2015-16 Events

Spring 2016 Events

Date / LocationEvent

January 14
4:00 p.m.

124 Sparks Building 

Presidential Leadership Academy Information Session for Paterno Fellows

First-year aspiring and admitted Paterno Fellows are encouraged to apply for membership in the next Presidential Leadership Academy. The selection process takes place spring semester and activities begin in the fall. Interested? Come to this info session! We'll give helpful hints and address frequently asked questions. Current PF Presidential Leadership Academy members will be there to offer their perspectives on what makes a successful application and what the PLA involves and offers. (You can still apply without coming to the session.)

January 20
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library

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Dirk Wentzel, Professor of Economics, Hochschule Pforzheim, Germany

"Economics and the European Union"

January 26
3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

124 Sparks Building 

Discovery Grants Workshop for Paterno Fellows

Students are encouraged to attend this workshop on applying for Discovery Grants and other funding opportunities to support summer research. The deadline to apply for the Discovery Grant is February 12. All junior honors students should consider applying for grants.

All students are invited to participate, but this workshop will be most useful to juniors. Advance registration is not necessary.

January 27
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library

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Isaie Dougnon, Professor, Department of Social Sciences, University of Bamako, Mali

"Mali’s Bankrupt Democracy: A Reflection on the Limits of Cultural Capital in Politics"

January 27
7:30 p.m.

Hintz Family Alumni Center

Paterno Fellows Recognition Ceremony and Reception

This event celebrates the achievements of students who have been admitted to the Paterno Fellows Program and Schreyer Honors College over the past year. The program will include presentations by Lisa Lotito, PF ’11; Lasanthi Fernando, PF ’16; and Briana Adams, PF ’16; as well as winners of the Collegiate Laws of Life Essay Contest. A dessert reception will follow the ceremony.

This event is free and open to the public. New admits who are being recognized have received a separate invitation. All aspiring and admitted Fellows are expected to attend, and others are welcome to join in! Dress is casual. Please dress for the weather!

February 2
4:00 p.m.

102 Weaver Building 

Alla Marchenko, Carnegie Research Fellow, New York University; and Associate Professor, Taras Shevchenko National University, Kyiv, Ukraine

"Hasidic Pilgrimage to Ukraine"

All are welcome; RSVP not required

February 3
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library 

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Daniel Falk, Professor of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, and Chaiken Family Chair in Jewish Studies, Penn State

"The Dead Sea Scrolls: Why the Past Isn’t Dead"

February 10
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library 

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VOCES8: Acoustic Choral Octet

"Celebrating the Voice and the Song"

February 11
7:30 p.m.

Pasquerilla Spiritual Center 

VOCES8 in Concert

The Paterno Fellows Program has reserved a small block of tickets for VOCES8. You may purchase one or two tickets for only $5 each (cash only!) instead of the usual student price of $19. These tickets are for Penn State students only, but if you purchase two, the second person does not have to be in PFP. Tickets may be purchased from 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. in 005 Sparks. Unsold tickets must be returned to the Box Office by noon on February 4.

Watch the VOCES8 music video of Stars: https://vimeo.com/118745836

More info: http://www.cpa.psu.edu/events/voces8

VOCES8 will be joining us for Lunch with Honors on February 10. The lunch event will be free of charge, as always.

February 13
7:30 p.m.

Eisenhower Auditorium 

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

The Paterno Fellows Program has reserved a small block of tickets for this Broadway show. You may purchase one or two tickets for only $10 each (cash only!) instead of the usual student price of $47. These tickets are for Penn State students only, but if you purchase two, the second person does not have to be in PFP. Tickets may be purchased from 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. in 005 Sparks. Unsold tickets must be returned to the Box Office by noon on February 8.

Watch a preview here: https://youtu.be/XYk7hJZ_H-o

February 17
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library 

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Windscape: A Woodwind "Unquintet"

"A Conversation with Windscape"

February 18
7:30 p.m.

Schwab Auditorium 

Windscape—A Floating World: Japan and the Impressionist

The Paterno Fellows Program has reserved a small block of tickets for Windscape. You may purchase one or two tickets for only $5 each (cash only!) instead of the usual student price of $19. These tickets are for Penn State students only, but if you purchase two, the second person does not have to be in PFP. Tickets may be purchased from 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. in 005 Sparks. Unsold tickets must be returned to the Box Office by noon on February 11.

Watch Windscape perform Three Brazilian Choros: https://youtu.be/odwIVNiWDCk

More info: http://www.cpa.psu.edu/events/windscape

Windscape will be joining us for Lunch with Honors on February 17. The lunch event will be free of charge, as always.

