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music, history, lectures, filmThis spring, Penn State Brandywine will proudly welcome a number of distinguished speakers on campus. These events are free and open to the public and we hope you'll join us! Space is limited. Please RSVP to Mike McDade at MFM185@psu.edu.




Andrew Douglas

Thursday, Feb. 27
“All About Oscar”

The American motion picture industry will honor itself for the eighty-sixth time during its annual Academy Awards ceremony in March. Join us as Andrew Douglas, of the Bryn Mawr Film Institute, discusses the history of the Oscars, shows clips from some of this year’s nominees, and helps us understand what the different categories represent, how the process works, and the impact the awards have had on American culture.

6 p.m., Main Building Auditorium, Rm. 101

Sean Moir

Thursday, March 20
“A Fortnight in Chester County: The Philadelphia Campaign of 1777”

Penn State alumnus and owner/president of Western Heritage Mapping Sean Moir will describe the Revolutionary War troop movement in Chester and Delaware counties, known as the “Philadelphia Campaign.” His presentation establishes the context of the campaign within the American Revolution and uses unique animated maps to help tie these events to local sites.

Thursday, March 20
6 p.m., Main Building, Rm. 113

Glenn E. Williams Trio

Thursday, April 10
Glenn E. Williams and the Jazz Trio

Glenn E. Williams and the Jazz Trio is the house band at the Va La Vineyards in Avondale. They play both original jazz compositions as well as standards. Glenn E. Williams has been a music teacher at Delaware County Community College for more than 10 years and remains extremely involved with the local music scene. The band, which consists of trumpet, keyboards, and drums, will perform and discuss its newest CD "Harp's Revenge" with all songs written by Williams.

6 p.m., Main Building Auditorium, Rm. 101

Ken Womack

Monday, April 21
“Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!: The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles

In this multimedia, interactive presentation, Penn State Laureate Kenneth Womack, associate dean for academic affairs and professor of English and integrative arts at Penn State Altoona, traces the band’s emerging songwriting practices, recording artistry, and musicianship from the band’s early, primitive recordings through the aesthetic heights of Abbey Road at the twilight of the Beatles’ career. Dr. Womack illustrates the group’s artistic growth through a wide range of musical and filmic illustrations.

6 p.m., Main Building, Rm. 113