2022-23 Events

Fall 2022 Events

Date/LocationEvent

August 31
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library

Lauren Granese

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Lauren Granese, Assistant Director, Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network

"Expanding your Horizons: An Overview of Liberal Arts Enrichment Resources"

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

W-013 Pattee Library

Cathy WannerLunch with Honors Speaker Series

Catherine Wanner, Professor of History, Anthropology, and Religious Studies

"Updates on Russia's War in Ukraine: What We Can Expect Next"

September 8
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Pattee Mall

Liberal Arts Undergraduate Festival

Explore the forty-nine majors, fifty-three minors, and six Student Services offices in the College of the Liberal Arts, and enjoy Berkey Creamery ice cream, freebies, raffles, and more! The Career Enrichment Network will also host a mock career fair.

September 8
6:00 p.m.

Zoom

MASHMindfulness and the Science of Happiness (MASH) Student Group Info Session

The goal of MASH is to create a non-judgmental space where students can come together to explore mindfulness-based and scientifically validated practices related to stress reduction, well-being, and human flourishing. We will delve into researched topics that center around what it means to live a life of happiness, purpose, social connection, and resilience. Meetings will include individual and social contemplative practices, group discussions, and guest talks by experts in various fields. More info...

September 12

4:00 p.m. Orientation on Zoom | View the recording

6:00 p.m. Ice Cream Social on Sparks Building patio

orientationPaterno Fellows First-Year Orientation and Ice Cream Social

At PFP’s virtual orientation, you’ll have a chance to meet the directors, staff, and students; review program requirements; learn how we can support your experience; and hear from recent PF graduates!

All first-year students are required to attend Orientation (or to watch the recording). Sign up in advance to get the meeting link: bit.ly/2022-pfp-orientation.

After the meeting, meet us on the Sparks patio! We'll have some ice cream and get to know each other.

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

W-013 Pattee Library

Kevin HulburtLunch with Honors Speaker Series

Kevin Hulburt, Assistant Teaching Professor of English

"Why Mindfulness and the Science of Happiness Should Be Part of the College Experience"

September 15
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

224 Chambers Building

MASHMindfulness and the Science of Happiness (MASH) Student Group Meeting

Weekly MASH meetings will include time for guided contemplative practice, small group discussion, and will often also include a theme or the sharing of research related to these practices or aspects of human flourishing. All are welcome!

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

W-013 Pattee Library

Elizabeth RansomLunch with Honors Speaker Series

Elizabeth Ransom, Interim Director of the School of International Affairs

"Global Food Systems Amidst Disasters: What Have We Learned?"

September 22
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

224 Chambers Building

MASHMindfulness and the Science of Happiness (MASH) Student Group Meeting

Weekly MASH meetings will include time for guided contemplative practice, small group discussion, and will often also include a theme or the sharing of research related to these practices or aspects of human flourishing. All are welcome!

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

W-013 Pattee Library

Christian HainesLunch with Honors Speaker Series

Christian Haines, Associate Professor of English

"Climate Change and the True Life"

September 29
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

224 Chambers Building

MASHMindfulness and the Science of Happiness (MASH) Student Group Meeting

This week: What is mindfulness?

Weekly MASH meetings will include time for guided contemplative practice, small group discussion, and will often also include a theme or the sharing of research related to these practices or aspects of human flourishing. All are welcome!

October 5
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

W-013 Pattee Library

Jeremy EngelsLunch with Honors Speaker Series

Jeremy Engels, Barry Director of the Paterno Fellows Program

"Ask the Director"

October 6
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

224 Chambers Building

MASHMindfulness and the Science of Happiness (MASH) Student Group Meeting

This week: TBD

Weekly MASH meetings will include time for guided contemplative practice, small group discussion, and will often also include a theme or the sharing of research related to these practices or aspects of human flourishing. All are welcome!

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

W-013 Pattee Library

Laurel PearsonLunch with Honors Speaker Series

Laurel Pearson, Assistant Teaching Professor of Anthropology

"Building Sustainability Through Action"

October 13
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

224 Chambers Building

MASHMindfulness and the Science of Happiness (MASH) Student Group Meeting

This week: TBD

Weekly MASH meetings will include time for guided contemplative practice, small group discussion, and will often also include a theme or the sharing of research related to these practices or aspects of human flourishing. All are welcome!

