Event Calendar

September 2017
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September 6

Guest Lecture: Nathan Larimer

Nathan Larimer

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Free public lecture and discussion featuring alumnus Nathan Larimer, a creative producer at Lobster Bear, based in West Hollywood.

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/Reading: Chris Bachelder

Chris Bachelder

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

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

September 15

Dean’s Advancement Council

Location: Various Locations

September 18

“Facebook: The Currency of Data”

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Discussion featuring alumni Will Post ('05), an industry manager, global marketing solutions for Facebook in Chicago, and Carlo Pitocco ('06), a creative agency partner for Facebook in New York City. Discover how Facebook is leveraging data for audience insights that help brands build relations. Session is free and open to the public. Part of Digital Days, sponsored by Barnes & Noble.

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 19

Cannes Info Session

Mark Lindsay

Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: 124 Business Building

An informational session with Mark Lindsay, film executive and producer about internship and immersion opportuniites with the Cannes Film Festival, Cannes Lions Intensive and L.A. Intensive.

September 19

“PSU + Beyond: Media Training in a Digital World”

Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: 129 Waring Building

Discussion featuring faculty member Lee Ahern, associate professor of advertising/public relations, and Elise James-Decruise, senior director and head of global training for New Marketing Institue. Universities and industry are being transformed by the digital revolution, and education is no different. Find out how the Bellisario College of Communication is changing the curriculum, and how New Marketing Institute is meeting industry demand for lifelong learning in the digital age. Special focus will be on the importance of industry certification options for students, during their time at Penn State and beyond. Session is free and open to the public. Part of Digital Days, sponsored by Barnes & Noble.

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 21

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.

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.