News & Events

 
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Mar 27

FreeShop

Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: Carnegie Building Lobby

A "Freecycle" or "Trash to Treasure" style event sponsored by the COMMunity Green Team featuring items provided by College of Communications faculty and staff. Everyone is welcome to browse and take home books, games, movies, music, small appliances, toys and much more.

Mar 27

Undergraduate Symposium

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Inaugural College of Communications Undergraduate Symposium, an opportunity for communications students to showcase their work through a short presentation or as part of a poster session. Prizes will be award for the top presentations and posters. 

Mar 31

“A Conversation with Jim Buzinski”

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

As part of the Conversation Series, coordinated by the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism, Penn State alumnus Jim Buzinski of Outsports will visit campus. The discussion and question-and-answer session is free and open to the public.

Apr 2

“How to Get Ahead in Advertising”

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Screening of "How to Get Ahead in Advertising" (1989, Bruce Robinson / United Kingdom) 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 slightly late April Fool's Day treat, this satiric comedy looks at the ethics of the advertising industry.

Apr 3

Faculty and Staff Awards

Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Nittany Lion Inn, Ballroom CDE

Apr 8

COMMunity Green Team Meeting

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: 101 Carnegie Building

Apr 9

Student Awards Reception 2015

Location: TBA

Apr 9

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 9

“Weekend”

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Screening of "Weekend" (1976, Jean-Luc Godard / France) 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. This strikingly weird comic film experiments with both politics and narrative form in its tale of a little weekend trip gone crazy.

Apr 10

Success in the City 2015

Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Time Warner Center, New York City

Annual College of Communications-specific job fair in New York City. In 2014, more than 400 students were able to mee with 140 recruiters representing 63 difference companies. 

Apr 10

Films and Friends VIII (2015)

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Location: Dolby Screening Room, New York City

Eighth annual "Films and Friends" film screening and networking event in New York City. The event offers the opportunity to network with other Penn State alumni in the film-video profession who work in and around New York City.

Apr 12 to Apr 13

Freelance-a-Thon 2015

Location: Various Locations

Second annual event featuring faculty and communications industry experts providing insights about freelancing options for students in the College of Communications and beyond.

Apr 13

“ESPN Culture”

Lecture Series: Pockrass Memorial Lecture

Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

Travis T. Vogan, a leading sports and media scholar, will present the spring 2015 Robert M. Pockrass Memorial Lecture titled "ESPN Culture." The session is free and open to the public. Vogan is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication and the Department of American Studies at the University of Iowa.  He is the author of "Keepers of the Flame: NFL Films and the Rise of Sports Media" (University of Illinois Press, 2014) and "ESPN: The Making of a Sports Media Empire" (Forthcoming, University of Illinois Press).

Apr 13

“How to Start a Freelance Business”

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

As part of the College of Communications' Freelance-A-Thon, AdClub welcomes Joeseph Radding, a creative professional with 30-plus years experience in advertising and design, who began his career doing technical automotive industry illustrations out of college with additional work freelancing as a designer later in his career. He later worked in creative director positions at Detroit ad agencies where he hired a number of freelancers.  Radding currently owns strategic communications agency, InterSection Marketing near Pittsburgh and he has taught design courses at art schools in Michigan, Atlanta and now a community college near Pittsburgh. He will share tips on the step-by-step process of what you need to know to start a freelance design or creative business.

Apr 13

Nittany Group Dress Rehearsal

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

AdClub will wrap up the the AAF Nittany Group team's preparations as they put their year of research and creativity to the test as they pitch their campaign for Pizza Hut to a panel of local ad professionals whose feedback of the presentation will help the team prepare for the regional competition the following weekend in New York City.

Apr 16

“The Organizer”

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Screening of "The Organizer" (1963, Mario Monicelli / Yugoslavia, Italy) 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 labor organizer in the 19th century confronts economic and social injustice.

Apr 19 to Apr 20

Alumni Society Board Meeting

Location: Various Locations

Apr 20

APSE Regional Meeting

Location: TBA

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

Location: TBA

Presentation of Award for Excellence in Youth Sports by the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism.

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 22

Student Awards Program

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 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.

Apr 29

College of Comm Night at Penn State Baseball

Time: 6:30 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.

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

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.