October 1, 2019


Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 12:15 – 1:00 p.m., W-013 Pattee Library

AnneMarie Mingo, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

“The Message is in the Music: Black Women, Faith, and Moral Resistance”

Lunch is provided; no advance registration. Just drop in!

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Global Programming

Education Abroad Fair
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Alumni Hall, HUB
Attend the Education Abroad Fair to learn about opportunities for semester, summer and short-term embedded study abroad programs, as well as international internships!

International Internship Information Session
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Room 134 HUB
Learn about opportunities to pursue full-time internships in a wide variety of industries in 12 international cities – including locations in Europe, Australia, Latin America, Africa, and Asia.

Master of Public Policy Degree Webinars

Oct. 8, Nov. 5, and Dec. 4

Penn State’s School of Public Policy will present a series of webinar presentations about the master of public policy (MPP) degree. Sessions will be offered monthly throughout the fall semester. Webinar presentations will focus on curriculum, career options for graduates, the application process and program requirements. Each live session will last 60 minutes and will include time for questions from attendees. Full story…

Liberal Arts Family Weekend

Travel Back in Time: Selected Episodes from the History of Penn State
Friday, October 11, 3:30 – 4:45 p.m., 010 Sparks Building

Liberal Arts History faculty member, Dr. Michael Milligan, will give a brief lecture about the history of Penn State. Families will “travel back in time” by looking at Penn State through a historical lens. Milligan will also share lessons and student research projects that have emerged from teaching undergraduates the history of Penn State course. Information will be provided about our Liberal Arts programs, plus there will be swag and refreshments! Some advisers and Career Enrichment Network staff will also be present to mingle and answer questions! We hope to see you and your visitors there!

Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network Events

Don’t miss these events sponsored by the Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network!

Lunch and Learn: Careers in Intelligence (RSVP in Nittany Lion Careers)
Oct. 3, 12:15 – 1:15 p.m., 124 Sparks Building

Mentor Program Info Session
Oct. 8, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m., 24 Sparks Building

Etiquette Dinner (RSVP in Nittany Lion Careers)
Oct. 16, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Days Inn, 240 South Pugh Street
More info…

For more info, download the flyers: Fall Semester Events and Lunch and Learn

Undergraduate Research Sessions

Research Ethics Info Session
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 5:30 p.m., Mann Assembly Room
New to undergraduate research? Join in the discussion about ethical and responsible conduct of research. Participation is in-person or via zoom. Zoom registration required. More info…

How to Join the Conversation: Developing Essential Undergraduate Research Skills
Thursday, Oct. 17, 5:30 p.m., 211A Pattee Library
The University Libraries workshop aims to support students in developing the foundational skills they need as they become student-scholars.

Courses / Curriculum / PFP Requirements

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.

Funding and Research

City Semester Philadelphia Internship

City Semester Philadelphia is a semester-long program in Philadelphia for students who are interested in working with communities and getting hands on field placement experience in an Urban setting. Students can take a full credit load and complete their internship credits. Applications for Spring 2020 due October 10. More info…

Internship Opportunities

Nittany Lion Careers is Penn State’s 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!

Get Involved

Alternative Breaks Fall Service Trips – Apply by Oct. 3

The Penn State Alternative Breaks (PSAB) program provides a variety of opportunities for students to learn more about themselves, others, and the world around them, through service. Our program includes trips throughout the year take place over university breaks. More info…

Join Liberal Arts Ambassadors

Interested in becoming more involved in the College of the Liberal Arts? The Liberal Arts Ambassadors is a student organization within the College of the Liberal Arts that engages with prospective and current students as well as alumni. We also work closely with the Career Enrichment Network and help staff various College of the Liberal Arts events. We are currently accepting new members. If interested in joining, please complete the following short application by Tuesday, October 8th at midnight. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact psu.la.ambassadors@gmail.com.

Liberal Arts Undergraduate Council

Liberal Arts Undergraduate Council (LAUC) is open to all undergraduate students of Penn State’s College of the Liberal Arts, so please feel free to come represent yourself as well as all of the undergraduate students of the College at our meetings: Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m., 124 Sparks Building

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.

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.


Erin Doolin, ’20 PF Criminology and Political Science – United States Attorney’s Office: District of Columbia

Daniel Zahn, ’20 PF Communication Arts and Sciences, English, and Philosophy – London/Dublin Study Tour (Schreyer Honors College Signature Travel Program)

Uchenna Nwodim, ’21 PF Political Science – Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project at Northeastern School of Law (CRRJ)


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.

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/

Liberal Arts Mentor Program

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.

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 2019

Wednesday mornings in 215 Sparks Building
Jeremy Engels, Barry Director of the Paterno Fellows Program, and Associate Professor of Rhetoric
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!