February 16, 2016

Essay Contest

Collegiate Laws of Life Essay Contest

The Collegiate Laws of Life Essay Contest asked Penn State students to explore ethical values and intercultural issues, and their talent for expressing their views in writing.

Emily Morrison, ’19, aspiring Paterno Fellow in English and Philosophy, won Honorable Mention in the Collegiate Laws of Life Essay Contest. Read her essay, “On Human Stupidity,” on Voices.


Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Windscape: A Woodwind “Unquintet”
February 17 ~ W-023 Pattee Library
12:15 Lunch ~ 12:30 Presentation ~ 12:45 Q&A
Lunch is provided.  No advance registration is necessary.

Peace Corps Presentation

February 17, 4:00 p.m., Freeman Auditorium, HUB-Robeson Center

Please join Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and Congressman Charlie Dent for a special event to learn about the importance of public service and the opportunities the Peace Corps offers to make a difference around the world. Currently serving Volunteer and Penn State alum Mark Goldy-Brown will Skype from Peru to share about his service in the Peace Corps.  Download the flyer: peace-corps.pdf

Deliberation Nation, February 22–March 3

Deliberation Nation is a ten-day series of over 50 deliberative discussions hosted by the students of Rhetoric and Civic Life, a first-year, year-long honors rhetoric and communication course. Students work in groups to devise and frame a deliberative discussion that addresses issues important to the community in which they live and learn. Join with your friends, neighbors, and community leaders for a rich exploration of the values that drive our decision making on the urgent topics of our day.  More info: http://sites.psu.edu/deliberationnation

Service / Leadership Opportunities

Editors needed for the Penn State Journal of International Affairs

PSU JIA is looking for new students to join the editing team! If you are interested in international affairs and would like to learn more about producing an undergraduate journal, please email JIA president Elyse Mark (egm5087@psu.edu). Students of all semester standing and majors welcome.

State Day of Service ~ February 27, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Sign up today!  Service sites will vary.  Please dress to work outside (bring hats and gloves). Check in at 9am to Alumni Hall HUB-Robeson Center. To sign up please go to http://volunteer.psu.edu/

Career Enrichment Network

Ask the Ethicist

Can I turn down an accepted internship offer for a better one?
Katie Wysocki, Assistant Director of the College of the Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network, offers advice on this topic.  Read her response on the Penn State News.

Chapel Executive Internship Job Postings ~ 2/15/16

The Chapel Executive Internship program awards $5,000 to students securing internships in the private sector. To see and apply for these positions, sign in to your Network Symplicity Account. Visit the Career Enrichment Network website for eligibility requirements, deadlines, and application instructions. Liberal Arts students who are not selected for the Chapel Executive Internship Program will automatically be considered for general Liberal Arts Enrichment Funds. There is no need to submit a separate application.

Undergraduate Summer Jobs

Gettysburg National Military Park Archives and Antietam National Battlefield
All applicants must be declared history majors with a 3.0 grade point average at University Park and may not have graduated before the start of the internship. For details, see: gettysburg.pdf

Research / Study Abroad

Call for Submissions for the Penn State Journal of International Affairs

The Penn State Journal of International Affairs (JIA) is currently accepting submissions from undergraduate and graduate students for its Spring 2016 issue, to be published in May 2016. Papers should focus on topics relevant to international affairs, including, but not limited to: economics, political science, security, the environment, terrorism, and diplomacy. More info: https://www.facebook.com/psujia/posts/928835890564338

Rock Ethics Institute Honors Thesis Research Award ~ Call for Applications

Proposal Deadline: March 28, 2016
Rock Ethics Institute Honors Thesis Research Awards are for undergraduate students in the Paterno Fellows Program who are working on ethics-related topics in their theses.  The Rock Ethics Institute Award will provide a range of financial support (from $500 to $2,000) for thesis research and related activities.  For more info and to apply: http://rockethics.psu.edu/this-is-the-rock/funding-opportunities/honors-thesis-research-award

Research Funding Opportunities

For descriptions and links for Research Funding for Undergraduate Students, please go to http://www.la.psu.edu/current-students/undergraduate-students/paterno-fellows/research-support.  Please note that this list is not all-inclusive, but offers some suggestions for students to pursue.


PFP Student Programming Grants

Paterno Fellows are encouraged to apply for Programming Grants for One-Time Events or Sustained Discussion / Reading Groups.  Successful applications will enhance students’ education, ignite an interest, or make students consider a topic more deeply.  For details, see: pfp-student-programming-grants/

Important Schreyer Honors College Dates ~ Spring 2016

General Deadlines
Academic Plan for All Scholars Deadline – Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Deadlines for Graduating Scholars
Thesis Proposal Deadline – Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Mandatory Thesis Format Review Submission Deadline – Friday, March 4, 2016
Final Thesis Submission Deadline – Monday, April 11, 2016

How can I describe the Paterno Fellows Program on my resume?

Paterno Fellows Program, College of the Liberal Arts
Honors Program including advanced academic coursework, thesis, study abroad and/or internship, ethics study, and leadership/service commitment

Director’s Office Hours

Feel free to stop by if you have questions, or just to say hello!

Dr. Wanner’s Drop-in Hours for Paterno Fellows
Wednesdays from 9:00–noon and 1:15–2:15 p.m.
217 Weaver Building

Social Media

Check out items of interest for all LA students on Liberal Arts Voices.  Be sure to like the Paterno Fellows Facebook Page, and feel free to post on the Paterno Fellows Facebook Group.

Join the Career Enrichment Network @PSULAjobs on Twitter to keep up-to-date on internships, education abroad, deadlines, and other opportunities in 140 characters or less!