On March 31 there will be a series of events in celebration of Africa Day and in conjunction with Teaching Africa.
The Pittsburgh Dance Ensemble will present an African dance and drumming workshop in the Ostermayer Room of the Student Community Center at 12:15 pm. The presentation will include a discussion of Aftican cultures as well as demonstrations of elements of dance and drumming. At 7 pm the group will perform in the dining area of the SCC.
Attend a discussion by a representative of Doctors Without Borders, the Nobel-Prize winning organization that has done great work in Africa and elsewhere.
Our speaker, Sharon Connor, is a pharmacist who negotiated access to medicines for people in need in Ethiopia and Kenya.
She will speak from 12:15 to 1:30 on TUESDAY, APRIL 5, in the Ostermayer Room of the SCC.
Making the decision to stay in Pittsburgh while pursing a college degree was not a hard choice for Anthony Bruce. After all, Anthony's friends and family were already here and when he looked around at the opportunities available, he knew he could be successful right in his own community.
They stood in the rain and squinted through the rain drops, straining to see every item in the CSI Mobile Van. Young campers at Penn State McKeesport's Kids' Camp, a summer youth program sponsored by Continuing Education, were given the chance to see first-hand what it takes to investigate a crime scene just like the popular television series CSI.
Surviving the Holocaust
September 21, 7:00 p.m.
Surviving the Bataan Death March
October 19, 2005- 7:00 p.m.
Surviving a Korean POW Camp
November 16, 2005-7:00 p.m.
Surviving the Quecreek Mine Collapse
February 15, 2006 - 7:00 p.m.
Surviving an American Internment Camp
March 1, 2006-7:00 p.m.
"Be careful or the aluxes (pronounced a-loo-shas) will get you" is a warning taken seriously by generations of Yucatan inhabitants. Who are the aluxes? Why should one heed this warning? What are the consequences of ignoring the aluxes?
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.