome Schreyer Scholars and their families for a meet and greet with Dean Peggy Johnson and Schreyer Honors College staff during Penn State's 2017 Parents & Families Weekend. This gathering will take place, in Atherton Hall, prior to other academic unit and campus-wide events. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to give us a call at (814) 865-4258.

Penn State All-Sports Museum Beaver Stadium Tours (FF, R, $) - SOLD OUT
Beavers Stadium, meet at South Tunnel
Tours will begin at 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.  (Tours last approximately 75 minutes)

Beaver Stadium tours include the media room, home locker room, tunnel and field, as well as recruiting and club areas. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 students/seniors/Friends of the Penn State All-Sports Museum. Children under 3 are free. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time. Walk-ups will not be accepted on the day of tours. There will be no refunds. This event is sold out.

Penn State Berkey Creamery Store Hours (FF)
Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Stop by the Penn State Berkey Creamery to celebrate 150 years of delicious dairy products—including the rich, creamy ice cream that keeps students, alumni, and the community coming back for more!

Intramural Building Self-Guided Tours (FF)
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Campus Recreation welcomes you to the newly renovated Intramural Building! Take a self-guided tour of the facility and see our newest additions which include a climbing wall, bouldering wall, indoor turf field, 4 squash courts, and a table tennis area. Our building also has 10 racquetball courts, 3 wood court gyms, a multi-purpose gym, an indoor track, spin room, and various multi-purpose spaces, as well as the largest of 3 fitness centers on campus. Our newest construction phase was completed in early August  2017.

Housing Beyond Your Student's First Year
100 Thomas Building
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. General Session

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. General Session
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. General Session
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Sororities and Fraternities
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Special Living Options/Schreyer

Attend a Housing Information Session to learn more about the process for both on- and off-campus housing. The Housing Information Session will be discuss the on-campus housing lottery process and time line, and also discuss the off-campus housing market, resources, and tips for securing a lease. The information session is presented by representatives from Housing and Student Legal Services. For questions: 814-865-7501.

THON Information Table (FF)
HUB-Robeson Center, Ground Floor Information Table needed
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Come visit us on the ground floor of the HUB to learn all about the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon ― the largest student-run philanthropy in the world held right here in Happy Valley. The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, affectionately known as THON, is a student-run philanthropy committed to enhancing the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer. Our mission is to provide emotional and financial support, spread awareness and ensure funding for critical research ― all in pursuit of a cure. These efforts culminate in a 46 hour no sitting, no sleeping dance marathon that takes place in February. Stop by to learn all about THON and how to get involved! Also while you’re visiting the information table, don’t miss your opportunity to register for the THON 5K which will take place during Parents and Families Weekend on Sunday, October 15 at the Bryce Jordan Center.

PSU Horticulture Show (FF)
Snider Agricultural Arena
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Penn State's Annual Horticulture Show is presented by the students in the College of Agricultural Sciences.  This is a free event designed and developed completely by students. Displays show varied agricultural disciplines, including home gardening of plants and vegetables, sheds and other structures built by the students, relaxation and meditation gardens, and a vendor area selling Penn State fruits and vegetables. For two days each fall the arena is transformed into a garden paradise.

Fraternity and Sorority Life at Penn State
HUB-Robeson Center, Freeman Auditorium
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The Penn State fraternity and sorority community has been in existence for over 100 years. Today, the community is one of the largest in the nation with over 80 fraternities and sororities and more than 7,000 student members. This program will (1) provide an overview of fraternities and sororities at the University, (2) provide an update about the University’s relationship with fraternities and sororities, (3) share information about the upcoming recruitment process, and (4) provide those in attendance with an opportunity to ask questions. We hope that you’ll join Damon Sims, Vice President for Student Affairs, and members of the Fraternity and Sorority Life staff if one of your family members is interested in joining a fraternity or sorority. For more information call814-863-8065, email bqb7@psu.edu, or visithttp://www.greeks.psu.edu.

Division of Undergraduate Studies Open House
Grange Building, Lobby
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Parents and families of students enrolled in the Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) are invited to an open house to talk with academic advisers and hear how students work with DUS advisers to identify majors of interest, qualify to enter colleges/majors, and learn how to plan and manage their educations. Stop by to learn more about the Penn State experience in DUS.  Light refreshments will be available. For information: 814-865-7576 or dus@psu.edu.

Exploring Biology (FF)
Mueller Lab, First Floor
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Discover some of the excitement the Biology Department has to offer. Take a virtual field course in Tropical Ecology to Costa Rica; extract DNA and see how it is visualized; explore human anatomy and physiology; chat with Biology faculty and students. For information: cah19@psu.edu.

College of Agricultural Sciences Open House (FF)
Agricultural Science & Industries Building, Lobby
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

If you think you know agriculture, think again! From plants, food, and animals to business, medicine, and engineering, the College of Agricultural Sciences has 17 majors that span a range of interests and prepare students to solve real world problems. Meet faculty, students, and volunteers from the college and learn more about the engaging and exciting educational opportunities for students. Light refreshments will be served. For more information: 814-865-7521 or http://agsci.psu.edu.

