Event Calendar

January 2020
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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)

January 20

Internship Info Session

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: 60 Willard Building

Internship information session for Bellisario College students conducted by the Office of Internships and Career Services.

January 21

PRSSA Meeting

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: 62 Willard Building

General meeting of Penn State's chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America with a guest speaker from career services providing an interview training session.

January 23

Info Session: CzechMates

C. Michael Elavsky

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Information session for students about CzechMates program conducted at Masaryk University, which offers full-semester and summer options to study abroad, earn credits and complete internships. www.czechmates.org

January 27

Faculty Meeting

Time: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

January 28

Internship Info Session and Resume Workshop

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: 60 Willard Building

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

Guest Lecture: Steph Chambers

January 28

Guest Lecture: Steph Chambers

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

Award-winning photojournalist Steph Chambers of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette will discuss and share samples of her work. Chambers was a member of the Post-Gazette’s staff that won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting for its coverage of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh. For the past four years, she has been honored as Photographer of the Year in the National Press Photographers Association’s Mid-Atlantic region clip contest. Her visit is sponsored by the Norman Eberly Professor of Practice Endowment.

February 3

Etiquette Dinner

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Nittany Lion Inn

Annual etiquette dinner for Bellisario College students conducted by the Office of Internships and Career Services.

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 12

Resume Workshop

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: 60 Willard Building

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

February 19

Arthur W. Page Center Awards

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Intercontinental Barclay Hotel - New York City

Every year the Arthur W. Page Center honors individuals who over the course of their careers have demonstrated consistent and fervent commitment to the concept of “truth well told." The Center awards a Larry Foster Award for Integrity in Public Communication to recognize professional excellence in the fields of public relations, business and journalism. The awards dinner is a fundraiser that supports innovative research by communications faculty and professionals around the world.

Website: http://awards.thepagecenter.org

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/

“A Revolutionary Idea: The Birth of Freedom of Speech in America”

February 26

“A Revolutionary Idea: The Birth of Freedom of Speech in America”

Stephen D. Solomon

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Stephen D. Solomon is associate director of the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and director of the M.A. program in business and economic reporting, which he founded in 1999, at New York University. He has conducted research and written books about the freedoms of speech and press. He is also the founding editor of FirstAmendmentWatch.org, a website that launched in October 2017. It provides news, commentary and legal and historical context for the many free speech conflicts around the U.S. Solomon earned his bachelor's degree from Penn State and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. In addition to business journalism, he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on the First Amendment.

“#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 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 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 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 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.

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 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.