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Fall 2014

September 4

5:45-6:45 p.m.

121 Sparks Building

Paterno Fellows First-Year Orientation

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 7

7:00 p.m.

Johnston Commons, East Halls

12-Minute Tips and Treats

"Welcome to the Paterno Fellows Program"

Catherine Wanner, Barry Director of the Paterno Fellows Program

September 10

12:15-1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library

Lunch with Honors

Catherine Wanner, Barry Director of the Paterno Fellows Program

"How to Steal an Election: Lessons from Being an International Election Observer in the Ukrainian Presidential Elections"

September 14

7:00 p.m.

Johnston Commons, East Halls

12-Minute Tips and Treats

"Tips for a Successful Career at Penn State"

Catherine Wanner, Barry Director of the Paterno Fellows Program

September 17

12:15-1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library

Lunch with Honors

Michael Berkman, Professor of Political Science

"Who Decides? Evolution and Climate Change in American Public Schools"

September 21

7:00 p.m.

Johnston Commons, East Halls

12-Minute Tips and Treats

"Working with your Adviser"

College of the Liberal Arts Advisers

September 24

12:15-1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library

Lunch with Honors

Students of INTST 496 and Dr. Richard Stoller, Schreyer Honors College

"Contemporary Brazil and Colombia: SHC Summer Study 2014"

September 28

7:00 p.m.

Johnston Commons, East Halls

12-Minute Tips and Treats

"Making an e-Portfolio"

Jessica O'Hara, Coordinator of ENGL/CAS 137H/138T

October 1

12:15-1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library

Lunch with Honors

Jonathan Abel, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature

"Banned Books: Censorship and Subversive Literature"

October 5

7:00 p.m.

Johnston Commons, East Halls

12-Minute Tips and Treats

"The Career Enrichment Network: Resources for Undergrads"

Susan Knell, Director of the Career Enrichment Network

October 8

12:15-1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library

Lunch with Honors

Roger Finke, Professor of Sociology, Demography, and Religious Studies

"A Road Trip Across America's Religious Landscape"

October 15

12:15-1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library

Lunch with Honors

Richard Page, Associate Professor of German Language and Literature

"Language, Identity, and the Expression of Religious Belief Among the Amish"

October 22

12:15-1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library

Lunch with Honors

Craig Zabel, Associate Professor of Art History

"Peter the Great in Bronze and Russian Images of Power"

October 29

12:15-1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library

Lunch with Honors

Parker Werns, '15, Director of Partnerships, and John Miller, PF '17, Student Organizers of State of State 2015

"State of State 2015"

November 5

12:15-1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library

Lunch with Honors

Heather Davis, Institute for the Arts and Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellow

"Art in the Age of Anthropocene"

November 12

12:15-1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library

Lunch with Honors

Sophia McClennen, Professor of International Affairs and Comparative Literature, and Director of the Center for Global Studies

"Is Satire Saving our Nation?"

November 19

12:15-1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library

Lunch with Honors

Daniela Peluso, Paterno Fellow Visiting Scholar and Professor of Cultural Anthropology, University of Kent at Canterbury

"Amazonian Import/Exports: Global Tourists and Ayahuasca"

Spring 2014

January 13

Last day to submit essays

The Collegiate Laws of Life Essay Contest

Our purpose is to encourage Penn State undergraduate students to explore ethical values and intercultural issues, and their talent for expressing their views in writing.

Winners will receive: 1st place: $300 ~ 2nd place: $150 ~ 3rd place: $50. All winners will be acknowledged at the annual Paterno Fellows Recognition Ceremony on January 22, 2014.  Winning essays will be published on the Liberal Arts Voices blog.

For prompts and other details about this contest, see: sites.psu.edu/lavoices/essay-contest/

January 19
7:00 p.m.

E304 Paterno Library

Paterno Fellows Student Advisory Board Meeting

January 22
12:15-1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library

Lunch with Honors

“The Economics of European Integration: A Unique Experiment”

Dirk Wentzel, Jean Monnet Chair of Economics, Hochschule Pforzheim, Pforzheim, Germany

January 22
7:00 p.m.

HUB Auditorium

Paterno Fellows Recognition Ceremony and Reception

This event celebrates the achievements of students who have been admitted to the Schreyer Honors College and the Paterno Fellows Program over the past calendar year.  The program will include presentations by Dirk Wentzel, Jean Monnet Chair of Economics, Hochschule Pforzheim, Pforzheim, Germany, and winners of the Collegiate Laws of Life Essay ContestAll aspiring and admitted Fellows are expected to attend.

