Penn State Laureate

 

Meet the 2018-19 Penn State Laureate: John Champagne, professor of English and chair of the Global Languages and Cultures program at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

 

 

 

NEW: Nominations sought for 2019-20 Penn State Laureate (Deadline: January 21, 2019)

The Penn State Laureate is an annual faculty honor established in 2008 to bring greater visibility to the arts, the humanities, the honoree’s work, and the University. The Laureate brings an enhanced level of social, cultural, artistic, and human perspective and awareness to a broad array of audiences.

The annual honoree is a full-time faculty member who is assigned half-time to serve as the University Laureate for one academic year. The Laureate appears regularly at events throughout Pennsylvania. Other responsibilities include:

  • Visits to Penn State campuses throughout the Commonwealth
  • WPSU-TV and radio appearances, readings, and features
  • Community outreach
  • Facilitating opportunities for other faculty and students to engage in the above activities

Read the updated Penn State Laureate Guidelines for more information.

 

Recent Penn State Laureate News

 

November 6, 2018: Penn State Harrisburg to welcome Laureate John Champagne

October 4, 2018: Penn State Laureate John Champagne to visit York campus to present “Art and Politics: The Case of Corrado Cogli”

October 4, 2018: Penn State Laureate John Champagne to present at DuBois

September 20, 2018: Penn State Laureate John Champagne to present “Art and Politics: The Case of Corrado Cogli” at Schuylkill

September 4, 2018: Penn State Laureate John Champagne to speak at Hazleton Campus

May 14, 2018: 2018-19 Penn State Laureate announced

 

The 2017-18 Penn State Laureate

 

The 2017-18 Penn State Laureate was Andrew Belser, professor of movement, voice, and acting and director of the Arts & Design Research Incubator (ADRI) in the College of Arts and ArchitectureAs laureate, he toured the award-winning “FaceAge” exhibition — a multimedia video installation created from cross-generational

 

 

 

Previous Penn State Laureates

 

2017-18: Andrew Belser, Professor of Movement, Voice, and Acting, and Director of the Arts & Design Research Incubator (ADRI) in the College of Arts and Architecture, University Park

2016-17: Rebecca Strzelec, Professor of Visual Arts at Penn State Altoona.

2015-16: Carol Reardon, George Winfree Professor of American History, College of the Liberal Arts, University Park

2014-15: Susan Russell, Associate Professor of Theatre, College of the Liberal Arts, University Park

2013-14: Kenneth Womack, Former Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of English and Integrative Arts, Penn State Altoona

2012-13: Christopher Staley, Distinguished Professor of Art, College of Arts and Architecture, University Park

2011-12: Linda Patterson Miller, Professor of English, Penn State Abington

2010-11: Robin Becker, Professor of English and Women’s Studies, College of the Liberal Arts, University Park

2009-10: Anthony T. Leach, Associate Professor of Music/Music Education, College of Arts and Architecture, University Park

2008-09: Kim Cook, Professor of Music in Cello, College of Arts and Architecture, University Park