Moments of Change

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What is a college theme?

The theme is a college-wide project bringing together Penn State students, faculty, staff, and alumni to explore what it means to live through historic and contemporary times of change.

Previous themes

Moments of Change: A Century of Women’s Activism

For the second time, the College of the Liberal Arts has chosen a theme around which it will plan courses, lectures, presentations, and events. Starting spring semester 2020, the college’s theme for the next year will be Moments of Change: A Century of Women’s Activism and will examine the impact of the past century of women’s activism. The theme was inspired by the centennial of the adoption of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. 

Moments of Change: Remembering 1968

The year 1968 — with its rebellions, assassinations, political developments, and cultural innovations  epitomizes an era of change. In 2018, the College of the Liberal Arts spent the year remembering 1968 through a series of panel discussions, movies, lectures, and more events that stepped back in time to examine the era's impact on America then and now. The college also created a special course in the spring of 2018 focused on 1968. Students met with and produced oral histories of Penn State alumni who were students during that era. those stories were added to the "Moments of Change: Remembering 1968" website.

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