News & Events

 
December 2014
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Jan 7

Alumni Society Board Alumni-Student Program

Location: WITF-TV, Harrisburg

Jan 12

Spring Semester Classes Begin

Jan 12

New Faculty Orientation

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: 8 Carnegie Building

Jan 14

Curley Center Information Session

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Information about spring semester activities and events. Session intended for all students in the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism. 

Jan 19

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

No classes, with numerous day-of-service options for students across campus and through organizations. 

Jan 26
“The Future is Back to the Past”

“The Future is Back to the Past”

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Alumnus Laurence Moskowitz ('73 Journ), named "one of the 10 most influential public relations executives of the 20th century" by PR Week magazine, will present a free public lecture addressing how communications has changed -- and how it has not -- through the years. His lecture, "The Future is Back to the Past: How Technology Has Disrupted Media -- But Not Necessarily the Message," is presented by the College of Communications, the Department of Advertising/Public Relations, the AdClub and the Public Relations Student Society of America.

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 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.

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 6
PSPA State Championship

PSPA State Championship

Location: Various Locations

Championship rounds of Pennsylvania School Press Association statewide competition.

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 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. 

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 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 19 to Apr 20

Alumni Society Board Meeting

Location: Various Locations

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 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 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

Donor Dinner 2014

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.

Oct 11

Brunch with Dean Hardin

Time: 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm

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

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

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.