Event Calendar

February 2020
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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.