Arts and Entertainment

University Libraries, Monash University team up for Great Rare Books Bake Off

Penn State’s Eberly Family Special Collections Library has teamed up with Special Collections at Monash University for a unique rare recipe baking challenge, and we need your participation to help Penn State win The Great Rare Books Bake Off! The bake off will run from July 20-24 and you can find all of the recipes and details for the contest on the competition website at

To Make a Lemon Tart

Image of one of eight rare cookbook recipes featured in the Great Rare Books Bake Off, "To Make a Lemon Tart" is from a cookbook compiled in Camberwell, Surrey between 1770 and 1846, p. 61. Purchased with funds from the James Milholland Rare Books Endowment, 2019.Eberly Family Special Collection Library, Penn State University

Beautiful Pudding

"Beautiful Sponge Pudding" from the Berrambool cookbook, which originated from a small town down in Victoria, Australia circa 1915.Special Collections, Monash University

'The Investment' student startup TV show taping to take place virtually

For the past three years, WPSU, Penn State University Park’s local NPR and PBS affiliate station, and the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP) have collaborated to host the statewide Inc.U undergraduate student startup competition. The competition culminates in the six finalists competing head-to-head on the live “Shark Tank-style” TV show, "The Investment."

Reverse Video Assignment

During the first days of transitioning to remote learning due to the pandemic, John Thompson, assistant teaching professor of art at Penn State Abington, asked his students to create videos that would make sense if it played in reverse. Check out the work of Yanjie An, Zoe Brouse, Yishan Ding, Ethan Mann, and Carolina Manrique.

Libraries short stories fall 2019 contest winners announced

The winning writers of Penn State University Libraries Short Stories’ “Brunchin’ Around” fall 2019 contest have been announced. Representing seven Penn State campuses, the latest writing contest challenged Penn State students, faculty and staff across the commonwealth to unleash their best original short stories or poetry on the theme "Brunchin’ Around."