This series of presentations from faculty and staff in the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences will be hosted every month at the the Village at Penn State Retirement Community.

Speakers will address major areas of focus for the college, including food, human health and disease, globalization, sustainability, agricultural production, and more. Each session runs from 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. and will be held in the Lion's Den room.

An overview of research at the Cocoa Research Centre, University of the West Indies, in support of the Cocoa Industry

When March 3, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where Online Webinar

Speaker: Pathmanathan Umaharan - Professor of Genetics, Director, Cocoa Research Centre; University of West Indies, Trinidad

Mainstreaming Biodiversity in the Decade of Action: tools for supporting biodiversity (part 2)

When March 3, 2021, 1:25 PM - 2:25 PM
Where Online

A four-part virtual symposium series to expand networks and inspire creative strategies to promote biodiversity in urban, agricultural and natural areas, to improve human and ecological health and well-being.

Access Points Webinar Series: Supporting your Research with Federal and State Funding

When March 3, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where Online

A webinar with personnel in the College's Research Development and Administration and the Office of Grants and Contracts

Poultry Science Club Meeting

When March 3, 2021, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where Virtual

Come join the club for some good food and learn more about the opportunities club has to offer. Most meetings have guest speakers.

Mainstreaming Biodiversity in the Decade of Action: strategies to expand biodiversity efforts (part 2)

When March 4, 2021, 1:25 PM - 2:25 PM
Where Online

A four-part virtual symposium series to expand networks and inspire creative strategies to promote biodiversity in urban, agricultural and natural areas, to improve human and ecological health and well-being.

SAFES Workshop Series

When March 4, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Federal Budget Process and Preview of Priorities Going Forward: Gary Geernaert, Director of the Earth and Environmental Systems Sciences Division at the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science will provide an overview of the science enterprise, the federal budget process for science, and clues on the Administration and Congressional priorities for research and development going forward.

The Federal Budget Process and Preview of Priorities Going Forward

When March 4, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Gary Geernaert, Director of the Earth and Environmental Systems Sciences Division at the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science will provide an overview of the science enterprise, the federal budget process for science, and clues on the Administration and Congressional priorities for research and development going forward. The talk will use DOE Office of Science to illustrate some of the key points.

Alumni Resume Review

When March 8, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Save your spot for a virtual resume review! Participants will be able to receive feedback on their resume in just 10 minutes! The event is 1:1 chat based. Join from your smartphone or your desktop.

Virtual Office Hours and Alumni Resume Reviews

When March 8, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Drop in for a 10 Minute 1:1 chat with the Alumni Career Services Team.

Virtual Speaker Series: Featuring Barbara J. Rolls Volumetrics: Feeling Full on Fewer Calories

When March 9, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Volumetrics is a healthy eating plan for weight management based on research conducted at Penn State. In this presentation, Barbara J. Rolls, Professor and Helen A. Guthrie Chair of Nutritional Sciences, will discuss how the density of calories in the foods you eat affects hunger and satisfaction. She will present simple, proven strategies to choose foods that will help you to think positively about what you can eat while managing calories rather than focusing on restriction and deprivation.

EIGHT ESSENTIAL PRINCIPLES IN DOWNSTREAM PROCESSING (MAR 9, 16 & 30)

When March 9, 2021 1:00 PM to March 30, 2021 5:00 PM
Where Virtual workshop

Big 10 Trivia Night

When March 9, 2021, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

As the Big Ten Tournament approaches for the Penn State men’s and women’s basketball teams, Penn Staters everywhere are invited to compete in a Big Ten Conference trivia challenge! Create your trivia dream team, and join us on Tuesday, March 9th at 7:00 pm via Zoom as we see which school’s fanbase has the biggest range of knowledge in the Big Ten!

Coffee Hour with Paul Clifford: Featuring Jim Stengel '83 President/CEO, The Jim Stengel Company

When March 10, 2021, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

President/CEO of The Jim Stengel Company, Jim Stengel ’83 joins us on March 10 for a fun and informative Coffee Hour program. His company helps brands and organizations expand and activate their purposes, having worked with 90 different companies from Fortune 50’s to start-ups and found that all of them are struggling with sustaining growth, differentiation in the marketplace and employee engagement. Tune in to hear from Jim at 9 a.m. EST on March 10.

Alumni Career Services: Who And What We Are

When March 10, 2021, 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.

Virtual Office Hours and Alumni Resume Reviews

When March 15, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Drop in for a 10 Minute 1:1 chat with the Alumni Career Services Team.

