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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.

Zoom account and registration required

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 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

Speaker TBA

November 18
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

Zoom account required

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Speaker TBA

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

Zoom account required

Lunch with Honors Speaker Series

Speaker TBA

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