Smeal College of Business Open House
Business Building, Atrium
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Join the Undergraduate Education Office and meet Dean Whiteman and his staff. There will be opportunities to learn more about the college with representatives from various departments and college programs on hand. Demonstrations will be held in the Finance Trading Room and Supply Chain Simulation Room. Additionally, the Smeal International Programs Office will present on education abroad opportunities.

Back to School for Parents and Family, Liberal Arts Style!
121 Sparks Building & Sparks Lobby
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Liberal Arts wants to send parents and families back to school! Our event will feature a short lecture presented by one of our dynamic Communication Arts and Sciences faculty members in order to provide a glimpse of what your students' classroom experience is like. The lecture is entitled "Intergenerational Communication: Why is juggling family relationships so difficult?" In the spirit of family weekend, come listen to Dr. Jon Nussbaum give a brief lecture about intergenerational communication and how it impacts college aged students, parents, and grandparents. Learn about the complexity of the communication process as we age and how our assumptions factor into relationships. Those in attendance will get insight that applies directly to their lives and also can get a sense of what it's like to be in a Liberal Arts classroom. The lecture portion of the event will begin promptly at 10:45. There will be an informal mingling period before and after the lecture in which Liberal Arts students, career enrichment staff, and academic advisers available to discuss the college and the fabulous opportunities at students' fingertips. Refreshments will be provided.

College of Nursing - "Carnival of Health" (FF)
Nursing Sciences Building
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Children of All Ages, Step Right Up! Welcome to the College of Nursing Carnival of Health!” Join our distinguished faculty, staff, and talented students for carnival theme games to explore the amazing wonders of Nursing, health, wellness and fitness! Visit our state of the art simulation lab, view our virtual learning technology, and learn about our research innovations. “Come One, Come All” “Popcorn! Popcorn!”

Eberly College of Science - Engage, Explore, Experiment: Succeed in Science (FF)
Ritenour Building, The Dr. Jack and Pauline Dickstein Collaborative Learning Center, Lower Level

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Learn what resources are available for you to succeed and thrive in life, physical, and mathematical sciences: Engage with academic advisers, career enrichment staff, and current students to learn more about science degree programs and cocurricular activities; see research in action and find out how you can find your place in a research lab; explore education abroad opportunities; learn more about internships; and how you can become a learning assistant. Meet Student Council and Science LionPride members and take a tour of our newly renovated science buildings.

Get Involved as a Penn State Parent Information Table
HUB-Robeson Center, First Floor Main Lobby
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Visit the Get Involved information table to learn more about the ways you can become involved at Penn State during your student’s undergraduate years at University Park. Current Penn State Parents Council members will be on hand to answer your questions about various opportunities for involvement and why they chose to join. For more information about family involvement opportunities, please visit the Parents Program “Get Involved” webpage at http://parents.psu.edu/involvement.shtml.

Department of Meteorology & Atmospheric Science & Joel N. Myers Weather Center Tours (FF)
Walker Building, Room 606
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Members of Penn State's Campus Weather Service will guide you through the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, highlighting the Joel N. Myers Weather Center and the department’s TV studio. For information:  wjs1@psu.edu or www.met.psu.edu/.

Breazeale Nuclear Reactor Open House (FF)
Breazeale Nuclear Reactor Building - driveway entry from Bigler Road
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Visit the only research reactor facility in Pennsylvania. Find out how we solve mysteries of the past and how we are using nuclear imaging to “see” the inner workings of items such as hydrogen fuel cells & space suit components. Learn about radiation, nuclear energy, radioactive material production, space radiation, and other research projects to improve our future. Talk with nuclear engineering students and learn about educational opportunities including our radiochemistry and nuclear security programs. Adults please bring photo ID (photo driver’s license). PSU students and employees can show PSU ID. For information: 814-865-6351 or http://www.rsec.psu.edu/.

Penn State All-Sports Museum Open Hours ($)
Beaver Stadium (SW Corner)
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Penn State All-Sports Museum is pleased to announce a special exhibit, “Field to Front: Nittany Lions at War, 1917-1919.” This exhibit features the stories of those Nittany Lion athletes who took part in World War I. Suggested admission donations are: $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children under 12, students and seniors. For information: 814-865-0044 or http://www.gopsusports.com/museum/.

