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The Penn State Laureate is an annual faculty honor established in 2008 to bring greater visibility to the arts, the humanities, the honoree's work, and the University.

Penn State laureate to visit York campus to discuss Civil War leadership

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Carol Reardon, the 2015-16 Penn State laureate and the George Winfree Professor of American History at Penn State, will speak at noon on April 14 in the Conference Center of the Main Classroom Building at Penn State York. Reardon will talk about Civil War leadership. The event is free and open to the public. (more)

Penn State laureate to bring aftermath of Gettysburg battle to New Kensington

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

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Professor of Visual Arts Rebecca Strzelec named 2016-17 Penn State laureate

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Rebecca Strzelec, professor of visual arts at Penn State Altoona, has been named Penn State laureate for the 2016-17 academic year. Strzelec's work focuses on investigating the ways wearable objects interact with the surfaces of the body and includes the creation of these wearable objects through computer aided design (CAD) and rapid prototyping or 3D printing. (more)

2015-2016 Penn State Laureate visits Penn State Greater Allegheny

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Carol Reardon, the Penn State laureate for 2016, visited the Greater Allegheny campus on March 17. She spoke with History 021 students, presentrf to the campus community, and met with student military veterans. (more)

'Behind the Beatles' lecture on George Martin, musical producer

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Kenneth Womack, expert on The Beatles, will make a college-wide presentation on George Martin, musical producer for the Beatles, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, in the Multipurpose Room, Perkins Student Center, Penn State Berks. This presentation is free and open to the public. (more)

Penn State Laureate Reardon speaks of war at Penn State Berks

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Carol Reardon, a military scholar and the current Penn State Laureate scholar, will deliver a lecture titled “Why Study War?” at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium at Penn State Berks. (more)

Penn State laureate Carol Reardon to speak at Penn State Behrend

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Carol Reardon, the George Winfree Professor of American History and the 2015-16 Penn State laureate, will visit Penn State Behrend Oct. 21. Her presentation, “Why Study War?” takes place at 4:30 p.m. in the Reed Auditorium of the campus' Reed Union Building. It is free and open to the public. (more)

Military historian to deliver ‘From Battlefield to Boardroom’ keynote

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Carol Reardon, Penn State laureate, will deliver a special breakfast presentation Oct. 30 at the Hotel Bethlehem for local business owners, professionals and community members from the Lehigh Valley. (more)

Interns play important roles in Civil War research, education

Friday, August 14, 2015

Penn State students working as interns at the Gettysburg battlefield are doing whatever it takes to help preserve and teach Civil War history, whether that means digging through mounds of old service records, searching for letters and artifacts from living descendants of ancestors who fought in the war, or dressing up like a 19th-century nurse. (more)

Smeal MBA students learn leadership, decision-making lessons in Gettysburg

Thursday, May 07, 2015

A group of Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA students made a trip to Gettysburg and into history in April. It was a culminating leadership experience, a reaffirmation of the skills honed across nearly two years in the Smeal MBA Program. (more)

Military historian appointed Penn State laureate

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Carol Reardon, the George Winfree Professor of American History, has been named the Penn State laureate for the 2015-16 academic year. The Penn State laureate, an honorary position established in 2008, is a full-time faculty member in the humanities or the arts who is assigned half-time for one academic year to bring an enhanced level of social, cultural, artistic and human perspective and awareness to a broad array of audiences. (more)

Penn State Laureate Susan Russell to speak at Penn State Behrend

Monday, March 16, 2015

As the 2014-15 Penn State laureate, Susan Russell is touring the state to promote dignity. On Friday, April 3, she brings that tour to Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. Russell’s presentation, “A Musician, an Engineer, and a Physicist Walk into a Bar… A Conversation with Dr. Susan Russell,” takes place at 12:15 p.m. in in the Reed Auditorium of the college’s Reed Union Building. It is free and open to the public. (more)

Penn State Laureate Susan Russell spreads message of dignity across campuses

Friday, March 13, 2015

As Penn State Laureate, Associate Professor of Theatre Susan Russell has dedicated herself to opening a dialogue among Penn Staters and beyond about dignity and humanity. (more)

