In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon missions, Richard L. Lesher will present a Penn State Mont Alto Evening Talk at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 in the General Studies Auditorium about his personal experience while working for NASA. Weather permitting, a Star Party will follow, led by Kimberly Herrmann, Penn State Mont Alto assistant professor in astronomy and physics.
From 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m Oct. 7, Penn State Mont Alto will host a DementiaLive simulation, facilitated by AGE-u-cate and Penn Cares in the Multipurpose Activities Center (MAC) on the University?s campus. A high-impact dementia simulation, the experience will immerse participants into life with dementia to help them gain a deeper understanding of what it?s like to live with cognitive impairment and sensory change.
On Sept. 16, Penn State Mont Alto will host a panel discussion in honor of both Constitution Day and the U.S. women?s national soccer team's World Cup victory, titled ?Is gender equity a constitutional right?? The event, to be held in the Wiestling Student Center from 12:20 to 1:10 p.m., is open to the public and free of charge. Light refreshments will be provided.
During Penn State Mont Alto?s 2019 Fall Evening Talk and Star Party Series, two faculty members and a visiting speaker will share their experiences and expertise in mindfulness practices and NASA during the time of the Apollo moon landings. Set for Sept. 19, Oct. 3 and Nov. 7 in the General Studies Auditorium, the talks and star parties are free of charge and open to the public.
Comedian Shawn Felipe will perform at Penn State Mont Alto at 7 p.m. on Sept. 12 in the Wiestling Student Center. The show is open to the public and free of charge. Members of the community can park in the lot across from the Multipurpose Athletics Center on campus. Some handicap parking is available behind Wiestling.
Penn State Mont Alto's first of three Faculty & Staff Colloquy Series talks this fall will be presented by Kira Hamman, Honors Program director and assistant teaching professor in mathematics, and highlight the mathematics of gerrymandering.
The public is invited to join in a variety of activities slated for Penn State Mont Alto?s family weekend, Autumn Fest, free of charge. To attend the following events, individuals are encouraged to register at montalto.psu.edu/familyweekend.
Prospective students and their families are invited to attend Penn State Mont Alto?s fall open house to learn about Penn State?s offerings and then attend a variety of family-friendly activities during the campus? Autumn Fest free of charge.
The Mont Alto LaunchBox, which provides free services and assistance to aspiring entrepreneurs, will offer three workshops this fall to provide inspiration and education for business start-ups. They are free of charge and open to the public.
Penn State students who commute to campus or live in on-campus apartments have a convenient option for grabbing a meal or a snack: the Commuter Meal Plan. The plan, which is charged to the student account, has recently been expanded to three levels and is now offered at additional Penn State locations.
Penn State students studying health care, sports or community disciplines can enroll in the elective course NURS 499 for the fall 2019 semester to learn about their field of interest and then travel to Kerala, India, to perform community service as it relates to their field of study while also seeing some of India?s landmark sites.
Based upon early successes, ?The Art and Science of Human Flourishing? will be offered as a three-credit course at seven Penn State campuses ? Altoona, Brandywine, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Mont Alto, University Park and York ? and is the focus of a research study evaluating possible outcomes in increased student health and well-being.