2018-19 Events

Spring 2019 Events

Date/LocationEvent

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

124 Sparks Building

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

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

"Rethinking the Paterno Fellows Program: What can we do better?"

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

133 Sparks Building

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Jonathan Brockopp, Professor of History and Religious Studies

"Climate Change and Moral Vision"

January 27
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

W-013 Pattee Library

Paterno Fellows Student Advisory Board Meeting

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

124 Sparks Building

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Kevin Zhaci, Co-founder, Tibet Zhihe Education Technology Company, and Hubert Humphrey Fellow, Penn State

"Making an impact in Tibet through Entrepreneurship"

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

133 Sparks Building

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Joshua Branch, '13 PF Political Science, Attorney, Juvenile Law Center

"Thoughts on the Law and Juvenile Justice in America Today"

February 6
7:00 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 several Paterno Fellows, past and present, 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 will receive a separate invitation. All aspiring and admitted Fellows are invited to attend, and others are welcome to join in! Dress is casual. Please dress for the weather!

View photos from the 2018 event.

February 11
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

W-315 Pattee Library

Libraries Undergraduate Research Workshop: "Getting Started with Research"

This workshop is one in a series to help prepare students for doing their undergraduate research projects. This is not meant to be an exhaustive presentation or even explicit instructions on how to do research in every discipline. Because the nature and scope of each undergraduate research project varies widely, this workshop is meant to give an overview of research in general terms and to identify for students how they can get future librarian assistance with their specific project at their point of need.

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

133 Sparks Building

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Lewis Levitt, Bassist, Sybarite 5, Visiting Performing Artist

"Outliers: Sybarite 5 on Musical Entrepreneurship"

Read about Sybarite 5 on Penn State News

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

133 Sparks Building

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Christopher Witko, Professor of Public Policy and Political Science

"How the States are Responding to Economic Inequality"

February 21
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

W-315 Pattee Library

Libraries Undergraduate Research Workshop: "Getting Started with Research"

This workshop is one in a series to help prepare students for doing their undergraduate research projects. This is not meant to be an exhaustive presentation or even explicit instructions on how to do research in every discipline. Because the nature and scope of each undergraduate research project varies widely, this workshop is meant to give an overview of research in general terms and to identify for students how they can get future librarian assistance with their specific project at their point of need.

February 26
4:30 p.m.

Auditorium, Lewis Katz Building

popovic.jpg"Laughtivism–the Power of Humor in Nonviolent Struggle"

Srdja Popovic, Founder and Executive Director, Center for Applied Nonviolent Actions and Strategies (CANVAS)

Popovic will discuss the power of humor in social movements and that through humor, movements gain popularity, thus allowing them to grow exponentially, which is key for success. Popovic ultimately promotes the idea that nonviolent revolutions work and can help make the world a more peaceful and democratic place.

Free and Open to the Public ~ Sponsored by the Center for Global Studies, and co-sponsored by the Paterno Fellows Program

Download the flyer...

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

124 Sparks Building

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

John Horne, Visiting Paterno Fellow Scholar, Professor Emeritus, Trinity College, Ireland

"Monuments and Memory: Commemorating World War I in Washington, DC"

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

133 Sparks Building

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Founder and Director, Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic, and Professor of Law

"Immigration Enforcement and Asylum"

March 14
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

W-013 Pattee Library

Libraries Undergraduate Research Workshop: "Designing and Creating Effective Research Posters"

Making a research poster can be a daunting process. How do you put all your research on one piece of paper? But never fear, the University Libraries is here to help! Don't miss our workshop "Designing and Creating Effective Research Posters.” This workshop is designed for students at all stages of the poster creation process. Participants can expect to learn about best practices for creating visually appealing and effective posters, along with having the opportunity to put those best practices to use.

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

124 Sparks Building

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Shaho Saeed Fathullah Saeed, Assistant Professor of Modern Criticism and Arabic Literature, University of Human Development, Iraq and Former Parliament Member, Iraqi Kurdistan; and Hubert Humphrey Fellow, Penn State

"Globalization and Fundamentalism in Middle Eastern Context"

March 25
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

W-013 Pattee Library

Libraries Undergraduate Research Workshop: "Designing and Creating Effective Research Posters"

Making a research poster can be a daunting process. How do you put all your research on one piece of paper? But never fear, the University Libraries is here to help! Don't miss our workshop "Designing and Creating Effective Research Posters.” This workshop is designed for students at all stages of the poster creation process. Participants can expect to learn about best practices for creating visually appealing and effective posters, along with having the opportunity to put those best practices to use.

