Event Calendar

 
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August 17

Grad Student Orientation, Day 1

Time: 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Location: Nittany Lion Inn

August 18

Grad Student Orientation, Day 2

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Nittany Lion Inn

August 18

Faculty/Staff Media Day

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: 16 Willard Buiding

Photo and video session for faculty and staff in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications.

August 20

Fall Orientation (First-Year Students)

Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Location: 100 Thomas Building

College meeting and orientation session for first-year students in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications for the 2017-18 academic year.

August 20

Fall Orientation (Returning Students)

Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location: 121 Sparks Building

Start-of-the semester information session for advancd standing and change-of-campus students.

August 21

Fall Semester Classes Begin

August 28

Curley Center Sports Night

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Heritage Hall, HUB-Robeson Center

Start-of-the-academic year information session for students in the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism, and internship/job/networking fair for all students with a sports interest. Session to feature representatives from on- and of-campus outlets that provide students opportunities to hone their professional skills. It's a vital event with many potential opportuniites for students with any number of sports-related interests. 

August 29

Comm Involvement Fair 2017

Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Alumni Hall, HUB-Robeson Center

Information session for commuications-related clubs and organizations, as well as opportunities and services for students in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications. All communications students, regardless of major, are encouraged to attend.

August 30

Ice Cream Social

Time: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location: Carnegie Building Front Lawn

Start-of-the-semester welcome back event for all students, faculty and staff in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

August 31

Honor Code Signing

Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Carnegie Lobby

Student Honor Code signing event, sponsored by Student Council.

September 12

DC Program Info Session

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: 362 Willard Building

Information session about Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 for the Stanley E. Degler Washington Program. Open to students in all majors. 

September 12

“That Doesn’t Sound Right: Deciphering Real News From Fake”

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: 121 Sparks Building

Free public lecture by Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications faculty member Denise Bortree. She will discuss such subjects as: Is fake news really news? Where does fake news come from and why is it so influential What role do communicators (journalists, advertising and PR professionals, film makers, etc.) play in the creation and perpetuation of fake new? How do we maintain integrity in public communication and what does it look like to make ethical decisions in this space?

September 13

DC Program Info Session

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Information session about Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 for the Stanley E. Degler Washington Program. Open to students in all majors.

September 14

Guest Lecture: Chris Bachelder

Chris Bachelder

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: TBD

Free guest lecture and question-and-answer session with Chris Bachelder, author of "The Throwback Special." 

September 18 to September 22

Digital Week

Location: Various Locations

Activities and events across majors in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications focusing on digital initiatives and opportunities in the communications industry and beyond.

September 18

“The Projectilic Image: Islamic State’s Digital Visual Warfare and Global Networked Affect”

Lecture Series: Pockrass Memorial Lecture

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

Free public lecture by Marwan Kraidy, the Anthony Shadid Chair in Global Media, Politics and Culture, and director of the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. 

September 20

“Pulitzer’s Gold: A Century of Public Service Journalism”

Roy Harris

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

Free public lecture by Roy Harris, author of "Pulitzer's Gold" A Century of Public Service Journalism." Event co-sponsored by Department of Journalism and University Libraries.

September 25

COMM Career Conversations: Careers in the Niche/Specialized Media Field

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

Free student-focused session featuring Paul Albergo, bureau chief for Bloomberg BNA.

September 28

Faculty Meeting

Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: Nittany Lion Inn

September 29

Guest Lecture: Tom Sullivan

Tom Sullivan

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Location: TBA

Free public lecture featuring Tom Sullivan. Event co-sponsored by the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications and Penn State Law.

October 1 to October 2

Alumni Society Board Meeting

Location: Various Locations

Fall meeting of Donald P. Bellisario Collegeof Communications Alumni Society Board and Young Alumni Council. Session includes annual awards event and student mentoring session.

October 9

T. Howard Foundation Information Session

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: 60 Willard Building

Information session for students about paid summer internships offered by the T. Howard Foundation in 2018.

October 14

Parents Weekend Event

Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

A Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications event as part of the University-wide Parents & Families Weekend.

