News & Events

 
February 2016
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Feb 10

Honor Code Signing

Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Building

Opportunity for communications students to commit and sign the College of Communications Honor Code. Event sponsored by the College of Communications Student Council.

Feb 11 to Feb 13

Ph.D. Open House

Location: Various Locations

On-campus visits and information sessions for prospective Ph.D. students.

Feb 11

“Have Our Elections Turned Into a Serial Reality Show?”

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Location: 106 Sackett Building

Free public lecture by Matt Jordan, associate professor in the Department of Film-Video and Media Studies, as part of The Choice: 2016 speaker series sponsored by The MCcourtney Institute for Democracy.

Feb 11
“Cultural Narratives in Sports Media”

“Cultural Narratives in Sports Media”

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: 162 Willard Building

Free public presentation by alumnus Reginald Walker ('04 Telecom), a highlight producer for ESPN. Event presented by the Office of Multicultural Affairs in the College of Communications at part of African-American Heritage Month.

Feb 16

Accepted Students Program

Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Location: Schwab Auditorium

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.

Feb 24

“A Conversation with Marc Spears”

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Freeman Auditorium, HUB-Robeson Center

Free public discussion and question-and-answer session with Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports as part of the Conversation Series conducted by the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism.

Feb 24

Ad/PR Board NYC Event

Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Location: Harding's, 32 East 21st Street

Networking and social event for College of Communications alumni in the New York City area. Session at Harding's (www.hardingsnyc.com/) sponsored by the College and the Ad/PR Alumni Board. 

Feb 26

Undergraduate Symposium

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Annual 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. 

Feb 28

Hollywood Program Info Session

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: 160 Willard Building

Information session for students interested in 2017 Penn State Hollywood Program. The program, conducted during spring semester of the 2016-17 academic year, facilitates on-site internships in Hollywood and is open to students in all majors. The information session will provide application information and general information about the program as well as deadlines and recommendations.

Feb 29

AdClub: Life After Carnegie

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Join AdClub for its ninth annual "Life After Carnegie" panel event highlighting the sucesses of Penn State College of Communications graduates who will speak about their journeys in various career paths in the communications industry. Panelists will give students tips on how to make the most of their education while at Penn State. The event will be panel style and will allow for open discussion. Students are encouraged to come with questions! As always, free food and beverages!

Feb 29

Hollywood Program Info Session

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: 160 Willard Building

Information session for students interested in 2017 Penn State Hollywood Program. The program, conducted during spring semester of the 2016-17 academic year, facilitates on-site internships in Hollywood and is open to students in all majors. The information session will provide application information and general information about the program as well as deadlines and recommendations.

Mar 4
PSPA State Competition 2016

PSPA State Competition 2016

Location: Various Locations

State championshps in student journalism competition sponsored by the Pennsylvania School Press Associaiton and hosted by the College of Communications at Penn State. Students who advanced from regional competitions earlier in the year will compete in a dozen different writing, design or artistic categories on the University Park campus. http://paschoolpress.org/student-journalism-competitions/

Mar 6 to Mar 12

Spring Break

Mar 8
TST III: Toss It, Shred It, Trash It!

TST III: Toss It, Shred It, Trash It!

Location: College Buildings, Offices

Faculty/staff sustainability event to reduce clutter in physical spaces and online. All faculty/staff are encouraged to participate. The day includes a dress-down option for jeans with pizza for lunch. Event sponsored by the Communications Records Management Team.

Mar 16 to Mar 19

College Town Film Festival

Location: State Theatre, Downtown

Annual festival celebrating independent film, conducted at State Theatre in State College throgh a collaboration with the College of Communications. (http://collegetownfilmfestival.com/)

Mar 16

Oweida Lecture in Journalism Ethics

Lecture Series: Oweida Lecture in Journalism Ethics

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Location: Kern Auditorium

A free public lecture and question-and-answer session by David Folkenflik, an NPR media correspondent based in New York City. His stories are broadcast on NPR's newsmagazines and shows, including "All Things Considered," "Morning Edition" and "Talk of the Nation."

Mar 18

Ad/PR Alumni Board Student Mentoring Program

Location: Nittany Lion Inn

Mar 18

JobExpo.Comm(unications) 2016

Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: HUB-Robeson Center Alumni Hall

Annual communications-specific, on-campus job fair. 

Mar 19

Ad/PR Alumni Board Meeting

Location: Nittany Lion Inn

Mar 23

Faculty Film Screening in NYC

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Center for Jewish History, New York City

Screening of "COJOT," a documentary in production by faculty members Boaz Dvir, Anita Gabrosek and Richie Sherman, as part of an evening of screenings at the American Jewish Historical Society. The film, a suspensul character study, tells the mostly unknown story of a Parisian banker catapulted twice onto history's stage in the mid-1970s.

Mar 25

Accepted Students Program

Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Location: Freeman Auditorium, HUB-Robeson Center

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 2

Traditional American Indian Powwow

Time: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Location: Mt. Nittany Middle School, State College

A free public event, "The New Faces of an Ancient People," the 12th annual Traditional American Indian Powwow, sponsored by Penn State.

Apr 3

Traditional American Indian Powwow

Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Mt. Nittany Middle School, State College

A free public event, "The New Faces of an Ancient People," the 12th annual Traditional American Indian Powwow, sponsored by Penn State.

Apr 4

Spring 2016 Pockrass Lecture

Lecture Series: Pockrass Memorial Lecture

Time: 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

Free public lecture by Christian Sandvig, an associate professor at the University of Michigan. Sandvig's research examines communication and information technology infrastructure and public policy. 

Apr 8

Success in the City 2016

Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Time Warner Center, New York City

Annual job fair specifically for Penn State communications students conducted in New York City.

Apr 8

Faculty/Staff Awards 2015-16

Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: NIttany Lion Inn, Boardroom

Annual awards ceremony honoring College of Communications faculty and staff.

Apr 8

Films and Friends 2016

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Location: Dolby Screening Room, New York City

Ninth 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 11

AdClub: Nittany Group Rehearsal

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

The AAF Nittany Group team will put its year of research and creativity to the test as members pitch their full integrated advertising campaign for Snapple beverages to a panel of local ad professionals whose feedback about the presentation will help the team prepare for the regional competition in New York City the following weekend.

Apr 15

Accepted Students Program

Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Location: Freeman Auditorium, HUB-Robeson Center

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 17

Alumni Board Meeting, Alumni-Student Event

Location: Nittany Lion Inn

Regular meeting of College of Communications Alumni Society Board, including board meeting and an alumni-student event.

Apr 18

APSE Regional Meeting

Annual regional meeting of the Associated Press Sports Editors, conducted on campus in conjunction with the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism. 

Apr 18

Award for Excellence in Coverage of Youth Sports

Location: TBA

Annual presentation of the Award for Excellence in Coverage of Youth Sports by the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism.

Apr 19

Accepted Students Program

Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Location: Schwab Auditorium

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 19

Student Awards Program 2016

Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Nittany Lion Inn, Assembly room

Apr 29

Spring Semester Classes End

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 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.

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.