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Fall 2008



  • PTK Honors Project: Discuss one of the Study Questions or Project ideas.


  • PTK Honors Project: Discuss one of the Study Questions or Project ideas.
  • Independent Film experience
    • Saturday, October 11th at 7:30 P.M. - "Sweet Land"
    • Saturday, October 25th at 7:30 P.M. - "Turtles Can Fly"
  • PTK Satellite Seminar Series Lecture: "Lessons from Abroad: Opportunities in a Borderless World" by Dr. Richard Heinzl, Monday, October 20th at 6:30
  • Field Trip Experience - "The Great Gatsby", Friday, 10/31/08 - 8:00 P.M. - Benedum Center, Pittsburgh, PA


"A sensational season opener based on the literary masterpiece by F. Scott Fitzgerald!

Depicting the glamorous decadence of the Roaring Twenties, The Great Gatsby is 20th Century ballet at its best presented in an emotional story that serves as an emblem of a Golden Age. Within an elaborate production that captures all of the optimism, prosperity and riches of the decade, the multi-act ballet features lavish costumes and exquisite sets coupled with popular songs of the era, including "I Want to be Loved by You," "What a Wonderful World" and "What'll I Do." This Pittsburgh Premiere of the heartbreaking Jazz Age tale uses emotional choreography and follows millionaire Jay Gatsby's romantic yearning for Daisy Buchanan while portraying the excitement and despair of the times. The Great Gatsby is a classic tragedy of man's disillusionment with the American Dream set against the excesses of the 1920s."



  • PTK Honors Project: Discuss one of the Study Questions or Project ideas.
  • 2008 Independent Film experience: "Into the Wild", Saturday, November 15th at 7:30 P.M.
  • PTK Satellite Seminar Series Lecture: "Pathways out of Poverty through Green Collar Jobs: The Role of Scholarship in Improving Quality of Life for Urban Residents" by Dr. Raquel Pinderhughes, Monday, November 17th at 6:30
  • Fall Lecture experience: Thursday, November 20th at 7 P.M. in the R. W. Rhoades Center Auditorium

Annual Harvey Center Lecture, featuring Steve Weinberg, author of Taking on the Trust, the story of the breakup of the Standard Oil Company, will be held at 7 p.m. in the Robert W. Rhoades Center Auditorium, followed by a dessert reception.

  • Field Trip Experience - "The Grapes of Wrath", Sunday, 11/23/08 - 2:00 P.M. Benedum Center, Pittsburgh, PA

America's greatest epic comes to the stage in a new opera that's taken audiences and critics by storm. Follow the Joad family as they pursue the American Dream from the Oklahoma Dustbowl to the orchards of California. Obie-winning composer Ricky Ian Gordon and Tony-nominated librettist Michael Korie fuse the traditions of opera and Broadway with blues, Appalachian music, and echoes of Copland and Gershwin.

It's a journey you'll never forget."



  • PTK Honors Project: Discuss one of the Study Questions or Project ideas.
  • Field Trip Experience - "A Christmas Carol", Saturday, 12/13/08 - 1:30 P.M. - Ohio Theatre, Cleveland, OH

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"By Charles Dickens, Adapted and Directed By Gerald Freedman
Open your heart to Charles Dickens' classic tale of one man's ultimate redemption."