January 17, 2017

Events

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Scott Sigmund Gartner, Director and Professor, Penn State School of International Affairs
“Terrorism Recruitment in the Age of Instant Communications”
January 18, W-023 Pattee Library
12:15 Lunch ~ 12:30 Presentation ~ 12:45 Q&A

Lunch is provided, and advance registration is not needed.  Just drop in!
View the Spring 2017 LwH schedule on our events website and download the flyer.

Paterno Fellows Recognition Ceremony and Reception ~ February 1, 2017

Save the date!  The annual Paterno Fellows Recognition Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, February 1, at 7:00 p.m. in the Hintz Family Alumni Center.  This event celebrates the achievements of students who have been admitted to the Paterno Fellows Program and Schreyer Honors College this year.  Among the speakers will be PFP students and alumni, and winners of the Collegiate Laws of Life Essay contest will read their essays.  We hope to see you there!

Liberal Arts Career Week, January 16–20

Liberal Arts Career Week is a week-long event from January 16-20, 2017 and is designed to provide students with opportunities to develop professional skills and provide networking opportunities that will support their future career paths. By participating in this week’s employer and alumni panels, workshops, and alumni networking events, students can learn skills needed to embark on their career journey and achieve success in their professional lives.  More info…

Scholarships for Students from Nontraditional and Diverse Backgrounds Week, January 23–27

The University Fellowships Office is hosting a week of events featuring scholarships and fellowships for students from nontraditional and diverse backgrounds. Please join us for any session that interests you, even if you need to arrive late or leave early.  For more info…

State of State Conference, February 11, HUB

State of State is an annual conference for the Penn State community. There will be student, administrative, and faculty speakers presenting on a variety of topics, including community responsibility, sustainability and innovation, and the unseen community member. For more information and to reserve your spot, visit psustateofstate.com.

TEDxPSU Conference, February 12, Schwab Auditorium

TEDxPSU provides a forum for gifted speakers with the desire and motivation to broadcast their messages to the world. The TEDxPSU conference aims to showcase their world-changing innovation and researches to help amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.  For more information and to register:  http://www.tedxpsu.com/

Courses / Curriculum

PFP Ethics Course Requirement

Students must complete 3 credits in ethics (one 3-credit course, or a series of 1- or 2-credit courses) from this approved list of University offerings. Students may choose from a variety of courses in several liberal arts disciplines. Students who wish to propose another course for consideration should write to the Director, Donna Bahry. Please include a syllabus if you have one.

Spring 2017 Special 1 credit honors/ethics course

ENGL 197 Honors (1 cr) Anti-Portraits in Modern Literature and Visual Arts
Paterno Fellow Visiting Scholar Kamilla Pawlikowska, Seikei University, Tokyo

The course will introduce students to debates from the 19th and 20th centuries over the connection between the human face and human character in modern art and literature. In particular, it will examine differences between representations of the face in realism, the fantastic and modernism. It will give students insights into the work of major figures from different cultures (for example, Nikolai Gogol, Edgar Allan Poe, Virginia Woolf, Charles Baudelaire) who challenged the connection and devised ‘anti-portraits’ of faces with blurred, fragmented or abstract features. Finally, this course will help the students understand why some critics considered modernist portraits (both textual and visual) to be dangerously subversive. Class meetings Tuesdays, February 7, 14, 21, and 28, 4:00-6:00 p.m.; and Thursday, March 2 5:00-10:00 p.m.  For details…

Career Enrichment Network

Cargill Global Scholars Program: 2016-17 Launch

Cargill and the Institute of International Education (IIE) are pleased to announce the launch of the 2016-2017 Cargill Global Scholars Program application cycle for freshman and sophomore year students with high academic performance and leadership potential.  The application deadline is March 1.  For details…

Internships

Liberal Arts majors should make sure to check Network Symplicity on a regular basis for internship opportunities. We have a wide variety of positions posted. Access Network Symplicity or register for an account if you do not already have one!

Research / Study Abroad

Research Funding Opportunities

For descriptions and links for Research Funding for Undergraduate Students, please see the link on the PFP website.  Please note that this list is not all-inclusive, but offers some suggestions for students to pursue.

Service / Leadership

PFP Service / Leadership Requirement

Fellows are expected to take on a leadership role or offer volunteer services to a community of their choice totaling at least 50 hours during their college career.  Participants in the Presidential Leadership Academy automatically meet this requirement. To document a leadership or service experience, download the Leadership or Service Documentation Form; complete and submit it using the contact information on the form.  Hours may be reported as they are completed for short-term projects, or after the minimum time is met for long-term experiences.

No Lost Generation at PSU

We are a student organization tasked by the U.S. Department of State to support the education and wellbeing of children refugees via fundraising, in kind support and building awareness. We meet every Wednesday at 7pm in 207 Sackett starting January 18. New members are always welcome. For more information visit our Facebook page.

Council of Lion Hearts

Do you want to help the State College community but don’t know where to start? Check out our Service Organizations Fair where 10 of the top service student organizations at Penn State will have posters, information, and club members available to help you find what you’re looking for. Come to the HUB main lounge on Monday 1/23 from 10:30-2:30 to learn how you can make an impact in this community! Please contact Michelle Lai at mql5392@psu.edu.

State College Area School District Volunteer Opportunities

The V.I.P.S (Volunteers in Public Schools) Tutoring center serves students in grades k-12 in the State College Area School District. The tutoring center is located at the High School North Cafeteria which is less than 2 miles from campus.  For students without transportation we provide bus tokens. It is held on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:30-6:00.

We are looking for dedicated volunteers who would like to give one hour of their time a week to tutor students from the community. We need tutors in all subject areas but have a high demand for all sciences and math subject areas. This is a great way to fill service hours or education hours. Tutor Application Form

Not interested in tutoring but want to volunteer? We are also looking for volunteers to assist in our after school enrichment program at several of our elementary schools. After School Program Volunteer

For more information:  volunteers@scasd.org

Your Blurb Here

Are you involved with a local service group that is open for new members?  Send your blurb to PaternoFellows@psu.edu and we’ll publish it here.  Please include a brief description of your mission, expectations, information sessions/meetings, how to join, etc.

In the News

Rock Ethics Institute Stand Up Award – Nomination Deadline January 31

The Rock Ethics Institute inaugurated the Stand Up Award to honor Penn State undergraduate students who have demonstrated courage, fortitude, and ethical leadership by taking a stand for a person, a cause, or a belief. This award and the individuals it honors should remind the entire Penn State community of how often the extraordinary act is possible in ordinary circumstances.

We invite you to nominate these students by visiting StandUpPSU.com. You can also learn about previous honorees and their work on the Stand Up Award website. The deadline for nominations is January 31, 2017.

PFP Student Profiles

Have you checked out the Paterno Fellows Student Profiles?  Read about experiences written by PFs about their internships, study abroad, research, mentoring, and more!

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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. Bahry’s Drop-in Hours for Paterno Fellows:  Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:00–4:00 p.m., 313 Pond Lab

Want to Schedule an Academic Advising Appointment?

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Social Media

Check out items of interest for all LA students on Liberal Arts Voices and on Twitter @PSULiberalArts. Be sure to like the Paterno Fellows Facebook Page. Join the Career Enrichment Network on Twitter @PSULAjobs to keep up-to-date on internships, education abroad, deadlines, and other opportunities in 140 characters or less!