2019-20 Events

Fall 2019 Events

Date/LocationEvent

September 3
5:45 - 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!

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

W-013 Pattee Library

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Jeremy Engels, Associate Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences, and Barry Director of the Paterno Fellows Program

"My Honors Journey"

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

124 Sparks Building

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Jonathan Marks, Associate Professor of Bioethics, Humanities, Law, and Philosophy; and Director of the Bioethics Program

"Corporate Influence and Public Health: Lessons from the Opioid Epidemic"

September 12
1:00 - 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 15
7:30 p.m.

W-013 Pattee Library

Paterno Fellows Student Advisory Board Meeting

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

W-013 Pattee Library

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Lilliard Richardson, Director of the School of Public Policy

"Weed Policy in the States"

September 19
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Pattee Mall

Penn State Marathon Read: Myths, Legends, and Songs from around the World

During this annual event, volunteers take turns reading over a 12-hour period. This year's event, Myths, Legends, and Songs from around the World will incorporate short stories and songs from a number of languages taught and spoken on (our) campus at Penn State!

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.

There will be donuts, 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 19
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Pattee Mall

Pattee Palooza

Join the Lion Ambassadors in showcasing resources in the Carnegie Building, Pattee and Paterno Libraries, Schwab Auditorium, and College of the Liberal Arts offices housed in the Sparks Building, including the Paterno Fellows Program. Come check out new resources in the library, student services, and a variety of student organizations.

More info...

September 25
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

W-013 Pattee Library

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Herb Newsome, Director of Hooded, or Being Black for Dummies

September 25
7:30 p.m.

Penn State Downtown Theatre
(Allen Street below Panera)

To the Theatre: Hooded, or Being Black for Dummies

Marquis and Tru are both 14-year-old black boys, but they exist in two totally different worlds. Marquis is a book smart prep-schooler living in the affluent suburb of Achievement Heights, while Tru is a street savvy kid from deep within the inner city of Baltimore. Their worlds overlap one day in a holding cell. Tru decides that Marquis has lost his “blackness” and pens a how-to manual titled “Being Black for Dummies.” He assumes the role of professor, but Marquis proves to be a reluctant pupil. They butt heads, debate, wrestle, and ultimately prove that Nietzsche and 2pac were basically saying the same thing.

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. If you want two tickets, the second person does not have to be in PFP or RCL.

Please only take a ticket if you plan to use it! Although you are not paying for your ticket, PFP is, and we want to fill every seat, and make sure we aren’t turning anybody away who wants to attend!

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

W-013 Pattee Library

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

AnneMarie Mingo, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

"The Message is in the Music: Black Women, Faith, and Moral Resistance"

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

W-013 Pattee Library

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Erika Nikolaisen, Education Abroad Adviser, Global Programs

"Study Abroad 101 and Unique Opportunities for Undergraduate Research and Internships Abroad"

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

W-013 Pattee Library

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Steven Rubin, Associate Professor of Art

"Imaging Incidence: The Rise of Diabetes in Senegal"

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

W-013 Pattee Library

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Michele Kennerly, Associate Professor, Communication Arts and Sciences, and Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies

"On Trees and Rhetorical Abundance"

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

W-013 Pattee Library

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Christopher Witko, Associate Director, School of Public Policy

"Government Responses to Income Inequality in the U.S."

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

W-013 Pattee Library

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Scott Gartner, Director, School of International Affairs

"International Security: Policies, Challenges, and Opportunities"

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

W-013 Pattee Library

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Julia Buyskykh, Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Institute for Research on Ukrainian Studies, Kyiv, Ukraine

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

W-013 Pattee Library

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Jack Selzer, Paterno Family Liberal Arts Professor Emeritus of Literature

"The Beginnings of the Paterno Fellows Program"

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

W-013 Pattee Library

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Hailley Fargo, Student Engagement Coordinator, Penn State University Libraries

"Librarianship and the Student Engagement Journey"

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