ALTOONA, Pa. — Penn State Altoona’s Center for Student and Civic Engagement is partnering with other offices and organizations to offer a series of virtual engagement events throughout the spring semester. Students are encouraged to participate and connect online. Share your thoughts and experiences on your social channels (#PSAltoonaConnect).
All prize winners must be Penn State Altoona students and have a valid Penn State ID number.
Schedule of Events
Sunday, April 26 through Saturday, May 2 — Palm and Tarot Card Reader Jacob Mayfield
Getting a Palm or Tarot Reading can be a fun and insightful experience. For Palmistry, each student will submit their name and a well-lit photo of their hand to Mayfield through an agreed-upon social media. For Tarot, simply send Mayfield a question. Mayfield will then send each student a custom video of their reading within 24 hours. Learn more on Mayfield’s website or his Instagram @MayfieldMagic.
Sunday, April 26 through Thursday, April 30 — Instagram Pet Photo Contest
Take a photo of your pet to share! We imagine at this point you've taught your pet to paint, take photos, cook, work out, or do other human-type things and we’d love to see it! All students who share a photo using the tags #PSAltoonaConnect and #psuhab and follow back @studentlifepsaltoona will be entered into a drawing for a $25 online gift card sponsored by Penn State Power Hours. If your pets or you need some hug-a-hound love, check out the Health Advisory Board Show and Tell on Thursday, April 30, from noon to 1 p.m. Use the Zoom password 733998.
Monday, April 27 — Instagram Photo Contest: Penn State Proud!
Share a photo of what makes you Penn State Proud! This can mean a lot of different things to different people so share a photo of what Penn State pride means to you. All students who share a photo (#PSAltoonaConnect) and follow back @studentlifepsaltoona will be entered into a drawing for a $25 online gift card. Sponsored by Penn State Power Hours and the Student-Initiated Fee.
Monday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. — Movie Monday: "Standing on My Sisters' Shoulders"
In 1965, when three women walked into the U.S. House of Representatives, they had come a very long way. Neither lawyers nor politicians, they were ordinary women from Mississippi and descendants of African slaves. They had come to their country's capitol seeking civil rights, the first black women to be allowed in the senate chambers in nearly 100 years.
A missing chapter in our nation's record of the Civil Rights movement, the powerful documentary “Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders” reveals the movement in Mississippi in the 1950s and 60s from the point of view of the courageous women who lived it and emerged as its grassroots leaders. Their living testimony offers a window into a unique moment when the founders' promise of freedom and justice passed from rhetoric to reality for all Americans.
The film was named best documentary by the Pan African Film Festival. Join on Zoom using your Penn State email and the password 994501.
Tuesday, April 28 — Taskmaster Challenge: Make a ball look like a businessperson
Make a ball look like a businessperson and share a photo. All students who share a photo (#PSAltoonaConnect) and follow back @studentlifepsaltoona will be entered into a drawing for a $50 online gift card. Sponsored by Penn State Power Hours.
Tuesday, April 28 from noon to 1 p.m. — Kahoot! Trivia Challenge
Join us on Zoom and open the Kahoot! app to get started. Kahoot! is a trivia game platform for students to get together virtually to test their knowledge. Join the Campus Activities Board and the Student Conduct Office/Title IX Resource Person as we test your knowledge. Winners have the chance to receive a $25 e-gift card.
Tuesday, April 28 from 3 to 4 p.m. — Netflix and Learn
During this time social distancing, you’ve most likely watched numerous movies and binged a few shows you’ve been wanting to see. Have you ever thought of how these films and shows have affected or are affecting you? Many people are using movies and television as an escape from boredom or bad news. While escaping, sometimes it’s important not to turn your brains off but to critically engage the films and shows by asking questions. This session will give you the tools to ask good questions of the media you consume. Join on Zoom.
Wednesday, April 29 — Instagram Photo Contest: I'm seeing polka dots!
Check out the work of contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, then either draw a picture or take a photo of something that reminds you of her work. Share the photo (#PSAltoonaConnect) and follow @studentlifepsaltoona to be entered into a drawing for a $50 online gift card.
Wednesday, April 29 from 9 to 11 p.m. — Game Night: Streaming Final Fantasy VII and Other Games
Game on! Join us on Twitch to watch event manager and history student Henry Baust as he streams Final Fantasy VII and perhaps some other games. This relaxed event is an opportunity to hang out.
Thursday, April 30 — Health Advisory Board Video Challenge
Have you seen the Health Advisory Board's wellness videos? We want to see your version of one of the videos! Perhaps you show us your simple stretches, healthy snack routine, or how you are taking a break and checking on the ducks. All students who share a video using #psuhab and #PSAltoonaConnect will be entered into a $50 gift card drawing, sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.
Thursday, April 30 from 3 to 4 p.m. — Avoiding the Quarantine 15 Pounds
In addition to being a motivational speaker, Nisan Trotter is also personal training. Trotter will share his top five nutritional tips to blast away the stubborn belly fat and provide a live workout showing you the best, heart-pumping metabolic exercises that burn boatloads of calories with absolutely no equipment. Join on Zoom.
Friday, May 1 — Instagram Question: Would you rather …
Join in on our Instagram topic of the day: Would you rather have more time or more money? Share your response on Instagram (#PSAltoonaConnect) and follow @studentlifepsaltoona to be entered in the contest.
Friday, May 1 from 7 to 8 p.m. —Friday Night Live! Concert
Join Degy Entertainment on Facebook Live at 7 p.m. EST for Friday Night Live. Admission is free. Join on Facebook or email [email protected] for one of 75 VIP backstage passes for the chance to join the headliners in a virtual meet-and-greet after the show.
Friday, May 1 from 9 to 11 p.m. — Virtual Jackbox Game Night
Join the Campus Activities Board and D6 Gaming Club for a game night. We will have multiple rounds of Jackbox Games, like Pictionary, trivia, etc., that you could jump in to play. First place winners will receive a $75 online gift card.