Event Calendar

September 2020
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Penn State Fall Career Days

September 21

Penn State Fall Career Days

Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: careerfairs.psu.edu/fall

Annual University wide event, which will be conducted virtually. Non-Technical Full-Time Day

Website: careerfairs.psu.edu/fall

Guest Speaker: Erin Clark

September 22

Guest Speaker: Erin Clark

Erin Clark

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Zoom (https://psu.zoom.us/j/97819425179)

Alumna Erin Clark ('13), a staff photographer for the Boston Globe and a 2020 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Feature Photography, will be featured as part of the Journalism Speakers Forum.

Website: https://www.bellisario.psu.edu/journalism-speakers-forum

Guest Speaker: Jason Hehir

September 23

Guest Speaker: Jason Hehir

Jason Hehir

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Zoom (https://psu.zoom.us/j/97819425179)

Jason Hehir is director of "The Last Dance," the crticially acclaimed focusing on Michael Jordan and the 1990s Chicago Bulls. His presentation is part of the Journalism Speakers Forum and sponsored by the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism.

Penn State Fall Career Days

September 24

Penn State Fall Career Days

Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: careerfairs.psu.edu/fall

Annual University wide event, which will be conducted virtually. Internship/Co-Op Day

Website: careerfairs.psu.edu/fall

Penn State Fall Career Days

September 25

Penn State Fall Career Days

Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: careerfairs.psu.edu/fall

Annual University wide event, which will be conducted virtually. Technical Full-Time Day

Website: careerfairs.psu.edu/fall

September 28

First-Year Series: Spots on Campus

Time: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Session for first-year students led by Bellisario College Fellows. Register: https://psu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqfu6srzsiGNcMz3iVdEURUknwGp5SN3cb

(After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.)

September 30

“Holding Power Accountable”

Madeleine Baran

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Zoom https://psu.zoom.us/j/97819425179)

Madeleine Baran, a Peabody Award-winning investigative reporter and the lead reporter and host of "In the Dark," an investigative podcast from APM Reports, will be featured as part of the Journalism Speakers Forum.

Website: https://www.bellisario.psu.edu/journalism-speakers-forum

SciComm Speaker: Creative (Climate) Communications-Productive Pathways for Science, Policy & Society

October 1

SciComm Speaker: Creative (Climate) Communications-Productive Pathways for Science, Policy & Society

Max Boykoff

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Zoom (Free. Registration required.)

Max Boykoff, professor of environmental studies at the University of Colorado, will speak via Zoom for the Science Communication Program's fall SciComm Speaker lecture. This event is co-sponsored by the State College chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby. The lecture will be followed by Q&A. Register today here

In this talk, Boykoff will explore dimensions of his book "Creative (Climate) Communications: Productive Pathways for Science, Policy and Society." In the book, published last Fall, he posits that conversations about climate change at the science-policy interface and in our lives have remained stuck. 

Website: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-V4ynXsSSUiOTz1727y4gw

Guest Speaker: Lisa Wilson

October 1

Guest Speaker: Lisa Wilson

Lisa Wilson

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Zoom (https://psu.zoom.us/j/97819425179)

Lisa Wilson is the NFL editor for The Athletic, former executive sports editor for The Buffalo News, and a senior editor for The Undefeated, and is the first African-American woman to be elected as president of Associated Press Sports Editors. Her presentation is part of the Journalism Speakers Forum and sponsored by the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism.

October 5

Internship Information Session

Julie Miller

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Location: Zoom (https://psu.zoom.us/j/8804142883)

“Self Care During the Career Search”

October 5

“Self Care During the Career Search”

Cicely Horsham-Brathwaite

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This webinar will be facilitated by Dr. Cicely Horsham-Brathwaite ,a licensed psychologist and leadership coach. Please register here: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_b4oDU620Tu6TXRqom6_gsw

October 6

Resume Workshop

Bob Martin

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Zoom (https://psu.zoom.us/j/2689769250)

October 6

Guest Lecture: Tara Pixley

Tara PIxley

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Zoom (https://psu.zoom.us/j/97819425179)

Tara Pixley is a visual journalist, strategic storytelling consultant and professor based in Los Angeles, with an MFA in photography, a Ph.D. in communication and nearly two decades of experience as a media producer and editor for editorial, nonprofit and commercial organizations. She will be presenting as part of the Journalism Speakers Forum.