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

133 Sparks Building

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Jonathan Marks, Associate Professor of Bioethics

"In Praise of Conflict"

April 2
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

W-315 Pattee Library

Libraries Undergraduate Research Workshop: "Presenting Your Research: Preparing for the Undergraduate Research Exhibition"

Poster presentations are a great way to get started with sharing your research. But how do you share complex research in a short amount of time? Get ready for the Undergraduate Research Exhibition with the Library and be prepared for the judges' questions. At the Presenting Your Research Workshop, we will talk about what to expect at a research poster exhibition, including what to bring, what to say, and how to leverage your research poster into new opportunities. This workshop is designed for anyone who wants to improve how they present and discuss their research with an audience. Participants will leave with an elevator pitch to share their research quickly and effectively with anyone they meet.

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

124 Sparks Building

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Zull-kifuly Moumouni, Professor, Second Secondary School of Cana, Benin, and Hubert Humphrey Fellow, Penn State

"Tradition and Education: Which One for Benin?"

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

133 Sparks Building

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Paterno Fellows Seniors

"The Ins and Outs of Writing a Thesis: What Every Student Needs to Know"

April 15
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

W-315 Pattee Library

Libraries Undergraduate Research Workshop: "Presenting Your Research: Preparing for the Undergraduate Research Exhibition" 

Poster presentations are a great way to get started with sharing your research. But how do you share complex research in a short amount of time? Get ready for the Undergraduate Research Exhibition with the Library and be prepared for the judges' questions. At the Presenting Your Research Workshop, we will talk about what to expect at a research poster exhibition, including what to bring, what to say, and how to leverage your research poster into new opportunities. This workshop is designed for anyone who wants to improve how they present and discuss their research with an audience. Participants will leave with an elevator pitch to share their research quickly and effectively with anyone they meet.

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

124 Sparks Building

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Jeremy Engels, Sherwin Early Career Professor in the Rock Ethics Institute, and Associate Professor of Rhetoric, Department of Communication Arts and Sciences

"Yoga Philosophy in Practice"

 

Fall 2018 Events

Date/LocationEvent

August 22
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Sparks Lobby and Patio

Paterno Fellows Ice Cream Social

Welcome to new students, and welcome back to returning Fellows! Penn State Berkey Creamery ice cream will be served!

August 28
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

121 Sparks Building / Sparks Lobby and Patio

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!

August 29
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

7A Sparks Building

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

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

"Russia, Collusion, and Politics in the Post-Truth Era"

September 5
Noon - 4:00 p.m.

Pattee Mall

Liberal Arts Undergraduate Festival

Come learn about the majors and resources in the College of the Liberal Arts! Free food, games, and prizes.

September 5
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Lewis Katz Auditorium

City of Ghosts Film Screening, Discussion, and Reception

The Center for Global Studies presents a screening of the award-winning film, City of Ghosts, followed by a discussion with Abdalaziz Alhamza, journalist and co-founder of Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently. Reception to follow screening and discussion. The Paterno Fellows Program is pleased to co-sponsor this event.

Abdalaziz Alhamza is an award-winning Syrian journalist, human rights defender, and activist. He is the co-founder and spokesperson of Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS), a non-partisan, independent organization that banded together following the ISIS takeover of Raqqa in 2014. RBSS exposes the atrocities committed by the Bashar Al-Assad regime and ISIS in Syria.

City of Ghosts film follows the journey of Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently. With astonishing, deeply personal access, this is the story of a brave group of citizen journalists as they face the realities of life undercover, on the run, and in exile, risking their lives to stand up against one of the greatest evils in the world today.

View the trailer and join the Facebook Event.

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

7A Sparks Building

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Scott Gartner, Director, School of International Affairs, and Professor of International Affairs

"International Security: Policies, Challenges, and Opportunities"

September 13
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Pattee Mall

Penn State Marathon Read: Pages from 1968

During this annual event, volunteers take turns reading over a 12-hour period. This year the Marathon Read joins in the commemoration of 50 years since the watershed year of 1968. The Marathon Read will feature texts written or published in 1968, including Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and works from Joan Didion, Gwendolyn Brooks, Alice Munro, Jorge Luis Borges, Susan Sontag, Galway Kinnell, and others.

Stop by for special guest readers, food, and to hear great writing from 1968.

All are welcome to read and listen. If you are interested in reading, sign up at https://marathonread.psu.edu/.

September 19
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

7A Sparks Building

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Erik Johnson, Acting and Movement, School of Theatre, and Director, Polaroid Stories

"Come on Baby, What's your Story?"

September 19
7:30 p.m.

