Event Calendar

February 2019
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February 22

Success in the City 2019

Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Time Warner Center, New York City

Success in the City is Penn State’s 16th 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.

Recruiters' Registration Link

“Confronting the Misinformation Society”

February 28

“Confronting the Misinformation Society”

Lecture Series: Pockrass Memorial Lecture

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

Victor Pickard, an associate professor of communication at the University of Pennsylvania, will present the Pockrass Memorial Lecture, a free public session titled "Confronting the Misinformation Society: A Political Economic Critique of Digital Journalism." Pickard believes the proliferation of misinformation afflicting democratic societies stems from structural pathologies in our communication systems. From Facebook’s unaccountable monopoly power to the demise of reliable journalism, a misinformation ecosystem has taken root. He believes this is particularly true in the United States where entire regions and issues lack media coverage at a time when robust reporting is desperately needed. These growing “news deserts” are disproportionately harming specific groups and areas, especially communities of color, rural districts, and lower socio-economic neighborhoods. Such systemic problems require radical structural reforms. Toward that aim, his talk will focus on the ongoing collapse of commercial journalism and the policies necessary for establishing public alternatives.

March 4 to March 8

Spring Break

March 14 to March 17

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 15 to March 16

Ad/PR Network Board Meeting, Spring 2019

Location: Various Locations

Board meeting, mentoring program and board-faculty-University communicators reception.

March 15

JobExpo.Comm 2019

Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Alumni Hall, HUB-Robeson Center

Annual on-campus internship and job fair -- celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2019 -- conducted by the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications.
Recruiters' Registration Link

March 15

“Quiet Sundays” in New York City

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Campbell Sports Center (218th St. and Broadway, NYC)

Screening of "Quiet Sundays," the award-winning documentary produced by students in the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism that follows NFL fans in England, as part of Long Shorts: Documentary Portraits during the Inwood Film Festival in New York City. The festival is conduced at Campbell Sports Center, located and 218th St. and Broadway.  Festival and Ticket Information

March 17

Short Doc Workshop Screenings

Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Screenings of student-produced work from Short Doc Workshop -- an 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. Screenings are free and open to the public.

March 18 to March 19

Student Sports Business Conference

Location: Nittany Lion Inn

Website: https://www.facebook.com/PennStateSBC/

“The Power of Storytelling”

March 18

“The Power of Storytelling”

Matt Ford, CEO Vignette Global

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

How do we process visual stories of others? What triggers empathy in visual storytelling? The internet's role has changed storytelling ... with positive and negative consequences. Alumnus Matt Ford, founder and CEO of Vignette Global, will address those topics and more during a free public session. Vignette produces a wide range of content for agencies and non-governmental organizations, including clients like UNICEF, The World Bank and others.

Guest Lecture: E.J. Dionne

March 19

Guest Lecture: E.J. Dionne

E.J. Dionne

Time: 12:00 am – 12:00 am

Location: Katz Building Auditorium

Free public lecture featuring E.J. Dionne, who writes about politics in a twice-weekly column for The Washington Post. He is also a government professor at Georgetown University, a visiting professor at Harvard University, a senior fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution and a frequent commentator on politics for National Public Radio and MSNBC. Session sponsored by the McCourtney Institute for Democracy and the Department of Journalism. 

Oweida Lecture in Journalism Ethics

March 26

Oweida Lecture in Journalism Ethics

Rob Rogers

Lecture Series: Oweida Lecture in Journalism Ethics

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Location: Kern Auditorium (112 Kern Building)

Former Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial cartoonist Rob Rogers presents a free public lecture and participates in a question-and-answer session.

PSPA State Competition

March 27

PSPA State Competition

Location: Campus Locations, HUB-Robeson Center

State championships in student journalism competition sponsored by the Pennsylvania School Press Association and hosted by the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications. Students who advanced from regional competitions earlier in the year will compete in a dozen different writing, design or artistic categories on the University Park campus.

March 31 to April 1

Alumni Society Board Meeting, Spring 2019

Board meeting, mentoring program and board-faculty breakfast.

April 6 to April 7

Penn State Powwow

Location: Mt. Nittany Middle School

The 15th annual Penn State Powwow will be conducted at Mount Nittany Middle School. 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 17

Award for Excellence in Coverage of Youth Sports

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

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

April 19

Faculty/Staff Awards and Recognition Reception

Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Hyatt Place, State College

April 23

Student Awards and Recognition Reception

Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: Nittany Lion Inn Boardroom

April 26

Spring Semester Classes End

May 4

Spring 2019 Undergraduate Commencement

Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Location: Bryce Jordan Center

May 6

Bart Richards Award for Media Criticism

Time: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Presentation of the Bart Richards Award for Media Criticism. Reception, 5:30 p.m. Presentation, 7 p.m.

Website: bellisario.psu.edu/bart

July 22

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 25

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 26

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 29

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.

August 10

Summer 2019 Undergraduate Commencement

Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Location: Bryce Jordan Center

August 30

Screening of “Quiet Sundays”

Location: Carnegie Cinema

On-campus screening of "Quiet Sundays," the award-winning documentary produced by students in the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism that focuses on NFL fans in England. Session is free and open to the public.

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. 

December 21

Fall 2019 Undergraduate Commencement

Time: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Location: Bryce Jordan Center