Palmer Museum of Art Exhibits
10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Admission is free!
Asher B. Durand: To Begin Again

The exhibition examines a pivotal turning point in the long career of Durand, a leading figure of the Hudson River School. Durand, who worked primarily as an engraver and an occasional portraitist in the 1820s, pursued landscape painting in earnest by the mid-1830s. The exhibition celebrates this new acquisition, explores Durand’s significant contribution to the history of landscape painting in the United States, and features several major works from both public and private collections.
New Acquisitions: Minna Citron after Atelier 17
Minna Citron began her professional career as a member of the Fourteenth Street School but shifted her focus decidedly toward abstraction in the mid-1940s. The impetus was Atelier 17, Stanley William Hayter’s experimental printmaking workshop, where Citron experienced the full force of European modernism and pursued an interest in Surrealist automatism. This exhibition presents four decades of Citron’s printmaking, following the completion of her studies with Hayter. The sixteen intaglios, selected from two groups of prints recently gifted to the museum by Christiane Citron, the artist’s granddaughter, demonstrate how she continued to probe the expressive possibilities of abstract line and form, an approach that was central to the Atelier 17 aesthetic, for the remainder of her career.
BIG Deal: Sizeable Paintings from the Permanent Collection
In the context of postwar art, size very much matters. BIG Deal will highlight monumental canvases from the permanent collection—many of which have not been on view in recent years—in an attempt to unpack preoccupations with size in post-1945 art. What compelled these artists to work at such a large scale? What does sheer size argue about the paintings in question? Artists featured will include Martha Mayer Erlebacher, Tsibi Geva, Robert Goodnough, Yoko Haru, Ben Kamihira, Jerry Kearns, John Mandel, Philip Pearlstein, Raphael Soyer, and Jerome Witkin.

College of Information Sciences and Technology Presentation & Reception
W201 Westgate Building (Cybertorium) (Former IST Building)
10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The faculty and staff from the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) invite you and your family to join us for Parents & Families Day. Come and find out about our student services and enrichment activities and ask questions. High school age siblings are also welcome to participate as they may be interested in learning what IST is about as they are starting to look into different colleges/programs. After the presentation, faculty,staff, and students will be available at an informal reception; light refreshments will be provided. Registration for this event will be open on July 28. Registration is required by October 13 at http://ist.psu.edu/pfwknd.  For more information: Cindy Bierly, cbierly@ist.psu.edu, 814-863-3450, http://ist.psu.edu/pfwknd.

Superheroes vs. Supervillains: Physics Magic & Demonstration Show (FF)
Osmond Lab, Room 119
Show 1:  11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Show 2:  1:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

A fast-paced and exciting show, featuring Penn State Society of Physics Students (SPS) members as characters from the Marvel and DC Universes battling each other for science dominance. Be amazed and enlightened as you learn about the science behind popular Physics lecture demonstrations. Parents, Penn State students, and children of all ages are encouraged to attend and stay after the show to participate in some of the hands-on activities. Please arrive early as this event fills quickly, but note that there are two shows.

Bellisario College of Communications: From Campus to Careers
Creative Works
Carnegie Building, Room 113
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Join the Bellisario College of Communications Internship & Career Services office as they explain the importance of the College's 3-C approach, and focus on the third C: Career Preparation. Hear about the exciting internship opportunities our students have, and learn more about the effective progression of how to transition from student to professional.

College of Arts and Architecture
Chat with the Department Heads, Professors and Directors
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Get an overview of the College of Arts and Architecture and its varied programs through informal discussions followed by facility tours.

College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Open House (FF)
Deike Building, Ryan Family Student Center (Room 14)
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Learn what makes this small college unique. From developing fuels for the future to predicting natural disasters to planning tomorrow’s cities, the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences leads to exciting career paths. This will be an informal meet and greet with our Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and EMS faculty and staff. Refreshments will be served.

The GeoVISTA Center Open House
Walker Building, Room 206
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

With the proliferation of large amounts of information that has a geographic location, GeoSpatial analysis technologies are becoming more and more important. With larger volumes of this information, a great challenge is to bring forth the most important information for a particular audience. Come see the latest research at The GeoVISTA Center in these GeoSpatial technologies. For information: http://www.geovista.psu.edu/.

Discover Materials Science and Engineering (MatSE) (FF)
Shields Building, Room 117
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Everything you see and touch is a material. Learn through hands-on demonstrations about some of the exciting ways in which materials are shaping our daily lives. Materials scientists and materials engineers are instrumental in advancing the fields of telecommunications, biomaterials, renewable energy, electronic devices, nano-materials and many more. Come discover materials! For information, visit www.matse.psu.edu.

Virtual Reality and Geospatial Sciences Open House
Walker Building, Room 225
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m

Immersive technologies such as virtual reality are changing the way we communicate, understand the future, prepare and train ourselves, or cure phobias. The ChoroPhronesis - Applied Spatial Intelligence is part of the Geography Department and has developed immersive experiences for you. You can explore Iceland’s Thrinukagigur Volcano, experience the visions of architectural students for a Favela in Rio, Brazil, visit the Maya City of Cahal Pech in Belize, or experience what climate change may do to a forest in Wisconsin.

Penn State vs. Virginia Tech Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving
McCoy Natatorium
11:00 a.m.

No tickets needed. Admission is free. For information, contact 1-800-NITTANY.

