Event Calendar

September 2021
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September 27

“How 9/11 Changed American Journalism”

Roundtable Discussion

Time: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Freeman Auditorium, HUB-Robeson Center

Free public event. A roundtable discussion sponsored by the Belisario College, The Daily Collegian and The Collegian Alumni Interest Group featuring faculty members and journalists. Session moderated by Walter Middlebrook, the Foster Professor of Practice in the Department of Journalism. Panelists:

  • Scott Dodd, New York Times;
  • Jerry Schwartz, The Associated Press; and
  • Mary Beth Long, former assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs.
     

September 29

Internship Info Session and Cover Letter/Resume Workshop

Julie Mller and Bob Martin

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: 360 Willard Building

Career development session for Bellisairo College students.

  • 6 p.m., Internship Information Session / Host: Julie Miller
  • 7 p.m.. Cover Letter/Resume Workshop / Host: Bob Martin

September 29

How to Cover Concussions in Sports

Brandon Boyd

Time: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Location: 60 Willard Building

A one-off class session, open to all students, with Brandon Boyd of the Concussion Legacy Foundation. Sponsored by the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism.

Social Media Crash Course

September 30

Social Media Crash Course

Bill Zimmerman

Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema (113 Carnegie Building)

Faculty member Bill Zimmerman will be speaking about social media strategies with small businesses and student organizations in a session sponsored by Happy Valley Comm. The event is free to attend and will count toward involvement points for Happy VAlley Comm members. 

September 30

BAMS Meeting

Time: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: 103 Willard Building (Bellisario Media Center)

Regular meeting of Bellisario Alliance of Multicultural Students. 

October 5

PRSSA Meeting

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: 62 Willard Building

Biweekly, regular meeting for the on-campus chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).

“1619 and the Legacy that Built a Nation”

October 5

“1619 and the Legacy that Built a Nation”

Nikole Hannah-Jones

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Pasquerilla Spiritual Center Worship Hall

Nikole Hannah-Jones is the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the 1619 Project and a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine. The event, sponsored in part by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in the Bellisario College, is free and open to the public. Tickets may be requested at bit.ly/NHJatPSU.

Fall Open House

October 11

Fall Open House

Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Various Locations

Daylong, on-campus session for prospective students with specific events for those interested in the Bellisario College.

  • 11:30 a.m. -- Bellisario College Info Session (Flex Theater, HUB-Robeson Center)
  • 12:30 - 4 p.m. -- Bellisario Media Center Open House
  • 4 - 5 p.m. -- College Fair (HUB-Robeson Center)
Guest Lecture: Kate Snow

October 11

Guest Lecture: Kate Snow

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Freeman Auditorium, HUB-Robeson Center

Free public guest lecture by Kate Snow, a senior national correspondent for various NBC platforms, including "Today," "NBC Nightly News," "Dateline NBC" and MSNBC. She also anchors the Sunday edition of the "NBC Nightly News." Her visit is sponsored by the Bellisario College and the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Visiting Professional Program.

October 14

Bloomberg Industry Internship Information Session

Paul Albergo

Time: 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

Location: Zoom (https://psu.zoom.us/j/94273453277)

Information session led by Paul Albergo, executive editor of Bloomberg Industry Group, about paid internships for a 10-week program in summer 2022. Applicaitons will be accepted through Oct. 29. Interested students may apply online. Students selected for the program need to return to school in fall 2022 as a senior or graduate student.

October 14

BAMS Meeting

Time: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: 103 Willard Building (Bellisario Media Center)

Regular meeting of Bellisario Alliance of Multicultural Students.

October 19

PRSSA Meeting

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: 62 Willard Building

Biweekly, regular meeting for the on-campus chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).

October 26

“A Conversation with Tim Livingston”

Tim Livingston

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

Part of the Conversation Series presented by the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism, featuring journalist Tim Livingston. Session moderated by John Affleck.

October 27

Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

Lecture Series: Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Location: Freeman Auditorium, HUB-Robeson Center

Opening session of the annual Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers.

October 28

Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

Stephanie Saul, The New York Times

Lecture Series: Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

Time: 10:35 am – 11:50 am

Location: Freeman Auditorium, HUB-Robeson Center

Closing session of the annual Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers, featuring Stephanie Saul of The New York Times. Saul covers education and national politics. She joined the Times in 2005 and also has written about the pharmaceutical industry, education and the illicit foreign money fueling Manhattan’s real estate boom. She won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting while working at Newsday.

October 28

BAMS Meeting

Time: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: 103 Willard Building (Bellisario Media Center)

Regular meeting of Bellisario Alliance of Multicultural Students.

