Go HERE and read what we have to say about the scores on Quiz One. We’ll send out those scores mid afternoon on Monday.

The Needy Penis lecture is Tuesday, February 20th. Special guest is the good Doctor of Dialogue, Laurie Mulvey. Forget about everything else Sam said previously about any of the other classes because this is THE BEST CLASS OF THE SEMESTER. If you have a significant other, you ought to bring him/her to class or have him/her watch the stream.

REMEMBER: We are not having lecture class on Thursday, March 1st. If you have your discussion group on Thursday or Friday of that week, however, you are responsible for attending your group.

In place of the March 1st class there are TWO VIDEOS for you to watch and there will be questions on Quiz Two that pertain to these two videos. The first video is the trailer for a lecture that I used to do called “Christian Invaders.” The second video is my TED talk called, “A Radical Experiment in Empathy” that grew out of that lecture. If you’re curious enough, a glutton for punishment, or just plain bored, then HERE is the link to the full Christian Invaders lecture (but you won’t be quizzed about this video).

The Department of Sociology and Criminology annually host an event called “Come Back to Campus Alumni Networking Event” on February 22nd from 10am-2pm in the HUB Noontime Lounge. You don’t have to be a SOC/CRIM major to attend but the purpose is to link students who are interested in what are mostly careers related to criminology to alums. Check out the flyer for more information: CBTC_Flyer_2018

If you’re graduating and looking for something to do next year, regardless of your major you could join the Teach for American teaching corps. If selected, you would receive a starting teacher’s salary and full benefits in one of the many underfunded and understaffed school systems where TFA operates — both urban and rural. The final deadline for the academic year will be March 2, 2018. Go HERE for information about TFA and to get access to the application. If you have specific questions, feel free to contact Kelly Young, a TFA Recruitment Associate (

THIS IS BEING RESCHEDULED: The 2nd annual Penn State Human Library is coming up and offers a great opportunity for student enrichment. The phrase “Don’t judge a book by its cover” means even more at the Human Library. Penn State’s Human Library encourages participants to engage in conversations and challenge stereotypes. Difficult questions will be expected, appreciated and answered. Readers can sign up to hear the life stories told by “human books.” Read the 2018 human book titles and sign up to “read” a human book during 45-minute sessions from 1 to 5 p.m. on TBA, in Pattee Library and Paterno Library.

Stand for State is a Penn State student bystander intervention program focusing on sexual and relationship violence, mental health concerns, acts of bias, and risky drinking and drug use. They sponsor a number of events around campus and they’re always looking for new people to get become involved and to participate in the training that they provide. This is really valuable training and you and others around you (and maybe even complete strangers) will benefit from it. If you’re interested, check out THIS video or visit their web site and contact them by clicking HERE.