Event Calendar

November 2019
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SciComm Speaker Series: Emotion, humor, and the science of science communication

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 19

International Internships Fair

Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Kunkle Lounge, Hammond Building

Free information session for all students in all majors interested in international internships.

  • Presentation and panel, 4-5 p.m.
  • Internships fair, 5-7 p.m.


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 17 to January 19

Penn State 48

Location: Various Locations

A 48-hour film festival that allows students to exercise their creativity, get to know fellow filmmakers and just have fun making movies. Five crews wil each be working to write, shoot and edit a film over the course of two days. For information, email jqm6366@psu.edu

January 20

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No Classes)

February 7 to February 8

Board Meeting, Ad/PR Network

Location: Various Locations

Friday, February 7
Ad/PR Alumni Network Board Events:
-- Student Mentoring, Robb Hall, Hintz Family Alumni Center
-- Faculty Reception, Penn State Room, Nittany Lion Inn

Saturday, February 8
-- Ad/PR Alumni Network Board Meeting, Hintz Family Alumni Center

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 1 to March 2

Alumni Society Board Meeting

Location: Various Locations

Spring meeting of Alumni Society Board, including classroom visits, mentoring session, faculty reception and meeting.

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/

March 19 to March 22

Short Doc Workshop

Location: Various Locations

Intense, hands-on, multi-day workshop giving Bellisario College students the chance to produce short documentaries while working closely with alumni professionals who return to campus as instructors and mentors.

March 20

JobExpo.Comm 2020

Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Alumni Hall, HUB-Robeson Center

Annual communications-specific, on-campus internship and job fair conducted by the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications.

March 25 to March 28

Hollywood Events

Location: Various Locations

Meeting of Hollywood Program advisory board, Los Angeles alumni events.

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

Location: Kern Auditorium (112 Kern Building)

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

April 3

Success in the City

Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Location TBA

Success in the City is Penn State’s 17th annual career recruitment and networking event in New York City. Students can meet potential employeers where they're based and recruiters can meet top-notch students from all majors interested in internships and full-time positions.

Employer Registration Link

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

June 19 to June 21

“We Are Weekend”

Location: Various Locations

Coordinated by the Penn State Alumni Association.