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WPSU Campaign for Community

Campaign for Community is WPSU’s way of participating in Public Media Giving Days where PBS and NPR stations across the country expand the conversation around the value of public media and the positive impact it has on the communities it serves. Continue »

Wednesday, May 1 – Friday, May 31

 

Plate fork and knife sitting atop a map of Alabama with text overlay reading 'The Hungriest State'.

“The Hungriest State” Free Screening Event

Tuesday May 28 is World Hunger Day and WPSU will be hosting a FREE screening of the film The Hungriest State. The 4-part film series examines food insecurity in Mississippi, highlighting different perceptions, causes, impacts, and solutions to one of the critical issues facing the Magnolia State. Continue »

Tuesday, May 28, from 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

 

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“Speaking Grief” Screening Event

September is Suicide Prevention Month and is an important time for our community to validate the experience of grievers and guide those wishing to support them. Join us for a screening of the WPSU original documentary "Speaking Grief" followed by a panel discussion hosted by the producer and director of "Speaking Grief," Lindsey Whissel Fenton. Continue »

Wednesday, September 4, at 7:00 p.m.

 

Film Screening for Classrooms

Posted on April 12, 2024

WPSU is offering a film screening of the documentary, “Repairing the World: Stories from the Tree of Life,” along with classroom resources to support your students in discussing difficult topics and creating solutions for peace. Continue »

 

WPSU Reads

The goal of WPSU Reads is to enrich our community through storytelling and sharing knowledge of Native American cultures through our network of community partners. Click continue to discover educational resources and find upcoming community events. Continue »

 

 

Event Highlights

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2024 WPSU Poetry Writing Contest Winners

Posted on April 29, 2024

Thank you to every student who submitted their poem for the 2024 Poetry Writing Contest. Join us in celebrating the top three poems selected from each grade band, and hear the winners read their poems. Continue »

 

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2023 Poetry Contest Winners

Posted on April 27, 2023

Join us in celebrating the top three poems selected from each grade band for the 2023 Poetry Writing Contest! Thank you to every student who submitted their poem for the 2023 Poetry Writing Contest. Continue »

 

Eventapalooza 2022

Posted on October 23, 2022

WPSU hosted its annual Eventapalooza family event on Saturday, October 15, 2022. More than 600 people came to the event to spend family time at the activity tables. Continue »

 

walk-around cookie monster at wpsu studios

WPSU Sesame Street 50 Years and Counting Event

Posted on September 21, 2019

WPSU Penn State welcomed more than 1,200 Sesame Street fans of all ages to the Outreach Building to celebrate Sesame Street 50 Years and Counting with walk-around Cookie Monster. Thank you to @Aetna Better Health. Continue »

 

PBS KIDS Day at DelGrosso’s Park

Posted on June 22, 2019

We could not have asked for a better day for our annual WPSU Kids’ Day at DelGrosso’s Park on Saturday, June 22, 2019! The weather was absolutely PERFECT, which was reflected in the 475 visitors who came out to participate in all of our activities. Continue »

 

Jet Propulsion character at Schlow Library

Jet Propulsion Vists Schlow Library

Posted on June 7, 2019

On Saturday, June 1, 2019, Jet Propulsion from Ready Jet Go! visited the Schlow Library for a day of fun family activities! Thank you to our Jet Propulsion character meet and greet business supporter The Rotary Club of State College. Continue »

 

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2019 Conn Dinner Highlights

Posted on February 15, 2019

This year we had Diane Kochilas as our host chef for the 27th Annual Connoisseur’s Dinner at the Nittany Lion Inn! Thanks again to everyone who attended and for your support for public media. Continue »

 

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2019 Cooking Demo

Posted on February 15, 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended the Cooking Demo hosted by Chef Diane Kochilas! We hope you enjoyed the experience and had a good time! Continue »

 

Guests gathered in the Outreach Building lobby.

Eventapalooza 2018

Posted on October 25, 2018

Did you solve the mystery? Did you find Cat? Thanks for joining us at Eventapalooza! We hope you had a lot of fun with the whole family! Click continue to view photos from the event. Continue »

 

Cat in the Hat posing with guests at the Altoona Curve

The Cat in the Hat at Altoona Curve

Posted on August 6, 2018

Hope you had great fun meeting the Cat in the Hat at Altoona Curve on August 4, 2018! Find photos from the event on flickr! To be notified of all WPSU events, character appearances, and news subscribe to WPSU Connect. Continue »

 

Nature Cat at the State Threatre

Nature Cat at the State Theatre

Posted on July 13, 2018

Thanks to everyone who visited Nature Cat during the PBS KIDS Summer of Adventure screening at the State Theatre! Join WPSU for more screenings end of July. Continue »

 

Daniel Tiger with guests at Atloona Curve game

Daniel Tiger at Altoona Curve

Posted on April 23, 2018

On Sunday, April 22, Daniel Tiger visited Altoona Curve to meet with the neighborhood! Visit our Flickr gallery to view photos from the event. Continue »

 

Mr. McFeely

Mister Rogers’ 50th Anniversary with Mr. McFeely

Posted on March 29, 2018

On Saturday, March 24 2018, WPSU partnered with the American Philatelic Society in Bellefonte to celebrate Mister Rogers’ 50th Anniversary with a stamp release dedication with Mr. McFeely! We had visitors come from out of state to celebrate with us. Continue »

 

Chef Nick Stellino

2018 Cooking Demo

Posted on February 12, 2018

Thank you to everyone who attended the Cooking Demo hosted by Chef Nick Stellino! We hope you enjoyed the experience and had a good time! Continue »

 

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2018 Cooking Class

Posted on February 12, 2018

We hope everyone enjoyed the Cooking Class with Chef Grace Pilato this year! Thank you for your kind support. Continue »

 

Super Why costumed character with guests at BJC

Super Why! at Bryce Jordan Center

Posted on January 29, 2018

Super Why! and WPSU visited Bryce Jordan Center on Saturday, January 27, during the Penn State’s Men’s Basketball game. We had a lot of fun! Continue »

 

Splash and Bubbles costumes

Eventapalooza 2017 Highlights

Posted on October 24, 2017

More than 900 people visited WPSU studios for our annual open house event on October 22, 2017. Click here to view photos from the event. Continue »

 

Daniel Tiger at Rockhill Trolley Museum

Rockhill Trolley Museum Visit Highlights

Posted on August 1, 2017

WPSU and Daniel Tiger visited Rockhill Trolley Museum again this year! Daniel had lots of fun with everyone who visited! Visit our Flickr page to view photos from the event. Continue »

 

Guests pose for a picture with PBS Kids character Jet Propulsion

WPSU Kids’ Day at Delgrosso’s Park

Posted on June 19, 2017

WPSU and Ready Jet Go had some out-of-this-world fun on Saturday, June 16, 2017 for WPSU Kids’ Day at DelGrosso’s Park. Visit our Flickr page to view photos from the event. Continue »