Event Calendar

March 2021
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March 2

“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_qoaJQHEOR_yNMoXUX35QNQ

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.

Social Media

Modearator: Ron Wagner, Alumni Society Board

Panelists: Ryan Beckler, Deputy Head of Social Media, NBC News Catherine Driza, Sr. Social Producer, The Drew Barrymore Show/CBS Interactive; Derek Major, Digital Editor, Black Enterprise Magaizine; Jen Simons, EVP/Head of Production, Development & Programming, Barstool Sports.

Registration Link: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qoaJQHEOR_yNMoXUX35QNQ

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

“The Journey from Newspapers to TV to Documentary Film”

March 2

“The Journey from Newspapers to TV to Documentary Film”

Ben Garvin

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Session of the ongoing Journalism Speakers Forum featuring Ben Garvin.

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

Oweida Lecture in Journalism Ethics

March 3

Oweida Lecture in Journalism Ethics

Paul Farhi, Washington Post

Lecture Series: Oweida Lecture in Journalism Ethics

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Zoom (https://psu.zoom.us/j/97974959400)

Annual Oweida Lecture in Journalism Ethics, featuring Paul Farhi of The Washington Post. Free public event moderated by Patrick Plaisance, the Don W. Davis Professor in Ethics.

March 4

“Studying Sharing of Political Content on Facebook”

S. .Shyam Sundar

Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Zoom (https://psu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pc-iqrzkpHdPV81KaLc_87Jbg1H4g8uKx)

S. Shyam Sundar, the James P. Jimirro Professor of Media Effects, will make a presenation as part of the Data Science Community research talks. Free event on Zoom. Advance registration required. To learn more about Data Science Community events or to join the community mailing list, visit https://datascience.psu.edu.

March 5

Success in the City

Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Virtual, TBA

Annual career and internship fair conducted by the Office of Internships and Career Placement in the Bellisario College with New York City area companies.

March 7

Alumni Society Board Meeting

Location: Remote

Spring 2021 meeting of the Bellisario College Alumni Society Board.

“A Conversation with Larry Starks”

March 8

“A Conversation with Larry Starks”

Larry Starks

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Zoom (TBA)

Larry Starks is a senior editor at USA Today sports, covering NBA news and breaking news. Prior to joining USA Today, Starks served for 13 years as the NBA news editor at ESPN, overseeing editorial content for NBA productions on the ESPN family of networks, ensuring material was fairly, accurately and consistently presented during game broadcasts. Earlier in his career, Starks was the assistant managing editor for sports at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English at Judson University in Elgin, Illinois. 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.

March 9

“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_IXjr1Id4S26DEsb9033DHg

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.

Digital Media and Marketing

Moderator: Dan Solomon, Alumni Society Board

Panelists: Julie Gorbey, Sr. Business Lead, Google; Stephanie Layser, VP, Advertising Technology & Operations, News Corp.; Mala Persaud, Director, Communications, Milken Institute's Center for Strategic Philanthropy; and Brittany Wolf, VP, Custome Success & Campaign Operations, PebblePost

Registration Link: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IXjr1Id4S26DEsb9033DHg

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

Wellness Day — No Classes

March 11

Wellness Day — No Classes

“A Conversation with Claire Smith”

March 15

“A Conversation with Claire Smith”

Claire Smith

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Claire Smith was among the pioneering group of women to break into sports writing, and is the first woman, and fourth African-American, to win the J.G. Taylor Spink Award, which is the highest honor given by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Smith attended Penn State and graduated from Temple University. The session is a Women’s History Month event, co-sponsored by the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, and the Penn State chapter of the Association for Women in Sports Media.

March 15

Pivoting Your Career in a Pandemic

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Location: Event Link: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_v8MkubAoSEK6abezRCrRZA

Sponsored by the Bellisario College and Penn State World Campus, featuring alumni Ron Wagner ('89) and Maram Cadwell ('16g). Strategies for success if you stay in your job ... and if you decide to leave. Free event.

Registration Link: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_v8MkubAoSEK6abezRCrRZA

 

 

March 16

Hollywood Program Info Session

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: 111 Forum Building

Want to spend Spring 2022 in Hollywood learning firsthand about the entertainment industry? The Penn State Hollywood Program offers internships and communications classes on the entertainment industry each spring semester in the entertainment capital of the world. In-person infornation session open to all majors in the Bellisario College. Virtual connection available via Zoom (https://psu.zoom.us/j/91997628692). 

