Wednesday 23 Sep 2020

Events

Sep
23
Wed
“TIPS AND TRENDS FOR HOME OFFICES” PRESENTED BY ARCHITECT, LYNN GAFFNEY, ’91 A&A
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us on September 23rd at 7 pm for a webinar led by Lynn Gaffney, AIA, LEED AP, CPHD.  A graduate of the College of A&A (BARCH 1991) and Columbia University (MSADD 1992), Lynn started her NYC based firm, Lynn Gaffney Architect (www.lynngaffney.com) in 1997.  She and her team work with clients on their residences, restaurants, and service-oriented non-profits; designing spaces where they live, laugh, work, and create.  Learn about how Lynn got into her field and the trends she is seeing related to home offices. She will share practical ideas and best practices you can implement today for an improved work and learn from home experience.

Throughout the program, there will be opportunities to connect with other alumni through virtual networking and break-out room discussions.

To learn more or register, please click on the link below.

https://engage.tassl.com/event/7994/

Sep
24
Thu
Football Separation Therapy
Sep 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Join us for an evening of virtual therapy to ease your football separation. While we may miss fall weekends and Homecoming, we’ll gather virtually to grab that Penn State feeling. Our Chapter, along with a dozen others across the country are joining together to host this event with guest speaker, Jay Paterno.  All the details are below:
Kickoff: September 24th, 2020 8pm (EDT)
Program to Include:
A Talk by Jay Paterno with a Q&A Session
A PSU Football Antiques Road Show with special Penn State Football artifacts
Sharing Time -Each Chapter shares PSU Football Memories
Tickets: $5 and all sales benefit THON
Due to this being a charity donation to THON, refunds will not be issued.
To learn more about this event or purchase tickets, please click on the link below.
The Football Letter Live-Behind the Scenes
Sep 24 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For more than 80 years, the Penn State Alumni Association has covered the football team with its one-of-a-kind perspective through The Football Letter.

Now, the historic publication begins a new era, with the launching of The Football Letter Live virtual show this fall. This online expansion is to help fill the void without a fall sports season and to rally alumni and fans around Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics.

Hosted by Alumni Association CEO Paul Clifford ’20g, The Football Letter Live will feature regular appearances from longtime editor of The Football Letter, John Black ’62, with the duo sharing a preview of what fans can expect to see in that week’s edition of The Football Letter and discussing various areas of impact for the Alumni Association.

To Register, please click on the link below.

https://web.cvent.com/event/947454cb-52b5-44fb-add9-368fead7991d/summary?rp=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000

Sep
25
Fri
Fall Virtual Career Fair-Technical, Full Time
Sep 25 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday, September 25: Technical, Full-Time
Open to all students and recent alumni!  Virtual Fall Career Days offer the opportunity for job seekers to connect with employers from a wide variety of industries and sectors from 11AM- 4PM EST each day.
Alumni Career Services Staff will be available to answer questions or provide advice to alumni attending the fair on Monday, September 21 and Friday, September 25 from 10:30 AM- 3:30 PM.  To chat with an ACS staff member during this time, please go to, https://psu.zoom.us/j/93943244994  and a staff member will be happy to assist you!
To register or learn more, please click on the link below.
Sep
29
Tue
Struggles and Hope for Victims of Violent Crime
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Violent crime can take a toll on the human spirit. There are many in our society from the victims themselves to family members and the community at large who are impacted every time someone chooses to harm another person. Those inflicting harm do not always think about how it impacts those around them.

Appreciating the impact of their behavior and being accountable to their victims for their behavior is pertinent for a criminal offender to adequately address this behavior. We will look through research and my experience what I have learned from victims, addressing the question how do we best help victims of violent crime and hold the offenders accountable for their actions? This event will be taking place on Zoom on September 29 from 12 to 1PM

LaVarr McBride has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a minor in psychology. He also has a master’s degree in Sociology/Economics. He has worked in many different areas of state and federal law enforcement, including the Administrative Office of the United States Courts in Washington, DC. He is an expert in working with trauma associated with violent crime specifically in homicide and sexual assault/abuse cases. Mr. McBride has consulted and advised at several mass shootings. He published his 2nd book in March 2020 called, “Standing in the Dark: Struggle and Hope for Victims of Violent Crime.” He worked as a consultant with the Pentagon, with the Office of Military Commissions working on terrorism cases in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He is also currently working with survivors and experts in mass shootings, identifying pre-cursor behavior that could impact the frequency of mass shootings.