October 19
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

W-013 Pattee Library

Tracy RutlerLunch with Honors Speaker Series

Tracy Rutler, Assistant Professor of French and Women's Studies

"Careful Science in the Eighteenth Century"

October 20
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

224 Chambers Building

MASHMindfulness and the Science of Happiness (MASH) Student Group Meeting

This week: TBD

Weekly MASH meetings will include time for guided contemplative practice, small group discussion, and will often also include a theme or the sharing of research related to these practices or aspects of human flourishing. All are welcome!

October 26
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

W-013 Pattee Library

Abby HanLunch with Honors Speaker Series

Abby Han, Director of Marketing, Students Teaching Students

"Students Teaching Students: Empowering Penn State Students to Share Their Passions"

October 27
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

224 Chambers Building

MASHMindfulness and the Science of Happiness (MASH) Student Group Meeting

This week: TBD

Weekly MASH meetings will include time for guided contemplative practice, small group discussion, and will often also include a theme or the sharing of research related to these practices or aspects of human flourishing. All are welcome!

November 1
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library

Ira AllenNathan CrickPaterno Fellows Contemporary Issues Forum: A Discussion Place of Ideas

"The Future of Democracy and the Humanities in an Age of Catastrophes"

Participants:
Ira Allen, Associate Professor, Department of English, Northern Arizona University
Nathan Crick, Professor, Department of Communication and Journalism, Texas A&M University

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

W-013 Pattee Library

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

TBD

November 3
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

224 Chambers Building

MASHMindfulness and the Science of Happiness (MASH) Student Group Meeting

This week: TBD

Weekly MASH meetings will include time for guided contemplative practice, small group discussion, and will often also include a theme or the sharing of research related to these practices or aspects of human flourishing. All are welcome!

November 7
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library

MBTICareer and Self-Exploration for Paterno Fellows, presented by the Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network

All Paterno Fellows are invited to take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). This is one of the world's most popular personality tools that is being provided by the Career Enrichment Network this year just for Paterno Fellows. The assessment will help to identify your natural preferences in four areas of personality that will then give insight or support into career exploration or current path.

Students will request the code through the Career Enrichment Network by Monday, October 31, and complete the assessment. Assessments are limited so please apply early. Those who complete the assessment will be invited to a workshop on Monday, November 7, to receive their results. Pizza will be served!

PFP Director Jeremy Engels and Assistant Director Josh Wretzel will be taking the MBTI and sharing their results at the event.

Watch your email and the PFP News for your invitation!

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

W-013 Pattee Library

Doug GoodsteinLunch with Honors Speaker Series

Doug Goodstein, Associate Director for Student Engagement, Penn State Sustainability Institute

Title TBD

November 10
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

224 Chambers Building

MASHMindfulness and the Science of Happiness (MASH) Student Group Meeting

This week: TBD

Weekly MASH meetings will include time for guided contemplative practice, small group discussion, and will often also include a theme or the sharing of research related to these practices or aspects of human flourishing. All are welcome!

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

W-013 Pattee Library

Monica GingerichLunch with Honors Speaker Series

Monica Gingerich, Student Engagement Coordinator, University Libraries

"University Libraries Resources: Setting You Up for Undergraduate Success"

November 17
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

224 Chambers Building

MASHMindfulness and the Science of Happiness (MASH) Student Group Meeting

This week: TBD

Weekly MASH meetings will include time for guided contemplative practice, small group discussion, and will often also include a theme or the sharing of research related to these practices or aspects of human flourishing. All are welcome!

December 1
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

224 Chambers Building

MASHMindfulness and the Science of Happiness (MASH) Student Group Meeting

This week: TBD

Weekly MASH meetings will include time for guided contemplative practice, small group discussion, and will often also include a theme or the sharing of research related to these practices or aspects of human flourishing. All are welcome!

December 8
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

224 Chambers Building

MASHMindfulness and the Science of Happiness (MASH) Student Group Meeting

This week: TBD

Weekly MASH meetings will include time for guided contemplative practice, small group discussion, and will often also include a theme or the sharing of research related to these practices or aspects of human flourishing. All are welcome!

December 15
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

224 Chambers Building

MASHMindfulness and the Science of Happiness (MASH) Student Group Meeting

This week: TBD

Weekly MASH meetings will include time for guided contemplative practice, small group discussion, and will often also include a theme or the sharing of research related to these practices or aspects of human flourishing. All are welcome!

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