February 24
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library 

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Kate Miffitt, Assistant Director of Strategic Initiatives, eLearning Institute, College of Arts and Architecture, Penn State; and Casey Fenton, Director of Strategic Communications, College of the Liberal Arts, Penn State

"Crafting a Digital Presence"

March 1
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

E-304 Paterno Library 

Paterno Fellows Program Student Advisory Board Meeting

March 2
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library 

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Khanjan Mehta, Director, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) Program, Penn State

"Social Innovation and Global Sustainable Development"

March 15
4:00 p.m.

157 Burrowes Building 

Yuri Andrukhovych, Eminent Ukrainian Author

Andrukhovych will be reading in English and Ukrainian from Vitaly Chernetsky's recently published translation of his novel Twelve Circles. Download the flyer.

March 16 - 19

Various venues on and off campus

 

College Town Film Festival

The College Town Film Festival is a traveling festival with one purpose: to rally around independent film. Some of us are filmmakers, some of us are academics and some of us are Hollywood veterans who think today’s independent filmmakers are getting a raw deal. But we are all dedicated to building an event that can serve as a launching pad for movies that deserve an audience… directors who deserve a voice… actors who deserve a look… and students who deserve a break. The idea is simple… we want to increase communication and collaboration between the academic, creative and business sectors of independent film. And we’re going to do it one college town at a time.

All Festival events are free with Student ID.

March 16
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library 

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Sergio Rodriguez Avila, 11 Economics and International Business, Documentary Filmmaker, and President, Medio Lleno, San Salvador, El Salvador

"El Salvador: The War in Film"

March 16
2:00 p.m.

State Theatre, 130 West College Avenue

"El Salvador: Lost Archives of the Conflict" -- Film and Panel Presentation

The College Town Film Festival (March 16–19) opens on March 16 with “El Salvador: Lost Archives of the Conflict” a documentary feature that tells the story of the armed conflict during the 1980s in El Salvador. Thirty years after the halt of the conflict, its protagonists share their living memories and lend depth to our understanding of the history. Following the film is a discussion with the film’s Director, Gerardo Muyshondt, and Executive Producer Sergio Rodriguez Avila, '11 Economics and International Business, moderated by PFP Director Cathy Wanner.

All Festival events are free with Student ID.

March 23
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library 

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Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky), Composer, Author, and Musician

"Arctic Rhythms"

March 23
7:30 p.m.

Eisenhower Auditorium

Arctic Rhythms: Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky)

The Paterno Fellows Program has reserved a small block of tickets for Arctic Rhythms. You may purchase one or two tickets for only $5 each (cash only!) instead of the usual student price of $12. These tickets are for Penn State students only, but if you purchase two, the second person does not have to be in PFP. Tickets may be purchased from 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. in 005 Sparks through March 4, when unsold tickets must be returned to the Box Office.

Watch a preview of Arctic Rhythms: https://youtu.be/f7tWXEfSps4

Paul Miller will be joining us for Lunch with Honors on March 23. The lunch event will be free of charge, as always.

March 28
6:30 p.m.

Alumni Hall, HUB Auditorium 

Eve Ensler Public Lecture -- part of Sexual Violence Awareness Week

Eve Ensler is the creator of The Vagina Monologues, V-Day, One Billion Rising, and various other movements across the globe. She will speak about violence against women both in the United States and around the world. This event, which is co-sponsored by the Paterno Fellows Program, is free and open to the public.

Meet Eve Ensler -- by RSVP only

Following Eve Ensler’s public talk, twenty Paterno Fellows—admitted or aspiring—will have the opportunity to meet with her. Interested students must RSVP to to register.

March 30
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library 

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Ann Killebrew, Associate Professor, Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Jewish Studies, and Anthropology, Penn State

"Why the Past Matters: The Contribution of Archaeology at Tel Akko (Israel) to the Present and Future"

April 6
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library 

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Lasanthi Fernando, ‘16 PF Philosophy and Economics, and Megan Wisniewski ‘16 PF Sociology

"The Ins and Outs of Writing a Thesis"

April 11
7:30 p.m.

Eisenhower Auditorium 

CHICAGO

The Paterno Fellows Program has reserved a small block of tickets for CHICAGO. You may purchase one or two tickets for only $10 each (cash only!) instead of the usual student price of $47. These tickets are for Penn State students only, but if you purchase two, the second person does not have to be in PFP. Group ticket sale dates TBA!

Watch a preview of CHICAGOhttps://youtu.be/MnQKqtWT6nM

April 13
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library 

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Katerina Bodovski, Associate Professor of Educational Theory and Policy, and Professor-in-Charge, Comparative and International Education Program, Penn State

"Across Three Continents in Sociological Perspective"

May 7
Noon-1:00 p.m.