Website: https://www.bellisario.psu.edu/journalism-speakers-forum

“Everybody Pulls the Tarp”

October 7

“Everybody Pulls the Tarp”

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A Leadership Insights Series event hosted by Penn State alumnus Andrew Moses and featuring two-time World Cup champion and fellow alumna Ali Krieger. Register to reserve your spot in this live webinar here: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__aojYi5-QSC6FDeetkZTGw

Education Abroad Fair

October 14

Education Abroad Fair

Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: https://bit.ly/3bM3ArT

Schedule — 4:30 p.m., Study Abroad 101; 5 p.m., Internships Abroad Information Session; 5:30 p.m., Research Abroad Information Session; 6 p.m., Education Abroad Paying the Way Sesision.

The virtual session is organized by Global Penn Stae and hosted by brazen. Students must register at https://bit.ly/3bM3ArT

Website: Virtual

October 14

First-Year Series: Tips for Success

Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Session for first-year students led by Bellisario College Fellows. Register: https://psu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwpf-2trzIoE9P2lfYp6THxaFD5_XPiR2yb  (After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.)

October 14

Guest Speaker: Susan Snyder

Susan Snyder

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Zoom (https://psu.zoom.us/j/97819425179)

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Susan Snyder is the education writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer, where she covers higher education issues and trends, focusing on major universities in the region.

Website: https://www.bellisario.psu.edu/journalism-speakers-forum

October 20

Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

David Farenthold, The Washington Post

Location: Zoom (TBA)

David Farenthold, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The Washington Post, will be featured as the first speaker in this year's Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers.

October 21

Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

Megan O'Matz, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Location: Zoom (TBA)

Alumna Megan O'Matz, a member of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team that covered the Parkland school shooting, will be featured as the second speaker in this year's Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers.

October 28

Internship Info Session and Resume Workshop

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Zoom (https://psu.zoom.us/j/8804142883)

  • 6 p.m., Internship Information Session with Julie Miller
  • 7 p.m, Resume Workshop with Bob Martin
“Who Tells the Story”

October 28

“Who Tells the Story”

Daniella Zaicman

Time: 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Location: Zoom (https://psu.zoom.us/j/97819425179)

Daniella Zalcman will share some of her long-form reporting projects and talk about why we need to spend more time thinking about who is responsible for telling our collective stories as part of the Journalism Speakers Forum.

Website: https://www.bellisario.psu.edu/journalism-speakers-forum

October 29

First-Year Series: All About Internships

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Session for first-year students led by Bellisario College Fellows. Register: https://psu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqd-uprDsvHNy4PY1kb_IcPBG312Puy2K3

(After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.)

November 6

COMM Careers in the Capital

Internship, Job Fair

Location: Virtual, TBA

Internship and job fair for Bellisario College students in Washington, D.C. Alumni, potential internship and job hosts/recruiters, and students may contact Julie Miller (jlm156@psu.edu / 814-865-3066) or Bob Martin (rpm163@psu.edu 814-863-4674) for more information.

Guest Speaker: Tom Brenner

November 18

Guest Speaker: Tom Brenner

Tom Brenner

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Zoom (https://psu.zoom.us/j/97819425179)

Tom Brenner is a photojournalist currently covering American politics in Washington, D.C. A New Jersey native, Brenner graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2016 with a degree in photojournalism. When not documenting the president or politicians on Capitol Hill, he can be found playing ice hockey or catching up on local news in his off time. His work can be found on Instagram (@tom_brenner).

Website: https://www.bellisario.psu.edu/journalism-speakers-forum

November 20

Fall Semester In-Person Instruction Ends

November 21 to November 29

Thanksgiving Break

November 30

Fall Semester Resumes with Online, Remote Delivery

December 1

#GivingTuesday

December 18

Fall Semester Classes End

February 19

JobExpo.Comm 2021

Location: HUB-Robeson Center

Annual on-campus, communications-specific internship and job fair.

May 10

Presentation of the Bart Richards Award for Media Criticism

Time: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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