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Astronomy Open House - 7:30p.m. @ Otto
Creative Writers Speakers Series - 7p.m
@ Reed 117
SPC Movie: “Studio 54 ” - 10p.m.
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The Christmas Star at Penn State
Erie will be seen on DEC. 3. What
did the wise men actually see in the
sky over Bethlehem two thousand
years ago? Dr. Roger Knacke, direc
tor of the School of Science at Penn
State Erie, The Behrend College, will
discuss theories of the star of
Bethlehem on Thursday, Dec. 3 at
7:30 p.m. in the Otto Behrend Science
Building. His lecture, which is free
and open to the public, continues the
College's 1998-99 Open House
Nights in Astronomy Series. Knacke
is a NASA-funded scientist who has
written extensively in the fields of
planetary science, interstellar matter,
and star and planet formation. His
presentation will consider whether the
star of Bethlehem may have actually
been a comet, a meteor, an exploding
star, or a gathering of planets. Knacke
will examine the star's description in
the Bible and correlate it with astro
nomical evidence to suggest plausible
explanations for what the star might
have been. Computer simulations of
the sky over Bethlehem at the time of
the birth of Jesus will be included.
The level of Knacke's lecture is suit
able for both children and adults. As
tronomical observing sponsored by
the Penn State-Behrend Astronomy
Club and the Society of Physics Stu
dents will follow the lecture, weather
permitting. For more information
about the program, please call the
Penn State Erie School of Science at
Distinguished Author Tint O’Brien
will read from his selected works at
Penn State Erie The Behrend College,
on Thursday, December 3 at 7:00p.m.
in the Reed Lecture Hall. His appear
ance, which is free and open to the
public , continues the Creative Writ
ers Speakers Series. O’Brien's visit
to Behrend coincides with the publi
cation of his new novel, Tomcat in
Love. A previous work, In the Lake
of the Woods, was selected for hon
ors by the New York Times Book Re
view and Time magazine, and re
ceived the 1995 Cooper Prize for His
torical Fiction from the Society of
American Historians. O’Brien had
been praised for the “sheer brilliance”
of his technique and called one of the
best living American writers. The
Creative Writers Series is sponsored
by the Mary Behrend Cultural Fund
and the Clarence Eugenie Baumann
Smith Fund. For more information
please call the Penn State Erie School
of Humanities and Social Sciences at
Friday and Saturday, DECEMBER
4TH AND STH, will be "SPIRIT
DAYS" when the Women's Basketball
Team will be hosting the Winter Clas
sic Tournament with games at 6 and
8 p.m. Friday, and 1 and 3 p.m. Satur
day. Everyone wearing their SPIRIT
DAY T-Shirt will receive a free Pepsi
Flu shots through the Health and
Wellness Office are currently being
offered to any student. The cost of
the injection is only $lO.OO. Students
can obtain the shot at any time, ex
cept Wednesday mornings, or Friday
afternoons, and are welcomed on a
walk-in or appointment basis. This
injection fights the respiratory flu and
combats fever, chills, headache, dry
cough, and muscle aches. Restric
tions may apply to individuals with
particular allergies, or other medical
conditions. To obtain further infor-
mation on this injection, please con
tact the Health and Wellness Center
Auditions for the Studio Theatre's
spring production, The Visit, a dark
tale of mystery and corruption, will
be held Monday, Dec. 7 from 7-9 p.m.
and Tuesday, Dee. 8 from 5-7 p.m. in
the Studio Theatre at Penn State Erie.
There are roles for up to 15 actors of
all ages. Materials for reading will
be provided at auditions. Production
dates are Feb. 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26,
and 27 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 21 and 28
at 2:30 p.m. Rehearsals will begin as
soon as the new semester starts (Janu
ary 12). Please have a copy of your
spring schedule available at auditions.
For more information call Director
Tony Elliot at 898-6279.
There will be a Kwanza Celebration
and dinner on Sunday December 6th
at 7p.m. in the Dobbins Gazebo. This
is the fifth annual celebration and all
photo courtesy of public relations
Writer Tim O’Brien will read his work tonight in the Reed
Calendar of Events
Basketball (W) - P.S. Behrend Winter
Classic - 6p.m./Bp.m.
Bruno’s: Karaoke - 8:30p.m.
Hanging of the Greens - 7p.m.
Mini Concert: S.W.A.M.M.P. Band - Bp.m
SPC Movie: “Studio 54 10p.m.
Fridays 8 FJML
Saturdays 8 P.M. & MIDNIGHT
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Basketball (M) - P.S. Behrend Winter Classic -
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Kwanzaa Celebration and Dinner -
7p.m. Dobbins Gazebo
Catholic Mass - Bp.m. Reed Comm
SPC Movie: “Studio 54 ” - 9p.m.