Event Calendar

 
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March 1

Kappa Tau Alpha Induction

Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: Alumni Lounge, Nittany Lion Inn

Induction ceremony for Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society, which recognizes academic excellence and promotes scholarship in journalism and mass communication.

March 3

“First Friday” NYC Networking Event

Time: 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Location: 805 Third Ave., 31st Floor

Coffee, conversation and connections -- hosted by Alumni Society Board's Young Alumni Council.

March 6 to March 10

Spring Break 2016

March 19 to March 20

Alumni Society Board Meeting

Location: Various Locations

Regular meeting of College of Communications Alumni Society Board.

March 19

Short Doc Workshop Screening

Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Screening of short documentaries produced during annual Short Doc Workshop, conducted on campus with students from several College of Communications majors working side by side with alumni coaches/mentors. The session is free and open to the public. 

March 21

Lunch and Lit: March Madness

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Location: Schlow Centre Region Library

Join veteran journalist Brian Toolan and John Affleck, the Knight Chair in Journalism and Sociiety and director of the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism, in a celebration of "March Madness." Toolan and Affleck will discuss the politics, press and promotion involved in NCAA men's basketball tournament and college sports. Toolan's book, "Snubbed: A Basketball Season of Triumph, Crisis and Despair," is a dramatic story of the 2015-16 St. Bonaventure University  basketball team. Toolan served as the national editor for The Associated Press, the Pulitzer Prize-winning editor-in-chief of the Hartford Courant and business editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer. 

March 21

Film Screening “778 Bullets”

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Flex Auditorium, HUB-Robeson Center

As part of the yearlong Talking Together About Guns initiative, free public screening of "778 Bullets" with filmmaker Angela Aguayo. Using archival material, newspaper accounts, witness testimony and experts in the field, “778 Bullets” presents a little-known history of resistance and resilience in the human struggle for self-determination. In November 1970, university, state and local police shot 778 bullets into an off-campus rental house in Carbondale, Illinois. The residence was rented to a handful of university students; some were assumed to be associated with the local Black Panther Party. Unlike other police raids of known Black Panther residences across the country, the Carbondale Panthers shot back.

Oweida Lecture in Journalism Ethics

March 21

Oweida Lecture in Journalism Ethics

Marty Baron

Lecture Series: Page Center Professional in Residence

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Location: Freeman Auditorium, HUB-Robeson Center

Marty Baron, editor of The Washington Post, will present the annual Oweida Lecture in Journalism Ethics. The session is free and open to the public.

“FCC Compliance in Public Relations”

March 23

“FCC Compliance in Public Relations”

Lecture Series: Ben Bronstein Lecture in Ethics and Public Relations

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

Featured guest Alan Marcus ('93 Bus), senior vice president of SHIFT Communications, presents "FCC Compliance in Public Relations: How to Strike the Right Balance; Implications; Dos and Dont's" during the Bronstein Lecture in Ethics and Public Relations. The session is free and open to the public.

March 24 to March 25

Ad/PR Alumni Board

Location: Various Locations

Regular meeting of College of Communications Ad/PR Alumni Board.

March 24

JobExpo.Comm

Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: HUB-Robeson Center, Alumni Hall

On-campus job fair and internship information session conducted by the College of Communications. Open to students in all majors. http://bellisario.psu.edu/archive-career-services-and-internships/jobexpo.comm-unications

Website: http://comm.psu.edu/career-services-and-internships/jobexpo.comm-unications

March 27

Accepted Students Program

Location: Various Locations

Daylong event designed so students with an admissions offer can learn more about Penn State. The overall on-campus session, with a breakout specifically focusing on the College of Communications, includes student aid information, conversations with students, campus tours, lunch and more. More info: http://admissions.psu.edu/info/accepted-students/programs/

Website: http://admissions.psu.edu/info/accepted-students/programs/

Pockrass Memorial Lecture: Mara Einstein

March 27

Pockrass Memorial Lecture: Mara Einstein

Mara Einstein

Lecture Series: Pockrass Memorial Lecture

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

Free public lecture featuring Mara Einstein, a professor of media studies at Queens College, City University of New York, and an independent marketing consultant. She is recognized as an authority on consumer culture as well as marketing religion and spirituality, and has been quoted in numerous publications from The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times to BusinessWeek. Her current research is a continuation of her work in consumer culture and the impact of marketing on society.

“Sports Business: Covering the Deals Behind the Games”

March 27

“Sports Business: Covering the Deals Behind the Games”

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Location: Freeman Auditorium, HUB-Robeson Center

A free public question-and-answer session with Abraham Madkour, executive editor of Sports Business Journal/Sports Business Daily, as part of the ongoing Converstion Series conducted by the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism.

March 28

Film Screening “3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets”

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Freeman Auditorium, HUB-Robeson Center

As part of the yearlong Talking Together About Guns initiative, free public screening of 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets" focusing on a Nov. 23, 2012, incident in Jacksonville, Fla.

PSPA State Competition

March 29

PSPA State Competition

Time: 9:30 am – 3:45 pm

Location: HUB-Robeson Center

State championshps in student journalism competition sponsored by the Pennsylvania School Press Associaiton and hosted by the College of Communications at Penn State. 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.

March 31

TST VI: Toss It, Shred It, Trash It!

Location: College Buildings, Offices

Faculty/staff sustainability event to reduce clutter in physical spaces and online. All faculty/staff are encouraged to participate. The day includes a dress-down option for jeans with pizza for lunch. Event sponsored by the Communications Records Management Team.

Website: http://comm.psu.edu/about/sustainability

“Geeks, Dragon Ladies, and Perpetual Foreigners”

March 31

“Geeks, Dragon Ladies, and Perpetual Foreigners”

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Alumna Srivi Ramasubramanian (PhD '04), the associate dean for climate and inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts and an associate professor of communication at Texas A&M, will present a free public lecture titled "Geeks, Dragon Ladies, and Perpetual Foreigners: Countering Stereotypes of Asian-Americans in the Media and Beyond." Ramasubramanian's research examines how stereotypes and counter-stereotypes in popular culture shape everyday attitudes about race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality.