News & Events

 
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Apr 29

Spring Semester Classes End

Apr 29

Post-Election Panel

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Location: Freeman Auditorium, HUB-Robeson Center

Panel discussion featuring Penn State alumni discussing the election and related media coverage. Tentatively scheduled to particiapte are: Kevin Cirilli of Bloomberg News; Casey McDermott of New Hampshire Public Radio; and Anna Orso of billypenn.com The session is free and open to the public, presented by the College of Communications.

May 1

Curley Center Capping

Time: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Location: Medlar Field at Lubrano Park

Recognition of seniors completing requirements for John Curley Center for Sports Journalism and group outing -- for all Curley Center and College of Communications students, along with faculty and staff -- at Maryland-Penn State baseball game.

May 2 to May 6

Spring Semester Final Exams

May 7

Commencement

Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Location: Bryce Jordan Center

Undergraduate commencement exercises for the College of Communications.

May 8

Graduate Commencement

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Bryce Jordan Center

Commencement exercises or students earning graduate-level degrees across the University.

May 17 to May 18

Carmichael Conference 2016

Location: Nittany Lion Inn

Two-day conference conducted by Penn State, with support from the Warren R. Carmichael Media and Justice Program Endowment, focusing on effective public information strategies for law enforcement. Details and registration information will be announced as the event nears.

May 26

Bart Richards Award Presentation

Location: New York City

Presentation of the 2015 Bart Richards Award for Media Criticism, a national award coordinated by the College of Communications, at the offices of The New York Times.

Jun 3

“Broadcast News with Dean Marie Hardin”

Time: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

College of Communications event, with Dean Marie Hardin leading a behind-the-scenes tour of state-of-the-art broadcast facilities, as part of the University's Alumni Reunion Weekend. 

Jul 10 to Jul 15

Comm Summer Camps

Location: University Park Campus

Weeklong sessions conducted by full-time faculty for students in ninth to 12th grades. Sessions focus on broadcast journalism, film and multimedia journalism. MORE INFO

Jul 22

Spend a Summer Day

Location: Various Locations

Daylong session for prospective studnets and families featuring info sessions and presenations about admissions, campus life and financial aid as well as College of Communications-specific presentations. MORE INFO

Jul 25

Spend a Summer Day

Location: Various Locations

Daylong session for prospective studnets and families featuring info sessions and presenations about admissions, campus life and financial aid as well as College of Communications-specific presentations. MORE INFO

Jul 28

Spend a Summer Day

Location: Various Locations

Daylong session for prospective studnets and families featuring info sessions and presenations about admissions, campus life and financial aid as well as College of Communications-specific presentations. MORE INFO

Jul 29

Spend a Summer Day

Location: Various Locations

Daylong session for prospective studnets and families featuring info sessions and presenations about admissions, campus life and financial aid as well as College of Communications-specific presentations. MORE INFO

Aug 1

Spend a Summer Day

Location: Various Locations

Daylong session for prospective studnets and families featuring info sessions and presenations about admissions, campus life and financial aid as well as College of Communications-specific presentations. MORE INFO

Sep 27

Pulitzer Prize Panel

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Schwab Auditorium

In observance of the 100th anniverary of the Pulitzer Prizes, the Department of Journalism presents a panel discussion featuring Pulizer Prize winners with Pennsylvania connections.

Oct 9

Donor Dinner 2016

Time: 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Penn Stater Hotel Conference Center

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

Oct 10

Breakfast with Dean Hardin

Time: 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Location: Penn Stater Hotel Conference Center

Breakfast for alumni and friends with College of Communications Dean Marie Hardin.

Oct 19

Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

Lecture Series: Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Schwab Auditorium

Free public session with Kevin Merida, editor of The Undefeated, ESPN's website reporting on issues of sports and race. Merida previously served as managing editor of The Washington Post. He had worked at the Post since 1993 and a series he edited became the book "Being a Black Man: At the Corner of Progress and Peril." He also coauthored a biography of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Oct 20

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

Free public lecture featuring Elisabeth Rosenthal, a physician who covers medical issues for The New York Times and is the author of an acclaimed crowd-sourced series about the high costs of medical care in the United States.