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Centre County Report
Broadcast television program featuring local news and sports coverage.
Website featuring the best student work from the College.
Web-based student radio station with news, talk and sports coverage 24 hours a day.
Nationally-recognized leader among college daily newspapers with news and business opportunities.
The Penn State Yearbook features opportunities in content, layout, photography, marketing, and advertising.
Student-run online news organization.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Variety of research projects with faculty in specified communication fields.
Penn State's life and style magazine.
WKPS-FM (The Lion 90.7)
Music, news, live sports and talk shows. Opportunities extend to underwriting and promotions.
Penn State's NPR & PBS affiliate offers a broad variety of opportunities including production assistance, social media, and Penn State sports production.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs’ mission includes: fostering the growth of diverse students as young leaders and young scholars; providing cultural programming that promotes a richer understanding and respectfulness of the differences; and supporting a variety of student clubs that allows students to get involved and work together.
204 Carnegie Building
Contact: Joseph Selden
150 study-abroad programs available around the world. Open your mind, change your life, and prepare yourself for the global professional environment of the 21st century.
Spend a semester in Washington, D.C. and tap into all the resources the city has to offer. Open to juniors and seniors in any major. Sophomores considered on a case-by-case basis.
Undergraduate research opportunities in the College of Communications allow students to gain experience in their specified field of study while earning course credit.
By working with faculty members in COMM 494, students will learn hands-on research skills such as coding, website/project management, website design, database searches, creative writing, analytical writing and more.
University chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF)
Contact: Annette McCormick
Asian/Hispanic/African/Native American Student Organization
Celebrates the many cultural heritages within the College
Contact: Jessica Ramos
Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM)
On-campus chapter of international organization.
Contact: Megan Flood
College of Communications Student Council
Representative body of the students of the College
Contact: Leslie Pinero
Student-run, web-based radio station
Contact: Alex Braunbeck
Graduate Students in Communications (GSIC)
Graduate student organization
Contact: Aaron Heresco
Kappa Tau Alpha
College honor society
Contact: Steve Manuel
Penn State Yearbook
Media Studies Society
Media Studies networking group
Contact: Sam Cohen
National Association of Multi-Ethnicities in Communications (NAMIC)
Student chapter of NAMIC
Contact: Alysha Preston
Student-run online news organization
Contact: Kevin Horne
Penn State Association of Journalists for Diversity (PSAJD)
Unite students of all cultures in journalism and partners on programs with the Office of Multicultural Affairs
Contact: Shade Olasimbo
Penn State Network Television
Student-run television network
Contact: Will Monkowski
Penn State Network Television is Penn State's only entirely student-run network, producing sports, news, comedy and more.
Contact: Will Monkowski
Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
Cultivates relationships between students and professional public relations practitioners
Contact: Rachel Gluck
Radio and Television Digital News Association (RTDNA)
Represents local and network news executives in broadcasting, cable, and other electronic media
Contact: Dale Broccoli
Student Film Organization (SFO)
Provides a forum for the viewing of student films through its "Can Film Festival"
Contact: Nathan Larimer
Student club focusing on telecommunications industry and opportunities.
Contact: Nathan Ford
The Daily Collegian
Nationally-recognized leader among college daily newspapers
Penn State's life and style magazine
WKPS-FM (The LION 90.7)
Student radio station
Contact: Zach Zimbler
Penn State's National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate
Contact: Greg Peterson
Penn State's PBS affiliate
- Advertising Club
Spring 2013 Commencement
Saturday, May 4, Noon
Bryce Jordan Center
- Summer 2013 (Saturday, Aug. 10)
- Fall 2013 (Saturday, Dec. 21)
- Spring 2014 (TBA, May 9-11)
- Summer 2014 (Saturday, Aug. 16)
- Fall 2014 (Saturday, Dec. 20)
Instructions for baccalaureate degree candidates are included in information packets mailed to students who have declared their intent to graduate.
Graduates with Disabilities
Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. It is important that graduates notify the Office of University Relations (814-855-2501) if they anticipate needing any type of special accommodations.
Where do students purchase caps, gowns, announcements and related commencement items?
The Penn State Bookstore.
What if a student forgets to purchase a cap and gown?
The Penn State Bookstore is open all weekend during commencement for last minute caps and gowns.
Do those who attend need tickets?
No, tickets are not required for the ceremony.
How do students confirm that they have met all requirements for graduation?
Students may run a degree audit on e-Lion or you can go to the Academic Advising Office in 204 Carnegie Building for a walk in appointment with an adviser. Walk-ins are held Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
What time do students need to be at the Bryce Jordan Center?
Graduates are asked to be at the BJC an hour before the ceremony and to REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR NAME CARDS
What if a student loses their card or leaves it at home?
There will be a registration table on the floor. Students will need to go to the table for their major and the assistant there will provide them with a replacement set.
When do students get their diplomas?
Diplomas will be mailed, at no cost, to all graduates who have satisfied all University, College and major requirements approximately four weeks after the ceremony.
Is there a reception before or after the ceremony?
There is no reception for spring or summer commencement. For those students graduating in the fall, the College does host a reception before the ceremony. An invitation is mailed to the student approximately one month prior to commencement.
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