Event Calendar

September 2019
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September 16

D.C. Program Info Session

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: 73 Willard Building

Information session about the Stanley E. Degler Washington Program for opportunities in 2020.

September 17

D.C. Program Info Session

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: 62 Willard Building

Information session about the Stanley E. Degler Washington Program for opportunities in 2020.

“The Kat Call: Calling Us Out”

September 17

“The Kat Call: Calling Us Out”

Kat Lazo

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

Kat Lazo, the director, producer and host of "The Kat Call" on Latino digital platform Mitu, will present a free public lecture. Her visit is sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in the Bellisario College.

September 18

Journalism Major Info Night

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Information session for underclassmen to learn more about the major, courses and co-curricular opportunities from faculty members. Find out about depth reporting, international reporting, the news practicum, photojournalism, the award-winning “Centre County Report” and much more!

September 21

Open House

Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Location: HUB-Robeson Center

A combination of information sessions, panels and hands-on experiences, provides prospective students with a look at the numerous opportunities -- in the classroom and beyond -- that make the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications special.

Website: https://bellisario.psu.edu/about/open-house

September 21

GSIC Fall Potluck

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: Tom Tudek Memorial Park

Join the Graduate Students in Communication as the group welcomes first-year students and celebrates the start of the academic year.

“Online Experiences of Marginalized Individuals”

September 23

“Online Experiences of Marginalized Individuals”

Jesse Fox, Ohio State University

Lecture Series: Pockrass Memorial Lecture

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

When it first permeated homes, the internet was touted as the great liberator. In this talk Fox will cover various issues and findings regarding the experiences of marginalized individuals online as well as marginalizing experiences online, as these do not necessarily align. Who feels marginalized, and why does that matter? The talk will explore why social media yield diametric experiences for many, reflecting both the most virtuous and the most vile aspects of humanity. The session -- the Pockrass Memorial Lecture -- is free and open to the public.

September 24

LinkedIn: Rock Your Profile

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

A COMM Career Conversations presentation from the Office of Internships and Career Services featuring Jenn Jortner Cassidy, a customer success manager at LinkedIn.

September 29 to September 30

Alumni Society Board Meeting

Location: Various Locations

September 30

Bloomberg BNA Info Session

Paul Albergo

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: 60 Willard Building

Open to all Bellisario College students. Coordinated by the Office of Internshps and Career Services.

September 30

Internship Info Session

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: 260 Willard Building

Open to all Bellisario College students. Conducted by the Office of Internships and Career Services.

“American Democracy in the Age of Trump”

October 2

“American Democracy in the Age of Trump”

Andrew Sullivan

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Location: Katz Building Auditorium

Andrew Sullivan is a contributing editor at New York magazine and a former editor of The New Republic. He's a longtime observer of American politics who does not shy away from provocative opinions. The event is co-sponsored by the Humanities Institute, the Donald P. Bellisairo College of Communications, the School of International Affairs, and the Center for Character, Conscience and Public Purpose.

“Making Your Mark in Media Through Creative Storytelling”

October 7

“Making Your Mark in Media Through Creative Storytelling”

Joe Little

Time: 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm

Location: 10 Sparks Building

Joe Little, director of storytelling and a multimedia journalist for KNSD-TV in San Diego, has earned 12 Emmy Awards and was a finalist for the National Press Photographers Association's Photojournalism Award for Reporting in 2017. His TV career started at stations in central Pennsylvania and he has traveled the country since. He is serving as the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Visiting Professional in the Bellisario College.

October 7

Panel Discussion: Tree of Life, One Year Later

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Freeman Auditorium, HUB-Robeson Center

Panel discussion featuring Lillian Thomas and members of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette discussing the shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh in October 2018. The session is free and open to the public, coordinated by the Department of Journalism.

October 8

Telecommunications Major Info Night

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Learn about the telecommunications major, hear about the department's spring courses, and find out about the wide variety of internship and career opportunities and extracurricular activities available. Enjoy pizza with the faculty and other students after the session.

October 15

Fox Corp. Info Session

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: 258 Willard Building

Open to all Bellisario College students. Coordinated by the Office of Internshps and Career Services.

October 17

Bellisario College Recognition Dinner

Time: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Nittany Lion Inn

Reception and dinner and related events recognizing benefactors of the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications for their support of Bellisario College people and programs. 

October 23

Internship Info Session and Resume Workshop

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: 360 Willard Building

Student-focused session conducted by Office of Internships and Career Services. Internship information session at 6 p.m. with resume workshop at 7.

Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

October 23

Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

Julie K. Brown

Lecture Series: Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Location: Schwab Auditorium

Award-winning investigative reporter Julie K. Brown of the Miami Herald will be the featured presenter during the first session of the two-day Foster Conference of Distinguished Writers.

Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

October 24

Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

Ken Dilanian

Lecture Series: Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

Time: 10:35 am – 11:50 am

Location: Freeman Auditorium, HUB-Robeson Center

National security reporter Ken Dilanian of NBC News will be the featured presenter during the second day of the Foster Conference of Distinguished Writers.

November 4

“Real World. Real Jobs.”

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Conference Room, Hintz Family Alumni Center

A COMM Career Conversations presentation in conjunction with the Department of Journalism as recent Bellisario College journalism graduates share their experiences with their first jobs. Particpants include: Maddie Brightman, ESPN; Antonia Jaramillo, Florida Today; Gabrielle Chappel, freelance producer, host and actress; Adriana Lacy, Los Angeles Times; Kiarra Powell, NPR; Lesly Salazar, WJLA-TV; and Carter Walker, LNP Media Group. Panel discussion followed by question-and-answer session.

November 7

COMM Careers in the Capital

Internship, Job Fair

Location: Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.

Internship and job fair for Bellisario College students in Washington, D.C. Alumni, potential internship and job hosts, and students may contact Julie Miller (jlm156@psu.edu / 814-865-3066) or Bob Martin (rpm163@psu.edu 814-863-4674) for more information.

Centre Film Festival

November 8 to November 10

Centre Film Festival

Location: Rowland Theater, Philipsburg

The inaugural Centre Film Festival, a curated festival with partners from all over the Centre County, features nine sessions of movies, with music and a first-ever high school workshop and competition for students to create films and hone their multimedia storytelling skills. Coordinated by Bellisario College faculty, the overarching effort strives to drive home the importance of community and the value of film and multimedia storytelling. 

Website: http://centrefilm.org/

November 18

SciComm Speaker Series: Emotion, humor, and the science of science communication

Sara Yeo

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium - Paterno Library

It is easier than ever to get information on any topic on the internet. Yet, divided information environments have created a world that allows us to live in our own filter bubbles and echo chambers in which identical scientific information may have different meanings to different audiences. What are the effects of these novel news environments on science and scientists? Why are we as a country less equipped than ever to debate controversial issues with each other in a civil fashion? This talk will explore research in the science of science communication that tells us about causes and possible solutions. Sara Yeo is an assistant professor of communication at the University of Utah. She is a faculty affiliate of the Environmental Humanities and Global Change and Sustainability Center.

November 24 to November 30

Thanksgiving Holiday

December 13

Fall Semester Classes End

December 14 to December 15

Study Days

December 16 to December 20

Final Exams

December 21

Fall 2019 Undergraduate Commencement

Time: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Location: Bryce Jordan Center

January 13

Spring Semester Classes Begin

January 20

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No Classes)

February 6 to March 8

Board Meeting, Ad/PR Network

Location: Various Locations

Meeting of Ad/PR Network board with related events, including student mentoring session.

February 21 to February 23

Penn State Dance Marathon

Location: Bryce Jordan Center

Annual student-driven philanthropic event, THON, that raises money to battle pediatric cancer. 

Website: https://thon.org/

March 8 to March 14

Spring Break

March 18

Penn State Sports Business Conference

The Penn State Sports Business Conference was created by a passionate group of undergraduate students in the Smeal College of Business, Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications, and the School of Hospitality Management. The student-run conference is more than an annual event. It provides a platform for students and professionals to connect and develop meaningful relationships. Since the conference's inception it has fostered internship and career placement opportunities for Penn State students in the sports, tech and media industries. The overarching goal is to inspire, motivate and educate future generations of the sports business industry at Penn State.

Website: https://www.pennstatesbc.com/

Oweida Lecture in Journalism Ethics

April 1

Oweida Lecture in Journalism Ethics

Paul Farhi, Washington Post

Lecture Series: Oweida Lecture in Journalism Ethics

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Annual Oweida Lecture in Journalism Ethics, presented by award-winning journalist Paul Farhi of The Washington Post.

April 25 to April 26

Penn State Powwow

Location: C-3 Sports Dome (200 Ellis Place, State College, PA)

The 16th annual Penn State Powwow will be conducted at C-3 Sports Dome. The event is free and open to the public. A traditonal American Indian powwow is a contemporary social gathering and celebration of community featuring American Indian drum music and songs, Native American dance, and Native American foods, as well as American Indian vendors showing and selling their arts and crafts. This powwow is recognized as one of the finest family friendly events available in the State College area.

Website: http://powwow.psu.edu

May 1

Spring Semester Classes End

May 2 to May 3

Study Days

May 4 to May 8

Final Exams

May 9

Spring 2020 Undergraduate Commencement

Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location: Bryce Jordan Center

May 11

Bart Richards Award for Media Criticism

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: National Press Club, Washington, D.C.

Presentation of the Bart Richards Award for Media Criticism. Reception, 6 p.m. Presentation, 7:15 p.m.

Website: bellisario.psu.edu/bart