Penn State Laureate

 

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

 

 

 

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. Learn more below about the current Laureate’s ongoing work.

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 Penn State Laureate Guidelines for more information.

 

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 conversations — throughout Pennsylvania, including community engagement,

 

 

Recent Penn State Laureate News

 

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

March 30: 2018: Take Note: Penn State Laureate Hopes FaceAge Project Makes Viewers Think More Deeply About Aging

February 9, 2018: Heard on Campus: Andrew Belser at Penn State Altoona

January 31, 2018: Penn State Laureate Andrew Belser to visit Altoona campus

January 25, 2018: Heard on Campus: Andrew Belser at the Penn State Forum

November 1, 2017: Penn State Laureate to bring multimedia video installation to Beaver

October 17, 2017: Penn State Laureate brings exhibition to Penn State Fayette

September 19, 2017: Penn State Laureate to challenge views of aging at Penn State Abington

September 3, 2017: Penn State Laureate to bring FaceAge exhibit to Brandywine

September 6, 2017: Penn State Laureate brings FaceAge to Berks Sept. 20-22

August 28, 2017: FaceAge Pennsylvania tour kicks off Aug. 30

August 14, 2017: Huddle with the Faculty series to kick off 25th year on Sept. 2

July 3. 2017: Penn State Laureate Andrew Belser brings distant generations together through FaceAge

April 6, 2017: Andrew Belser named 2017-18 Penn State Laureate

 

Previous Penn State Laureates

 

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