Event Calendar

March 2018
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March 5 to March 9

Spring Break (No Classes)

Guest Lecture: Michael Humphrey

March 12

Guest Lecture: Michael Humphrey

Michael Humphrey

Time: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Location: Assembly Room, Nittany Lion Inn

Distinguished visiting scholar Michael Humphrey will present a free public lecture titled "The Flourishing 'I': Anscombe and the Ethics of Life Narrative in Digital Space." Humphrey’s research focuses on life narratives and persona-creation on social media sites. He has applied the findings to issues such as troll-hunting, the Black Lives Matter movement, scientist personae, presidential elections and YouTube celebrity. He is currently working on a book that investigates YouTube family vlogs and the massive, but fragile, digital kinship narratives they engender. He teaches digital storytelling and entrepreneurial journalism at Colorado State University. The event is sponsored by the Don W. Davis Program in Ethical Leadership in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications.

March 15

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 16

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 16 to March 17

Ad/PR Alumni Board Meeting

Location: Various Locations

Regular meeting of Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications Ad/PR Alumni Society Board.

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 18

Screening of Short Doc Workshop Projects

Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Screening of films produced by students in Short Doc Workshop.

“You’ve Got the Power: Personal Accountability in the Advertising Industry”

March 19

“You’ve Got the Power: Personal Accountability in the Advertising Industry”

Kendra Hatcher King

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Kern Auditorium (112 Kern Building)

Free public lecture featuring Kendra Hatcher King, vice president of account planning for Razorfish. A 20-year industry veteran, King works with a group of business and development leaders in the Atlanta region. Her work has featured brand development and media strategies for clients including Bridgestone, Coca-Cola, Kellogg's and Russell Athletic. 

“How Journalism Can Recapture Its Mojo”

March 20

“How Journalism Can Recapture Its Mojo”

Mark Russell

Lecture Series: Oweida Lecture in Journalism Ethics

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Location: Kern Auditorium (112 Kern Building)

Mark Russell, executive editor of Memphis Commercial Appeal, will be the featured speaker for the annual Oweida Lecture in Journalism Ethics. Russell has served in the role since June 2017. He was previously head of opinion/engagement for the USA Today Network-Tennessee as well as managing editor and news director for the Commercial Appeal.

March 22

“The Future of Television is Now”

Phil Carl and Matt Prohaska

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Join digital media industry experts Phil Carl ('88 Telcomm), vice president of ad sales for Viceland, and Matt Prohaska, CEO of Prohaska Consulting, for a free public session titled "The Future of Television is Now." Digital platforms are disrupting traditional media industries, but are also creating new opportunities for advertisers and content creators. The session will focus on how to navigate this fast-changing landscape with insights from industry experts with extensive experience and expertise. The session is a don't-miss opportunity for people interested in television.

March 26

COMM Career Conversations: Breaking Into the Sports Industry—A Woman’s Perspective

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Freeman Auditorium, HUB-Robeson Center

Session featuring several alumni in a variety of roles, including: Hannah Biondi of Showtime, Shannon Furman of NFL Films, Karissa Maxwell of Perform Media, and Ali Nicastro of Major League Soccer.

PSPA State Competition

March 27

PSPA State Competition

Location: 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.

“The PR Landscape and Your Moral Compass: Mapping a Path to Success”

March 27

“The PR Landscape and Your Moral Compass: Mapping a Path to Success”

Ron Culp

Lecture Series: Ben Bronstein Lecture in Ethics and Public Relations

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Assembly Room, Nittany Lion Inn

Free public lecture -- the 10th annual Bronstein Lecture in Ethics and Public Relations -- featuring Ron Culp, an adviser and instructor at DePaul University who owns a firm, and previously crafted a long career as director of media relations for Eli Lilly. He also serves as public relations chief for Pitney Bowes, Sara Lee and Sears before joining Ketchum in Chicago, where he became partner and director of the agency's corporate practices in North America. He regularly blogs about all things PR on his site (culpwrit.com).