Concerts & Lectures

Keystone College offers the opportunity to bring lectures, concerts, and other cultural programs that meet the needs and interests of the College community and the public, to the college campus.

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Changing Landscapes: Effects of Marcellus Shale Development on Pennsylvania Forests and Birds

September 11, 2014 -- 7:30PM - 9:30PM

Location: Evans Hall

Dr. Margaret Brittingham is at the forefront of research about the biological impacts of natural gas development in Pennsylvania.  While the economic and water quality impacts have been closely scrutinized, the impact on wildlife is only beginning to be known.  Her research examines the impact energy extraction and development is having on Pennsylvania birds in order to determine community changes and which species benefit and which are most vulnerable.

Lessons from Everest: Picking up Trash at the Top of the World!

September 16, 2014 -- 7:30PM - 9:30PM

Location: Theatre in Brooks

One of America's most accomplished mountain climbers, Brent Bishop first reached the summit of Everest in 1994, then again in 2002 with the National Geographic Expedition that marked the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of the mountain. 

Brent co-founded the Sagarmatha (the Nepalese name for Mt. Everest) Environmental Expedition, which is responsible for the removal of more than 25,000 pounds of trash from the mountain.  Brent's presentation will draw upon an exquisite body of mountain images while focusing on the importance of vision, goal setting, leadership and teamwork to reach one's goals. 

Embracing Ghosts: The 10 Rules You Never Learned But Need to Know About Entrepreneurship

October 16, 2014 -- 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Location: Theatre in Brooks

Entrepreneur magazine columnist, forbes.com contributing blogger, and the co-author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Facebook, Mikal E. Belicove '86, encourages participants to consider their approach to entrepreneurship.  Here, Belicove - who started and sold a Colorado-based Internet company and advises start-ups and Fortune 500 firms alike on goals, strategies and tactics - Offers 10 seldom thought of rules every entrepreneur should follow. 

An Evening of Jazz with Robert Jospe

October 17, 2014 -- 7:30PM - 9:00PM

Location: Theatre in Brooks

Enjoy an evening of jazz with icon Robert Jospe. Known for his inventive use of rhythmic styles incorporating jazz, blues, funk, Latin and African rhythms into a unique and distinctive style of contemporary drumming.

The CHOICES We Make!

October 21, 2014 -- 12:30PM - 2:00PM

Location: Evans Hall

In 2011, Danielle Pitcher chose to get behind the wheel of her car after having consumed alcohol with friends.  Because of that one decision to drive after drinking, a series of unavoidable events were set into motion.  In this 90-minute presentation, Danielle will share her personal and powerful story and emphasize the ways in which the choices we make impact our lives.

This program is presented in recognition of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. 

Kelly and Becca: Lets Talk about "IT"

October 23, 2014 -- 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Location: Theatre in Brooks

In this candid program about sexual assault prevention and sexual empowerment, Kelly and Becca share their personal story with sincerity and humor while effectively addressing the realities of sexual assault that inspires people to take action.  Using their experience, expertise and unique ability to relate to the audience, they treat men and women as allies while focusing on the importance of communication, personal responsibility, bystander prevention and supporting survivors.  

128th Army Band

November 6, 2014 -- 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Location: Theatre in Brooks

Celebrate Veterans Day with the music of the 198th Army Concert Band.  Featuring 30 soldiers, the majority of which were music majors or have professional ties to the music industry, the Band plays everything from Sousa marches to wind ensemble pieces, to war era classics to Stevie Wonder hits.  

HIRED! From Classroom to Career

November 13, 2014 -- 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Location: Theatre in Brooks

One of the nation's most recognized career coaches for the newly-graduated, Ryan Kahn is star of MTV's Hired! and author of Hired!  The guide for the Recent Grad.  Over the last decade, Kahn has placed thousands of college students, recent grads, and job seekers on the path to their dream career. 

This interactive presentation walks college students and recent grads step-by-step through the process of landing their dream job, even in today's difficult economy.

Ryan Cassata, Singer-Songwriter

November 19, 2014 -- 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Location: Evans Hall

Ryan Cassata is a nationally touring, transgender singer-songwriter and motivational speaker based in San Francisco who - all by the age of 20 - successfully cut six records, booked and went on several tours, played several of the world's biggest lesbian-gay-bisexual and transgender (LGBT) music festivals, won the Harvey Milk Memorial Award, became the youngest keynote speaker for the largest transgender conference in the world, and appeared on national and international TV several times. 

The Long Island- native plays guitar, piano, harmonica, and sings and has made hundreds of appearances, consisting of tour dates from coast to coast including a date on the legendary Van's Warped Tour.  Cassata performed at the world's biggest gay festivals opening for artists such as Karmin, Salt N Pepa, Frenchie Davis, Chris Crocker, Tom Goss and more. 

Road to Freedom: A Journey Toward Peace

January 19, 2015 -- 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Location: Theatre in Brooks

Celebrate Dr.  Martin Luther King Jr Day with this informative and thought provoking live commentary telling the story of the crusaders for civil rights and social equality.  Rousing musical performances and captivating video images make this a powerful program highlighting Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas, Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Dubois and Rosa Parks.

Black History Month - Music Celebration

February 5, 2015 -- 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Location: Theatre in Brooks

Enjoy an Evening filled with Gospel Music.

Black History Month - Music Celebration

February 12, 2015 -- 11:30AM - 2:00PM

Location: Student Restaurant

Enjoy an Afternoon filled with Blues Music.

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PA Council of the ArtsKeystone College receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.