College of Communications Featured Speakers You Should Check Out

Every year, the Bellisario College of Communications brings speakers to talk about their profession, successes, failures and lessons learned in their respective industry. Many times students don’t know that speakers are coming to campus, and those who do know have only been informed because of class requirements. Typically, college students don’t want to go out of their way to hear a stranger talk about their life experiences, however, you might be pleasantly surprised by what you learn and walk away with! 

These speakers provide important insight about the professional world, especially the ins-and-outs of the increasingly competitive journalism field. Networking with experienced professionals, and learning who to know or how to stand out can make all the difference between you and your competitors. So, before you blow off another email introducing a speaker, think about how this person could open your mind up to new possibilities, or make a connection that could prove priceless.

Make sure you check out this semester’s speakers and mark you calendar so you don’t miss out. 

Who’s the Bully and Who’s the Victim in Masterpiece Cakeshop?

Speaker: Rhonda Gibson.

When: Oct. 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Where: Foster Auditorium

About: A free lecture about the framing of the Constitution over Marriage Equality and Religious Freedom. Gibson supplements this with her research of sexual minorities and their portrayal in journalism.

Following Your Dreams: Turning Your Passion Into a Career

Speaker: Dave Revsine

When: Oct. 12, 12-1 p.m.

Where: Freeman Auditorium, HUB

About: Featuring a Big Ten Network anchor who will speak on his experience and will offer an informative perspective for career-focused students. This is an event specific to Bellisario College of Communications students.

PR Roundtable: A Discussion Among Corporate Leaders

When: Oct. 15, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Where: Freeman Auditorium, HUB

About: Will feature a panel of professionals from a wider range of industries to offer their insights in the public relations world from their experience in their respective companies.

Lecture Series: Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

Speaker: John Eligon

When: Oct. 24, 7-8:15 p.m.

Where: Schwab Auditorium

About: Featuring a national correspondent from the New York Times.

Lecture Series: Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

Speaker: Doug Blackmon

When: October 25, 10:35-11:50 a.m.

Where: Freeman Auditorium, HUB

About: Featuring a writer and journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for his book entitled “Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II.”

Keeping check the Bellisario College of Communications event calendar for more information, more events and events added throughout the school year!


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