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Create Classroom Community Through Song

Tuesday, March 22, at 4:00 p.m.

Create and learn with artists from the touring production of Small Island Big Song, being presented by the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State. Explore how songs and chants can be integrated into your classroom to support your community of students. Experience, through song, the themes of the performance—including the importance of indigenous knowledge, global musical influences, and a strong emphasis on the environment and the importance of caring for it.

By participating in this workshop each educator will receive a FREE ticket to the performance on April 7 as well as access to the film Small Island Big Song an Oceanic Songline to share with their students. Act 48 credit available.

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A Conscious Education: Creating a Conscious Experience for Educators to Thrive

Wednesday, February 16, at 4:00 p.m.

In this workshop Conscious Coach and previous school teacher, Jennifer Hepton, will share insights on how uncertainty and trauma can affect our nervous system and how this awareness will allow you space for you to thrive as an educator. She will discuss what Conscious Education consists of, how recognizing your own triggers and emotions is essential in holding space for you to find ease and for your students to thrive. Jennifer will also discuss how important it is to understand the many faces of grief and how it can show up in our lives especially as we have had to pivot and adjust during a global pandemic.

This workshop will be a multi sensory experience where Jennifer will share visuals, invite you to journal and also share your insights. Participants will receive a FREE resource book to extend the workshop content into the classroom and personal practice. Act 48 credit available.

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30th Annual WPSU Connoisseur’s Event & Auction

Join your friends at WPSU for an online event featuring PBS Celebrity Chef Julie Taboulie. Julie will offer a live demonstration of her favorite signature dishes. We’ll also have an exciting online auction!

PBS Kids Writers Contest 2022

PBS KIDS Writers Contest

The 2022 Writers Contest is Open!

Moms, Dads, Grandparents, and Teachers,

Do you know kids who love to write or tell stories, is a reading superstar, or a creative artist?

This is their chance to write and illustrate their very own creative short story and submit it to the 2022 PBS KIDS Writers Contest. This year’s theme is “Write my Future.”

Writers will compete with kids in their grade level from Pennsylvania (WQED and WPSU) and western New Jersey (PBS 39).

WQED will select local winners and award prizes including the opportunity to record their winning story, and kids and families will be invited to a Winners Celebration at the Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books on May 14, 2022. All finalists, past and present, are broadcast on iQKidsRadio.org. This year’s winners will be broadcast on Saturday Light Brigade (SLB) Radio in 2022.

WPSU would love to see LOTS of entries from across the central Pennsylvania viewing area. The winners from each grade level will be recognized at the state level by WQED.

Eligible Grades

The PBS KIDS Writers Contest is open to all children currently enrolled in Kindergarten through third grade.

There will be first, second, and third prizes awarded at each grade level.

More Information and Entry

To enter the Contest and for more information on entry rules and contest resources visit www.WQED.org/writemyfuture

Entry Form and Rules »

A program of WQED in collaboration with WPSU and PBS 39.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The PBS KIDS Writers Contest is produced by WQED in collaboration with WPSU and PBS39, (the “Contest” or “Promotion”) and based on the “Reading Rainbow® Young Writers and Illustrators Contest,” a concept developed by WQED. The Contest begins on January 3, 2022 and ends on March 15, 2022. All entries must be postmarked March 15, 2022 to be eligible. Contest rules are created by, and subject to, modification by WQED at its discretion. This Contest is void where prohibited.


Prepare for the Future

By preparing an estate plan, you’re safeguarding more than just matters of finances and inheritance, you’re also guiding future health decisions, providing for loved ones, and creating your legacy. A few simple steps today will give you peace of mind tomorrow by ensuring you and your loved ones are well protected.

Join other loyal WPSU supporters by requesting your FREE organizer, and then get your estate plan off the ground.

Contact WPSU today for your FREE Personal Estate Planning Guide.

This guide will help you gather

  • Your personal information, including family contacts
  • Your healthcare information, including medical providers
  • The types of assets you own, and
  • A list of your advisors

 Yes, I am interested in preparing an estate plan!

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Help Us Bring The Wall to Centre County

The Traveling Wall

The Wall is coming to Penn State Innovation Park on Thursday, October 5– Sunday, October 8, 2017.

This special event will be held in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War and will be the culminating community event of WPSU’s project, A Time to Heal.

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Event Details

The installation at Innovation Park at Penn State will be free and open to the public 24-hours a day for the duration of the 4-day event.

  • An opportunity to reflect and honor all veterans.
  • Opening Ceremony, Thursday, at 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday Education Day secondary schools and college students.
  • Friday Encampment provided by the Greater Pennsylvania Military Preservation Association
  • WPSU documentary screening of A Time to Heal, Saturday, at 7:00 p.m.
  • Vietnam War timeline and statistics display.
  • Zippo historical lighter display.
  • Musical tributes from Essence of Joy, The Bellefonte Community Band, and Big Band Sound.
  • Closing Ceremony, Sunday, at 1:00 p.m.


Every gift, no matter the size, will help build momentum with the goal of having all of the funds raised by July 2017. Donations will provide for infrastructure, volunteer staffing, and event materials.

Donations are being securely collected by the Veterans Benefits Center, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

By Mail

Checks can be made payable to Veterans Benefits Center. Please include “The Wall at PSU” in the memo/notation.

Veterans Benefits Center
Attn: Cindy Love
20 Bellefonte Ave
Lock Haven, PA 17745

Donate Online

Online Donations are being accepted via PayPal. After submitting the following form you will be redirected to PayPal to complete the transaction. A PayPal account is required.

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Wall Guards

If you wish to volunteer to monitor the wall please register here instead of using the volunteer form below.

The Wall Guard’s most important role is to be present and aware of what’s happening at the Wall.  Visitors to the Wall may have lost friends or family and the Wall Guards will help ensure that all visitors show respect worthy of the sacrifice of those whose names are etched on the wall.  In addition, Wall Guards should provide help to anyone needing assistance such as those in wheelchairs or help with an etching of a name.   Please review the Wall etiquette prior to arriving at the memorial.

Event Volunteers

We are looking for individual and group volunteers to help manage the October 5–8, 2017 event activities, chaperone veteran families, look up memorial name locations at the computer station, event setup and disassembly, and assist with parking and crowd management. Please let us know you are interested by completing the form below. The event volunteer chair will be in touch with you with additional details.

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