Night at the Palmer Museum

When March 15, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Take a brief, virtual tour of world-class art at the Palmer Museum, then dig into your art supplies and enjoy a simple art-making activity designed for all skill levels. Hosted by the Palmer’s education team of graduate assistants and undergraduate interns, this lively hangout will introduce a selection of artists from the permanent collection who use color to create a sense of movement and energy.

Alumni Resume Review

When March 15, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Save your spot for a virtual resume review! Participants will be able to receive feedback on their resume in just 10 minutes! The event is 1:1 chat based. Join from your smartphone or your desktop.

Virtual visit to the historic Armsby Respiration Calorimeter

When March 16, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where Online

A behind the scenes tour in partnership with PSU's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI).

Virtual Speaker Series: Featuring Ken Hickman Lions in Action: Penn State Athletes in World War II

When March 16, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

During the course of World War II, approximately 1,200 former Penn State student-athletes entered the military. These men served in every branch of the service and in theaters around the globe. While the majority returned to tell their tale, 26 ultimately lost their lives in defense of their country. This talk will provide an overview of the Penn State All-Sports Museum’s upcoming exhibit on this topic, as well as highlight the accomplishments of individuals such as Major Frank Gleason (US Army/OSS), Lieutenant Colonel Jack Reichenbach (USAAF), First Lieutenant Roy Hanna, and others.

Coffee Hour with Paul Clifford: Featuring John Gilmore ’01 Executive Director, Brandthumb

When March 17, 2021, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Executive Director of Brandthumb and four-year Penn State Football letterman, John Gilmore ’01, will join us on March 17 for Coffee Hour. Brandthumb is a boutique marketing agency focused on building brands and developing innovative strategies. John will chat with Alumni Association CEO Paul Clifford ’20g about his career in marketing, what his time was like playing football at Penn State, and much more.

Research needs to support a cocoa farm services business

When March 17, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where Online webinar

Speaker: Martin Gilmour - Head of Agronomy; Barry Callebaut

Writing a Strong Resume: Avoiding the Resume "Black Hole"

When March 17, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Do you ever wonder where resumes go after you apply? Does a recruiter ever look at your resume? This webinar will review strategies for writing a strong resume and tips for standing out in the applicant tracking system (ATS). The webinar is free to all Penn State Alumni.

College Connections: Vaccination Hesitation? Ask the Experts. A Discussion on Human Health, Animal Health, and Vaccine Development

When March 17, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Dean Roush will be joined by Suresh Kuchipudi, Clinical Professor and Head of Microbiology, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences and Associate Director, Animal Diagnostic Lab, to discuss "Protecting Human and Animal Health from COVID." He will also be joined by Troy Sutton, Assistant Professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, to discuss "Your Annual Flu Shot – How Our Knowledge of Influenza Vaccines is Shaping COVID-19 Vaccine Development." A Q&A will follow the presentations.

Mainstreaming Biodiversity in the Decade of Action: strategies to expand biodiversity efforts (part 1)

When March 17, 2021, 1:25 PM - 2:25 PM
Where Online

A four-part virtual symposium series to expand networks and inspire creative strategies to promote biodiversity in urban, agricultural and natural areas, to improve human and ecological health and well-being.

Poultry Science Club Meeting

When March 17, 2021, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where Virtual

Come join the club for some good food and learn more about the opportunities club has to offer. Most meetings have guest speakers.

SAFES Workshop Series

When March 18, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Interdisciplinary Proposal Support at Penn State: Mike Lanagan, Assistant Director of the Strategic Interdisciplinary Research Office (SIRO) and Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics will discuss the support SIRO offers for investigators pursuing complex or non-traditional funding opportunities.

Interdisciplinary Proposal Support at Penn State

When March 18, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Mike Lanagan, Assistant Director of the Strategic Interdisciplinary Research Office (SIRO) and Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics will discuss the support SIRO offers for investigators pursuing complex or non-traditional funding opportunities.

Chocolate Milk Choice and Acceptance in Adult Consumers: The Role of Psychographic Segmentation and Information Framing

When March 18, 2021, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where Online

Jennifer Brodock, MS Student

Career Resources For You As An Alum

When March 18, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This webinar will showcase the many resources accessible through Alumni Career Services and the power of the Penn State network. Soon to be grads 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 understand all of the career resources available to them as a Penn State graduate.

Alumni Resume Review

When March 22, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Save your spot for a virtual resume review! Participants will be able to receive feedback on their resume in just 10 minutes! The event is 1:1 chat based. Join from your smartphone or your desktop.