Heard on Campus: Susan Russell, Penn State Laureate

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Susan Russell, associate professor of theatre and the 2014-15 Penn State Laureate, spoke on "Making Change Make Sense," at the Penn State Forum Speaker Series, held Feb. 11 at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel on the University Park campus. (more)

Laureate Susan Russell to lecture in School of Music Freshman Experience Series

Friday, February 06, 2015

Penn State Laureate Susan Russell, associate professor of theatre, will give a lecture, "A musician, an engineer, and a physicist walk into a bar...," from 2:30 to 3:20 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, in Esber Recital Hall on the University Park campus. The lecture is part of the School of Music’s Freshmen Experience series but is open to the public. (more)

Penn State Laureate professor to address music students

Friday, February 06, 2015

Associate Professor of Theatre and 2014-15 Penn State Laureate Susan Russell will present a lecture at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, in Esber Recital Hall on the University Park campus. Titled "A Musician, an Engineer, and a Physicist Walk into a Bar, " the lecture is designed for the School of Music's weekly "Freshmen Experience" series. It is free admission and open to the general public. (more)

Penn State Laureate Susan Russell to speak in Libraries

Friday, January 30, 2015

"Thanks, Mrs. Sawyer: How My First Grade Teacher is Helping Me Translate 21st Century Education,” by Susan Russell, will be presented from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Feb. 24 in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library. (more)

Penn State laureate reflects on anniversary of King's speech at Penn State

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Susan Russell, the 2014-15 Penn State Laureate and associate professor of theatre, is taking her "Dignity Tour" to Penn State campuses, high schools and other locations across Pennsylvania, discussing "various languages of creativity, and how these languages can bridge communication gaps between diverse cultures and disciplines." Russell is reflecting on her laureate experiences through a series of essays. Her fourth essay, reflecting on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's speech at Penn State, appears below. (more)

Laureate Russell to present at Penn State Schuylkill

Monday, October 27, 2014

On Wednesday, Oct. 29, Penn State Schuylkill invites you to join Susan Russell, associate professor of theater and Penn State Laureate, for an interactive conversation titled, “Dignity: Changing Obstacles Into Opportunities.” (more)

The Dignity Tour: Penn State laureate's second reflection asks what's in a word

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Susan Russell, the 2014-15 Penn State Laureate, is reflecting on the experiences through a series of essays. In this edition, she has good news and bad news: Everyone wants dignity, but everyone is having difficulty defining the word. (more)

The Dignity Tour: Penn State Laureate to visit Lehigh Valley Oct. 22

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Penn State Lehigh Valley will welcome the University's 2014-2015 Laureate, Susan Russell, as part of her statewide Dignity Tour at 1 p.m. Oct. 22 in Room 135 at the campus in Center Valley. The event is free and open to the public. (more)

Penn State Greater Allegheny to welcome Penn State laureate

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Penn State Greater Allegheny will welcome the Penn State Laureate for 2014-15, professor Susan Russell, who will be presenting at noon Wednesday, Oct. 8, in the Ostermayer Room in the Student Community Center on campus. (more)

Penn State laureate, theater professor to visit Brandywine on Oct. 13

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Susan Russell, associate professor of theater, and Penn State’s 2014-15 laureate will visit the Brandywine campus as part of her “Dignity Tour” on Monday, Oct. 13. (more)

Berks campus community comes together for Unity Day

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Unity Day, an annual Penn State event that helps bring students, faculty, staff and the community together to celebrate diversity, will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. The official kick-off will be at 1 p.m. at the Perkins Plaza. All Unity Day activities are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. (more)

The Dignity Tour: Penn State laureate to visit Berks Oct. 15

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Susan Russell, associate professor of theatre in the College of Arts and Architecture and Penn State laureate for 2014-15, will visit Penn State Berks on Wednesday, Oct. 15, as part of her statewide “Dignity Tour” as laureate in which she will lead a public Town Hall-style meeting on Dignity and Diversity at 1 p.m. in room 121 of the Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building. This presentation is free and open to public. (more)