State Of State Announces Faculty & Staff Conference Speakers

State of State announced this year’s slate of faculty and staff speakers in a press release Friday morning. This year’s State of State conference, to be held February 3, will focus on four themes: Free Speech on Campus, Impact of Technology in the Lives of Students, Social Stigma at Penn State, and the Effect of World Events on Minority Community Members.

The faculty speakers are as follows:




Free Speech on Campus

Marc Friedenberg: Assistant Teaching Professor of Information Sciences and Technology and U.S. Congress Candidate

Technology at Penn State

Rose Cameron: Former Director of Innovation at Penn State, Principal & Founder, R. Cameron Consulting

Jennifer Sparrow: Senior Director of Teaching and Learning with Technology

The Effect of World Events on Minority Community Members

Lauren Halberstadt: Manager of Student Engagement & Intercultural Learning in the Office of Global Programs

Social Stigmas at Penn State

Brian Patchcoski: Director of the LGBTQA Student Resource Center

Keith Jervis: Director of Student Disability Resources




State of State announced its student conference speakers a few weeks ago on Facebook. You can register to attend the conference here. Those who cannot attend will be able to follow along on a live stream on the WPSU website or the State of State website.

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