January 24
2:30-3:30 p.m.

102 Weaver

Discovery Grants Application Workshop

This meeting will provide an overview of the Discovery Grant, a review of the application process, and pointers on coming up with a compelling research topic. Paterno Fellows have a special interest in undergraduate research since they are required to complete a senior thesis as members of the Schreyer Honors College. The Discovery Grant–$3000–is for research to be completed next summer.  Do plan to applythe deadline is February 7–particularly if you are now in your junior year. (Freshmen and sophomores are also eligible.)

January 26
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building

Thesis Boot Camp

Thesis Boot Camp is a one day (7 hour)  thesis writing program to help Scholars progress through the sometimes difficult writing stages of the thesis process. By offering an environment and support for intense, focused writing time, the camp provides participants with the structure and motivation to overcome typical roadblocks in the thesis process. Registration details forthcoming.

January 26
7:00
p.m.

106 Fisher Hall

12-Minute Tips and Treats

"Talking to Your Adviser" with Liberal Arts Advisers and Honors Advisers

January 27
7:00 p.m.

HUB Auditorium

Othello, presented by the American Shakespeare Center

Free and Open to the Public. Pre-show music begins at 6:30 p.m.; show starts at 7:00 p.m.

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

W-023 Pattee Library

 

Lunch with Honors

“A Conversation with Jeremy Denk”

Jeremy Denk, Renowned Pianist, Essayist, and MacArthur Fellow

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

W-023 Pattee Library

Lunch with Honors

“Berlin at the End of the Century: From Divided City to Hipster Capital”

Daniel Purdy, Professor of German, Penn State

February 5
2:30-3:30 p.m.

102 Weaver Building

Presidential Leadership Academy Information Session

First-year Paterno Fellows and PF aspirants are encouraged to apply for membership in the next Presidential Leadership Academy class. The selection process takes place this semester and activities begin in the fall.

Interested? Come to this info session! We'll give helpful hints and address frequently asked questions. Current Liberal Arts 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.)

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

W-023 Pattee Library

Lunch with Honors

"Shale Play: Poems"

Julia Kasdorf, Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Penn State

February 18
6:00 p.m.

125 Thomas Building

Undergraduate History Roundtable Series

"The EuroMaidan and New Forms of Popular Protest"

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

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

W-023 Pattee Library

Lunch with Honors

“Trying to Outsmart the Earth: Earthquake Prediction in Japan, 1828–Present”

Greg Smits, Professor of History and Asian Studies, Penn State

February 23
7:00
p.m.

106 Fisher Hall

12-Minute Tips and Treats

"Choosing your Classes" with Liberal Arts Advisers

February 25
7:30 p.m.

Eisenhower Auditorium

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

The Paterno Fellows Program has reserved a block of tickets for this performance. Students may purchase one or two tickets for only $10 each (cash only, and only for Penn State students). Stop by 119 Sparks between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to reserve and pay for your tickets!

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

W-023 Pattee Library

Lunch with Honors

“Be Our Guest”

Cast of Disney's Beauty and the Beast

February 27
8:00 p.m.

Eisenhower Auditorium

Bob Woodward, Investigative Journalist

This lecture is part of the Distinguished Speakers Series, sponsored by SPA's Lecture Committee.  Tickets are free and available for students on February 13, and for the general public on February 20.  They can be picked up at any Center for the Performing Arts location, including Eisenhower Auditorium, the Downtown Theatre, and the HUB desk.

March 2
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building

Thesis Boot Camp

Thesis Boot Camp is a one day (7 hour) thesis writing program to help Scholars progress through the sometimes difficult writing stages of the thesis process. By offering an environment and support for intense, focused writing time, the camp provides participants with the structure and motivation to overcome typical roadblocks in the thesis process. For scholars who are graduating Spring 2014; RSVP required.

March 2
7:00 p.m.

W-126 Pattee Library

Paterno Fellows Student Advisory Board Meeting

March 5

12:15-1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library

Special Session of Lunch with Honors

“Perspectives on the Ukraine-Russia Crisis”

Catherine Wanner, Barry Director of the Paterno Fellows Program, will show slides and speak about the current crisis in Crimea, its origins, and implications for Eurasia, Europe, and the U.S.

