Success in Manufacturing: The Female Perspective
Thursday, September 29 | 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Join Penn State Great Valley and Women in Manufacturing Eastern PA for networking followed by a panel of multi-generational women in leadership discussing how they took the road less traveled in manufacturing and how they navigated different challenges.
What Makes a Great Garden: Be Inspired for Your Own Garden
Monday, October 17 | 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Award-winning garden designer Annie Guilfoyle will show examples of what makes a garden great, including ideas for re-designing your entire garden and simple planting ideas to give it a little bit of a lift. There will be plenty of simple tips, such as how to make your garden seem larger and how to add some mystery and fun into the design, along with practical tips for storage and small spaces. This talk is suitable for those new to gardening and those who are looking for some inspiration on how to make a start on a new project.
Guilfoyle is an award-winning designer and the director of Creative Landscapes, a garden design consultancy based in West Sussex. Her work has been featured on The Garden Makers and the BBC series Small Town Gardens. She is a Chelsea Flower Show silver medal winner.
Deplorable: The Worst Presidential Campaigns from Jefferson to Trump
Thursday, November 3 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Mary E. Stuckey, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor and Associate Head in the Department of Communication Arts & Sciences at Penn State, discusses her new book, Deplorable: The Worst Presidential Campaigns from Jefferson to Trump. The word "unprecedented" was often applied to Donald Trump. But was he really that unusual? Deplorable begins with that question and examines nine presidential elections between 1800 and 2020 to discover just what makes elections "deplorable" and how often and why such elections recur in American politics. The talk will touch on many elections, but focuses on 1992 and concludes with a quick discussion of some potential solutions to the problems posed by deplorable elections.