October 2, 2018


Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

October 3, 12:15-1:00 p.m., 124 Sparks Building – (note room change for this week)

A Conversation with Jeannot Painchaud, President, Chief Creative Officer, and Co-founder of Cirque Eloize

Lunch is provided, and advance registration is not needed. Just drop in!

Download the flyer…

Watch a preview of Cirque Eloize HOTEL, coming to Eisenhower Auditorium on October 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Info Session: Teaching ESL with Immersion in Ecuador

October 3, 6:00 p.m., 111 Chambers Building

This Pennsylvania state-approved certificate program offers: a five-week international learning experience in Ecuador in June and July; an intensive format over Spring and Summer sessions so you can complete coursework and practicum experience for the ESL certificate program in eight months; and online and weekend courses so that current teachers and undergraduate students can participate from a distance. More info…

Penn State Women: Leaders of Today and Tomorrow

Panel: October 3, 7:30 p.m., Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

One-on-One Meetings: October 4, 9:00-Noon (Appointment Required)

Career success requires preparation, hard work, and perseverance. At the third annual Penn State Women: Leaders of Today and Tomorrow, current students will have the opportunity to connect with successful Penn State alumnae. In a panel discussion, which will be followed by a reception for all in attendance, alumnae will talk about the challenges facing women in leadership positions, help students think through career options, and offer guidance to Penn State students who hope to become the next generation of leaders.

Panelists include a Google executive, the founder of a strategic communications company, a CEO of a social services organization, and Marissa Reynolds, ’13 PF Psychology, Project Coordinator, The Metabolic Kitchen and Children’s Eating Behavior Lab, Department of Nutritional Sciences, and Project Coordinator, Child Attention and Behavior Lab, Department of Psychology, Penn State.

In addition to the panel and reception on Wednesday evening, students can sign up for one-on-one meetings with the panelists on the morning of Thursday, Oct. 4. Learn more at http://www.la.psu.edu/alumni/get-involved/penn-state-women-leaders-of-today-and-tomorrow.

Lunch & Learn: Careers in Public Affairs in a Global Economy ~ RSVP Required

October 4, 12:15-1:15 p.m., 124 Sparks Building

Join Penn State alumnus Dennis Jackman to learn more about his career in Public Relations. Mr. Jackman brings a global perspective from his current career as Sr. Vice President of CSL Behring. Q&A will also be available. For more information on Mr. Jackman, please visit here: https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/sites/default/files/2017-18-UPark.pdf

Lunch is provided to all students attending. Please RSVP via your Nittany Lion Careers account early as space is limited. If you have questions concerning this particular event, please contact the Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network at lanetwork@psu.edu or 814-865-1070.

“Untangling Koch Influence from Florida State to Penn State”

October 4, 7:30-9:00 p.m., 113 Carnegie Building ~ Coffee 3:00, Carnegie 2nd Floor Atrium

Ralph Wilson, co-founder of UnKoch My Campus, will present a free public talk about the Koch brothers “leverage science and universities.”

Penn State International Affairs and Debate Association (PSIADA) MiniMUN

October 6, Noon-6:00 p.m., Thomas Building

The Penn State International Affairs and Debate Association (PSIADA) is an organization of globally minded students who are dedicated to developing professional skills and fostering community. PSIADA hosts two Model United Nations conferences each year, bringing in over 300 delegates from across the country every academic year. Each semester we hold two MiniMUNS; they are 6 hour simulations of the crisis-style committees we will run at our conferences. We provide pizza for all attendees, and creamery gift cards for our winners! We want YOU to help us with our next MiniMUN by signing up here!

There is no previous experience required—we will show you what to do! MiniMUNs are a great way for globally minded students to practice their public speaking and diplomacy skills, all while being creative in committee! Sign up for MiniMUN, and our training chair will be in touch to see how WE can help YOU!

General Body meetings are held Sundays at 3:00pm in 60 Willard. All current Penn State students and faculty are welcome to attend. You can sign up for our emails here, and reach out to vpcomm@psiada.org with any questions or concerns.

Rock Student Fellows Colloquium ~ RSVP Required

October 11, 2:00-3:00 p.m., 133 Sparks Building

The Rock Ethics Institute Colloquium will feature the Institute’s 2018-2019 Honors Thesis Fellows, who are all students in the Paterno Fellows Program. The Fellows will share the research they will be working on throughout the academic year, and this workshop will be an opportunity for them to meet faculty and receive feedback on their projects. Here are the Student Fellows who will be presenting and the titles of their projects:

·         Brendan Bernicker (Majors: Political Science and Philosophy), “Mens Rea: Addiction and Agency in Criminal Law”

·         Melanie Kovacs (Majors: History and Jewish Studies), “The Inanimate Victims of the Holocaust: Art and Its Displacement as a Result of Nazi Germany”

·         Kathryn Mayberry (Majors: English and History), “Reclaiming Disabled Poetry; William Carlos Williams’ Late Work”

All are welcome to attend, but as space is limited, we ask that you RSVP by visiting this link. We hope you can join us for this opportunity to meet the Rock Student Fellows and learn more about their research.