March 19

12:15-1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library

Lunch with Honors

“Spring Break Travels to Civil Rights Landmarks”

The students of ENG 297H: Rhetoric of the Civil Rights Movement, and Jack Selzer, Paterno Family Liberal Arts Professor of Literature, Penn State

Follow the journey on Twitter #PSUFreedomTour, and on the class blog.

March 23
7:00
p.m.

106 Fisher Hall

CANCELLED -- 12-Minute Tips and Treats

"Excellence in Communication Certificate" with Jessica O'Hara, Program Director

March 26

12:15-1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library

Lunch with Honors

“Great Audiences for the Great War”

Sophie de Schaepdrijver, Associate Professor of History, Penn State, and documentary filmmaker

March 30

Alumni Hall, Hetzel Union Building (HUB)

State of State Conference: Past, Present, Progress

State of State’s first annual conference will present 15 speakers and engage 300 participants in a common facilitated dialogue. For more information: http://www.psustateofstate.com

March 31

5:30 p.m.

Foster Auditorium, Pattee Library

"Ukraine Today: Hoping Against Hope" -- A Roundtable Discussion of the Astonishing Series of Events that Have Rocked the Ukraine

Panelists: James Brasfield, Department of English; Michael Bernosky, Actor; Larysa Bobrova, Department of Applied Linguistics; Barry Ickes, Department of Economics; Michael Naydan, Department of Slavic Languages; and Cathy Wanner, Department of History

April 1
8:00 p.m.

Eisenhower Auditorium

Peter Diamandis, Chairman and CEO of the X Prize Foundation and co-founder of Planetary Resources

This keynote address is part of "Shaping the Future Summit: The Impact of Innovation."

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

W-023 Pattee Library

Lunch with Honors

“What it Takes to Have a Spectacular College Career”

Ruth Mendum, Director of University Fellowships, Penn State

 

April 9

12:15-1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library

Lunch with Honors

“Hearing Natural History”

Craig Eley, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Penn State

April 16

12:15-1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library

Lunch with Honors

“Enacting Religion on Post-Revolutionary Iranian Stage”

Ida Meftahi, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Penn State

April 17

12:00-1:00 p.m.

W-023 Pattee Library

Lunch with Honors Special Session

“From Hopelessness to Finding Hope in America” presented by Sudanese “Lost Boy” Peter Ter

April 17

11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

124 Sparks Building

The Center for Democratic Deliberation invites students to attend a lunch and informal discussion with Professor Meira Levinson of the Harvard Graduate School of Education on Thursday, April 17, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in 124 Sparks Building. Seating for this event is limited, and a reservation is required. Interested students should RSVP to Anne Kretsinger-Harries <ach222@psu.edu> by April 9.

Professor Levinson will also present a public lecture on Wednesday, April 16, at 7:00 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library, titled “Teaching as Moral Injury: The Ethics of Educational Injustice.”

April 16-19

The State Theatre,
130 West College Avenue

College Town Film Festival

The College Town Film Festival is a four day event, April 16-19, at The State Theatre that will feature approximately 10 independent films and a dozen shorts, and will bring in Film Makers, Actors and Writers to talk with students about the films they have made. The films are chosen based on fit of topic with units and areas within the University, and based on the availability of the creators. The films will be introduced and framed by faculty, who will then help lead the discussions after the film with students and the community.

View the full program here.  Watch for updates on Facebook and on Twitter @CollegeTownEZ.

May 10

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Sparks Building Lawn

Paterno Fellows Graduation Celebration

The graduating class of Paterno Fellows will be honored at a special reception from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, the day of graduation.  All Fellows graduating in December 2013, May 2014, and August 2014 are expected to come, and parents and family members will be invited too–as well as faculty advisers and thesis supervisors, university and Schreyer Honors College administrators, and other honored guests.  Fellows will receive a special gift in recognition of their achievements.  Refreshments will be served. Tickets are not required.

Fall 2013

September 5
1:00 p.m.
, continuing through the afternoon of September 6

On the lawn in front of Pattee/Paterno Library

Marathon Reading of One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Pizza on Thursday night. Donuts, coffee, and orange juice on Friday morning. To read or listen, just show up. To sign up in advance to read, email marathonread@psu.edu.

September 8
7:00 p.m.