To register for this event, please click on the link below.

https://web.cvent.com/event/c728dc14-034d-4a47-b02a-6768dc589b4a/summary?rp=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000

 

Sep
30
Wed
Coffee Hour Featuring Charlie Dent ’82 Sr. Policy Advisor, DLA Piper LLP (US) and CNN Political Analyst
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join Alumni Association CEO Paul Clifford ’20g on Sept. 30 for a Coffee Hour with special guest Charlie Dent ’82, Sr. Policy Advisor, DLA Piper LLP (US) and CNN Political Analyst. Dent was named a Distinguished Alumni in 2019— the highest honor bestowed by Penn State upon an outstanding alumna or alumnus. He will discuss his time as a congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives, his role as a political analyst in the current political climate, and some of his favorite aspects of being a Penn Stater. This event is taking place on Wed, Sept 30th @ 9am on Zoom.

 Charlie Dent

 Congressman Charlie Dent serves as a Senior Policy Advisor to DLA Piper, a Political Analyst for CNN, a Visiting Fellow for the University of Pennsylvania (UPENN), Perry World House and a Distinguished Advisor for Pew Charitable Trusts.

Prior to those positions, Congressman Dent served seven terms in the U.S. House of Representatives representing the 15th Congressional District of Pennsylvania, six years in the Pennsylvania State Senate and eight years in the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

Congressman Dent holds a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Service and International Politics from Penn State and a Master’s of Public Administration from Lehigh University. In 2015, Moravian College conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws upon Congressman Dent.

To learn more or RSVP, please click on the link below.

ALUMNI CAREER SERVICES: WHO AND WHAT WE ARE…
Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Tips and Tools on how to get the best out of your Alumni Career Services. For alums considering or in the midst of a career change or job transition, this webinar will showcase the many resources accessible through Alumni Career Services and the power of the Penn State network. Participants will learn how to access and maximize their use of resources including LionLink, Nittany Lion Careers, and Job Search Tune Up. This overview will allow participants to gain the knowledge needed for everything from a simple career adjustment to a complete career restructuring.

This event is taking place via Zoom on Wednesday Sep 30, 2020 from 12 – 1 PM.

Although the webinar is accessible from a mobile device, we recommend using a laptop or desktop computer.

To register, please click on the link below.

https://engage.tassl.com/event/7725/

 

Oct
1
Thu
The Football Letter Live: Penn State Blue Band
Oct 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For more than 80 years, the Penn State Alumni Association has covered the football team with its one-of-a-kind perspective through The Football Letter.

Now, the historic publication begins a new era, with the launching of The Football Letter Live virtual show this fall. This online expansion is to help fill the void without a fall sports season and to rally alumni and fans around Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics.

Hosted by Alumni Association CEO Paul Clifford ’20g, The Football Letter Live will feature regular appearances from longtime editor of The Football Letter, John Black ’62, with the duo sharing a preview of what fans can expect to see in that week’s edition of The Football Letter and discussing various areas of impact for the Alumni Association.

To Register, please click on the link below.

https://web.cvent.com/event/947454cb-52b5-44fb-add9-368fead7991d/summary?rp=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000

Oct
6
Tue
Welcome Back Grads Event
Oct 6 @ 8:00 pm
Come join us on Tuesday,  October 6th for a our virtual Welcome Back Grads event. This event is to welcome recent graduates back to the area and to our Northern NJ Alumni Chapter. This is a great opportunity for graduates to meet/connect and most importantly network with other alumni in the area. This event is open to all graduation years-not just recent graduates.

The event will kick off at 8PM via Zoom.  We will have great ice breaker games and door prizes. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP with your name, grad year, and academic college to pennstatenj@gmail.com. If you have further questions, please feel free to email us as well. Zoom link will be available closer to the event.

Oct
7
Wed
Coffee Hour Featuring Lauren Packer Webster ’04 Director of Athletics & Recreation Franklin & Marshall College
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Tune in on Oct. 7 for our Alumni Coffee Hour, hosted by Alumni Association CEO Paul Clifford ’20g. Paul will be joined by Lauren Packer Webster ’04 (she/her), Director of Athletics & Recreation at Franklin & Marshall College. Lauren will discuss her journey to becoming an athletic director, why Penn State is special to her, and much more in this hour-long virtual coffee and conversation.

Lauren Packer Webster

In her first year at Franklin & Marshall College, Lauren Packer Webster is responsible for the management and development of 27 intercollegiate programs, club sports, intramurals, fitness programs and all athletic facilities.

Prior to Franklin & Marshall, Lauren was the associate director of athletics at Mercyhurst University where she directed all aspects of 22 NCAA Division II sports and administration of the Division I men’s and women’s ice hockey programs.

The Lakers saw unparalleled success under her leadership with seven straight top-50 finishes in the Learfield Directors’ Cup, including back-to-back years in the top-20 and their highest rankings in the school’s history.

To learn more or RSVP, please click on the link below.

https://web.cvent.com/event/13d14f6e-4029-45b3-966a-7af5d53365d9/summary?rp=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000

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