Sparks Building Lawn

Paterno Fellows Graduation Ceremony and Reception

Today's ceremony recognizes Paterno Fellows who are graduating with honors with two or more areas of academic study, with study abroad and/or internship credentials, and with leadership or service accomplishments. We look forward to seeing all graduating Fellows and their families!

 

Fall 2015 Events

Date / LocationEvent

September 2
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library 

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Catherine Wanner, Barry Director of the Paterno Fellows Program, and Professor of History, Anthropology, and Religious Studies

"Postcards from an Undeclared War: What the Ukraine Crisis Can Tell Us about Political Technologies and New Forms of War"

September 2
6:00-7:00 p.m.

121 Sparks Building 

Paterno Fellows First-Year Orientation and Social

All first-year students are required to attend.

After some words from the Director, we'll have pizza and get to know one another!

 

September 8
7:00 p.m.

E-304 Paterno Library 

Paterno Fellows Student Advisory Board Meeting

September 9
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library

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Steve Broadnax, Director of I.D., and Head of MFA Acting

"Making I.D., a Hip Hop Theatre Piece Exploring Cultural Identity"

September 9
7:30 p.m.

The Downtown Theatre

I.D. -- Special Performance and Reception for Paterno Fellows

What makes us who we are? There are the stories our families tell us and the truths our DNA reveals. I.D. is a world premiere hip hop theatre piece that explores cultural identity utilizing dance, music, and emceeing.

Tickets are required, but are free of charge.  Paterno Fellows may pick up one or two tickets in 119 Sparks weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The second person does not have to be in PFP.  A dessert reception will follow the performance.  Get your tickets before they’re gone!

September 12 - 13

The State Theatre, 130 West College Avenue

Truth and Reconciliation Film Festival

Racial tensions and structural inequalities between black and white Americans have recently – and repeatedly – been brought to the nation’s urgent attention. However, as Jelani Cobb wrote in The New Yorker in November 2014, these events have been “a punctuation to a long, profane sentence, one which has insulted a great many, and with damning frequency of late.” Over and again, these tragedies and outrages are demonstrations of a systemic, historical dismissal of the dignity of human life.

The Institute for the Arts and Humanities' Fall Film Festival, “Truth and Reconciliation,” aims to examine the historical and persistent realities of race in America. Films include Selma, A Raisin in the Sun, and Fruitvale Station. See the website or full list of films and showtimes.

September 16
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library

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Serap Erincin, Postdoctoral Scholar, Institute for the Arts and Humanities

"Performing Activism: Art, Media, and Social Change"

September 18
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

The Nittany Lion Inn, Faculty Staff Club

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Michael Berkman, Professor of Political Science, and Director for the Center for American Political Responsiveness in the McCourtney Institute of Democracy

"The Political Consequences of Economic Inequality"

RSVP to Kristin Harpster <> by September 11. RSVP required for this session only.

September 20
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Gettysburg Battlefield

Gettysburg Battlefield Field Trip / Leadership Workshop

PFP will sponsor a trip to Gettysburg Battlefield for a Leadership Workshop, "The American Civil War and Understanding the Dynamics of Decision-Making through History," led by George Winfree Professor of American History and University Laureate for 2015-16 Carol Reardon. Paterno Fellows will earn 8 hours of leadership credit.

Tickets will be $5 and will include transportation, tour, and all-you-can-eat lunch at General Pickett's Buffet. Tickets will be $5 and will include transportation, tour, and all-you-can-eat lunch at General Pickering’s Buffet. Contact Barb Edwards <> or 814-863-4395 or 119 Sparks Building, to reserve your seat!  $5 payment will confirm your reservation.

September 23
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library

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Susan Knell, Director, Career Enrichment Network, College of the Liberal Arts

"Power Your Future with the Career Enrichment Network"

September 24 at noon - September 25 at 1:00 p.m.

Pattee Library Lawn

Penn State Marathon Reading: "Marathon of Madness"

During this annual event, volunteers take turns reading over a 24-hour period. This year's event, Marathon of Madness, focuses on literature surrounding madness and psychological themes, by authors from around the world. Each title will be available in English and the original language in which it was published.

Anyone may volunteer for two to five minutes of reading. Groups -- classes, teams, social organizations -- are encouraged to participate by volunteering for larger blocks of time. Remember, it gets really fun in the wee hours of the morning. There will be pizza, t-shirts, and other surprises.

Questions? Want to sign up to read in advance? Want to read in Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Chinese, Portuguese or Russian? EMAIL us at .

September 30
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library

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The Knights: Music from the Great War Era

"Music from the Great War Era"

September 30
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Alumni Hall, HUB

Education Abroad Fair

Information will be added to the Ed Abroad website as it becomes available, so check back regularly!

October 1
7:30 p.m.

