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2020-21 Events

Fall 2020 Events

Date/LocationEvent

September 2
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

Zoom account required

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Jeremy Engels, Barry Director of the Paterno Fellows Program, and Joshua Wretzel, Assistant Director of the Paterno Fellows Program

"Ask the Directors"

September 9
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

Zoom account required

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Judd Greenstein, composer, A Marvelous Order

"Plan of the City: Turning Urban History Into New Opera"

September 16
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

Zoom account required

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Talley Kayser, Assistant Teaching Professor of English and Director, Adventure Literature Series

"The Quest to Tell 'A Story that Helps': Adventure Writing and Environmental Ethics"

September 22
10:00 a.m.

or

September 24
4:30 p.m.

Zoom account required (pw 564140)

Managing and Navigating Your Thesis in a Pandemic: Library Check-In

There's a lot happening in the world and on top of that, you might be trying to figure out how to complete your thesis! The Libraries are here to help and want to make sure you know what resources and people are available to you during this time. Join us either September 22 or 24 to talk with Hailley Fargo, Student Engagement Coordinator. This hour-long session will lay out some resources in the Libraries and make sure you feel confident about moving forward.

September 23
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

Zoom account required

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Simon Haeder, Assistant Professor of Public Policy

"Of Politics and Dogs: Partisanship, Policy, and the Value of a Dog's Life"

September 30
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

Zoom account required

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Andrew Reissiger, producer, Small Island Big Song

Small Island Big Song is a music, film, live project featuring over a hundred musicians across 16 island nations of the Pacific and Indian Oceans, creating a contemporary and relevant musical statement of a region in the frontline of cultural and environmental challenges.

The album and film were composed, recorded, shot and overdubbed in nature, on the artists' custodial land. A fair trade music release.

October 7
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

Zoom account required

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Sophia McClennen, Professor of International Affairs and Comparative Literature, and Director of the Center for Global Studies

"Pranksters vs. Autocrats: Proven Tactics for Nonviolent Activism"

October 7
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

This workshop has been postponed. Watch for the new date and time to be announced.

POSTPONED: Mindfulness and Gratitude Workshop for Paterno Fellows

This is a challenging semester, for so many reasons. As the world spins seemingly out of control around us, it can be helpful to return to what matters most to each of us—and to use that as a compass to navigate an ever-changing environment.

To support Paterno Fellows during this difficult time, Director Jeremy Engels will offer a monthly mindfulness and gratitude workshop. In this hour-long workshop (followed by 30 minutes of time for Q&A), Professor Engels will introduce students to the benefits of a daily mindful gratitude practice.

Participation is limited to 20 Paterno Fellows, so sign up early! (Zoom info will be provided prior to the workshop.)

October 14
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

Zoom account required

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Scott Gartner, Professor of International Affairs and Director, Penn State School of International Affairs

"International Affairs and Careers During a Global Pandemic"

October 20
4:30 - 5:15 p.m.

Paterno Fellows Student Advisory Board Meeting

October 20
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Zoom account required

Liberal Arts Student Org Fair

Meet us at the virtual Liberal Arts Student Org Fair! Learn more about Liberal Arts student organizations or offices by joining their Zoom Room at the Fair. Talk with representatives of a variety of groups and ask your questions. You’re free to enter and exit meeting rooms throughout the duration of the event. Stop into the PFP room to say hello!

October 21
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

Zoom account required

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Fernando Parro, Associate Professor of Economics

"Trade and Welfare Effects of NAFTA"

October 28
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

Zoom account required

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Hailley Fargo, Student Engagement Coordinator, Penn State University Libraries

"More Than Just a Space: Academic Libraries in a Pandemic"

November 4
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

Zoom account required

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Julia Spicher Kasdorf, Liberal Arts Professor of English

"Shale Play:  Documentary Poetry from Pennsylvania's Fracking Fields"

November 11
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

Zoom account required

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Anne Hamburger, Founder and Artistic Director, En Garde Arts
Visiting Artist, Penn State's Center for the Performing Arts

"Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes)"

ABOUT THE SHOW: Inspired by interviews with undocumented immigrants from Latin America living in New York, the piece takes the form of a fandango, a community celebration where stories are brought to life through live performance, music, and dance. 

On the eve of city-wide ICE raids, a group of immigrants gather in an undisclosed community center in NYC for a fandango. As fear encroaches — fear for family left behind in their home countries, fear for loved ones in the middle of their dangerous journey to New York, fear of leaving the sanctuary of the community center simply just get a bag of ice — a sense of camaraderie builds between the participants. Strangers become friends, friends become family, and the fandango plays on.

November 12

6:00 p.m. - Introduction

6:15 p.m. - Watch party

7:15 p.m. - Discussion

Zoom account required

Land and Water Revisited -- film screening and discussion

The Paterno Fellows program is pleased to sponsor a film screening and discussion of Land and Water Revisited, a look back at a 1962 movie on the ecological impact of people in the Teotihuacan Valley outside of Mexico City. In 2018, crews returned to the Valley to examine the environmental and cultural changes that occurred over time.
 
Introduction and follow up discussion led by:
Kirk French, associate teaching professor of anthropology
writer, director, and executive producer
 
Elijah Hermitt '18 Anthropology, Paterno Fellow alumnus
producer, editor, and director of photography

Free and open to the public. Register at bit.do/PFP-film-Nov12. Zoom and film links will be provided upon registration. Participants who have already seen the film are encouraged to register to join the discussion.

December 2
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

Zoom account required

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Lauren Kooistra, Associate Director, Humanities Institute

"The Public Humanities and You: How to Become a Public Humanities Fellow"

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