Centre Film Festival

November 5 to November 7

Centre Film Festival

Annual three-day festival that brings together faculty, filmmakers, community members and students to celebrate the potential and power of films and filmmaking. 

Website: https://centrefilm.org/

November 5

“Going Back, Coming Home? Future and Return Perspectives Among Sahrawi Youth Abroad”

Rita Reis, University of Lisbon

Time: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Location: Zoom

Rita Reis, a Ph.D. candidate in social anthropology, Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Lisbon, Portugal, will be featued during a session titled "Going Back, Coming Home? Future and Return Perspectives Among Sahrawi Youth Abroad." The event is sponsored by the Children, Youth, Media and International and Global Conflict Zones Initiative of the Rock Ethics Institute. Hosted by Yael Warshel, an assistant professor, Department of Telecommunications and Media Industries. She is a Rock Ethics Research Associate and founding director of the Children, Media and Conflict Zones Lab:

https://www.bellisario.psu.edu/research/centers/children-media-and-conflict-zones-lab

November 9

Short Doc Workshop Info Session

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: TBA

Information and interest meeting for students regarding the annual Short Doc Workshop, which will be conducted in mid-March. The event brings together alumni and students to work side by side creating documentaries during a four-day period in the spring semester. Final projects are screened publicly at the end of the workshop.

November 10

Dr. Teresa Correa, Universidad Diego Portales

Dr. Teresa Correa, Universidad Diego Portales

Lecture Series: Pockrass Memorial Lecture

Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: Zoom TBA

Stay tuned for more information about this lecture.

The Pockrass Lecture was named after the late Professor Robert M. Pockrass, a member of Penn State’s journalism faculty from 1948 to 1977. Pockrass, who specialized in public opinion and popular culture, served as the graduate officer and taught radio news writing.

November 11

BAMS Meeting

Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Location: 103 Willard Building (Bellisario Media Center)

Regular meeting of Bellisario Alliance of Multicultural Students.

November 11

SciComm Speaker Series: ‘Vaccine dissent and the post-COVID landscape’

Bernice Hausman

Time: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Zoom

"Vaccine dissent and the post-COVID landscape"

Speaker: Bernice L. Hausman, Chair of the Department of Humanities at Penn State College of Medicine

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, public conversation about vaccine dissent focused largely on childhood vaccines and parental resistance. The reviled imago of the antivaxxer was a mother, usually white and educated, who resisted routine childhood vaccinations through scientific misunderstanding, gullibility to internet charlatans, or misplaced beliefs in natural approaches to health and wellness. COVID-19 changed all that. As the pandemic wore on and new rationales for vaccine dissent emerged, they were increasingly understood through the politics of race. First Black and brown communities were a focus of the new understanding, as these communities experience significant distrust of medicine due to histories of exploitation and discrimination. Then rural white and politically conservative communities became foci of interest, especially as Republicans have resisted calls for vaccine mandates to stem the tide of the Delta variant.

What is going on in our understanding of vaccine dissent and the politics of vaccine refusal? In tracing arguments about who dissents and why they do so, Dr. Hausman will explore how COVID has upended received ideas about what causes and sustains vaccine skepticism.

Zoom link: https://psu.zoom.us/j/93478458839?pwd=NVNTZXgremtpbXM4NkhSUExucm1iUT09

Website: https://psu.zoom.us/j/93478458839?pwd=NVNTZXgremtpbXM4NkhSUExucm1iUT09

November 12

Bellisario Media Center Grand Opening and Reception

Time: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Bellisario Media Center

November 21 to November 27

Thanksgiving Break (No Classes)

December 2

BAMS Meeting

Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Location: 103 Willard Building (Bellisario Media Center)

Regular meeting of Bellisario Alliance of Multicultural Students.

December 3

COMM Careers in the Capital

Annual internship and job fair for Bellisario College students featuring companies and opportunities in Washington, D.C.

December 9

BAMS Meeting

Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Location: 103 Willard Building (Bellisario Media Center)

Regular meeting of Bellisario Alliance of Multicultural Students.

December 10

Fall Semester Classes End

December 13 to December 17

Fall Semester Final Exams

December 18

Fall Undergraduate Commencement

Website: https://www.commencement.psu.edu/

February 25

JobExpo.Comm

Annual on-campus internship and job fair for Bellisario College students.

March 17 to March 20

Short Doc Workshop

Location: Various Locations

A four-day event that brings together alumni and students to work side by side creating documentaries Final projects are screened publicly at the end of the workshop.

March 18

Success in the City

Annual internship and job fair for Bellisario College students featuring companies and opportunities in New York City.

March 20

Short Doc Workshop Screening

Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Screening of final projects produced as part of the Short Doc Workshop, a four-day session when alumni and students work side by side on documentary projects.

May 16

Bart Richards Award Presentation

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