Event Calendar

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February 1

Internship Info Session and Resume Workshop

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Session for Bellisario College students hosted by Assistant Dean Bob Martin and Julie Miller.

February 2

“The Future of Creating Content ft. Bellisario College Alumni”

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Zoom (https://psu.zoom.us/j/94833892552)

A series of special events on different content-creation topics featuring alumni, coordinated by the Alumni Society Board and the Office of Internships and Career Services.

Corporate Communications and Higher Education

Moderator: Natalie Buyny, Alumni Society Board

Panelists: Patrick Bunting, Sr. Director, Communications, NBCUniversal Media; Bernadette Dunn, Sr. Director, Communications, CommScope; Carol Rath Gosser, Director, Communications, Accelerated Enrollment Solutions

Website: https://www.bellisario.psu.edu/alumni/creating-content-in-2021

“The Arc of Intentionality in Creative Work”

February 2

“The Arc of Intentionality in Creative Work”

Juleyka Lantigua Williams

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Session of the ongoing Journalism Speakers Forum featuring journalist and entrepreneur Juleyka Lantigua Williams.

 

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

“A Conversation with Joon Lee”

February 8

“A Conversation with Joon Lee”

Joon Lee

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Joon Lee is a staff writer at ESPN and a rising star in sports journalism. He previously worked for Bleacher Report, with bylines for The Washington Post, The Ringer and SB Nation. Lee grew up in Boston and graduated from Cornell University in 2017. The session is part of the ongoing Conversation Series conducted by the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism, housed in the Bellisario College. The event is co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Wellness Day — No Classes

February 9

Wellness Day — No Classes

“Social Media, Disinformation, Echo Chambers and Twitter Brain”

February 10

“Social Media, Disinformation, Echo Chambers and Twitter Brain”

Daniel Victor ('06)

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Session of the ongoing Journalism Speakers Forum featuring alumnus Daniel Victor of The New York Times.

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

February 16

Advanced Resume Workshop

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Brazen Platform

Session for Bellisario College students hosted by Assistant Dean Bob Martin.

“There’s No Train and No Stations: Charting a Career Path in a Trackless World”

February 16

“There’s No Train and No Stations: Charting a Career Path in a Trackless World”

Andrew McGill

Time: 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Session of the ongoing Journalism Speakers Forum featuring interactive journalist Andrew McGill ('10).

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

“Twilight of Democracy”

February 17

“Twilight of Democracy”

Anne Applebaum

Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

From the United States and Britain to continental Europe and beyond, liberal democracy is under siege, while authoritarianism is on the rise. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and journalist Anne Applebaum chronicles this trend in her book "Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism" and will outline some of the book’s main themes in this presentation. Part of a virtual series of events presented by The McCourtney Institute for Democracy at Penn State.

Website: https://democracy.psu.edu/virtual-events/

Bellisario College Research Brownbag

February 18

Bellisario College Research Brownbag

Sara Liao

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Location: Zoom (https://psu.zoom.us/s/98895878045)

The ongoing Bellisario College Research Brownbag features faculty member Sara Liao discussing "Attention Not Wanted: Sexual Harrassment, Media and Feminist Politics in China." For more information about this event, contact Stephanie Madden (szm962@psu.edu).

February 19

JobExpo.Comm

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Virtual, TBA

Annual communications-specific internship and job fair.

February 23

“The Future of Creating Content ft. Bellisario College Alumni”

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Registration Link: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_clOPgXVJR2CIwPjoQYZpEg

A series of special events on different content-creation topics featuring alumni, coordinated by the Alumni Society Board and the Office of Internships and Career Services.

Network and Public Television

Moderator: Jacob Wilkins, Alumni Society Board

Panelists: Lisa Lucas, Executive Producer, Animal Planet/Discovery; and Kathleen Pavelko, President & CEO Emerita, WITF Public Media

Registration Link: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_clOPgXVJR2CIwPjoQYZpEg

Website: https://www.bellisario.psu.edu/alumni/creating-content-in-2021

“Three Years Post Graduation”

February 23

“Three Years Post Graduation”

Ariel Cobbert

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Session of the ongoing Journalism Speakers Forum featuring photojournalist Ariel Cobbert.

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

The Page Center Awards

February 24

The Page Center Awards

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The fifth annual Arthur W. Page Center Awards will honor Dr. Anthony Fauci, NIAID director; Judy Woodruff, anchor and managing editor of PBS Newshour; Eugene Robinson, Washington Post columnist and editor; and Bill Heyman, CEO of Heyman Associates. The renowned communicators will receive a Larry Foster Award for Integrity in Public Communication and participate in a Q&A session at this free, virtual awards event. Open to the public. 

Website: https://www.bellisario.psu.edu/page-center/events/awards2021

“Our Common Purpose”

February 25

“Our Common Purpose”

Danielle Allen

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

In an age of globalization, centralized power, economic inequality, deep demographic shifts, political polarization, pandemics and climate change, and radical disruption in the media and information environments, we face these converging trends in a constitutional democracy that feels to many increasingly unresponsive, nonadaptive, and even antiquated. Part of a virtual series of events presented by The McCourtney Institute for Democracy at Penn State.

Website: https://democracy.psu.edu/virtual-events/

“It Takes Two: The Permeability of Science Journalism to Public Relations”

February 26

“It Takes Two: The Permeability of Science Journalism to Public Relations”

Dr. Suzannah Evans Comfort

Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: Zoom

Zoom Link

Dr. Suzannah Evans Comfort (Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 2016) is an assistant professor in the Media School at Indiana University. Her research focuses on environmental communication with a particular emphasis on news coverage of climate change as well as communicative tactics by environmental NGOs. Her work has been published in numerous journals, including Journalism, Science Communication, and Environmental Communication. Prior to earning her Ph.D., Dr. Comfort worked as the editorial director at Oceana, the world’s largest environmental organization dedicated to ocean conservation. There, she published the book The Perfect Protein: The Fish Lover’s Guide to Saving the Oceans and Feeding the World with Oceana CEO Andy Sharpless.

At IU, Dr. Comfort teaches courses related to journalism practice, media literacy, and environmental and science communication.

Website: https://www.bellisario.psu.edu/research/centers/science-communication-program

February 28

Advertising/Public Relations Alumni Network Board Meeting

Location: Remote

Annual board meeting of Bellisario College Advertising/Public Relations Alumni Network Board.