Event Calendar

February 2020
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“Diversity & Inclusion: Value Our Differences”

February 3

“Diversity & Inclusion: Value Our Differences”

Brandi Boatner

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: 121 Sparks Building

Free public lecture by award-winning digital communications professional Brandi Boatner, sponsored by the Public Relations Student Society of America. Free and open to the public.

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.

“Beyond the Classroom: Secrets Not in the Textbooks”

February 5

“Beyond the Classroom: Secrets Not in the Textbooks”

Brandi Boatner

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: 10 Sparks Building

Free public lecture by award-winning digital communications professional Brandi Boatner, sponsored by the Public Relations Student Society of America. Free and open to the public.

February 6 to February 8

Graduate Program Open House

Location: Various Locations

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 the Marjorie Deane Professor of Journalism at New York University. His latest book, "Revolutionary Dissent: How the Founding Generation Created the Freedom of Speech," explores how the raucous political protest of the nation’s founding period gave meaning to our freedoms of speech and press at a time when it was a crime to criticize public officials. Solomon is at work on a book that will tell the story of the birth of the Bill of Rights. He teaches First Amendment law and is the founding editor of NYU’s website, FirstAmendmentWatch.org, which provides news, commentary, and legal and historical background on today’s many conflicts over freedom of expression. Solomon earned his bachelor's degree from Penn State and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. 

“A Conversation with Michael Giarrusso”

February 27

“A Conversation with Michael Giarrusso”

Michael Giarrusso

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: 73 Willard Building

Free public session featuring Michael Giarrusso, Associated Press global sports editor. Part of the ongoing "Conversation Series" conducted by the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism.

“#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.