News & Events

 
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Feb 5

“A Conversation with Anucha Brown Sanders”

Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: Bryce Jordan Center, Room E-F

As part of the Conversation Series coordinated by the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism, Anucha Brown Sanders, vice president of women's championships for the NCAA, will visit campus for a session with Curley Center students.

Feb 5

“The Director’s Chair with Anna Martemucci”

Time: 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: 101 Thomas Building

The Student Film Organization presents "The Director's Chair with Anna Martemucci," a free public session with Martemucci, the director of "Hollidaysburg" and a previous contestant on Starz's "The Chair." Martemucci will discussher experiences as a writer and director.

Feb 13

Accepted Students Program

Location: Various Locations

Students with an offer can learn more about the Penn State experience by attending one of our Accepted Student Programs. On-campus sessions include student aid and College of Communications information, conversations with students, campus tours and lunch.

Feb 13 to Feb 15

Ph.D. Program Open House

Location: Various Locations

Feb 16

Hollywood Program Info Session

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: 60 Willard Building

Information session for students interested in the Penn State Hollywood Program, an internship program in the Los Angeles area that begins in January 2016.

Feb 17

Accepted Students Program

Location: Various Locations

Students with an offer can learn more about the Penn State experience by attending one of our Accepted Student Programs. On-campus sessions include student aid and College of Communications information, conversations with students, campus tours and lunch.

Feb 17
“Penn State Values, the Real World & You”

“Penn State Values, the Real World & You”

Lecture Series: Davis Symposium in Advertising Ethics

Time: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Nittany Lion Inn

The Don Davis Lecture in Advertising Ethics presents: "Honor, Integrity, Responsibility: Penn State Values, the Real World & You" -- a free public lecture by Linda Yacccarino, president of NBC/Universal advertising sales. Yaccarino ('85) will speak on the values she learned at Penn State and how they have served her during her life and career. A great kick-off to THON, Yaccarino will address students, faculty and the Penn State community. Questions? Contact Patrick Parsons, the Don Davis Professor of Ethics in the College of Communications by email (pp6@psu.edu) or phone (814-863-5678).

Feb 18

Hollywood Program Info Session

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: 60 Willard Building

Information session for students interested in the Penn State Hollywood Program, an internship program in the Los Angeles area that begins in January 2016.

Feb 24

Hollywood Program Info Session

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: 60 Willard Building

Information session for students interested in the Penn State Hollywood Program, an internship program in the Los Angeles area that begins in January 2016.

Feb 25 to Feb 28

College Town Film Festival 2015

Location: State Theatre (Downtown), Campus Locations

Annual College Town Film Festival brings a mix of screenings and filmmakers to campus and downtown State College. Watch for specifics at the festival website. This year's event complementes the inaugural THAW Festival (Feb. 27-28) in State College.

Mar 3

Accepted Students Program

Location: Various Locations

Students with an offer can learn more about the Penn State experience by attending one of our Accepted Student Programs. On-campus sessions include student aid and College of Communications information, conversations with students, campus tours and lunch.

Mar 5

Faculty/Staff Media Day

Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: 316 Willard Building

Mar 6
PSPA State Championship

PSPA State Championship

Location: Various Locations

Championship rounds of Pennsylvania School Press Association statewide competition.

Mar 6

Faculty/Staff Media Day

Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: 316 Willard Building

Mar 9 to Mar 13

Spring Break

No Classes

Mar 16

Accepted Students Program

Location: Various Locations

Students with an offer can learn more about the Penn State experience by attending one of our Accepted Student Programs. On-campus sessions include student aid and College of Communications information, conversations with students, campus tours and lunch.

Mar 18

KTA Ceremony

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Location: Nittany Lion Inn, Ballroom DE

Annual induction ceremony for Kappa Tau Alpha honor society.

Mar 18

Oweida Lecture in Journalism Ethics

Lecture Series: Oweida Lecture in Journalism Ethics

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Kern Auditorium (112 Kern Building)

Kathleen Carroll, executive editor of the Associated Press, will present the Oweida Lecture in Journalism Ethics. The event is free and open to the public.

Mar 20

JobExpo.Comm(unications) 2015

Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Alumni Hall, HUB-Robeson Center

Annual on-campus, communications specific job fair. Conducted each spring semester, JobExpo.Comm(unications) brings businesses from a range of communications fields to campus, providing a one-day opportunity for students and alumni from the College of Communications to meet with prospective employers. In the past 13 years, more than 630 companies and 5,300 students have attended the event.

Mar 24

Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

Lecture Series: Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: State Theatre, Downtown State College

Caitlin Flanagan, the author of "Girl Land" (2012) and "To Hell With All That" (2006), and a writer for The Atlantic magazine, will be the featured guest for the opening session of the Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers. During the sessions, visitors read excepts from their work and participate in a question-and-answer segment. The event is free and open to the public.

Mar 25

Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

Lecture Series: Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

Time: 10:10 am – 11:00 am

Location: Freeman Auditorium, HUB-Robeson Center

Kimberly Dozier, author of "Breathing the Fire" (2011), a former combat correspondent in Iraq for CBS and currently the General Omar N. Bradley Professor in the Army War College and visiting professor in Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law and School of International Affairs will be the featured guest for the closing session of the Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers. During the sessions, visitors read excepts from their work and participate in a question-and-answer segment. The event is free and open to the public. 

Mar 26 to Mar 27

Choose It and Use It

Location: Carnegie Building Lobby

A "freecycle" style event sponsored by the COMM Green Team, featuring items provided by College of Communications faculty and staff.

Mar 27

Undergraduate Research Symposium

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

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 3

Faculty and Staff Awards

Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Nittany Lion Inn, Ballroom CDE

Apr 9

Student Awards Reception 2015

Location: TBA

Apr 9

Accepted Students Program

Location: Various Locations

Students with an offer can learn more about the Penn State experience by attending one of our Accepted Student Programs. On-campus sessions include student aid and College of Communications information, conversations with students, campus tours and lunch.

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 12 to Apr 13

Freelance-a-Thon

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 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

Location: Various Locations

Students with an offer can learn more about the Penn State experience by attending one of our Accepted Student Programs. On-campus sessions include student aid and College of Communications information, conversations with students, campus tours and lunch.

May 1 to May 2

Spring Semester Classes End

May 1

Curley Center Capping

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Location: TBA

Presentation of Curley Center caps and certificates to graduating seniors who have completed the program.

May 4 to May 8

Spring Semester Final Exams

May 9

Spring Commencement

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Location: Bryce Jordan Center

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.