Event Calendar

October 2017
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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 5

New Media in India

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

"New Media in India: From Fad to Fundamental?" A free public discussion featuring Sunera Sen Narayan of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication and Shalini Narayanan, an independent communications consultant. Narayan earned her master's degree at Penn State has has more than 25 years experience related to communications, advertising, journalism, documentary film producion and teaching. Narayanan was part of the Indian civil service for 23 years bfore beginning work as a consultant. The Institute for Information Policy is collaborating with the Center for Global Studies on the campus visit and related events.

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 10

Comm Major Expo

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: 140 Thomas Building

Ask questions and learn about majors in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications. Info session for all students, hosted by Bellisario College Peer Mentors.

October 11

Info Session: Ad/PR Embedded Program

Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: 101 Carnegie Building

Information session about spring semester embeded trip to Costa Rica coordinated by the Department of Advertising/Public Relations. Travel dates March 2-11, 2018. Trip includes media and agency visits, visits to non-governmental organization work sites a rain forest tour and more. More info: Colleen Connolly-Ahern (cuc15@psu.edu)

October 11

“Trust, Transparency and the News”

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, WTAJ, WPSU and others. Participants from the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications include keynote speaker Russell Frank, panelist Russ Eshleman and Dean Marie Hardin, who will provide closing remarks. Free tickets needed to attend. Register at https://townhallonthemedia.eventbrite.com

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/town-hall-on-the-media-tickets-38003597784

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 am

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.