History Alumni Careers Panel

October 11, 6:30-8:15 p.m., 060 Willard Building

Wondering what possible career paths are available to you with a degree in History? Six Penn State History grads, including Paterno Fellow Lucas Sobchack, will share their experiences, their careers, and answer any questions from you. All majors are welcome to attend. Download the flyer…

Panelists are:

·         Mia Donnelly (class of 2012)—Attorney, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Washington, DC

·         Lucas Sobchack (class of 2014)—Technology Consultant, Accenture, Washington, DC

·         Laura Lawfer Orr (class of 2006)—Deputy Education Director, Hampton Roads Naval Museum, Norfolk, VA

·         Jon Schmidt (class of 2003)—Environmental Planner, RK & K Engineering Firm, Baltimore, MD

·         Lily Matusiak Scanlon (class of 2007)—Consultant & Account Manager, Gallup, Washington, DC

·         Daniel Kasper (M.A. in History, 2004)—Senior Adviser of the Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, DC

Education Abroad Fair

October 17, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Alumni Hall, HUB

Each year, Penn State hosts exhibitors from over 50 different study abroad partners, support offices, scholarship sources, and academic colleges to bring students the information they want about education abroad! Talk with representatives from universities and study centers abroad. Meet advisers from your college that know which courses and locations are best for your major. Talk to the Education Abroad Office staff about the 350+ study abroad programs and how to apply for scholarships. Learn about other support and resources, like going abroad with a disability or how we’re working to increase study abroad participation among students from under-represented populations. Plus, there will be plenty of giveaways and a few fun surprises. Don’t miss it! More info…

“Global is Everywhere: Essentials for Career Success” Public Lecture

October 18, 4:30 p.m., Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

Stacie Berdan, international career expert and award-winning author, will discuss how you can develop a global mindset to advance your future career in the U.S. or abroad.

Berdan has served as strategist, coach and counselor to CEOs, politicians and senior executives around the world having worked in more than 50 countries. Her extensive global leadership experience in corporate communications and marketing, public affairs, organizational communication, and cross-cultural consulting extends across four continents. She currently serves as marketing consultant to globally-focused organizations in the U.S. and around the world and has authored six books on the intersection of globalization and careers.

Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by Global Programs, the Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network, the Paterno Fellows Program, Penn State Career Services, the School of International Affairs, and the University Libraries.

Social Media Contest: The first 30 students to notify the Center for Global Studies that they are coming to the Stacie Berdan lecture through private messenger on Facebook will receive a free signed book from Stacie Berdan after the lecture! Books are titled, Go Global, Get Ahead by Going Abroad, and A Student Guide to Going Abroad.

Film Showing and Panel Session: Shock and Awe

October 18, 6:00 p.m., State Theatre, West College Avenue

The Davis Program in Ethical Leadership is happy to announce that it will host a screening of the new Rob Reiner film, Shock and Awe, followed by a panel session with the three journalists depicted in the film.

Shock and Awe, released in mid-July, dramatizes the story of the small Knight-Ridder team in Washington that detailed the faulty intelligence used by the Bush administration to make its argument that an invasion of Iraq was necessary to destroy Saddam Hussein’s stockpile of weapons of mass destruction shortly after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. At the time, other national news outlets were overwhelmingly parroting the Bush administration claims and rationales. Knight-Ridder’s critical reporting proved accurate, and the NYT went so far as to publish an unprecedented apology for its lack of critical coverage on the issue. Watch the trailer…

Info Session: LATAM 499 Contemporary Colombia Maymester Program

October 25, 5:00 p.m., 104 Biobehavioral Health Building

Colombia has experienced profound economic, social and political change over the last two generations, and is now in a “post-conflict” stage having concluded a peace agreement with the FARC guerrilla group. The Contemporary Colombia Program offered by the Schreyer Honors College examines these changes in different regional settings, and in large cities through small towns and the countryside. We interact with universities, local government offices, and a range of non-governmental organizations to gain an understanding of various aspects of Colombian, and by extension South American, economics, culture, politics, and society. The program, which carries 3 honors credits, will run from May 6 through June 3, 2019, and is open to all Penn State students with at least two semesters of Spanish or equivalent.

For more information, see https://www.shc.psu.edu/academic/abroad/colombia.cfm or contact Dr. Richard Stoller at rjs27@psu.edu.

Funding and Research

Feminist Majority ~ Pennsylvania Campus Organizers

The Feminist Majority is recruiting hardworking and passionate Pennsylvania community college and university students and recent graduates to be campus organizers for our student-led voter education and mobilization campaign to encourage student turnout for feminist candidates in the elections in November. Organizers will be working through Election Day, November 6th, for 5-20 hours per week, at $15 an hour. Applications will be accepted on a rolling-basis through October. More info…

Walk-in Wednesdays Now Available at the Career Enrichment Network

We are excited to announce walk-in hours will be available for all Liberal Arts majors every Wednesday. Stop by the Career Enrichment Network in 101 Sparks Building from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays to get your resume reviewed, talk to a staff member about your internship/job search, get answers to your questions, and more! Bring a copy of your resume with you for your 15 minute session.

