Friday 23 Oct 2020

Events

Oct
23
Fri
Alumni Volunteer Awards
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the Alumni Association as we celebrate individual and affiliate group excellence.

 Awards will be given to affiliate groups that exhibited leadership in 8 programmatic areas. We will also recognize four individual volunteer leaders who have demonstrated commitment to and pride in our alma mater.

This event will take place remotely on Friday, October 23rd at 6:30.

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

https://web.cvent.com/event/98317d3e-5312-4590-a408-e90d95674586/summary

Oct
26
Mon
Paint Night
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Get ready for a ‘spooktacular’ night of fun with the Alumni Association’s first-ever virtual Paint Night! All Penn Staters — expert artists and beginners — are invited to join in on Oct. 26 for a program that will combine the spirit of Halloween with the spirit of Penn State. Paint Night will be hosted by local artist Jackie Gianico on Monday, October 26th from 7 to 8:30.

See below for the types of tools and materials you’ll need, and for a little more info on the night’s host.

You will need to purchase your own supplies for this virtual Paint Night. Here is the full list of supplies you will need:

  • Brushes: Our Artist recommend brushes that are flat and angled. You will need one brush that is 1/2 or 3/4 inch and one brush that is 1/4 inch.
    • Click here to view an affordable option for the brushes.
  • Acrylic Color Paint Set: For first time painters our artist recommends acrylic or craft acrylic for an affordable option.  You will need to have black, white, red, yellow, and blue colors for the event.
    • Click here to view an affordable option for the paint set.
  • 11 x 14 Canvas is the recommended size, but 8×10 or 12×16 also works well.
    • Click here to view an affordable option for the canvas.
  • A Plate to mix the paint colors on.
  • A Cup of water to clean your brushes.
  • Paper Towels
  • Our Artist recommends you paint on a flat surface, because the ledge of the easel can get in the way of painting the very bottom of the canvas.  If you prefer to use an Easel that is also fine.

Artist – Jackie Gianico

Jackie has been living in State College since 2009, and she teaches English as a second language at the Intensive English Communication Program at Penn State.

She began teaching sip-and-paint style events in 2015 after a friend encouraged her. Jackie is a self-taught acrylic painter but will tell you Bob Ross taught her everything she knows.

To register, please click on the link below.

https://web.cvent.com/event/b3b9140f-3c57-4dc2-b596-49b3fe51bc58/summary?rp=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000

Oct
27
Tue
American Democracy and the 2020 Election
Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Elections are the linchpin of democracy and go hand-in-hand with the peaceful transition of power. Yet, a recent McCourtney Institute for Democracy poll found that most Americans did not identify things like elections and voting as what they most value about democracy. Further, only among older Americans did a majority agree that democracy is the “best system of government”. This talk considers how the American public feels about democracy, and how the 2020 election—in the context of partisan polarization, state control of election administration, and accusations of “rigging”—further risks the integrity of American democracy. This event will take place on Tuesday, October 27th at noon on Zoom.

 

The author of three books and numerous articles on American politics, Michael Berkman has taught at Penn State for over thirty years. The director of the McCourtney Institute for Democracy, Berkman co-hosts the Democracy Works podcast and works with the Institute’s Mood of the Nation Poll. In 2019 he was awarded the Penn State President’s Award for Excellence in Academic Integration and previously received the College of the Liberal Arts Distinction in Social Sciences Award and Welch Alumni Relations Award.

To register, please click on the link below.

https://web.cvent.com/event/16327a3a-06c5-4087-b3c3-1d6fb3b529a5/summary?rp=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000

 

Oct
28
Wed
Coffee Hour with Featuring Krishna C. Nadella ’04g Americas Head of Regional Sales & Account Management, Symphony Communications, LLC
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Tune in for our Oct. 28 Coffee Hour when Krishna C. Nadella ’04g joins Alumni Association CEO Paul Clifford ’20g for an extensive virtual conversation. Krishna is the Americas Head of Regional Sales & Account Management for Symphony Communications, LLC. Krishna and Paul will chat about the former’s 20 years of experience in sales strategy, his role as the President-Emeritus of a Penn State Alumni Society, and a lot more.

Krishna Nadella is the Americas Head of Regional Sales & Account Management for Symphony Communications, LLC. He has over 20 years of experience in sales, strategy, and management in capital markets, including 10 years at Bloomberg L.P. as Head of Specialist Sales, two years at Moody’s as Director for Securities Analytics & Valuations and five years at Citigroup, Inc. as VP for Global Structured Credit Products.

