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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 and renowned jewelry artist to visit Berks on Dec. 2

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Professor Rebecca Strzelek, Penn State's Laureate for 2016-2017 academic year, will give a presentation on the art of jewelry-making using cutting-edge computer technology at 12:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in the Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building, room 121, Penn State Berks. This event is free and open to the public. (more)

Penn State Laureate and renowned jewelry artist to visit Berks on Dec. 2

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Professor Rebecca Strzelek, Penn State's Laureate for 2016-2017 academic year, will give a presentation on the art of jewelry-making using cutting-edge computer technology at 12:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in the Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building, room 121, Penn State Berks. This event is free and open to the public. (more)

Penn State Laureate to visit Beaver campus

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Penn State Laureate Rebecca Strzelec will visit Penn State Beaver on Nov. 9 and 10 to give three presentations about her work as a visual artist and object maker. (more)

Penn State Laureate to visit York campus Oct. 19

Monday, October 17, 2016

“Art + Engineering = Creative Problem-solving” will the topic when Rebecca Strzelec, professor of visual arts at Penn State Altoona and the 2016-17 Penn State Laureate, visits Penn State York on Oct. 19. Strzelec will speak at noon in the rehearsal room of the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center. The program is free and open to the public. (more)

Penn State laureate's visit to New Kensington campus to combine art, engineering

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Penn State Laureate Rebecca Strzelec, professor of visual arts at Penn State Altoona, will give two presentations about the relationship between art and technology Oct. 28 at Penn State New Kensington. “Layers: 15 Years of Storytelling Through Contemporary Jewelry” is the topic of the 12:20 p.m. talk in the Conference Center, and “Art + Engineering = Creative Problem Solving” is the subject of the 2:30 p.m. lecture in the Forum Theatre. (more)

Penn State laureate, professor of visual arts, to visit Brandywine Oct. 18

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Rebecca Strzelec, professor of visual arts at Penn State Altoona and the 2016-17 Penn State laureate, will visit Penn State Brandywine at noon on Oct. 18 to present “Art + Engineering = Creative Problem Solving.” Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to join Strzelec in Room 113 of the Main Building for her presentation. (more)

Penn State laureate, professor of visual arts, to visit Brandywine Oct. 18

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Rebecca Strzelec, professor of visual arts at Penn State Altoona and the 2016-17 Penn State laureate, will visit Penn State Brandywine at noon on Oct. 18 to present “Art + Engineering = Creative Problem Solving.” Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to join Strzelec in Room 113 of the Main Building for her presentation. (more)

Penn State laureate to speak at Penn State Hazleton on Oct. 13

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Rebecca Strzelec, Penn State laureate for the 2016-17 academic year and professor of visual arts at Penn State Altoona, will visit Penn State Hazleton on Oct. 13. Strzelec will give a presentation on the topic of “Art + Engineering = Creative Problem Solving” from 12:10 to 1:10 p.m. in Room 115 of the Evelyn Graham Academic Building. The presentation is open to the public. Several of her 3-D design jewelry pieces will be displayed in the room and in the lobby of the Graham building. (more)

Nominations sought for 2017-18 Penn State Laureate

Monday, October 03, 2016

A call is being issued for nominations for the 2017-18 Penn State Laureate, an opportunity for a full-time faculty member who will be assigned half time to serve as the University Laureate for one academic year. The laureate can be a poet laureate, humanities laureate or fine arts laureate. The laureate appears regularly at events at University Park, the Commonwealth Campuses and throughout the state. (more)

Penn State Laureate to give presentation Sept. 30 at Penn State Schuylkill

Friday, September 23, 2016

Rebecca Strzelec, professor of visual arts at Penn State Altoona and the 2016-17 Penn State Laureate, will give a presentation titled, “Art + Engineering = Creative Problem-solving,” at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 30, in Room 101 of the Classroom Building. (more)

Penn State Laureate to give presentation Sept. 30 at Penn State Schuylkill

Friday, September 23, 2016

Rebecca Strzelec, professor of visual arts at Penn State Altoona and the 2016-17 Penn State Laureate, will give a presentation titled, “Art + Engineering = Creative Problem-solving,” at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 30, in Room 101 of the Classroom Building. (more)

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)