Liberal Arts Alumni Mentor Program – Apps Open!

Network with Penn State Alumni! Apply to the Liberal Arts Alumni Mentor Program. Students are matched with alumni working in their field of interest; mentors help with networking, interview prep, and more. Applications are open year-round. More information can be found here.

Enrichment Funds Applications Open for Spring 19

Participating in an internship or study abroad opportunity this spring? Apply for Liberal Arts Enrichment Funds. Applications are now open for the spring semester. Priority deadline: December 1. Learn more…

Internship Opportunities

Nittany Lion Careers is Penn State’s new single-system recruiting platform. You will be able to use Nittany Lion Careers to: search and apply to internship and job opportunities; upload your resume for review, schedule an appointment with a Career Enrichment Network staff member to help with your career development; view upcoming events; and more!

Courses / Curriculum / PFP Requirements

RCL Registration for Spring 2019

Please note that Rhetoric and Civic Life (RCL) sections for Spring 19 are designated as CAS 138T or ENGL 138T. A search on LionPATH for 138 without the T will yield no results. Be sure to include the T suffix in your search!

LA 197H Mass Death and National Monuments: the 2018 Washington D.C. Memorial to World War One in Comparative Perspective (1 cr) Honors / Ethics Course for Spring 19

Instructor: John Horne, Paterno Fellow Visiting Professor from Trinity College, Dublin

Extended war with large-scale death is not a modern phenomenon. However, when such wars are fought by the “people” (as opposed to rulers and elites), “the people” are deemed to have made the key sacrifice. Questions of how to commemorate the war dead, given the losses, become central (famously expressed in the case of the American Civil War by Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg address). The answers take many forms – political rhetoric, socio-political reforms, public rituals, veterans’ movements – but monuments symbolising the sacrifice are key. How they are proposed and built, who supports or opposes them, what form do they take aesthetically, and how does what is said at their inaugurations (or later) reflect victory or defeat, the scale of the loss and the status of the dead (men, women, soldiers, civilians). We shall examine the US National Memorial to World War One in Washington, DC, scheduled to be inaugurated in November 2018. We shall ask why it took a hundred years for such a memorial to be created when monuments had already been erected in the nation’s capital to honour US involvement in the other major wars of the 20th century. We shall study the creation and meaning of the memorial in its American and international contexts, using multiple disciplines (history, cultural studies, art and architectural history, anthropology, etc.). We shall visit Washington in order to study the monument and compare it to other war memorials in the capital, notably those to World War Two, Korea and Vietnam.

Class Meeting Times: 5-6:30pm Thursday, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 PLUS Tuesday, Feb 19, and an all-day trip to Washington, DC, on Saturday, Feb 23. Class attendance is mandatory. If you must miss class or this trip, do not enroll in this course.

Ethics Courses

Check our website for courses you can take to meet the PFP Ethics requirement. New courses are added as departments alert us of their offerings, or as students bring them to our attention. Students must complete 3 credits in ethics (one 3-credit course, or a series of 1- or 2-credit courses) before graduation.

Service / Leadership

Penn State Alternative Breaks

Are you interested in going on a service trip? The application for Fall Alternative Break trips is now open! Students are able to be in community of like-minded individuals committed to service, social justice, and community engagement while volunteering with organizations across the country. Fall dates are November 16-20 and the cost is $75. For more information and to apply, visit alternativebreaks.psu.edu.

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.

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.

Awards / Recognition

The University Libraries Award for Information Literacy

Of interest to students who are in the process of thesis writing:

The Libraries Information Literacy Award recognizes scholarly work based on a foundation of careful background research and literature review. The award is given to entries that demonstrate excellence in information literacy through the following: showcasing your research process and strategies; selection of sources that contribute to your argument and ideas; social, ethical, or economic considerations in accessing information; and credit and proper citation for any quotes, tables, graphs, images, and other content displayed. For more info…

In the News

Better Know a Paterno Fellow

Paterno Fellows are participating in internships, study abroad, research, and more! Read about their experiences here. Submit your story for publication here.

Featured Student Profile:
Brynn Boehler, ’20 PF English, and Advertising/Public Relations; Study Abroad with Dublin, Ireland: Representing the Irish Landscape, Literature and Visual Arts


Updating your Information in the Paterno Fellows Database

Update the PFP database as you complete your Paterno Fellows requirements. You are responsible for marking them “Claimed Satisfied” or turning in the appropriate documentation forms. You should update the requirements you’ve met as you complete them. Please do not wait until your graduation semester. We need time to approve your submissions and mark them “Satisfied.” For further instructions, see the PFP website.

Paterno Fellows Coaches

Do you have questions about the Paterno Fellows Program, but don’t know where to turn for answers? PFP Coaches are now on duty! Coaches are current PFs who are here to share their experiences, insights, and recommendations with you. Learn more about how Coaches can assist you…

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 for Fall 2018

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:00 a.m.-noon, 302 Weaver Building

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

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

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 280 characters or less!