University Health Services Information Table
Student Health Center Plaza (Indoor lobby in case of rain)
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

University Health Services staff will be on hand to answer questions and discuss on-campus medical services and student insurance.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Information Table
Student Health Center Plaza (Indoor lobby in case of rain)
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Come check out information about stress management, adjustment to college and CAPS services. A counselor will be available to answer questions.

Palmer Museum of Art Community Day (FF)
Palmer Museum of Art
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Join volunteers and staff of the Palmer Museum of Art for hours of fun at the museum! Enjoy special exhibitions, gallery talks, hands-on activities, and ice cream with your friends and family. Callanish, a traditional Celtic band from central Pennsylvania, will perform live in the Pincus Gallery of Contemporary Art. For more information, please call 814-865-7672 or visit palmermuseum.psu.edu.

Family Tailgate Lunch (FF, $)
HUB-Robeson Center, South Patio and HUB Dining Area (Ground Floor)
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

No game, no problem. Join us for a tailgate lunch with hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, potato salad, macaroni salad, cookies, and beverages. Veggie burgers are available as a vegetarian option upon request. Entertainment provided by Penn State students. Food will be served on the South Patio (facing HUB Lawn) and guest seating will be available in the HUB Dining Area. On-line ticket sales for this event have closed, but a small number of tickets will be available the day of the event for cash sale. The cost will be $16.50/person. Cash and check will be accepted. Guests should report to the HUB, South Patio (facing the HUB Lawn) between 11:30 am - 1:15 pm to inquire about ticket availability. Questions: parents@psu.edu or 814-863-1313.

Family Pictures at the Nittany Lion Shrine (FF, $)
Corner of Burrowes and Curtin Road
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (weather permitting)

Participate in a time honored Penn State tradition. Gather your family and join photographer Steve Tressler for a photo at the Nittany Lion Shrine. Pictures will be available for online purchase at http://vistaprostudios.com/ following Parents & Families Weekend. In the event of inclement weather, please check with the Parents & Families Weekend information table in the HUB-Robeson Center for more information.

HUB Gallery Art Exhibit
HUB-Robeson Gallery, First Floor Lobby
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Erica Harmey Exhibit: Romanticism and the Theatre of Everyday Living. For more information visithttp://studentaffairs.psu.edu/hub/artgalleries/.

Robeson Gallery Art Exhibit
HUB-Robeson Center, Ground Floor
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Penn State School of Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition.  For more information visit:
http://studentaffairs.psu.edu/hub/artgalleries/.

Kids go Wild (FF)
Department of Science Ecosystem Management
Forest Resource Building
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

A family-friendly event focusing on wildlife education through various activities and a live animal presentation held between 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Campus Bus Tours (FF)
Tours will begin in front of the HUB-Robeson Center (along Pollock Road)
Tours will begin at 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Get to know Penn State with a tour on the same blue buses that take the team to Beaver Stadium. A Penn State tour guide will share information about the Penn State campus including campus history that few may know.  Space is limited; first-come, first-served. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.  For questions, contact the Parents Program at 814-592-1665 or parents@psu.edu.

FaceAge: Empathy Rising Across Generations
HUB-Robeson Center, Room TBD
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

2017-18 Penn State Laureate, Andrew Belser, will present clips and a talk about his
award-winning FaceAge video program. FaceAge weaves together interconnected chapters in which young adults (18-22) and aging individuals (65+) reflect on life while studying and describing one another’s faces. This series of intimate interactions challenges perceptions, fosters introspection, and builds acceptance, awareness, and cross-generational connections. The experience is immersive and the impact, transformative.

What to do with a geography degree: Alumni career panel
Walker Building, Room 112
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Geography graduates find work in a wide variety of career fields--in government, nonprofits, and private industry. Come see how several geography alumni have leveraged their educations in to rewarding careers. For information, visit www.geog.psu.edu or contact Jodi Vender, jvender@psu.edu.

Stand for State Plinko (FF)
HUB-Robeson Center
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

We will have an interactive event at the table that will help people learn about bystander intervention at a glance.

College of Health and Human Development Ice Cream Social (FF)
Henderson Building, Room 10
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Stop by for some world-famous Berkey Creamery ice cream and a chance to meet other parents and students as well as college administrators, faculty, and staff. For more information, call 814-865-1427 or email hdh3@psu.edu.

Public Skating at Pegula Ice Arena (FF, $)
250 University Drive (Entrance is available through Gate C on the south side of the building)
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Enjoy skating at Pegula Ice Arena! The state-of-the-art facility that is home to Penn State Men's and Women's hockey teams! Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for PSU Students with ID, $7 for Youth 18 and under, and $7 for Seniors 62 and over. Skates are available for rent for an additional $3.

BioBehavioral Health Poster Session
Biobehavioral Health Building, 1st floor lobby
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Students and faculty will be showcasing undergraduate research projects at the BBH Research Poster Session. They will be available to discuss opportunities and answer questions.

