Event Calendar

January 2018
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A Conversation with Louis Moore

January 29

A Conversation with Louis Moore

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

Louis Moore, an associate proefessor at Grand Valley State University who teaches African-American history, civil rights, sports history and U.S. history, will be featured in a free public session sponsored by the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism and University Libraries.

A Conversation with Deb Gelman

February 12

A Conversation with Deb Gelman

Time: 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

Location: TBA

A conversation with alumna Deb Gelman, a producer/director for CBS Sports and president of Creative Spark Productions. Free public session sponsored by the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism and University Libraries. 

Guest Lecture: Halle Stockton

February 20

Guest Lecture: Halle Stockton

Time: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Kern Auditorium (112 Kern Building)

Alumna Halle Stockton, managing editor of Pittsburgh-based publicsource.org, 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

The Page Center Awards

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: The Grand Hyatt Hotel - New York City

The second annual Arthur W. Page Center Awards for Integrity in Public Communication will be on Feb. 21 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. The Page Center hosts the event to showcase the importance of ethical decision-making in public communications, including public relations and journalism—two areas of communication that made up much of Foster’s distinguished career.

Website: http://awards.thepagecenter.org

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.

February 28

Crisis Management: Why do Companies Keep Getting it Wrong?

Rob Britton, airline expert & marketing consultant

Lecture Series: Page Center Professional in Residence

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Freeman Auditorium (HUB)

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: Kern Auditorium (112 Kern Building)

Mark Russell, executive editor of Memphis Commercial Appeal, will be the featured 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: Freeman Auditorium, HUB-Robeson Center

Session featuring several alumni in a variety of roles, including: Hannah Biondi of Showtime, Shannon Furman of NFL Films, Ali Nicastro of Major League Soccer, Karissa Maxwell of Perform Media, and Judy Weiss of ESPN.

PSPA State Competition

March 27

PSPA State Competition

Location: HUB-Robeson Center

State championshps in student journalism competition sponsored by the Pennsylvania School Press Associaiton and hosted by the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications. Students who advanced from regional competitions earlier in the year will compete in a dozen different writing, design or artistic categories on the University Park campus.

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 program 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

Alumni-student event with meeting and reception (April 19) and Curley Center Reunion (April 20) on back-to-back days celebrating teh 15th anniversary of the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism.

April 23

APSE Regional Meeting

Location: Pegula Ice Arena

Annual regional meeting of Associated Press Sports Editors, hosted by the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism at Penn State.

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