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Our Town Project Announces Upcoming Community Visits & Programs for 2015!

Posted on January 12, 2015

The Our Town project will be visiting EVERETT, GEISTOWN, PORT ALLEGANY, SOMERSET, and BROCKWAY this season.

You can be a part of your town’s story by collecting video and being one of the storytellers! Help document the people, places and happenings in your community. Spread the word to the local organizations. No experience is required—just enthusiasm! WPSU is ready to spotlight your town, but we need YOUR help. For information about joining the project in your town, call Producer Whitney Chirdon at 814-863-6634 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

TICKETS still available for WPSU presents Winterfest

Posted on December 01, 2014

Race for the 5thFriday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m.
President’s Hall
Get your tickets at the The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, starting at 6:00 pm.

WPSU-FM and Penn State School of Music invite you to our fourth annual holiday musical celebration, Winterfest, 14: Our Gift in Song, featuring Essence of Joy, directed by Dr. Anthony Leach. This year’s community concert will be broadcast live on WPSU-FM from President’s Hall at the Penn State Conference Center and Hotel.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the live audience and move, groove, clap your hands and stomp your feet in support of your public radio station, WPSU-FM.

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Race for the 5th - Live Debate

Posted on October 07, 2014

Race for the 5thThomas Jefferson wrote that a well-informed electorate is a prerequisite to democracy. WPSU wants you to be informed as Republican incumbent Glenn Thompson and Democratic challenger Kerith Strano Taylor face off in the race for the fifth Congressional district. Who are the candidates and what do they stand for?

Join us for the live debate on Monday, October 27 at 8pm on WPSU-TV and FM.
Be a part of our studio audience.

WPSU presents Cat-a-palooza!

Posted on September 30, 2014

WPSU’s Open House will be the cat’s meow! Come out and welcome our special PBS Kids’s guests… Peg+Cat, Daniel Tiger, and the Cat In The Hat! 

There will be hands-on science experiments, cat rescue organizations, and ames and activities. Free PBS Kids book, Dairy Queen coupon, and other WPSU goodies for kids attending, ages 9 and under.

FREE EVENT – Sunday, October 12 – 1-4 p.m. – WPSU Studios

Click here for more about Cat-a-palooza!

American Graduate Day - September 27, noon-5pm

Posted on September 22, 2014

Penn State Public Media, WPSU will celebrate American Graduate Day 2014 on Sept. 27 with an afternoon of national and local programming, live interviews and performances. The multiplatform event airs from noon to 5 p.m. on WPSU-TV.

American Graduate Day 2014 celebrates the exceptional work of individuals and groups across the country who help local youth stay on track to college and career success.

Penn State Public Media will spotlight three people in the WPSU-TV viewing area who are helping kids stay in school until graduation: Ryan Devlin of Brockway, Jefferson County; Ann Mead of Warren County and Danielle Yoder of Penns Valley, Centre County.

Ann Mead, the director of the Warren County Summer Music School, has been inspiring students like Alex Burdette who started as a fifth grade flute student and is a senior in the Penn State School of Music. Much more than a job, Mead’s commitment to her students is her life’s work. “It’s what keeps my heart beating,” Mead says.

Brockway Area School District teacher Ryan Devlin not only credits his first grade teacher Ms. Worokey with his decision to become a teacher, he now gets to work with her as a colleague. Devlin says the kids are his motivation. “I get to play a really important role in helping students decide what they do in the future. It’s really exciting to be a part of the process.”

Danielle Yoder, elementary principal in Penns Valley Area School District, helps at-risk teens who may have struggled with attendance or academically to develop their confidence and leadership skills by becoming positive role models for elementary students. “This program has just really made these girls blossom and they’re beginning to believe,” says Yoder. “Once you get them to believe, then you can get them to succeed.”

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