Study Abroad 101: For Parents
Thomas Building, Room 100 Auditorium
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The Education Abroad staff will provide an overview of education abroad programs at Penn State, the steps to study abroad, and resources for students interested in studying abroad. A question and answer session with a panel of students who have studied abroad will follow. For information: csb21@psu.edu.

Multicultural Resource Center Open House
Grange Building, Room 220
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Students and their families are invited to visit the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) to meet the counselors and learn about the center’s services. MRC provides individual counseling and educational services for undergraduate multicultural students at University Park. MRC counselors work with students on a variety of topics and the staff is dedicated to helping students succeed and graduate from Penn State.  Light refreshments will be offered. For more information, call 814-865-1773 or visit www.equity.psu.edu/mrc/.

Talking with Your Student about Alcohol
Dr. Rob Turrisi, Professor of Biobehavioral Health and Prevention Research Center, Penn State University
Alumni Hall + 129ABC
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Nationally 7 out of 10 college students drink regularly, and 3 out of 10 will be problem drinkers. By the time young men are 18 years old, 1 in 4 are considered to be binge-style drinkers. But, you can make a difference! Many parents are uncomfortable talking to their children about alcohol use and many feel it’s too late to have any influence. Dr. Turrisi shares 30+ years of research which supports that talking with your student may reduce the likelihood they will experience the negative consequences associated with dangerous drinking.  Admission is FREE. Registration is requested, but walk-ins will be accepted starting at 2:45 p.m. if space is available. Registered guests arriving after 2:15 p.m. are not guaranteed a seat. Register HERE for this event.  Seating is general admission. The lecture begins at 3:00 p.m. in Alumni Hall, HUB-Robeson Center. Doors open at 2:15 p.m. with light refreshments.

Penn State Women's Ice Hockey vs. Clarkson (FF, $)
Pegula Ice Arena (Gates A, B and C will be open)
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Penn State Women's Hockey team is hosting the defending national champion, Clarkson. Puck drop is set for 3:00 p.m. with gates opening at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are just $5 for the general public, with PSU students getting in Free with PSU ID. Tickets can be purchased at the Gate A ticket office the day of the event or in advance by calling 1-800-NITTANY or online (enter access code:PSUPARENT17). Parking is available in the Shields Lot on the corner of University Drive and Curtin Road in front of the arena. Saturday's game will feature a FREE post-game skate with the team for anyone attending the game!

Get to Know Hospitality
Mateer Building, Café Laura
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Students and parents meet with faculty, advisors, and student leaders of the School of Hospitality Management. “Get to Know Hospitality” is an opportunity to learn about the hospitality major, career opportunities, international programs, and ways to get involved in the School. Tours will be given at Mateer Labs during this time. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP at http://hhd.psu.edu/shm/news/events or by calling 814-865-1854.

United in Song: A Celebration of Penn State A Cappella (FF)
HUB-Robeson Center, Freeman Auditorium
Show 1: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  
Show 2: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Join us for a special A Cappella concert featuring our Penn State student groups. This event is sponsored by the Penn State Parents Council.

The Arboretum at Penn State's Pumpkin Festival (FF)
H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens in The Arboretum at Penn State (located at the junction of Park Avenue & Bigler Road)
4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Visit the annual Pumpkin Festival at the Arboretum. A Jack-o'-Lantern contest and lighted Jack-o'-Lantern display will be featured on Friday evening. Ribbons will be awarded in categories based age and  best Penn State theme, best Arboretum theme, best traditional jack-o'-lantern, and best-in-show. Family activities and live music will be provided from 4:00 pm until dusk on Saturday. Food vendors will be on site both Friday and Saturday evenings. For information: 814-865-9118, arboretum@psu.edu, https://arboretum.psu.edu/.

Department of Health Policy and Administration Wine and Cheese Reception
Nittany Lion Inn, Mount Nittany Room
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Take a moment to catch your breath and enjoy a glass of wine or light refreshment with faculty and students from the Department of Health Policy and Administration (HPA). Parents and students are welcome to come and ask questions about the HPA curriculum, internships, and potential career options. For information: bqf2@psu.edu or 814-863-2859.

Women's Volleyball vs. Michigan State and Post-game Ice Cream Social (FF, $)
Rec Hall
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
(ice cream social will directly follow the game at approx. 8:30 p.m.)
The Penn State Women's Volleyball team will play the Michigan Wolverines in a Big Ten match-up. Meet Coach Russ Rose and members of the team at a post-game ice cream social hosted along with the Women's Volleyball Booster Club. Single match ticket prices range from $5-$11. Tickets can be purchased at the Rec Hall ticket office the day of the event. or in advance by calling 1-800-NITTANY or online (enter access code:PSUPARENT17).

School of Music Choral Collage (FF)
Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, Worship Hall
7:30 p.m – 9:00 p.m.

