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"Country Lovers" Common Reading

"Country Lovers," a short story by Nadine Gordimer, will be the subject of a common reading in the Ostermeyer Room of the Student Community Center on Thursday, October 13 at 12:15 p.m.   Mildred Mickle, Assistant Professor of English, will be conducting the discussion of the reading as part of Teaching Africa.  

Advising Day Fall 2005

On Tuesday, October 11, 2005 from noon - 1:30 pm in the Student Community Center, we will sponsor another Advising Day program. Academic advisers will be grouped by major and located at tables throughout the SCC Dining Hall and concourse. Students should come with advising questions such as the Spring 2006 Entrance to Major process, Spring scheduling options, degree requirements, etc., or just to say hello to their advisers.

Penn State Day

Activities Planned for October 22nd.

Continuing Education Plans CPA Seminar

Penn State McKeesport will hold a certified public accountant seminar from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Omni William Penn Hotel on William Penn Place in Pittsburgh. Greg Fajt, secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, and Robert Freedenberg, acting deputy secretary for taxation, will open this one-day seminar for certified public accountants and enrolled tax practitioners. Participants will be awarded eight CPACs

Thursday Night Coffee House Series

Penn State McKeesport is holding a Thursday Night Coffee House series featuring notable local performers and artists who are currently on the national college circuit. The lineup for October follows:

Scholarship Benefit Set for Oct. 15

The Penn State McKeesport Advisory Board will host its second annual All That's Jazz scholarship benefit on Saturday, October 15, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. in Penn State McKeesport's Student Community Center. Proceeds will be added to the Penn State McKeesport Scholarship Fund. Last year's event raised $21,050 for student scholarships, allowing the campus to provide scholarship aid to an additional 22 students. The Advisory Board has set a goal of $42,100 for this year's benefit, double the amount raised last year.

Temujin the Storyteller

Temujin the Storyteller is a font of stories and lore about Africa and elsewhere, and a wonderful entertainer. He has performed across the United States, delighting audiences with his humor as well as his knowledge of Africa and African American history. He has been a performer at the local Renaissance Faires, and some may recognize him from his appearance in the movie Lorenzo's Oil. Don't miss his performance, starting at 12:15 on Thursday, September 29th in the Ostermayer Room of the SCC on the Penn State McKeesport campus.

Teaching Africa 2005 Speaker on Microfinance Banking

The first event for the Fall 2005 Teaching Africa project will take place on Tuesday September 27 at 12:15 p.m. in Crawford 102 on the Penn State McKeesport campus.

Survivor Series

Sam Weinreb Surviving the Holocaust September 21, 7:00 p.m. Abie Abraham Surviving the Bataan Death March October 19, 2005- 7:00 p.m. Larry Donovan Surviving a Korean POW Camp November 16, 2005-7:00 p.m. John Ungar Surviving the Quecreek Mine Collapse February 15, 2006 - 7:00 p.m. Ed Ezaki Surviving an American Internment Camp March 1, 2006-7:00 p.m. Michael DiLauro Documentary Filmmaker

Holocaust Survivor

On Wednesday September 21 at 7 p.m. in the Ostermayer Room of the Student Community Center, Holocaust survivor Sam Weintreb will speak about his experiences as a survivor of Auschwitz.