News & Events

 
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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.

May 30

No Classes (Memorial Day)

Jun 3

“Broadcast News with Dean Marie Hardin”

Time: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Location: Innovation Park

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. 

Jun 24

Classes End (First Summer Session)

Jun 29

Classes Begin (Second Summer Session)

Jul 4

No Classes (Independence Day)

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 students and families featuring info sessions and presentations 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 students and families featuring info sessions and presentations 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 students and families featuring info sessions and presentations 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 students and families featuring info sessions and presentations 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 students and families featuring info sessions and presentations about admissions, campus life and financial aid as well as College of Communications-specific presentations. MORE INFO

Aug 10

Classes End (Second Summer Session)

Aug 13

Summer Commencement

Time: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Bryce Jordan Center

Commencement exercises for undergraduate and associate degrees.

Aug 22

Classes Begin (Fall Semester)

Aug 30

Comm Involvement Fair 2016

Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: Alumni Hall, HUB-Robeson Center

Information session for commuications-related clubs and organizations, as well as College of Communications opportunities and services. All communications students, regardless of major, are encouraged to attend.

Sep 5

No Classes (Labor Day)

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.

Oct 25

‘Spotlight’ Screening

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Location: State Theatre, Downtown

Screening of Academy Award-winning "Spotlight," followed by panel discussion featuring faculty members from the College of Communications and alumnus Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films.

Nov 13

Go Freelance!

Time: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Location: Various Locations (Carnegie Building, Willard Building)

A daylong series of activities, panels, speakers and workshops designed to give students skills and knowledge to start freelancing in analytics, coding, design, ediging, gaming, GIS, journalism, multimedia, photography, public relations, research, SEO, videography, writing and more! Event contucted as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Nov 21 to Nov 25

No Classes (Thanksgiving Break)

Dec 9

Classes End (Fall Semester)

Dec 12 to Dec 16

Final Exams (Fall Semester)

Dec 17

Fall Commencement

Location: Bryce Jordan Center

Jan 9

Classes Begin (Spring Semester)

Jan 16

No Classes (MLK Day)

Mar 6 to Mar 10

Spring Break 2016

Apr 7

Success in the City 2017

Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Time Warner Building

College of Communications-specific job fair on location in New York City. 

Apr 7

Films and Friends 2017

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Location: Dolby Screening Room

Tenth 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 28

Classes End (Spring Semester)

May 1 to May 5

Final Exams (Spring Semester)