Jeffrey M. Fazio, M.Ed. 




Publications: The Call Newspaper

This article was written for The Call weekly newspaper in southern Schuylkill County. This article was published February 4, 2010.

Music fills the air at PSU Schuylkill in February

Schuylkill Haven, PA (Penn State) February 4, 2010 –Black History month has arrived and there are several happenings at Penn State Schuylkill to recognize the history of African Americans. County residents are invited and encouraged to visit the campus to enjoy these events and others that will be taking place in February.

Cultural Events Series – In honor of Black History Month, the sounds of Piedmont Blues music being played by Jay Summerour and Memphis Gold will fill the Morgan Auditorium on February 18 at 7:00 p.m. This duo has nearly a century of musical experience between them. If you would like to be added to PSU Schuylkill’s Cultural Events mailing list, contact Jeff Fazio, assistant director of student affairs, at 570-385-6246 or

Midday Music Series – In February, the Midday Music series really comes into full swing with two exceptional shows. Both shows are at noon in the Hidden Stream Café. On February 11, Jason LeVassuer graces the stage with his very unique audience-interactive style. His spontaneous nature has often led him to grab a trash can (or some other nearby object) and play it as an instrument. His show is a must see experience and his tunes can be previewed at

On February 25, our Black History Month celebration continues with the beautiful music of Venice Maki. Born in Zaira, Africa, his family immigrated to the United States when he was very young to escape the dictatorship that led the country. Venice Maki is a singer/songwriter who delivers stirring songs of love, loss and the human condition in a way that recalls the days of musicians who took chances. Venice is a self taught guitarist and piano player who sings with the passion of his experiences. His music can be previewed at

Athletic Competitions – Penn State Schuylkill’s men’s and women’s basketball teams have their last regular season game on February 9 at 6:00 p.m. This last foray is against Penn State Mont Alto. Admission is $4 or free with any student I.D.

Religious & Philosophical Forum (RAPF) Lecture Series – The spring semester includes three RAPF Lectures. The first lecture is on February 26 at noon in the R. Michael Fryer Conference Center in the Classroom Building. Dr. Ravi Rustagi, instructor in engineering, will be addressing the topic "The Hindu Community."

Penn State encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Jeff Fazio, assistant director of student affairs, 570-385-6246 in advance of your participation or visit. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.


Jeff Fazio, Assistant Director of Student affairs
Penn State Schuylkill