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PASSHE universities host a variety of cultural, academic and other events on their campuses, which the public is invited to attend. Below is a listing of currently scheduled events.



Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

    The week of May 5-11, 2014

    • The Senior Exit Art Show runs through Saturday in Bloomsburg University’s Haas Gallery. The gallery is open free of charge from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekdays, and noon to 2 p.m., Saturdays. For information, contact Scott Roper, gallery associate, sroper@bloomu.edu.
    • The Bloomsburg University Archives’ latest exhibit, Treasures from the Archives Featuring Bloomsburg University, 1983-2014, contains many items, including photographs and artifacts, evoking the university’s progress since the July 1, 1983, establishment of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The exhibit will be on display, free of charge, through Sept. 12 in Andruss Library, third floor.
    • Three university alumni will address undergraduates at separate commencement ceremonies scheduled for 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m., Saturday, on the Academic Quadrangle. Michael Gillespie (’95), chief accounting officer for Hersha Hospitality Trust and treasurer of the Bloomsburg University Foundation Board of Directors, will address graduates of the College of Business and College of Education in the morning ceremony. Duane Greenly (’72), who is retired from Ames True Temper Inc., where he was chief executive officer and president, will address graduates of the College of Science and Technology at noon. John Wetzel (’98), secretary of the State Department of Corrections and a member of BU’s Council of Trustees, will speak to graduates in the College of Liberal Arts at the afternoon ceremony. In case of inclement weather, the ceremonies will be held in Nelson Field House on the upper campus.
    • Degrees will be conferred to graduate students during a ceremony scheduled for 7 p.m., Friday, in Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall.

California University of Pennsylvania

    The week of May 5-11, 2014

    • The Cal U Pottery and Jewelry Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, in the Ceramics Studio, CER 100, near Vulcan Hall at California University of Pennsylvania. The sale features mugs, bowls, pitchers, jars and vases handcrafted by members of the Student Pottery Association.
    • ROTC cadets Erin Flickinger, Nicholas Granfield and Alex Peplinski, all of CalU, and Jenna Yoder, of Washington & Jefferson College, will be commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army when California University’s Department of Military Science holds a commissioning ceremony at 10 a.m., Friday, in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre. The speaker will be Lt. Col. Paul Darling, a service member since 1989 who currently serves with the Army National Guard.
    • Reginald A. Long Sr., a 1981 alumnus of Cal U. and a partner in the law firm of Love and Long LLP, which has offices in Newark, N.J., and Philadelphia, will speak at both the undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies scheduled for Friday and Saturday. Graduate students will receive their degrees at 7 p.m., Friday, while undergraduates will be presented their degrees in a program scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., Saturday. Both events will be held in the Convocation Center.

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

    The week of May 5-11, 2014

    • Dr. Randal D. Pinkett, founder, chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, will address graduates during commencement ceremonies at 11 a.m., Saturday, on the historic Quadrangle. Dr. Pinkett was the first and only African-American to receive the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship at Rutgers University. He also was the winner of NBC’s hit reality television show, The Apprentice, with Donald Trump.

Clarion University of Pennsylvania

    The week of May 5-11, 2014

    • Guido M. Pichini, chairman of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s Board of Governors, will speak at separate graduation ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday, in Tippin Gymnasium. Students in the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Business Administration will participate in the morning ceremony, and those in the College of Education & Human Services, the Division of Student Affairs and the School of Nursing and Allied Health, in the afternoon. Pichini is president of WSK & Associates and its related companies of Wyomissing. In 2011, he became the first PASSHE university alumnus to be elected chair of the board that oversees the State System, and he is now in his third term as chair.
    • Dr. Joe Carrico, superintendent of the Oil City Area School District, will address graduates of the Venango College of Clarion University at 7 p.m., Saturday, in the Robert W. Rhoades Gymnasium.

