Student Affairs to plan trips to Pittsburgh cultural events

Penn State Greater Allegheny students will have an opportunity to attend several cultural events in the Pittsburgh region, hosted by the Office of Student Affairs.

At 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21, at the August Wilson Center, Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, an internationally acclaimed poet and teacher at Penn State Altoona, will talk about the impact of violence on a community. Wesley is the author of four books of poetry, including "Where the Road Turns," just released from Autumn House Press. A survivor of the Liberian civil war, Wesley's poetry draws on her war experiences and interviews with women victims of the brutal Liberian conflict. Sign up for this free talk as the number of attendees has to be confirmed.

At 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Pittsburgh Holocaust Center students can participate in a docent led tour of the exhibition, "Fighting the Fires of Hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings," focusing on how the book burnings became a potent symbol during World War II in America?s battle against Nazism. Interested individuals should sign up for this free talk by Friday Oct. 22, as the number of attendees has to be confirmed.

At 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6, The Senator John Heinz History Center will hold "Vatican Splendors: A Journey Through Faith and Art," a 10,000-square-foot exhibition presenting unique objects illustrating 2,000 years of art, history and culture. Vatican Splendors will provide visitors with a rare opportunity to see artwork and objects from the collections of the Vatican, including original works by Michelangelo, Guercino and Bernini. The cost to students is $7 when they signed up by Wednesday Oct. 27.

The campus will provide transportation to and from all events. Sign up to participate in the Office of Student Affairs in room 112 of the Student Community Center or by calling 412-675-9163.