Krishna graduated with an MBA from Penn State, for which he is President-Emeritus of the Graduate School Alumni Society, on top of being a Board Member for the International Valuations Standards Committee.
To register, please click on the link below.

https://web.cvent.com/event/8983c8a5-730f-497f-b7d7-b1f493c6e19a/summary?rp=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000

Networking for Introverts
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Next to public speaking, many people would rate the idea of initiating a conversation at a networking event or Happy Hour high on the list of unnerving experiences. Yet, the need to build a strong network is as important as ever for career and professional development. This webinar will provide tips that can be used if you are an introvert or just shy. You will leave with tools that can be easily applied at your next social event. You might even add a few people to your network during the webinar.

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

This event will take place on Wed, October 28th at noon via Zoom.

To register, please click on the link below.

https://engage.tassl.com/event/8066/

Oct
29
Thu
The Football Letter Live: Behind the Mic with Comm Radio
Oct 29 @ 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

Nov
2
Mon
NITTANY NETWORKING AND RESUME REVIEW
Nov 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Connect with Penn Staters from your area and around the globe to share your experiences, exchange career tips and build your professional network.  The Alumni Career Services Staff will also be available to review your resume.  The event is 1:1 chat based and you can join from your smartphone or your desktop.

This event will be taking place on Monday Nov 2, 2020, 12 – 1 PM EST

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

https://engage.tassl.com/event/8090/

 

NITTANY NETWORKING AND RESUME REVIEW
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Connect with Penn Staters from your area and around the globe to share your experiences, exchange career tips and build your professional network.  The Alumni Career Services Staff will also be available to review your resume.  The event is 1:1 chat based and you can join from your smartphone or your desktop.

This event will take place on Monday Nov 2, 2020, 7 – 8 PM EST.

To register, please click on the link below.

https://engage.tassl.com/event/8091/

Nov
3
Tue
Who Was A Suffragist? Exploring the Diversity of the Movement
Nov 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The story of the fight for woman suffrage is a familiar one. We know the names of the leading suffragists—Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alice Paul, and Carrie Chapman Catt. We remember that suffrage was finally won via the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. But those facts are only part of the story. This talk will reveal the hidden histories of the Native American, Chinese American, African American, and Hispana suffragists who not only challenged women’s inequality but also fought against the racial prejudices of the age. They marched in parades, debated with national suffrage leaders, and met with presidents and other politicians. They insisted that women in their communities also deserved the vote. For some of them, the ratification of the woman suffrage amendment in 1920 was a moment of celebration. But for others it was not the end of their fight for equality. It will offer a revealing look at an inspiring new history of woman suffrage, which will be taking place on November 3rd at noon.

Cathleen D. Cahill is an associate professor of History at Penn State University. She has a master’s degree in Social Science and a doctorate in History, both from the University of Chicago. She is the author of Recasting the Vote: How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement (University of North Carolina Press 2020). Her first book, Federal Fathers and Mothers: A Social History of the United States Indian Service, 1869-1933 (UNC 2011), won the Labriola Center for American Indian National Book Award and was a finalist for the David J. Weber and Bill Clements Book Prize. She is also the steering committee chair for the Coalition for Western Women’s History.

To register, please click on the link below.

https://web.cvent.com/event/0ba079c4-2692-4f9c-8e75-192394457da1/summary?rp=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000

Nov
4
Wed
Coffee Hour Featuring Featuring Retired Brigadier General Greg Touhill Penn State ’83 President of AppGate Federal
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Retired Brigadier General Greg Touhill, a Penn State Class of 1983 graduate and President of AppGate Federal will be our special guest for our Nov. 4 Coffee Hour at 9AM. Tune in to hear Greg and Alumni Association CEO Paul Clifford ’20g talk about a wide ranging set of topics, including Touhill’s role as a brigadier general, his time as the United States’ first Federal Chief Information Security Officer, and much more.

Retired Brigadier General Greg Touhill, Penn State ’83, is one of the nation’s premier IT and cyber leaders. Named by President Obama as the first Federal Chief Information Security Officer of the United States government, Greg now serves as President, AppGate Federal, a cybersecurity and advanced technology company.

He also serves on the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College and is a member of the ISACA board of directors.

To register, please click on the link below.

https://web.cvent.com/event/e794d160-f9f7-45af-8fec-13540a98d1de/summary?rp=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000

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