In honor of Parents and Families Weekend, five Penn State choirs will combine to present a fast-paced concert in in the glorious acoustic of the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center. Mixed, men's, women's, and gospel choirs will present an array of compositions from the sixteenth century to the present day. The concert will conclude with the audience joining over 200 singers to perform the Penn State Alma Mater. Performing choirs include the Concert Choir and Glee Club, conducted by Christopher Kiver; Oriana Singers, conducted by Jayne Glocke; University Choir, conducted by Steven Hankle; and Essence of Joy, conducted by Anthony Leach. This is a FREE event and no tickets are needed.

Astronight (FF)
Davey Lab, lobby, 5th & 6th floors
8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

The faculty, staff, and students from the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics will present an evening festival of astronomy. This will include planetarium shows, 3D tours of Mars, the Milky Way, and the Universe, an opportunity to see astronomical objects through our telescopes, presentations on topics such as black holes and life in the universe, and an assortment of other demonstrations. For information: contact Chris Palma, 814-865-0418 or cpalma@psu.edu or visit www.astro.psu.edu.

Late Night Penn State (FF)
HUB-Robeson Center
9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Enjoy this weekly tradition in the HUB. Free movie, crafts, billiards, food specials, and more!
For information and complete schedule: www.spa.psu.edu/latenight LateNight activities during Parents Weekend are FREE to student and their families.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

 

Penn State Golf Courses - Parents and Families Weekend Special Rate (FF, R, $)
Penn State Blue and White Courses, 1523 West College Avenue, State College
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Welcome Parents and Families of Penn State! We would like to extend to you an 18-Hole Golf Special of $35 for the Blue Course and $28 for the White Course. This fee includes 18-holes with cart. Contact the Golf Shop to book your tee-time: (814) 863-0257 and mention the Parent Weekend Special. Tee Times can be booked 8-days in advance. For more information email the PGA General Manager, Joe Hughes at joepro@psu.edu or visit www.pennstategolfcourses.com.

The 17th Annual THON 5K (FF)
Bryce Jordan Center
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

The purpose of the THON 5K is to support THON’s yearlong effort to raise funds and awareness in the fight against childhood cancer. THON's sole beneficiary is The Four Diamonds Fund at the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, which covers 100 percent of the costs of patient care, as well as to funds critical, life-saving research. Runners will have the chance to weave through scenic University Park and be cheered on by pasionate THON volunteers. Participants will have the choice to either participate in the Fun Run/ Walk for $15, or theCompeitive Run for $18 (includes runner chip). Day of Registration and Day of Runner Number Distribution will occur from 8:00- 10:00 a.m. on October 15. To register online and for more information, visit https://thon.org/thon5k  (scroll down and click on the button that says "Click here to Register").  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to the THON 5K Captains, Jillian House and Daniel Cooley at thon.5k@thon.org or the Special Events Director, Brady Lucas at special.events@thon.org.

Penn State All-Sports Museum Beaver Stadium Tours (FF, R, $) - SOLD OUT
Beavers Stadium, meet at South Tunnel
Tours will begin at 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m.  (Tours last approximately 75 minutes)

Beaver Stadium tours include the media room, home locker room, tunnel and field, as well as recruiting and club areas. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 students/seniors/Friends of the Penn State All-Sports Museum. Children under 3 are free. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time. Walk-ups will not be accepted on the day of tours. There will be no refunds. This event is sold out.

Penn State Berkey Creamery Store Hours (FF)
Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Stop by the Penn State Berkey Creamery to celebrate 150 years of delicious dairy products—including the rich, creamy ice cream that keeps students, alumni, and the community coming back for more!

PSU Horticulture Show (FF)
Snider Agricultural Arena
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Penn State's Annual Horticulture Show is presented by the students in the College of Agricultural Sciences.  This is a free event designed and developed completely by students.Displays show varied agricultural disciplines, including home gardening of plants and vegetables, sheds and other structures built by the students, relaxation and meditation gardens, and a vendor area selling Penn State fruits and vegetables. For two days each fall the arena is transformed into a garden paradise.

Penn State Writes (FF) THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Boucke Building, Room 220 (Penn State Learning Writing Center)
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Does your college student love to write? Do you? Whether you love writing or love to hate it, join us for a workshop with peer writing tutors at Penn State Learning! See the space where students can work on papers and talk with peers about their work. Let our writing tutors lead you in a short writing exercise that will remind you of how rewarding writing can be when you let yourself play. If you’re old enough to write, you’re old enough to participate in this workshop. For event information contact Dr. Karen-Elizabeth Moroski at kxm5044@psu.edu. For information on Penn State Learning visit: pennstatelearning.psu.edu.

