2022-23 Events

Spring 2023 Events

Date/LocationEvent

January 18
12:20 - 1:10 p.m.

W-013 Pattee Library

Lunch with Honors Speaker SeriesLauren Granese

Lauren Granese, Assistant Director, Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network

"How to Get an Internship"

February 1
12:20 - 1:10 p.m.

W-013 Pattee Library

witkoLunch with Honors Speaker Series

Christopher WitkoAssociate Director, School of Public Policy

"Hijacking the Agenda: Economic Power and Political Influence"

March 22
12:20 - 1:10 p.m.

W-013 Pattee Library

Amanda Scott

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Amanda ScottAssistant Professor of History and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

"End of the Road: Pilgrims, Vagrants, and Exiles in Early Modern Spain"

March 29
12:20 - 1:10 p.m.

W-013 Pattee Library

Sarah BrothersLunch with Honors Speaker Series

Sarah Brothers, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Public Policy

"Methadone Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder during the Overdose Crisis: Opportunities and Challenges for Expanding Access"

 

Fall 2022 Events

Date/LocationEvent

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

Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library

Lauren Granese

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Lauren Granese, Assistant Director, Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network

"Expanding your Horizons: An Overview of Liberal Arts Enrichment Resources"

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

W-013 Pattee Library

Cathy WannerLunch with Honors Speaker Series

Catherine Wanner, Professor of History, Anthropology, and Religious Studies

"Updates on Russia's War in Ukraine: What We Can Expect Next"

September 8
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Pattee Mall

Liberal Arts Undergraduate Festival

Explore the forty-nine majors, fifty-three minors, and six Student Services offices in the College of the Liberal Arts, and enjoy Berkey Creamery ice cream, freebies, raffles, and more! The Career Enrichment Network will also host a mock career fair.

September 8
6:00 p.m.

Zoom

MASHMindfulness and the Science of Happiness (MASH) Student Group Info Session

The goal of MASH is to create a non-judgmental space where students can come together to explore mindfulness-based and scientifically validated practices related to stress reduction, well-being, and human flourishing. We will delve into researched topics that center around what it means to live a life of happiness, purpose, social connection, and resilience. Meetings will include individual and social contemplative practices, group discussions, and guest talks by experts in various fields. More info...

September 12

4:00 p.m. Orientation on Zoom | View the recording

6:00 p.m. Ice Cream Social on Sparks Building patio

orientationPaterno Fellows First-Year Orientation and Ice Cream Social

At PFP’s virtual orientation, you’ll have a chance to meet the directors, staff, and students; review program requirements; learn how we can support your experience; and hear from recent PF graduates!

All first-year students are required to attend Orientation (or to watch the recording). Sign up in advance to get the meeting link: bit.ly/2022-pfp-orientation.

After the meeting, meet us on the Sparks patio! We'll have some ice cream and get to know each other.

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

W-013 Pattee Library

Kevin HulburtLunch with Honors Speaker Series

Kevin Hulburt, Assistant Teaching Professor of English

"Why Mindfulness and the Science of Happiness Should Be Part of the College Experience"

September 15
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

224 Chambers Building

MASHMindfulness and the Science of Happiness (MASH) Student Group Meeting

Weekly MASH meetings will include time for guided contemplative practice, small group discussion, and will often also include a theme or the sharing of research related to these practices or aspects of human flourishing. All are welcome!

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

W-013 Pattee Library

Elizabeth RansomLunch with Honors Speaker Series

Elizabeth Ransom, Interim Director of the School of International Affairs

"Global Food Systems amidst Disasters: What Have We Learned?"

September 22
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

224 Chambers Building

MASHMindfulness and the Science of Happiness (MASH) Student Group Meeting

Weekly MASH meetings will include time for guided contemplative practice, small group discussion, and will often also include a theme or the sharing of research related to these practices or aspects of human flourishing. All are welcome!

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

W-013 Pattee Library

Christian HainesLunch with Honors Speaker Series

Christian Haines, Associate Professor of English

"Climate Change and the True Life"

September 29
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

224 Chambers Building

MASHMindfulness and the Science of Happiness (MASH) Student Group Meeting

This week: "What is Mindfulness?"

Weekly MASH meetings will include time for guided contemplative practice, small group discussion, and will often also include a theme or the sharing of research related to these practices or aspects of human flourishing. All are welcome!

