Event Calendar

February 2020
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“#Trending: The Business of Trends in Consumer Culture”

February 28

“#Trending: The Business of Trends in Consumer Culture”

Devon Powers

Lecture Series: Pockrass Memorial Lecture

Time: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

Devon Powers is associate professor of advertising at Temple University. She is the author of two books and the co-editor of another. Her research explores historical and contemporary consumer culture and the dynamics of cultural intermediation, circulation and promotion. Her work has appeared in Journal of Consumer Culture, New Media & Society, Critical Studies in Media and Communication, and Popular Communication, among others. She is the chair (2018-2020) of the Popular Communication division of the International Communication Association.

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 1

Hollywood Program Info Session

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: 112 Chambers Building

Want to spend Spring 2021 in Hollywood learning firsthand about the entertainment industry? The Penn State Hollywood Program offers internships and communications classes on the entertainment industry each spring semester in the entertainment capital of the world. Open to all majors in the Bellisario College. Come learn about the program at this information session.

March 2

Hollywood Program Info Session

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: 104 Keller Building

Want to spend Spring 2020 in Hollywood learning firsthand about the entertainment industry? The Penn State Hollywood Program offers internships and communications classes on the entertainment industry each spring semester in the entertainment capital of the world. Open to all majors in the Bellisario College. Come learn about the program at this information session.

“Making Media Work”

March 3

“Making Media Work”

Michelle Rodino-Colocino

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Location: 124 Sparks Building

Faculty member Michelle Rodino-Colocino, an associate professor in the Deparment of Advertising/Public Relations, will present "Making Media Work: A Cultural History of New Media and Labor Management in the United States, 1910-2020" as part of the Faculty Scholars in Residence Series presented by the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State. A light lunch starts at 11:45 a.m. and the presentation will begin promptly at noon. The session is free and open to the public.

March 4

Advanced Resume Workshop

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Advanced resume workshop for Bellisario College students conducted by the Office of Internships and Career Services.

March 8 to March 14

Spring Break

March 18

Reception and Artist Talk: Women Photojournalists of Washington

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Hetzel Lounge and Art Alley, HUB-Robeson Center

Artists Allison Shelly and Sarah Silbiger will be featured discussing the 2019 Juried Exhibition: Women Photojournalists of Washington at the HUB-Robeson Galleries. Women Photojournalists of Washington is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about the work and accomplishments of owmen in the field of visual journalism. The exhibition, co-sponored by the Bellisario College, runs from March 9 until April 5. While Shelly and Silbiger are on campus, they will visit with classes in the Bellisario College as well. The talk and exhibition are free and open to the public.

March 18

Reception and Artist Talk: Women Photojournalists of Washington

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Hetzel Lounge and Art Alley, HUB-Robeson Center

Artists Allison Shelly and Sarah Silbiger will be featured discussing the 2019 Juried Exhibition: Women Photojournalists of Washington at the HUB-Robeson Galleries. Women Photojournalists of Washington is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about the work and accomplishments of owmen in the field of visual journalism. The exhibition, co-sponored by the Bellisario College, runs from March 9 until April 5. While Shelly and Silbiger are on campus, they will visit with classes in the Bellisario College as well. The talk and exhibition are free and open to the public.

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 19 to March 20

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. Sessions Friday will be at Beaver Stadium. Sessions Saturday at the Nittany Lion Inn.

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

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.
Employer Registration Link

“How to Make Sense of Your Dollars and Cents in Your First Job”

March 23

“How to Make Sense of Your Dollars and Cents in Your First Job”

Moira Crabtree

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: 60 Willard Building

Moira Crabtree from Penn State's Sokolov-Miller Family Financial and Life Skills Center will share a thought-provoking and engaging presentation about the financial ramifications of making the transition from student to professional. The session is part of the ongoing COMM Career Conversations series presented by the Office of Internships and Career Services. The session is free for all students.

March 26

Davis Lecture in Advertising Ethics

Kate Catalinac

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: 360 Willard Building

Kate Catalinac, a creative director in BBDO's San Francisco office, will present a free public lecture during a two-day campus visit. The session is free and open to the public.

March 26

On Cue: Happy Valley to Hollywood

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Netflix, Sunset Boulevard

Alumni networking event co-hosted by the Bellisario College and the College of Arts & Architecture.