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

    The week of May 5-11, 2014

    • East Stroudsburg University will present a student voice recital, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, in Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call (570) 422-3483 or email esuarts@esu.edu.
    • The planetarium at East Stroudsburg University will host The Little Star that Could, at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., Friday, in the McMunn Planetarium in the Warren E. ’55 and Sandra Hoeffner Science and Technology Center. Admission is free, but reservations are required due to a limited number of seats. Reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis and should be made at www.esu.edu/planetarium starting at 8 a.m., Monday. The program is suitable for children of all ages. Please note the planetarium will be extremely dark. This is the last show of the semester. For group information, email stardomes@esu.edu.
    • James Franklin, a 1995 ESU graduate and the head football coach at Pennsylvania State University, will address undergraduates at commencement ceremonies 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Saturday, in Koehler Fieldhouse. Students in the College of Arts and Sciences and College of Education will receive their degrees during the morning ceremony, while those in the College of Business and Management and College of Health Sciences will participate in the afternoon program. Franklin earned a degree in psychology from East Stroudsburg, where, as a member of the football team, he set or tied 23 school season or career records.
    • Sam Niedbala, president and CEO of CryoConcepts, a leading manufacturer of cryosurgical equipment, and CEO of tbbiosciences, an early stage medical diognostics company, both of Bethlehem, will address graduate students during commencement at 7 p.m., Friday, at Koehler Fieldhouse.

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

    The week of May 5-11, 2014

    • Laugh/Riot, the resident theater company at Edinboro University, will present “The Collector” by John Fowles at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, in the Diebold Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are free for Edinboro University students; $5 for faculty, staff, and President’s Pass holders; and $10 general admission. Call the Office for the Performing Arts at (814) 732-2518 to learn more.
    • Bruce Gallery’s Annual Student Show remains on display Tuesday through Friday during regular gallery hours, noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and noon to 3 p.m., Friday. The gallery is located on the ground floor of Doucette Hall, 215 Meadville St., Edinboro. Admission is free.
    • An exhibit of ceramics by Edinboro University students Patrick Bell and Dylan Sonney will be on display through Friday in EU’s Bates Gallery, Loveland Hall (first floor). Gallery hours vary but are generally 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.
    • Former Governor Tom Ridge, who left the office to become the first head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will address undergraduates at commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m., Saturday, in McComb Fieldhouse. Ridge, who grew up and began he political career in Erie, also will receive an honorary degree. Since the end of his tenure as a cabinet secretary in 2005, he has served as president and chief executive of Ridge Global, which helps businesses and governments address risk management, global trade security, emergency preparedness and other needs.
    • Graduate students will receive their degrees in a separate ceremony scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, in Louis C. Cole Auditorium of Memorial Hall.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    The week of May 5-11, 2014

    • IUP's Department of Theater and Dance will present "Broadway Cares-Equity Fights AIDS" theater style revue at 7 p.m., Monday, on the Waller Hall Mainstage.
    • Terry Dunlap, executive vice president of ATI Flat Rolled Products Group, will speak at separate commencement ceremonies scheduled for 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Saturday, in the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. Students from the College of Fine Arts, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and College of Health and Human Services will receive their degrees during the morning ceremony and those in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and College of Education and Educational Technology will receive their degrees in the afternoon. Dunlap is a recipient of the IUP Distinguished Alumni Award and Eberly College of Business and Information Technology Hall of Distinction. Abbie Bender of Waynesboro, who will receive a bachelor's degree in biology, will be the student speaker for the morning ceremony; Kasi Hicks of Harrisburg, who will receive a bachelor's degree in communications media, will speak at the afternoon ceremony.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

    The week of May 5-11, 2014

    • Kutztown University’s Women’s Center will have donation boxes set up from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the Women’s Center Oasis in Old Main room 3 and in every residence hall. Participants can donate non-perishable food items, household goods, linens, art supplies, toys, hygiene products and new or used clothing. All donations will be distributed to local agencies.
    • Kutztown University’s Office of Student Involvement will host a pet therapy day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, on the McFarland Student Union lawn. Animals from the Peaceable Kingdom Petting Zoo will be available, as well as a large selection of therapy dogs. Participants will be able to play with therapy dogs and pet exotic and farm animals.
    • Faculty and student speakers will address separate commencement ceremonies scheduled for 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday, in O’Pake Fieldhouse. Megan Evans, who is graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood education, and Dr. Teresa Sychterz, professor of elementary education will speak at the morning ceremony for those receiving degrees from the College of Business and College of Education. Kristie Thudium, who will receive her degree in psychology, and Randy Schaeffer, professor of mathematics and mathematics education, will speak at the afternoon ceremony for those receiving degrees from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

    The week of May 5-11, 2014

    • Micah Smith, assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York (Manhattan), will address graduate and undergraduate students at separate commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday. The graduate ceremony will be held at 7:30 p.m., Friday, in Price Auditorium; the undergraduate ceremony, at 10 a.m., Saturday, in Hubert Jack Stadium. Smith is a 2003 LHU graduate and attended Harvard Law School, where was editor of the Harvard Law Review.

Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

    The week of May 5-11, 2014

    Dr. Francis (Frank) Duffy, distinguished educator, author and a 1974 Mansfield graduate, will speak at spring commencement at 11 a.m., Saturday, in Decker Gymnasium. Duffy is a professor of public administration and coordinates a Master of Public Administration program at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. He has been at the university for 32 years and specializes in leadership for change in organizations, especially in school systems.

Millersville University of Pennsylvania

    The week of May 5-11, 2014

    • The film "In Bloom" will be shown at 5 and 7:30 p.m., Monday, at the Ware Center, Millersville University Lancaster. Tickets are $7 for general admission and $5 for seniors and students.
    • Lieutenant General David L. Mann, commanding general USASMDC/ARSTRAT, will speak at the undergraduate commencement ceremony at 10 a.m., Saturday, in Biemesderfer Stadium, Chryst Field. Mann is a distinguished military graduate of Gettysburg College after graduating from Millersville University in 1981. He assumed command of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command and Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense in August 2013.
    • Deborah Tait Castellucci, the graduate program coordinator in nursing at Millersville, will address graduate students at 6:30 p.m., Friday, in Pucillo Gymnasium. Castellucci also teaches in the graduate nurse practitioner program at MU.

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

    The week of May 5-11, 2014

    • Major General Tony Cucolo, the 49th commandant of the U.S. Army War College, will speak during the undergraduate commencement ceremony at 11 a.m., Saturday, in Seth Grove Stadium. Prior to his two years as commandant, he spent 10 months as the director of force development for the Deputy Chief of Staff at the Department of the Army in the Pentagon.
    • Karen Sheriff, director of the Perry County Area Agency on Aging, will address graduate students at 7 p.m., Friday, in the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center. She holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Shippensburg.

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

    The week of May 5-11, 2014

    • Slippery Rock University will commission four SRU cadets and one cadet from Clarion University as second lieutenants at 5 p.m., Friday, in the Smith Student Center.
    • Slippery Rock University’s Old Stone House will continue its Early American Cooking Classes at 10 a.m., Saturday, at the museum. Tavern chefs Stan Malecki and Bill McGary will cook over an open hearth.
    • Faculty members Tom Sparro and Bruce Orvis will speak at separate commencement ceremonies scheduled for 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday, in Morrow Field House. Sparrow, a professor of philosophy and the 2014 Winner of the President's Award for Research and Scholarly Activity, will address graduate students and undergraduates in the College of Health, Environment and Science and College of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts at the morning ceremony. Orvis, a business professor and 2014 winner of the President's Award for Teaching, will speak in the afternoon to those in the College of Business, Information and Social Sciences and the College of Education.

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

    The week of May 5-11, 2014

    • The exhibit of upcycled artwork made from discarded library materials, including "Unbound" by cartoonist John Kovaleski, made from the pages of withdrawn academic journals, and “Music from the Weeds,” by Denise Petrik of the University’s Francis Harvey Green library, closes at 4:30 p.m., Monday, in Presser Music Library, Swope Music Building.
    • The Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition is on display during gallery hours through May 16 in the E.O. Bull Center for the Arts.  The exhibit Art Ritual by Diane Cirafesi is on display through May 30 at the Knauer Gallery in Swope Music Building.
    • Brigadier General Carol Eggert, assistant adjutant general for the Joint Force Headquarters of the Pennsylvania National Guard will speak to undergraduates at commencement ceremonies scheduled for 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Saturday, at Farrell Stadium.
    • Claudia Hellebush, president and CEO of United Way of Chester County, will address graduate students at 7 p.m., May 12, at Hollinger Field House Both speakers are WCU alums.