Event Calendar

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April 2

“The Truth About Fake News”

Russell Frank

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Garden Room, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

Professor Russell Frank examines the world of fake news and discusses how to be a smart media consumer. Free public session sponsored by Penn State Student Affairs and the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Development.

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 College of Communications Alumni Society Board and Young Alumni Council. Session includes annual awards event and student mentoring session.

Pockrass Lecture

April 9

Pockrass Lecture

Robin Nabi

Lecture Series: Pockrass Memorial Lecture

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

Free public lecture, the Robert M. Pockrass Memorial Lecture, presented by Robin Nabi, an associate professor in the Department of Communication at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

April 10

“A Conversation with Gayle Sierens”

Gayle Sierens

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: 101 Chambers Building

Free public session, presented by the Association of Women in Sports Media and the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism. "A Conversation with Gayle Sierens" features Gayle Sierens -- a longtime tlevision veteran who worked at WFLA-TV in Tampa for 38 years. She started her career in sports, adving rapidly and becoming a co-anchor of the station's 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts. In 1987, as part of her work nationally with NBC Sports, she became the first woman to handle play-by-play duties of an NFL game (Dec. 27, Seattle Seahawks vs. Kansas City Chiefs). Sierens earned Emmy Awards for both her news and sports coverage. She remaind a popular co-anchor of the nightly newscats until her retirement in 2015.

April 12 to April 13

Analytics Conference

Location: Various Locations

Inaugural event, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Sports in Society at Penn State. Keynote session April 12 features John Urschel. To view the agenda, click here

April 13

Spring Awards and Recognition Ceremony

Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Hyatt Place, State College

SciComm Speaker Series: The Peril and Persistence of Misinformation

April 18

SciComm Speaker Series: The Peril and Persistence of Misinformation

Brian Southwell

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 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 the 15th anniversary of the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism.

April 19

Screening of the film ‘Food Evolution’

Narrated by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: State Theatre - State College, Pa.

This is a free event. but seating is limited.

For more information and to reserve seats. visit: http://thestatetheatre.org/food-evolution/

To learn more about the film and its creation, visit: http://news.psu.edu/story/510981/2018/03/19/public-events/documentary-takes-global-look-food-technology-issues

Following the screening, there will be a question and answer session with a group of experts. The Q&A panelists will be Sarah Evanega, director of the Alliance for Science at Cornell University; Siela Maximova, research professor of plant biotechnology; Lee Ahern, director of Penn State’s Science Communication Program; and Shelby Fleisher, professor of entomology.

Sponsored by:

Council on Agricultural Innovation: Scientific, Ethical, Legal, Social Issues
College of Agricultural Sciences
Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications' Science Communication Program


Website: https://www.foodevolutionmovie.com/

April 21

Blue/White Film Festival

Time: 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Location: State Theatre, Downtown

Juried festival featurig best student-produced films during the 2017-18 academic year.

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: Boardroom, 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