Penn State Downtown Theatre Center
(Allen Street below Panera)

To the Theatre: Polaroid Stories

Polaroid Stories challenges the audience with a series of vignettes and loosely connected visceral subplots about homeless youth. Inspired by Ovid's Metamorphoses, the play uses Greek mythology to reveal the violence, addiction, relationships, and poor choices of its characters.

All are invited to stay for a reception in the Theatre lobby following the performance. 

Tickets are required for entry, but are free of charge. Students may pick up one or two tickets in 103 Sparks between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. while supplies last, and at the PFP table at the Liberal Arts Festival on September 5. If you want two tickets, the second person does not have to be in PFP. For more info...

September 26
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

7A Sparks Building

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Kirk French, Associate Teaching Professor of Anthropology

"Evolution and Booze: An Overview of the Human Quest for Alcohol"

September 30
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

W-013 Pattee Library

Paterno Fellows Student Advisory Board Meeting

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

124 Sparks Building

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Jennot Painchaud, President, Chief Creative Officer, and Co-founder of Cirque Eloize, Visiting Performing Artists

"Cirque Eloize"

Watch a preview of Cirque Eloize HOTEL, coming to Eisenhower Auditorium on October 3 at 7:30 p.m.

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

7A Sparks Building

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Caitlin Ting, Interim Director, University Fellowships Office, and Jessica Hoffman, Director, Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards Administration

"Beyond Penn State: Considering Graduate School and Fellowship Opportunities"

View slides of resources from this presentation...

October 11
2:00-3:00 p.m.

133 Sparks Building

Rock Student Fellows Colloquium ~ RSVP Required

The Rock Ethics Institute Colloquium will feature the Institute's 2018-2019 Honors Thesis Fellows, who are all students in the Paterno Fellows Program. The Fellows will share the research they will be working on throughout the academic year, and this workshop will be an opportunity for them to meet faculty and receive feedback on their projects. Here are the Student Fellows who will be presenting and the titles of their projects:

  • Brendan Bernicker (Majors: Political Science and Philosophy), "Mens Rea: Addiction and Agency in Criminal Law"
  • Melanie Kovacs (Majors: History and Jewish Studies), "The Inanimate Victims of the Holocaust: Art and Its Displacement as a Result of Nazi Germany"
  • Kathryn Mayberry (Majors: English and History), "Reclaiming Disabled Poetry; William Carlos Williams' Late Work"

All are welcome to attend, but as space is limited, we ask that you RSVP by visiting this link. We hope you can join us for this opportunity to meet the Rock Student Fellows and learn more about their research.

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

7A Sparks Building

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director and CEO, Ballet Hispanico, Visiting Performing Artists

"Ballet Hispanico"

Watch Ballet Hispánico perform Línea Recta by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. The troupe is performing at Eisenhower Auditorium on October 17 at 7:30 p.m.

October 18
4:30 p.m.

Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

"Global is Everywhere: Essentials for Career Success"

Stacie Berdan, international career expert and award-winning author, will discuss how you can develop a global mindset to advance your future career in the U.S. or abroad.

Berdan has served as strategist, coach and counselor to CEOs, politicians and senior executives around the world having worked in more than 50 countries. Her extensive global leadership experience in corporate communications and marketing, public affairs, organizational communication, and cross-cultural consulting extends across four continents. She currently serves as marketing consultant to globally-focused organizations in the U.S. and around the world and has authored six books on the intersection of globalization and careers.

Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by Global Programs, the Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network, the Paterno Fellows Program, Penn State Career Services, the School of International Affairs, and the University Libraries.

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

7A Sparks Building

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Michael Berkman, Professor and Director, McCourtney Institute for Democracy

"Blue Wave or Status Quo?: The 2018 Midterm Elections"

October 31
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

7A Sparks Building

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Christopher Kiver, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities, School of Music

“Why World War I Still Matters”

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

124 Sparks Building

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Scott Eggert, Professor Emeritus of Music at Lebanon Valley College, and Composer of WWI Commemorative Concert

“Rendering War in Music”

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

7A Sparks Building

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Pearl Gluck, Assistant Professor of Film, Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications

"Art as Activism: Telling Stories that Aim to Make a Difference"

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

7A Sparks Building

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Panini Pandya '20 PF, State of State, and Cory Steinle '20 PF, Future Opportunities for Research (F.O.R.M.)

"Get Involved! Opportunities for Paterno Fellows"

December 5
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

124 Sparks Building

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Yuri Andrukhovych, Ukrainian writer, and Michael Naydan, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures

"The Final Territory Tour: Yuri Andrukhovych's Essays, Poetry and Prose"

 

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