Penn State Mont Alto announces fall 2018 Colloquy Series

Dr. David Seitz

Dr. David Seitz, associate professor in communications, will present the first of three Colloquy Series talks at Penn State Mont Alto on Sept. 12, 2018.

Credit: Debra Collins

MONT ALTO, Pa. — Penn State Mont Alto will host three Faculty & Staff Colloquy Series talks during the fall 2018 semester. The events highlight current faculty research and staff expertise in an informal environment at a level that is accessible to a general audience. The talks will be held in the Heritage Room of The Millstream Café from 12:20 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. They are open to the public and free of charge. Participants can purchase their lunch in The Mill and dine during the talk. Coffee and cookies are provided. Discussion is encouraged.

Sept. 12 — David Seitz, Penn State Mont Alto associate professor of communications, “World War I, Mass Death, and the Birth of the Modern U.S. Soldier: A Rhetorical History.” During this colloquy, Seitz will outline the central arguments and conclusions of his recently published book, "World War I, Mass Death, and the Birth of the Modern U.S. Soldier: A Rhetorical History" (Lexington Books, 2018). This lecture should appeal to anyone interested in World War I, U.S. history and culture, and/or issues of persuasion and propaganda.

Oct. 17 — Barrett Scroggs, Penn State Mont Alto assistant professor of human development and family studies, “Coming Out with Pride: Supporting LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning) Individuals through the Transition to Adulthood.” Scroggs’ research explores risk and resiliency in LGBTQ individuals as they transition from adolescence to adulthood. He takes a developmental approach to explore how both internal and external variables are associated with well-being in this community. This presentation will explore research directly related to the experiences of LGBTQ individuals in college and will help us to better understand this community.

Nov. 14 — Karen Buhr, Penn State Mont Alto assistant professor of health policy and administration, “The United States vs. Canada: Whose Health Care Workers are Happier?” This talk will look at job satisfaction among health care workers in Canada and the United States. Which country has happier health care workers?

For more information about the events, contact Debra Collins at [email protected] or 717-749-6112.