The State Theatre
130 West College Avenue

Free to Penn State students with ID

Screening of the movie Lincoln with presentations by David Zarefsky, Professor Emeritus, Department of Communication Studies, Northwestern University, and Mark Neely, McCabe Greer Professor in the American Civil War Era, Penn State

September 22
7:00 p.m.

E304 Paterno Library

Paterno Fellows Student Advisory Board Meeting

September 25
4:45-5:30 p.m.

112 Kern Building

Paterno Fellows Program Information Session for Freshmen

September 29
7:00
p.m.

106 Fisher Hall

 

12-Minute Tips and Treats

Donuts with the Director: The Beginning of a Conversation About Being a Paterno Fellow

Students who missed the freshman information session should plan to attend.

October 8
7:30 p.m.

Schwab Auditorium

The American Place Theatre's Literature to Life® Stage Presentation of The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Paterno Fellows Program has reserved a block of tickets for this performance. We are offering two options for students who would like to attend: (1) Students may attend the performance free of charge, and immediately afterward, participate in a seminar with Michael Burroughs, Assistant Director of the Rock Ethics Institute. (2) Students may purchase one or two tickets for only $2 each (cash only). Fellows may invite a friend who is not in the PF Program to purchase one of our tickets at the same low price.

Please see the blog for details!

October 15
7:30
p.m.

Eisenhower Auditorium

An Evening with Patti Smith, performance artist and poet

The Institute for the Arts and Humanities will host "An Evening With Patti Smith" at the Eisenhower Auditorium. After a brief ceremony to present her with the IAH Medal for Distinguished Achievement, Ms. Smith will offer a solo performance of her music. (Tickets may be purchased by calling 1-800-arts-tix.)

October 27
7:00
p.m.

106 Fisher Hall

12-Minute Tips and Treats

"Choosing a Major(s) and Minor(s)" with guest speaker Jack Selzer, Paterno Family Professor of English Literature

October 29
Noon-1:00
p.m.

321 HUB

Critical Language Scholarships Workshop

Penn State's University Fellowships Office will host a Critical Language Scholarships Workshop on Tuesday, October 29, at noon in 321 HUB.  The presentation will cover learning lesser studied languages, enhancing your current language skills, travel abroad, and experiencing new cultures. Pizza will be served!

RSVP for the workshop by October 28 by sending an email to jmw62@psu.edu. See the enclosed flyer for details.

November 3
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Grandfather Clock Lounge, Atherton Hall

Thesis Boot Camp

Thesis Boot Camp is a one day (7 hour)  thesis writing program to help Scholars progress through the sometimes difficult writing stages of the thesis process. By offering an environment and support for intense, focused writing time, the camp provides participants with the structure and motivation to overcome typical roadblocks in the thesis process.

RSVP here

November 10
7:00 p.m.

W126 Pattee Library

Paterno Fellows Student Advisory Board Meeting

November 10
7:00 p.m.

106 Fisher Hall

12-Minute Tips and Treats

“Preparing for Finals: Academic Skill and Study Tips” with Liberal Arts Advisers and Junior and Senior Paterno Fellows

November 12
6:30 p.m. pre-performance talk, with show at 7:30 p.m.

Eisenhower Auditorium

Yamato: The Drummers of Japan

The Paterno Fellows Program has reserved a block of tickets for this performance. Student tickets will be only $5.00. In addition to the performance, there will be a pre-performance talk and demonstration on the art of Taiko drumming at Eisenhower Auditorium at 6:30 by Kim Powell, Professor of Art Education and Adviser to the Taiko Drumming Club at Penn State. Anyone interested in attending the performance should contact Professor Wanner at cew10@psu.edu by noon on Friday, November 8.

http://www.cpa.psu.edu/events/yamato-drummers-japan

November 14
6:00 p.m.

Simmons Hall Lobby

"Did Edward Snowden Do the Right Thing?"

Faculty–Student Discussion with Paterno Fellows Director Cathy Wanner, sponsored by the GLOBE Special Living Option.  All students are welcome to attend.

December 8
7:00
p.m.

106 Fisher Hall

12-Minute Tips and Treats

"Career Enrichment Network: How Paterno Fellows Can Take Advantage of It" with guest speaker Susan Knell, Director of the Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network; and "Excellence in Communication Certificate" with guest speaker Jessica O'Hara, Director of the Excellence in Communication Certificate Program

December 11
8:00-10:00
p.m.

106 Fisher Hall

Study Break

Drop in to de-stress before finals!

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