Leading by Example: Peers Helping Peers in Large Lecture Classes
Sparks Building, Room 7
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Undergraduate Guided Study Groups(GSG) leaders will share how learning communities are instrumental in helping our students, especially those enrolled in challenging large lecture courses (350+ attendance), meet academic success. The student leaders will provide an overview and discussion about how they create and sustain safe and welcoming out-of-class collaborative learning environments in which peers can come together to review course material, use the language of the discipline, and enhance their problem-solving, critical thinking and study skills. The result of ongoing /weekly participation is that students improve their academic skills and, at the same time, improve their understanding of course content. The trained and closely supervised undergraduate leaders who attend class lectures are the key to the Guided Study Groups success. Having taken and mastered the course previously, the leaders know the content of the course and the expectations of the professor. In the free regularly scheduled study sessions, the GSG leaders blend course content and learning strategies. Courses in which Guided Study Groups (GSG) sessions are offered: CHEM 110 & 210, ECON 102 & 104, MATH034, 110, 140, 140B, 141, 141B, 200& 201,PHYS 211L, 212L, 250L & 251L and STAT 200 & 250.For more information visit www.pennstatelearning.psu.edu

Penn State Career Services: Succeeding at Penn State and Beyond Orientation and Tour (FF)
Bank of America Career Services Center
Session Start Times: 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.

Join Career Services staff for a tour of the Bank of America Career Services Center while learning about a variety of career services programs, and resources. Travel through our career counseling student waiting area, interview facility, computer lounge, conference rooms, Career Library, cafe, and more! Refreshments will be available.

Parent’s Jewish Life Brunch (FF, R)
Location: TBD (Please refer to the Hillel website for location once confirmed)
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Don’t leave Happy Valley without a bagel and a chance to say “lihitraot!” Join Penn State Hillel staff, students, and community members to learn more about Jewish life on campus. Meet us for brunch, followed by a sneak-peak tour of the site for future home complete with a preview of floor plans and renderings! We look forward to seeing you there. For more information: Hannah Giterman,  440-223-2015 or hbg12@psu.edu, or visit www.pennstatehillel.org. This is a FREE event. RSVP is requested, but not required. Guests can RSVP at
https://pennstatehillel.org/event/parents-families-weekend-brunch/.

Family Pictures at the Nittany Lion Shrine (FF, $)
Corner of Burrowes and Curtin Road
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (weather permitting)

Participate in a time honored Penn State tradition. Gather your family and join photographer Steve Tressler for a photo at the Nittany Lion Shrine. Pictures will be available for online purchase at http://vistaprostudios.com/ following Parents & Families Weekend. In the event of inclement weather, please check with the Parents & Families Weekend information table in the HUB-Robeson Center for more information.

Penn State’s Signature “Sunday Brunch” (FF, $)
East Food District (Findlay Commons) 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Northside (North Halls, Warnock Commons) - 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Pollock Dining Commons (Pollock Halls, Pollock Commons) - 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
South Food District (South Halls, Redifer Commons) - 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Waring Square (West Halls, Waring Commons) - 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Parents, siblings and family members can enjoy the all-you-can-eat brunch buffet for just $7.00 per guest. No reservations required. The menu will include oatmeal, French toast, waffle bar, omelette bar, scrambled eggs, scrambled egg whites, sausage, hashed browned patty, carved mushroom crusted salmon, jasmine rice, roasted rosemary potatoes, broccoli florettes, toasted peanut butter & jelly wrap, assorted muffins and pastries, biscuits, cheese, fruit, and bagel bar. For information: call 814-863-1255, e-mail jwm248@psu.edu or go to http://foodservices.psu.edu/ . Please note that the all of our units no longer accept cash.

Penn State All-Sports Museum Open Hours ($)
Beaver Stadium (SW Corner)
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Penn State All-Sports Museum is pleased to announce a special exhibit, “Field to Front: Nittany Lions at War, 1917-1919.” This exhibit features the stories of those Nittany Lion athletes who took part in World War I. Suggested admission donations are: $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children under 12, students and seniors. For information: 814-865-0044 or http://www.gopsusports.com/museum/.

Housing Beyond Your Student's First Year
HUB-Robeson, Center, Freeman Auditorium
10:00am - 11:00am General Session
1:30pm - 2:30pm General Session

Attend a Housing Information Session to learn more about the process for both on- and off-campus housing. The Housing Information Session will be discuss the on-campus housing lottery process and timeline, and also discuss the off-campus housing market, resources, and tips for securing a lease. The information session is presented by representatives from Housing and Student Legal Services. For questions: 814-865-7501.

Not-So-New Student Orientation (FF)
HUB-Robeson Center, Room 134
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

You and your student had questions about the Penn State experience when you came to New Student Orientation over the summer. You probably have different questions now, or may be looking for additional information about campus resources and services. Join staff from Student Orientation and Transition Programs, your NSO Host, and members of our Orientation Team for roundtable conversations with other not-so new parents and family members.

Lunar Lion Lab Tour (FF)
Research Center C, Room 107 (581 Hastings Road)
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Parents and families will be given a tour of the lab where undergraduate students are building and testing a prototype lunar lander. **All Attendees Must Be U.S. Citizens. ** RSVP to Brittany Perez at 845-926-7383 or at bkp5076@psu.edu by October 1, 2017. For information: http://lunarlion.psu.edu/.

