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The Penn State Forum Speaker Series is a Faculty/Staff Club event that is co-sponsored by the Penn State Bookstore and is open to the general public. The luncheons, modeled after the National Press Club Speaker Series, include a presentation by an invited speaker, followed by audience questions.

Robert Mueller

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FBI Director Robert Mueller

"Cyber Crime" "Cyberspace has become the primary means by which we conduct business, store data and connect operating systems, from air traffic control to the power grids. That widespread use has also left us vulnerable to attack. Protecting America from terrorist attack is the FBI's highest priority. To date, terrorists have not successfully used the Internet…

Dr. Lucia Rohrer Murphy

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Dr. Lucia Rohrer Murphy, Performance Improvement Designers

“LeaderSpeak: Debunking the Myths that Keep Leaders Playing Small” Dr. Lucia Rohrer Murphy, aka “Doctor Murph,” is a leading authority in team development and sustainable leadership practices who has inspired organizations and individuals to leverage their unique strengths and talents to create Success that Sticks. Doctor Murph has developed her expertise from over 20 years of…

Tanya Biank

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Tanya Biank, journalist, author and Fulbright Scholar

"The Bride Wore Green: Marriage and the Military, an Author's Walk in her Own Storyline" Biank is a 1993 graduate of Penn State, where she received a bachelor's degree in journalism and was a member of the University Scholar's program. She is a former military reporter for the Fayetteville Observer and has traveled around the world…

Jacqueline Jones Royster

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Jacqueline Jones Royster

"Subverting Double Jeopardies: Continuities of Rhetorical Action by African-American Women Writers" Royster is the senior vice provost and executive dean of the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and professor of English at The Ohio State University. She has three complementary areas of interest in research: the rhetorical history of women of African descent, the development of…

Gary D. Chapman

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Gary D. Chapman, pastor, speaker and author

"Keeping Love Alive when the Tingles Evaporate" Chapman speaks extensively throughout the United States and internationally on marriage, family and relationships. The government of Singapore invited him to present his marriage seminar there and the Chaplain's Office of NATO issued a special invitation for Chapman to speak to the NATO forces in Germany. Other engagements have…

DeWayne Wickham

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DeWayne Wickham, a columnist with USA Today and Gannett News Service

"Role of Media in Public Policy Decision Making" Wickham is a distinguished professor and director of the Institute for Advanced Journalism Studies at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. His syndicated commentaries are distributed by Gannett News Service to more than 130 daily newspapers. A founding member and former president of the National Association of…

Robert Shaler & Barry Scheck

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Robert Shaler & Barry Scheck

"What You Don't Know About Forensics" Robert Shaler, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, and director of the Forensic Science Program at Penn State, led the team of forensic biologists to identify the remains of the 2,749 people killed in the World Trade Center attacks. Shaler had been the director of forensic biology in the Office…

Albie Hecht

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Albie Hecht, President of Worldwide Biggies Inc.

"Creating New Entertainment Experiences for the Digital Family" Hecht, noted as one of the most influential and powerful people in animation, has created hits, won awards, guided franchises into household names and introduced groundbreaking entertainment for people of all ages. In late 2005, Hecht launched his latest venture: the innovative digital media content company Worldwide Biggies…

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