Event Calendar

October 2020
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“Communicating Responsibly in Times of Crisis: COVID-19 and Beyond”

October 1

“Communicating Responsibly in Times of Crisis: COVID-19 and Beyond”

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Location: Online/Virtual

Webinar featuring Bellisario College faculty members Lee Ahern and Patrick Plaisance discussing how the coronavirus has worsened the challenges of crisis communications and what is at stake. The event is in collaboration with Penn State World Campus. Free registration for the event HERE.

Website: https://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/upcoming-events/strategic-communications-in-the-time-of-covid-20201001?utm_source=pr&utm_medium=

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

Screening and Q&A: “Suppressed 2020”

October 7

Screening and Q&A: “Suppressed 2020”

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Zoom

Screening of "Suppressed 2020: The Fight to Vote" and a post-screening question-and-answer session with director Rober Greenwald. Free registration for the Zoom session, HERE

Film Trailer HERE

Guest Lecture: Kainaz Amaria and Gene Demby

October 7

Guest Lecture: Kainaz Amaria and Gene Demby

Kainaz Amaria and Gene Demby

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Wife-and-husband journalism powerhouses Kainaz Amaria, a visual editor for Vox, and Gene Demby, co-host of the NPR podcast "Code Switch" will be featured as part of the the Journalism Speakers Forum.

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

October 8

Honor Code Signing

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Zoom (994 8317 3008)

STUDENTS: Join Dean Marie Hardin, Professor of Ethics Patrick Plaisance and discuss the Honor Code — and get a chance to sign!

October 13

A Conversation with Pat Forde

Pat Forde, Sports Illustrated

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Zoom (https://psu.zoom.us/j/94118378326, Pass 2006)

A conversation with journalist Pat Forde of Sports Illustrated about current issues facing college sports. Session coordinated by the Center for Sports in Society at Penn State.

Website: https://centerforsports.psu.edu/

October 13

Boardroom University Presents

Rich Kleiman and Michael Rubin

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Zoom (TBA)

A conversation with sports agent and entrepreneur Rich Kleiman and Michael Rubin, executive chairman of Fanatics, the world's leading provider of licensed sports merchandise.

Website: https://theboardroom.tv/university

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 Session.

The virtual session is organized by Global Penn State 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.)

Guest Speaker: Susan Snyder

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 15

Strategic Communications Webinar

Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: https://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/degrees-and-certificates/penn-state-online-strategic-communications-masters/upcoming-events

A webinar intended for prospective Penn State World Campus students interested in the fully online Master of Professional Studies in Strategic Communications. Program leadership will provide an overview of the degree’s structure and explain how completion of this program can offer valuable career benefits. This webinar can also help interested students decide if online learning might be a good fit. Webinar led by Bellisario College faculty members Ann Major and Michelle Baker.

Website: https://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/degrees-and-certificates/penn-state-online-strategic-communications-masters/upcoming-events

Guest Lecture: Nancy Armour

October 19

Guest Lecture: Nancy Armour

Nancy Armour

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Nancy Armour is a columnist for USA TODAY Sports who frequently writes about the intersection of sports and social issues. The award-winning journalist moved to USA TODAY in January 2014 after more than 20 years with The Associated Press. She has covered almost every major sporting event, including every Olympics since 1996, six World Cups and the end to the Cubs' 108-year World Series drought. A Milwaukee native, she graduated from Marquette in 1991 with degrees in journalism and political science. Her session is part of the ongoing Journalism Speakers Forum, cosponsored by the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism.

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

Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

October 20

Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

David Fahrenthold, The Washington Post

Lecture Series: Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Zoom (https://psu.zoom.us/j/93034854682)

David Fahrenthold, 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

“Get Ready to Rock Your LinkedIn Profile”

Jen Jortner Cassidy

Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

As part of the COMM Career Conversations series, Jen Jortner Cassidy, customer success manager for LinkedIn, will share best practices and recommendations for buildign an all-star profile that tells your professional story.

Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

October 21

Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

Megan O'Matz, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Lecture Series: Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Zoom (https://psu.zoom.us/j/98498140923 )

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.

Info Session: COMM Careers in the Capital

October 22

Info Session: COMM Careers in the Capital

Julie Miller

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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

Information session for COMM Careers in the Capital, scheduled from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 6. The info session will guide students in how to navigate and register for the virtual event.

“Everybody Pulls the Tarp”

October 22

“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 fallow alumna Ali Krieger. Register online to reserve a spot for the free public event. Register here: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__aojYi5-QSC6FDeetkZTGw

Website: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__aojYi5-QSC6FDeetkZTGw

Info Session: COMM Careers in the Capital

October 26

Info Session: COMM Careers in the Capital

Bob Martin

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Information session for COMM Careers in the Capital, scheduled from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 6. The info session will guide students in how to navigate and register for the virtual event.

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.)