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

W-013 Pattee Library

Jeremy EngelsLunch with Honors Speaker Series

Jeremy Engels, Barry Director of the Paterno Fellows Program

"Ask the Director"

October 6
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

224 Chambers Building

MASHMindfulness and the Science of Happiness (MASH) Student Group Meeting

This week: "Pleasure, Joy, Pain, and Suffering: Relating to the Internal and External Sources of Enjoyment and Hurt"

Weekly MASH meetings will include time for guided contemplative practice, small group discussion, and will often also include a theme or the sharing of research related to these practices or aspects of human flourishing. All are welcome!

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

W-013 Pattee Library

Laurel PearsonLunch with Honors Speaker Series

Laurel Pearson, Assistant Teaching Professor of Anthropology

"Building Sustainability through Action"

October 13
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

224 Chambers Building

MASHMindfulness and the Science of Happiness (MASH) Student Group Meeting

This week: "Avoiding the Argument: How Mindfulness Can Unhook Us from Harmful Arguments"

Weekly MASH meetings will include time for guided contemplative practice, small group discussion, and will often also include a theme or the sharing of research related to these practices or aspects of human flourishing. All are welcome!

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

W-013 Pattee Library

Tracy RutlerLunch with Honors Speaker Series

Tracy Rutler, Assistant Professor of French and Women's Studies

"Careful Science in the Eighteenth Century"

October 20
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

224 Chambers Building

MASHMindfulness and the Science of Happiness (MASH) Student Group Meeting

This week: "Can Money Buy You Happiness?: Research on the Relationship between Money and Well-being"

Weekly MASH meetings will include time for guided contemplative practice, small group discussion, and will often also include a theme or the sharing of research related to these practices or aspects of human flourishing. All are welcome!

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

W-013 Pattee Library

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Brad Scanlon and Sean Farahani, Course Instructors, Students Teaching Students

"Students Teaching Students: Empowering Penn State Students to Share their Passions"

October 27
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

224 Chambers Building

MASHMindfulness and the Science of Happiness (MASH) Student Group Meeting

This week: "Working with What's Scary: Relating to Fears and Worry"

Weekly MASH meetings will include time for guided contemplative practice, small group discussion, and will often also include a theme or the sharing of research related to these practices or aspects of human flourishing. All are welcome!

November 1
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library

Paterno Fellows Forum Fall 2022Paterno Fellows Contemporary Issues Forum: A Discussion Place of Ideas

"The Future of Democracy and the Humanities in an Age of Catastrophes"

Participants:
Ira Allen, Associate Professor of Rhetoric, Northern Arizona University
Nathan Crick, Professor of Communication, Texas A&M University

Human beings face a number of catastrophes today, including climate collapse, never-ending, ends-less war, social injustice, and the rise of fascism. There is much to despair, but there are also reasons for hope. In the return of the Paterno Fellows Contemporary Issues Forum, two leading scholars of rhetoric and democracy contemplate how the ideas, the theories, the habits, and the practices associated with the humanities and with democratic culture can help us to meet the wicked problems we face. This event will be moderated by Taran Samarth and Casey Sennett, students in the Paterno Fellows Program.

Download the flyer and read the Penn State News story...

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

W-013 Pattee Library

Ira Allen

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Ira Allen, Associate Professor of Rhetoric, Northern Arizona University

"Generous Reading and the Logic of Solidarity"

We learn early on in academia to be critical, sharp. And that academic sharpness has in the digital age filtered out into a larger popular culture of ubiquitous critique: often incisive, sometimes cutting, probably crucial. But reading for solidarity requires, too, generosity. How can we exercise generosity in interpretation, in this era of real and profound divisions and socially necessary articulations of harm?

November 7
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library

MBTICareer and Self-Exploration for Paterno Fellows

Paterno Fellows are invited to take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)! This is one of the world's most popular personality tools and the Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network is providing it this year just for Paterno Fellows! The assessment will help to identify your natural preferences in four areas of personality that will then give insight or support in your career exploration.

Paterno Fellows must request the code by Monday, October 31, and complete the assessment. Those who complete the assessment will be invited to a workshop on Monday, November 7, to receive their results. Pizza will be served! PFP Director Jeremy Engels and Assistant Director Josh Wretzel will be taking the MBTI and sharing their results at the event.

Visit our event listing for details about completing the assessment and attending the workshopWatch your email and the PFP News for your invitation!

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

W-013 Pattee Library

Joshua WretzelLunch with Honors Speaker Series

Joshua Wretzel, Assistant Director of the Paterno Fellows Program

"Evaluating our Values: Higher Education in a Time of Crisis"

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

W-013 Pattee Library

Gingerich and WhiteLunch with Honors Speaker Series

Monica Gingerich and Danica White, Student Engagement Coordinators, University Libraries

"University Libraries Resources: Setting You Up for Undergraduate Success"

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