Venango College in Oil City, Pa
Venango campus, nestled in the historic Oil Valley region, is committed to providing
students with a high quality educational experience that allows for individualized
services and support.
Clarion University's Venango campus offers two-year, stand-alone associate degrees in 11 academic disciplines. The campus also offers select baccalaureate and master's degrees and provides students an opportunity to begin any of Clarion University's 90-plus programs.
Venango College of Clarion University is home to the School of Health Sciences, and the Department of Justice, Law, Technology and Liberal Arts.
Aerial view of Venango campus provided by Pam Siegall, daughter of William Siegall
Clarion University - Venango Campus from 1973 - 1975.
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Venango Campus Activities Board (CAB) is busy planning the 2016-2017 Cultural Arts Series. Please check back in late August for the new listing of events. All of the arts series is free and open to the community.
Fall 2016 Independent Film Series
The Venango College Independent Film Series is free and open to the public. The series will feature films from independent filmmakers from Ireland, Belgium, and the United States. All films will be shown in the Robert W. Rhoades Center Auditorium on Saturdays at 7:00 pm. For questions regarding the series or any of the films, please contact Emily Aubele at +1 814 676 6591, ext. 1269.
October 15 A Hologram for the King
Cultures collide when an American businessman (Tom Hanks) is sent to Saudi Arabia to close what he hopes will be the deal of a lifetime. Baffled by local customs and stymied by an opaque bureaucracy, he eventually finds his footing with the help of a wise-cracking taxi driver and a beautiful Saudi doctor.
October 22 Remember
Remember tells the story of Zev Guttman a 90-year-old struggling with memory loss who is living out his final years in a serene retirement home. A week following the death of his beloved wife Ruth, he suddenly gets a mysterious package from his close friend Max. Both Zev and Max were prisoners in Auschwitz, and the same sadistic guard was responsible for the death of both their families-a guard who, immediately after the war, escaped Germany and has been living in the U.S. ever since under an assumed identity. Max is wheelchair-bound but in full command of his mental faculties; with his guidance, Zev will embark on a cross-continental road-trip to bring justice once and for all to the man who destroyed both their lives.
October 29 Maggie's Plan
In Rebecca Miller's witty romantic comedy, Maggie is a vibrant New Yorker, who without success in finding love, decides to have a child on her own. But when she meets John Harding, an anthropology professor and struggling novelist, she falls in love for the first time. Complicating matters, John is in an unhappy marriage with Georgette, an ambitious academic who is driven by her work. With some help from Maggie's eccentric best friends, married couple Tony and Felicia, Maggie sets in motion a new plan that intertwines their lives and connects them in surprising and humorous ways.
November 12 Mr. Holmes
Mr. Holmes is a new twist on the world's most famous detective. 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love - before it's too late
November 19 Louder Than Bombs
An upcoming exhibition celebrating photographer Isabelle Reed three years after her untimely death, brings her eldest son Jonah back to the family house - forcing him to spend more time with his father Gene and withdrawn younger brother Conrad than he has in years. With the three of them under the same roof, Gene tries desperately to connect with his two sons, but they struggle to reconcile their feelings about the woman they remember so differently.
December 3 Captain Fantastic
Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, isolated from society, a devoted father dedicates his life to transforming his six young children into extraordinary adults. But when a tragedy strikes the family, they are forced to leave this self-created paradise and begin a journey into the outside world that challenges his idea of what it means to be a parent and brings into question everything he's taught them.
December 10 Lady in the van
Lady in the Van tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who 'temporarily' parked her van in Bennett's London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years.