April 19, 2016


Paterno Fellows Graduation Ceremony and Reception

Saturday, May 7, Noon–1:00 p.m. on the Sparks Building Lawn
We look forward to seeing all graduating Paterno Fellows and your families!
No RSVP Required ~ Business Casual
Students should arrive and check in by 11:45 so we may begin promptly at noon.

Public Lecture in Ethics

Harry Brighouse, Professor of Philosophy, Dickson Bascom Professor of the Humanities, and Director of the Center for Ethics and Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

“How should we distribute educational goods?: some thoughts about theory and practice”

April 21, 3:30–5:00 p.m., Garden Room, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

For more information: brighouse.pdf

Documentary Film Showing for Earth Day, April 22

Documentary screening of the film Ingredients
followed by guest speaker
Friday, April 22, 7:00 p.m., 358 Willard Building
More info:  https://sites.psu.edu/startacompostrevolution/

Engaged Scholarship Consortium Conference

Registration is now open for the 2016 Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC) Conference to be held in Omaha, Nebraska this fall. We invite you to join us on October 9-10 for preconference activities and workshops and October 11-12 for the 2016 ESC Conference.  This year’s conference is centered on the theme of Visioning the Future of Engaged Scholarship.  For more information: https://engagementscholarship.org/

Career Enrichment Network

Summer Enrichment Funds—Applications Open

Are you participating in an internship, study abroad, or research experience this summer? Looking for funds to support your enrichment experience? Apply for Liberal Arts Enrichment Funds!  Priority deadline: May 1; Final Deadline June 1

Chapel Executive Internship – Summer Priority Deadline May 1

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.

Spring 2017 Study Abroad Application Deadline: May 1

Interested in studying abroad next spring? There is still time to apply. Spring Semester 2017 applications are due May 1, 2016. Full story…


Summer Language Institute at Penn State

At the Penn State Summer Language Institute, you can receive a scholarship and complete a language level in just two to four weeks! Scholarships cover up to 90% of the tuition at the STARTALK Arabic Academy (June 27- July 22). Learn more about this opportunity and submit an application.

Scholarships are also available for studying different levels of Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, and Russian. Beginner level courses start June 13. Institute courses are listed on the Penn State Schedule of Courses. Learn more about the Summer Language Institute courses and scholarships.

ENGL 202B.012 Honors (3 cr) Writing in the Humanities: Adult Literacy

ENGL 202B.012 Honors (formerly ENGL 202H) is a writing course that engages students in an active and in-depth examination of literacy, focusing on areas such as history, social movements, politics, gender, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, theories of learning and teaching, and the future of literacy. In addition, the course provides students with the opportunity to work with adult learners, supporting them as they strive to improve their own literacy skills. Students will also receive 3 credits for L A 495, which may be used to fulfill either the Paterno Fellows Internship or Service requirement. For additional information, visit the course website or contact Lorena Waselinko at law17@psu.edu.

ENGL 397 (1.5 cr) E-Portfolio Writing and Design (previously offered as L A 397A)

This is a web-based course for 5th semester students and above to develop and refine their college e-portfolios. This course includes considerations of platform selection, audience analysis, arrangement strategies, and portfolio writing style. This course is required for Paterno Fellows beginning with the 2014-15 cohort, in order to complete the e-Portfolio. The e-Portfolio is an option for previous classes of PFs.

FR 197 Work and Globalization in Africa ~ ethics course

This course (taught in English by Isaie Dougnon) will examine how work and career paths have transformed in contemporary Africa in the context of globalization. We will look at how Africans are finding new solutions to career crises, from political mobilization to migration to involvement with growing secret societies. The course will focus on francophone Africa and consider comparative cases from France and the United States.  More info: fr-197.pdf

Service / Leadership Opportunities

Trash to Treasure Sale ~ Beaver Stadium, June 4

We’re looking for volunteers to help us prepare for the sale and to assist on sale day. All proceeds go to the Centre County United Way and its partner agencies. http://sites.psu.edu/trash2treasure/volunteer/

Research / Study Abroad

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.

In the News

Rankin-Wahlers and Larkin Receive Rock Ethics Institute Stand Up Awards

Two Paterno Fellows are recipients of the Stand Up Award for undergraduate students who have demonstrated courage, fortitude, and ethical leadership by taking a stand for a person, a cause, or a belief. Watch their stories on video at www.StandUpPSU.com.

Jaden Rankin-Wahlers, ’17 PF, Political Science and Criminology, for her dedication to raising awareness of student poverty and her ethical leadership in combatting stigma associated with poverty and homelessness.

Nathan Larkin, ’17 PF, Communication Arts and Sciences, for his dedication to environmental justice and his ethical leadership in organizing efforts to address climate change and its disproportionate impacts on vulnerable populations.


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/

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

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