Event Calendar

November 2017
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November 20 to November 24

Thanksgiving Break (No Classes)

“Diversity is Good for Business”

December 1

“Diversity is Good for Business”

Rohini Anand

Time: 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

Rohini Anand, senior vice president of corporate responsibility and global chief diversity officer for Sodexo, will present a free public lecture and participate in a question-and-answer session.

December 5

Rough Cut Screening: NFL in London

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

Rough cut screening of student-driven documentary about NFL fans in London. Created as a result of partnership efforts by the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism. 

December 8

Fall Semester Classes End

December 16

Commencement

Time: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Location: Bryce Jordan Center

Fall semester undergraduate commencement exercises. Students in the: College of Arts and Architecture, Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications, College of Education, College of Health and Human Development, College of the Liberal Arts, College of Nursing and the Eberly College of Science.

December 16

Graduate Commencement

Time: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: Bryce Jordan Center

Commencement exercises for The Graduate School.

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 20

Guest Lecture: Halle Stockton

Time: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: 112 Kern Building

Alumna Halle Stockton, managing editor of Pittsburgh-based publicsource.com, will be featured in a session designed for COMM 260W students, discussing the importance of journalism, and local journalism in particular. She'll also discuss her career and responsibilities, offer some advice and take questions. Stockton will be on campus as part of the Hearst Visiting Professional program.

February 21

Page Center Dinner

Location: Grand Hyatt-Midtown, New York City

February 22

Los Angeles Networking Event

Location: TBA, Los Angeles

February 24

PSU 2 LA Power Talks

Location: TBA

A quartet of Ted Talk-like presentations by awe-inspiring Penn State alumni from the Bellisario College of Communications and 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.

Oweida Lecture in Journalism Ethics

March 20

Oweida Lecture in Journalism Ethics

Mark Russell

Lecture Series: Oweida Lecture in Journalism Ethics

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Location: Freeman Auditorium, HUB-Robeson Center

Mark Russell, executive editor of Memphis Commercial Appeal, will be the featued speaker for the annual Oweida Lecture in Journalism Ethics. Russell has served in the role since June 2017. He was previously head of opinion/engagement for the USA Today Network-Tennessee as well as managing editor and news director for the Commercial Appeal.

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: Time Warner Center, 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

Pockrass Lecture

Lecture Series: Pockrass Memorial Lecture

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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 13

Spring Awards and Recognition Ceremony

Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Hyatt Place, State College

April 18

SciComm Speaker Series: The Peril and Persistence of Misinformation

Brian Southwell

Time: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium

Brian Southwell is the porgram director of science in the public sphere at RTI International. His expertise is in mass media effects, social networks, campaign measurement and communication and aging.

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 9

“Police and Media Relations in the 21st Century”

Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel

Opening day of two-day session for law enforcement personnel focusing on communications challenges.

May 10

“Police and Media Relations in the 21st Century”

Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel

Final day of two-day session for law enforcement personnel focusing on communications challenges.

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