News & Events

April 2015
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Apr 19 to Apr 20

Alumni Society Board Meeting

Location: Various Locations

Apr 20

APSE Regional Meeting

Location: Penn Stater Hotel

Regional meeting of Associated Press Sports Editors, conducted at Penn State in collaboration wtih the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism.

Apr 20

Award for Excellence in Coverage of Youth Sports

Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Penn Stater Hotel, Deans Hall

Presentation of Award for Excellence in Youth Sports by the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism. Presentation part of Associated Press Sports Editors regional meeting conducted on campus.

Apr 21

Accepted Students Program

Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Location: Kern Auditorium (112 Kern Building)

The College of Communications-specific portion of a daylong event designed so students with an offer can learn more about the Penn State experience. The overall on-campus sessions include student aid information, conversations with students, campus tours and lunch.

Apr 21

“The New Black”

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: 362 Willard Building

Screening of "The New Black," followed by a Q-and-A session with the documentary's director, Yoruba Richen. The free public session is presented by PSN-TV and the Office of Multicultural Affairs in the College of Communications.

Apr 22

Student Awards Program 2015

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Nittany Lion Inn, Faculty/Staff Club

Apr 23

“The Band’s Visit”

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Screening of "The Band's Visit" (2007, Erin Kolirin / Israel) as part of Carnegie Cinematheque -- the Thursday night film series presented for educational purposes for students by the Department of Film-Video and Media Studies. A gentle comedy about an Egyptian police band finding itself in an Israeli town by accident -- and how the town and band get to know each other."

Apr 25

Blue and White Film Festival 2015

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: State Theatre (Downtown)

Annual film festival featuring work from Penn State students, coordinated by Student Film Organization.

Apr 29

College of Comm Night at Penn State Baseball

Time: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Medlar Field at Lubrano Park

Special event for College of Communications students as well as faculty/staff and families. College of Communications Night features special ticket prices and deals. For $2 students get admission to the game and a College of Comm souvenir cup. The first 100 students to RSVP also gat a voucher for a hot dog and drink. For faculty/staff and their families, $8 gets admission, a souvenir cup and dinner (either a burger or chicken sandwich, fries and a drink) as the Nittany Lions play host to Pitt. It's also a giveway night with a blue color stress ball. Activities during the game will recognize award-winning students, faculty and staff.

Apr 29

Curley Center Capping

Time: 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: Medlar Field at Lubrano Park

Presentation of Curley Center caps and certificates to graduating seniors who have completed the program. Conducted as part of College of Communications Night at the Penn State-Pitt baseball game.

May 1 to May 2

Spring Semester Classes End

May 4 to May 8

Spring Semester Final Exams

May 7

COMMunity Green Team Meeting

Time: 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Location: 101 Carnegie Building

May 9

Spring Commencement

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Location: Bryce Jordan Center

May 21

Bart Richards Award Presentation 2015

Time: 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: National Press Club, Washington, D.C.

Presenation of Bart Richards Award for Media Criticism.

Jun 4 to Jun 6

2015 Keystone Multimedia Workshop

Location: Somerset, Pennsylvania

The eighth Keystone Multimedia Workshop scheduled for June 4-6, 2015 in Somerset, Pennsylvania. This three-day workshop, sponsored by Penn State's College of Communications and the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association (PNA) Foundation, provides intense, hands-on training in audio, video and photojournalism. With the guidance of experienced coaches, participants craft an in-depth story using audio, still photography and video. More info:

Sep 3

Comm Involvement Fair 2015

Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: HUB-Robeson Center Heritage Hall

Start-of-the-semester information session and involvement fair featuring communications-specific clubs and organizations. The free event offers an unrivaled opportunity for students to get informtaion and get involved. 

Oct 11

Brunch with Dean Hardin

Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Location: Dean's Hall, Penn State Hotel Conference Center

Annual brunch with alumni and friends with College of Communications Dean Marie Hardin.

Oct 11

Donor Dinner 2015

Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Penn State Hotel Conference Center

Annual Donor and Scholarship Recognition Dinner conducted by the College of Communications.

Nov 7

College of Communications Open House 2015

Time: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: HUB-Robeson Center

Annual open house and information session focusing on College of Communications programs for prospective students. Session features the opportunity to hear from current students, meet faculty and staff and tour facilities.