Event Calendar

 
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September 25

COMM Career Conversations: Careers in the Niche/Specialized Media

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

Free student-focused session featuring Paul Albergo, bureau chief for Bloomberg BNA. Albergo oversees the Washington-based news organization's 600 reporters and editors who publish news and information services covering business, economics, the environment, health care, labor and human resources, law, taxation, trade issues and more. 

September 28

Faculty Meeting

Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: Nittany Lion Inn

“Speech and Expression on Campus”

September 29

“Speech and Expression on Campus”

Tom Sullivan

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Location: Sutliff Auditorium, Lewis Katz Building

Free public lecture featuring Tom Sullivan, president of the University of Vermont. Event co-sponsored by the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications, the School of International Affairs and Penn State Law. Session is free and open to the public. To attend, register oniine: pennstatelaw.psu.edu/speechoncampus  Reception to follow at 2 p.m.

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 3

Telecommunications Major Night

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: 121 Sparks Building

Meet the faculty, learn about the telecommunications major, discover career opportunities and plan your spring schedule.

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 11

News/Media Town Hall

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: State College Municipal Building, Room 304

Panel discussion about truth in the media. Event co-sponsored by Pennsyvlania News Media Association, Centre Daily Times and others.

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, Alumni Hall

University-wide information session about opportunities to study abroad. 

October 17

Howard Job Fair Info Session

Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Info session for current students about trip to Howard University communications job fair, scheduled Oct. 25-26.

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: 10:35 am – 11:50 pm

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

October 24

Howard Job Fair Info Session

Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Info session for current students about trip to Howard University communications job fair, scheduled Oct. 25-26.

October 26

Research Unplugged: Sascha Meinrath

Sascha Meinrath

Time: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Location: Downsbrough Community Room, Schlow Centre Region Library

Sascha Meinrath, the Palmer Chair of Telecommnications in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications, will present a free public lecture titled "Hacking the 21st Century: Data Integrity in the Era of Cyber Siege" as part of the University's Research Unplugged series. While an integral and helpful part of our lives, technology can come with its own host of frustrating problems. From ID theft and hacking of personal information, to changes in the economy itself, Meinrath will investigate the current trends in technological development, and discuss what can be done to change course and protect ourselves from the dark side of today's digital Faustian bargains.

“Big Data and Fake News”

November 2

“Big Data and Fake News”

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Location: 223A HUB-Robeson Center

Free public lecture by Distingushed Professor S. Shyam Sundar of the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications. Sundar is the founding co-director of the Media Effects Research Laboratory, housed in the Bellisario College. He has been studying the psychology of online news consumption for more than 20 years. His experiments have identified several important elements of digital media technologies that shape the perceived credibility of internet-based information. Sponsored by the Institute for CyberScience at Penn State as part of monthly seminar series exploring the frontiers of cyberscience research.

November 3 to November 5

Daily Collegian Reunion

Location: Various Locations

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 6

Guest Lecture: Sandy Alderson

Sandy Alderson

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: TBA

As part of a year-long focus on studying data analytics in sports, the Center for the Study of Sports in Society presents a free public lecture featuring New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson. A graduate of Dartmouth Colleeg and Harvard Law School, Alderson's career in baseball began with the Oakland A's and includes service as MLB vice president supervising umpries, among other duties. Among the topics he will discuss will be how executives without extensive math/statistics expertise can digest and act upon data from analysts.

November 13

Guest Lecture: Jelani Cobb

Jelani Cobb

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: 62 Willard Building

Free public event sponsored by the Department of African-American Studies and the Department of Journalism.

“Among the Woo People”

November 15

“Among the Woo People”

Russell Frank

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

Book reading and discussion of "Among the Woo People: A Survival Guide for Living in a College Town," written by Russell Frank, an associate professor in the Department of Journalism. The session, presented by the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications and University Libraries, is free and open to the public.

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 22

Los Angeles Networking Event

Location: TBA, Los Angeles

February 22

Page Society Dinner

Location: TBA, New York City

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 9 to May 9

Pockrass Lecture

Lecture Series: Pockrass Memorial Lecture

Time: 5:30 pm All Day

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

April 12 to April 13

Analytics Conference

Location: Various Locations

Inaugural event, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Sports in Socity at Penn State. Keynote session April 12 features John Urschel.

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