October 16

“It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War”

Lynsey Addario

Time: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Schwab Auditorium

Free public lecture by photographer Lynsey Addario, the author of this year's Penn State Reads book of the same title. More info: http://pennstatereads.psu.edu/

Website: http://pennstatereads.psu.edu/

October 17

Education Abroad Fair

Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: HUB-Robeson Center

University-wide information session about opportunities to study abroad. 

October 18

Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

Wesley Lowery

Lecture Series: Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Schwab Auditorium

Free public lecture featuring Pulitzer Prize-winner Wesley Lowery of The Washington Post.

October 19

Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

Lisa Falkenberg

Lecture Series: Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

Time: 9:45 am – 10:50 am

Location: Freeman Auditorium, HUB-Robeson Center

Free public lecture featuring Pulitzer Prize-winner Lisa Falkenberg of the Houston Chronicle.

October 20

Bellisario College Dedication

Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Building

October 22

Bellisario College Celebration Dinner

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Penn Stater Hotel Conference Center

October 23

Breakfast with the Dean

Time: 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Location: Senate Suite, Penn Stater Hotel Conference Center

November 4

Open House

Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Location: Various Locations

Annual information session and open house for prospective students and their families interested in Penn State and the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications. Visitors can meet faculty and students, tour state-of-the-art facilities and learn more about the many opportunities that exist in each of the five communications majors. For more information, contact Emily Clevenger, Director of Undergraduate Recruitment, by email (epc10@psu.edu) or phone (814-863-4323).

November 6

COMM Career Conversations: Networking Now—The No. 1 Job Search Tool

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

November 9

Guest Speaker: Jelani Cobb

Jelani Cobb

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

Free public lecture and question-and-answer session with Jelani Cobb, a writer for the New Yorker and a faculty member at Columbia University. Session co-sponsored by the Department of Journalism and the Department of African-American Studies.

November 20 to November 24

Thanksgiving Break (No Classes)

December 8

Fall Semester Classes End

January 8

Spring Semester Classes Begin

January 15

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No Classes)

January 22

COMM Career Conversations: Breaking Into the Entertainment Industry

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

February 24

PSU2LA Power Talks

Location: TBA

Special event, featuring series of alumni talks and networking session, in Los Angeles. Session co-sponsored with the College of Arts & Architecture. 

March 5 to March 9

Spring Break (No Classes)

March 16 to March 17

Ad/PR Alumni Board Meeting

Location: Various Locations

Regular meeting of Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications Ad/PR Alumni Society Board.

March 16

JobExpo.Comm 2018

Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Alumni Hall, HUB-Robeson Center

Annual on-campus internship and job fair conducted by the Donald P. Bellisairo College of Communications.

March 20

Oweida Lecture in Journalism Ethics

Mike Oreskes

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: TBA

March 26

COMM Career Conversations: Breaking Into the Sports Industry—A Woman’s Perspective

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: TBA

Session featuring several alumni in a variety of roles, including: Shannon Furman of NFL Films, Amanda Lockwood of ESPN, Alexis Morgan of the Memphis Grizzlies, and Ali Nicastro of MLS.

April 6

Success in the City 2018

Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: TBA, New York City

Annual internship and job fair for students in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications, conducted in New York City.

April 6

Films and Friends 2018

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Location: TBA, New York City

Annual alumni-student networking and screening event in New York City, conducted by the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications.

April 8 to April 9

Alumni Society Board Meeting

Location: Various Locations

Spring meeting of Donald P. Bellisario Collegeof Communications Alumni Society Board and Young Alumni Council. Session includes annual awards event and student mentoring session.

April 19 to April 20

Curley Center Council Meeting

Location: TBA

First evening program, board meeting, student mentoring/networking session featuring alumni from the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism.

April 24

Student Awards Program

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Faculty Staff Club, Nittany Lion Inn

Annual undergraduate awards program recognizing accomplishments of students in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications.

April 27

Spring Semester Classes End

May 5

Commencement

Time: 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Location: Bryce Jordan Center

Undergradaute commencement exercises for the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications.

May 14

Bart Richards Award for Media Criticism

Time: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: National Press Club, Washington, D.C.

Presentation of the Bart Richards Award for Media Cricticsm.

Website: bellisario.psu.edu/bart