Old Main Bell Tower Tours
Old Main Patio
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  

Lion Ambassadors will share pride, history, and tradition about Penn State as they lead tours of Old Main, including the famed frescoes and the rare opportunity to see the Bell Tower with its stunning views of campus and downtown. Guests can access Old Main through the main entrance, facing Old Main Lawn. Please note: This tour includes climbing 100 steps up a narrow stairway. No RSVP is needed. For information: http://www.lionambassadors.com/.

Pattee and Paterno Libraries Open House (FF, R)
Starts in Paterno Library, Mann Assembly Room (Room 103)

Please contact Megan Gilpin at 814-867-0069 or mcg13@psu.edu to register by October 12.
11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.  All Things Nittany – Foster Auditorium
Join University Archivist, Jackie Esposito, as she strolls down Penn State's colorful and amusing memory lane. Her presentation "All Things Nittany" will feature Penn State traditions, history, and a bit of myth-busting. Learn about Penn State's history by having fun with its facts and trivia.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Refreshments and Tours - Mann Assembly Room
What exactly does a 21st century library look like? Explore our first floor to find out! Check out the Tombros and McWhirter Knowledge Commons in Pattee Library which offers a 24-hour facility, technology and research help in one location, as well as a Media Commons,
collaborative study spaces, and IT help – all in a comfortable environment. Explore the Special Collections Library's latest exhibit.
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Library Escape Experience - Mann Assembly Room
For parents and families looking for a spin on the library tour, check out the Library Escape Experience. Based on the popular escape room concept, it's part tour and part adventure. Groups will work together to complete puzzles and challenges that will move them around
our spaces and online resources, testing their library skills and knowledge of Penn State history while learning more about what the Libraries offers students.

Off-Campus Housing Fair
HUB-Robeson Center, Alumni Hall
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Housing Fair is a great resource for students who are thinking about moving off-campus into the community. It is a collaborative event, sponsored by many organizations. Penn State students, parents, families and friends have the opportunity to meet with local landlords, property managers, businesses and bank representatives in one convenient location. The Housing Fair is not a place for students to go to sign leases or feel any pressure to do so. Rather, it is an opportunity to ask questions, find out information and learn more about local options. If a student determines that moving off-campus is the best decision for him or her, vendors at the housing fair will be showcasing their properties and scheduling tours.

Palmer Museum of Art Exhibits
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission is free!
Asher B. Durand: To Begin Again

The exhibition examines a pivotal turning point in the long career of Durand, a leading figure of the Hudson River School. Durand, who worked primarily as an engraver and an occasional portraitist in the 1820s, pursued landscape painting in earnest by the mid-1830s. The exhibition celebrates this new acquisition, explores Durand’s significant contribution to the history of landscape painting in the United States, and features several major works from both public and private collections.
New Acquisitions: Minna Citron after Atelier 17
Minna Citron began her professional career as a member of the Fourteenth Street School but shifted her focus decidedly toward abstraction in the mid-1940s. The impetus was Atelier 17, Stanley William Hayter’s experimental printmaking workshop, where Citron experienced the full force of European modernism and pursued an interest in Surrealist automatism. This exhibition presents four decades of Citron’s printmaking, following the completion of her studies with Hayter. The sixteen intaglios, selected from two groups of prints recently gifted to the museum by Christiane Citron, the artist’s granddaughter, demonstrate how she continued to probe the expressive possibilities of abstract line and form, an approach that was central to the Atelier 17 aesthetic, for the remainder of her career.
BIG Deal: Sizeable Paintings from the Permanent Collection
In the context of postwar art, size very much matters. BIG Deal will highlight monumental canvases from the permanent collection—many of which have not been on view in recent years—in an attempt to unpack preoccupations with size in post-1945 art. What compelled these artists to work at such a large scale? What does sheer size argue about the paintings in question? Artists featured will include Martha Mayer Erlebacher, Tsibi Geva, Robert Goodnough, Yoko Haru, Ben Kamihira, Jerry Kearns, John Mandel, Philip Pearlstein, Raphael Soyer, and Jerome Witkin.

HUB Gallery Art Exhibit
HUB-Robeson Gallery, First Floor Lobby
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Erica Harmey Exhibit: Romanticism and the Theatre of Everyday Living. For more information visithttp://studentaffairs.psu.edu/hub/artgalleries/.

Robeson Gallery Art Exhibit
HUB-Robeson Center, Ground Floor
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Penn State School of Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition.  For more information visit:
http://studentaffairs.psu.edu/hub/artgalleries/.

Public Skating at Pegula Ice Arena (FF, $)
250 University Drive (Entrance is available through Gate C on the south side of the building)
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Enjoy skating at Pegula Ice Arena! The state-of-the-art facility that is home to Penn State Men's and Women's hockey teams! Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for PSU Students with ID, $7 for Youth 18 and under, and $7 for Seniors 62 and over. Skates are available for rent for an additional $3.

 

 

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