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Mark Luchinsky Memorial Lecture

  • Monday, January 24, 2022
  • 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM
  • State Theatre, Downtown
John Quiñones - author, broadcast journalist, motivational speaker, and host of ABC's What Would You Do?

This year, we are honored to welcome John Quiñones for his presentation "A 20/20 Vision for Our World: Building Bridges, Not Walls." Mr. Quiñones is an author, broadcast journalist, motivational speaker, and host of ABC's What Would You Do?

Throughout his career, Mr. Quiñones has been recognized for his excellence in broadcast journalism. He has won seven national Emmy Awards for his "Primetime Live," "Burning Questions" and "20/20" work. He has also been recognized for his coverage of the Congo's virgin rainforest, the Yanomamo Indians, the homeless children of Bogota, and children sugar cane cutters in the Dominican Republic.

In this highly topical keynote, John Quiñones plans to explore the dilemmas that leaders and organizations face in this brave new world of transparency. He will share scenarios from What Would You Do? and his perspective from years of observing the best and worst of human nature.

Please note that this event will be livestreamed on this web page for Scholars at the Penn State campuses, the general public, and others who are unable to join us in person. Registration is not required to join the livestream.

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Penn State COVID-19 Risk Statement

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You must adhere to these protocols regardless of vaccination status.

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Important Information About this Event

In accordance with State College Borough mandates and CDC guidance, all patrons, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear masks while in The State Theatre. Masks are available upon patron request. We strongly encourage all attendees to be vaccinated.

Additionally, the format of this event may change from on site to virtual based on the impact of the coronavirus omicron variant. If a change in format occurs, all registrants will receive a notification and additional messaging and announcements will appear on the college’s website and on its social media platforms. For reference, the latest information on Penn State’s response to the pandemic can be found on the Coronavirus Information website.

The event is cosponsored by the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications, Department of Journalism, the Multicultural Association of Schreyer Scholars, the Multicultural Resource Center, Penn State Educational Equity, Penn State Gender Equity Center, Penn State Hillel, the Presidential Leadership Academy, Rock Ethics Institute, and the Schreyer Honors College Student Council.

Event Contact

Rosanna Mersinger
Student Programs
Schreyer Scholar Tara Golthi

Schreyer has motivated me to push myself and do things I would have wished to have done, but wouldn't have done without Schreyer.

Tara Golthi '20 Media Studies

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