“Telling Stories with Comics”

March 16

“Telling Stories with Comics”

John Derf Backderf

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Session of the ongoing Journalism Speakers Forum featuring John Derf Backderf.

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

March 17

Hollywood Program Info Session

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: 111 Forum Building

Want to spend Spring 2022 in Hollywood learning firsthand about the entertainment industry? The Penn State Hollywood Program offers internships and communications classes on the entertainment industry each spring semester in the entertainment capital of the world. In-person infornation session open to all majors in the Bellisario College. Virtual connection available via Zoom (https://psu.zoom.us/j/99471044005).

Startup Week: The Future is Female

March 22

Startup Week: The Future is Female

Time: 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm

As part of Penn State Startup Week Powered by PNC, a panel discussion titled "The Future is Female." Two of the four panelists are Bellisario College alumni — Jess Weiner ('95), CEO of Talk to Jess, and Melissa Schipke Marzano ('09), the founder of Tassl.

Website: https://startupweek2021.sched.com/event/i0vA/the-future-is-female

Startup Week: Opportunities in E-Sports, Gaming Content Creation

March 22

Startup Week: Opportunities in E-Sports, Gaming Content Creation

Time: 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

As part of Penn State Startup Week Powered by PNC, two Penn Staters will share their experienes of turning a passion into profit in this emerging industry. Session moderated by Bellisario College faculty member Bill Zimmerman.

Website: https://startupweek2021.sched.com/event/iTix

“Lies My Profession Taught Me”

March 23

“Lies My Profession Taught Me”

Ken Armstrong

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Session of the ongoing Journalism Speakers Forum featuring Pulitzer Prize-winner Ken Armstrong.

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

March 24

Ad/PR Career Tips from Alumni Pros, Part 1: Public Relations

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Registration Link: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_umagFsosRZ-fJ2Sr-HJiSA

A virtual panel of experienced alumni in public relations, from agencies, big brands and the media world. Sponsored by the Bellisario College Ad/PR Alumni Network Board.

Registration Link: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_umagFsosRZ-fJ2Sr-HJiSA

“Gamers’ Behaviors and Gaming for Social Good”

March 25

“Gamers’ Behaviors and Gaming for Social Good”

Vivian Chen

Lecture Series: Pockrass Memorial Lecture

Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Location: Zoom

Vivian Chen of Nanyang Technological University will present the Pockrass Memorial Lecture. Free, public event with preregistration required. Info here:  https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mUlOf5MDT4-kLu0AfTSUmA

March 25

Ad/PR Career Tips from Alumni Pros, Part 2: Advertising

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Registration Link: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1Eyt5WkkRaOaTv1j2v-Rcg

A virtual panel of experienced alumni in advertising, from agencies, big brands and the media world. Sponsored by the Bellisario College Ad/PR Alumni Network Board.

Registration Link: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1Eyt5WkkRaOaTv1j2v-Rcg

Startup Week: A Conversation with Pennsylvania Second Lady Gisele Fetterman

March 26

Startup Week: A Conversation with Pennsylvania Second Lady Gisele Fetterman

Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: Zoom (TBA)

Dean Marie Hardin of the Bellisario College moderates a session titled “Fostering Our Future: A Conversation with Pennsylvania Second Lady Gisele Fetterman on Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation Education.”

“How to Tell a Story When You Don’t Know Who’s Listening”

March 30

“How to Tell a Story When You Don’t Know Who’s Listening”

Leon Neyfakh

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Leon Neyfakh is the host of "Fiasco," co-creator of "Slow Burn," and founder of Prologue Projects, an independent podcast studio. Prior to working in audio, he was a reporter for Slate, the Boston Globe, and the New York Observer. He is the author of the book, "The Next Next Level."

His discussion is part of the ongoing Journalism Speakers Forum. https://www.bellisario.psu.edu/journalism-speakers-forum 

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

March 31

President Barron Webcast

Time: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Location: TBA

A webcast for Penn State President Eric Barron to discuss importrant topics for the University community about the impact of the pandemic, the University's response and plans to expand in-person courses this summer leding to a full on-campus experience in the fall. An anonymous online form is available for Penn State community members to submit pandemic-related topics.

Information about how to watch and the dates and times for future webcasts will be announced in advance of March 31 on Penn State News and in Penn State Today.