Website: https://bellisario.psu.edu/l.a.-alumni-event

March 27

One-Day Law School for Journalists

Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Lewis Katz Building

The challenge of reporting on the legal system without a law degree can be daunting. This free one-day intensive program on the court system supports journalists and others in the media who have little experience covering the courts or who want to be sure they are on top of all current issues. This program is a collaboration among Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts, Penn State Law, and Penn State's Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications.

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/one-day-law-school-for-journaliststm-university-park-tickets-90845267641

March 30 to April 3

Penn State StartUp Week

Location: Various Locations

Penn State Startup Week brings some of the leading minds in entrepreneurship and innovation to Penn State campuses across the Commonwealth. The 2020 Penn State Startup Week will feature entrepreneurial workshops; networking events; student pitch competitions; and presentations from startup founders and corporate innovators, including many Penn State alumni.

Website: https://startupweek.psu.edu/

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: Etc.venues (360 Madison Ave.)

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 14

Presentation of Award for Excellence in Coverage of Youth Sports

Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location: Alumni Lounge, Nittany Lion Inn

Presentation of Award for Excellence in Coverage of Youth Sports, coordinated by the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism.

April 15

SciComm Speaker Series: ‘So What Bothers You About Vaccines?’

Bernice Hausman

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

“So What Bothers You About Vaccines?: News Reporting on Vaccination Concerns 1980-2015”

Speaker: Bernice L. Hausman, Chair of the Department of Humanities at Penn State College of Medicine

Hausman’s talk will trace the content and tone of news reporting on vaccination concerns over a 35-year period. Focusing on mainstream reporting, as well as progressive venues, the talk will demonstrate the varied concerns about vaccines in the earlier years of this time frame, and how they were no longer reported on as much after the turn of the millennium. After 2005, reporting across all venues became more inflammatory and focused on the vaccine-refusing and (purportedly) science-denying parent. This change in content and the change in tone can be linked to a variety of factors.

About Bernice Hausman

Hausman is widely recognized for her research and multiple publications regarding vaccination resistance, breastfeeding and sex change. She has written four books: "Changing Sex: Transsexualism, Technology, and the Idea of Gender"; "Mother’s Milk: Breastfeeding Controversies in American Culture"; "Viral Mothers: Breastfeeding in the Age of HIV/AIDS"; and "Anti/Vax: Reframing the Vaccination Controversy.” When the College of Medicine opened its doors in 1967, it had the first Department of Humanities ever to be included in a college of medicine in the United States. Hausman became chair in 2018. She graduated from Yale University and earned her doctorate in feminist studies and critical theory and her Master of Arts in English from the University of Iowa.

April 22

Central Pa. Networking Event

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Barrel Room / Troegs Brewery, Hershey

Networking event for alumni in central Pennsylvania, featuring Bellisario College assistant deans Bob Martin and Jamey Perry as the featured guests.

Faculty and Staff Awards

April 24

Faculty and Staff Awards

Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Hyatt Place State College, Downtown

Annual awards event honoring Bellisario College faculty and staff.

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

April 28

Student Awards and Recognition Reception

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Boardroom, Nittany Lion Inn

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 10

Graduate Commencement

Time: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: Bryce Jordan Center

Commencement exercises for master's and Ph.D. students.

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

May 28 to May 30

Keystone Multimedia Workshop

Location: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Annual three-day wworkshop led by Bellisario College faculty members designed to help communications professionals gain and hone vital multimedia skills. Conducted in collaboration with the Pennsylvania News Media Association. More info: Teresa Shaak (teresas@pa-news.org)

Website: https://www.pjatpsu.com/keystone/

June 19 to June 21

“We Are Weekend”

Location: Various Locations

Coordinated by the Penn State Alumni Association.

July 24

Spend a Summer Day

Location: Campus Locations

Daylong event coordinated by Penn State Admissions featuring information sessions for parents and students about Penn State and the Bellisario College. 

July 27

Spend a Summer Day

Location: Campus Locations

Daylong event coordinated by Penn State Admissions featuring information sessions for parents and students about Penn State and the Bellisario College.

July 30

Spend a Summer Day

Location: Campus Locations

Daylong event coordinated by Penn State Admissions featuring information sessions for parents and students about Penn State and the Bellisario College.

July 31

Spend a Summer Day

Location: Campus Locations

Daylong event coordinated by Penn State Admissions featuring information sessions for parents and students about Penn State and the Bellisario College. 

August 3

Spend a Summer Day

Location: Campus Locations

Daylong event coordinated by Penn State Admissions featuring information sessions for parents and students about Penn State and the Bellisario College.