Music Building I, Esber Recital Hall

The Knights: Music from the Great War Era

The Paterno Fellows Program has reserved a small block of tickets for The Knights’ performance on October 1 at 7:30 p.m. You may purchase one or two tickets for only $5 each (cash only!). These tickets are for Penn State students only, but if you purchase two, the second person does not have to be in PFP. Tickets may be purchased before noon on September 25 from 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. in 119 Sparks. Unsold tickets must be returned to the Box Office on September 25.

An orchestral collective, flexible in size and repertory, The Knights strives to transform the concert experience by engaging listeners and defying boundaries. The ensemble’s programs showcase the players’ roots in classical tradition and their passion for discovery. The group has, as a New Yorker reviewer observes, “become one of Brooklyn’s sterling cultural products.”

http://www.npr.org/event/music/144764015/the-knights-on-a-quest-to-make-great-music

October 7
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library

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Kathryn Dudley, Paterno Fellow Visiting Scholar, and Professor of Anthropology and American Studies, Yale University

"Inequality in America: Why Ethnography Matters"

October 14
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library

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Amit Schejter, Paterno Fellow Visiting Scholar, and Professor of Communications, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Ber-Sheva, Israel

"Israel Today: the Worst of Times and the Best of Times"

October 21
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library

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Penn State Student Performers of W.O.R.D.S. (Writers Organized to Represent Diverse Stories)

"Spoken Word"

October 25
6:00 p.m.

Beaver Meeting Room (Beaver 12) 

Paterno Fellows Special Living Option "Scheduling Extravaganza"

Do you have questions about scheduling classes? A Liberal Arts Adviser will be sharing advice on how and what to schedule for the spring! Learn about scheduling an advising appointment, navigating eLion, and more.

Service and leadership opportunities will also be discussed.

Pizza and beverages will be provided.

October 28
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library

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Oksana Yurkova, National Academy of Sciences, Kyiv, Ukraine

"Tragic Metamorphosis: Making, Unmaking, and Remaking of Ukrainian National Historiography"

October 28
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

Debate: "The Future of the UN"

In celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the UN, the Penn State United Nations Campus Advocates are holding a debate on "The Future of the UN". A panel of students and professors will address how the UN can be effective, respected, and influential in the coming years in light of the past successes but also challenges it faces today. What would a reform of the Security Council look like? Should the next Secretary-General be female? How should the UN overcome recent scandals involving bribes and bureaucratic mismanagement? How can the UN work towards completing the new Sustainable Development Goals by 2030?

Students who are interested in debating should contact Alice Greider at .

For more information and to download the flyer, go to http://pennstateunca.weebly.com/future-of-the-un-debate.html

November 4
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library

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Ruth Ellen GruberAmerican journalist, author, editor, and researcher

"Holocaust Tourism: Empty Spaces and New Jewish Realities"

November 11
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library

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Performers from Circa Opus

"Circa Opus"

November 11
7:30 p.m.

Eisenhower Auditorium 

Circa Opus

The Paterno Fellows Program has reserved a small block of tickets for Circa Opus on November 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Eisenhower Auditorium. You may purchase one or two tickets for only $5 each (cash only!). These tickets are for Penn State students only, but if you purchase two, the second person does not have to be in PFP. Tickets may be purchased from 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. in 119 Sparks. Unsold tickets must be returned to the Box Office by noon on November 6. 

Fourteen acrobats and a chamber ensemble celebrate the music of Dmitri Shostakovich in Opus, a work of power, virtuosity, and poetry performed by Australia’s Circa and France’s Debussy String Quartet. More than just a source of musical accompaniment, the Debussy ensemble performs from memory and is woven into the action. 

November 16
5:45 p.m.

E-304 Paterno Library 

Paterno Fellows Student Advisory Board Meeting

November 17
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

124 Sparks Building 

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series ~ Special Tuesday Session

Ronald Grigor Suny, William H. Sewell Jr. Distinguished University Professor of History at the University of Michigan, Emeritus Professor of Political Science and History at the University of Chicago, and Senior Researcher at the National Research University – Higher School of Economics in Saint Petersburg, Russia 

"The Fate of Marxism: The Soviet Experiment and After"

November 17
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library 

Ronald Grigor Suny, William H. Sewell Jr. Distinguished University Professor of History at the University of Michigan, Emeritus Professor of Political Science and History at the University of Chicago, and Senior Researcher at the National Research University – Higher School of Economics in Saint Petersburg, Russia

"They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else: Explaining the Armenian Genocide 100 Years Later"

Free and Open to the Public; No Registration Necessary

November 18
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library

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Jonathan Eburne, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and English, and Amy Dupain Vashaw, Audience and Program Development Director, Center for the Performing Arts

"1916-2015: A Century of Experimental Art"

December 2
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library

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“Get Involved! College Town Film Festival, Beaver Stadium Run,
and Other Opportunities”

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