News & Events

 
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Jan 19

College of Communications Involvement Fair

Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Alumni Hall, HUB-Robeson Center

Annual info session for all students about College of Communications-related clubs and organizations. 

Jan 20

Faculty Meeting

Time: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Feb 3

Accepted Students Program

Location: Various Locations

Daylong event designed so students with an admissions offer can learn more about Penn State. The overall on-campus session, with a breakout specifically focusing on the College of Communications, includes student aid information, conversations with students, campus tours, lunch and more. More info: http://admissions.psu.edu/info/accepted-students/programs/

Feb 11

Accepted Students Program

Location: Various Locations

Daylong event designed so students with an admissions offer can learn more about Penn State. The overall on-campus session, with a breakout specifically focusing on the College of Communications, includes student aid information, conversations with students, campus tours, lunch and more. More info: http://admissions.psu.edu/info/accepted-students/programs/

Feb 21

Lions in the City: Big Ten in the Big Apple

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Bounce Sporting Club, 55 W. 21st St.

The Penn State College of Communications Advertising/Public Relations Network Board is sponsoring a networking happy hours -- “Lions In The City: Big Ten in the Big Apple -- at Bounce Sporting Club for College of Comm alumni, as well as Penn Staters working in advertising, PR, marketing and associated communications fields in the New York metro area. More info: http://comm.psu.edu/alumni/adpr/nyc-event

Feb 22

Arthur W. Page Center Awards Dinner

Location: The Grand Hyatt, New York City

The Arthur W. Page Center begins an annual award series that will honor public relations professionals and journalists who demonstrate the highest levels of ethics and integrity in their craft. The awards will be presented at a celebratory dinner in New York City. Event and ticket information will be available soon on the Page Center website

Feb 27

Alumni Networking Event

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Troeg's Brewery, 200 Hersheypark Dr., Hershey, PA

College of Communications alumni networking event.

Mar 1

Kappa Tau Alpha Induction

Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: Alumni Lounge, Nittany Lion Inn

Induction ceremony for Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society, which recognizes academic excellence and promotes scholarship in journalism and mass communication.

Mar 3

“First Friday” NYC Networking Event

Time: 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Location: 805 Third Ave., 31st Floor

Coffee, conversation and connections -- hosted by Alumni Society Board's Young Alumni Council.

Mar 6 to Mar 10

Spring Break 2016

Mar 19 to Mar 20

Alumni Society Board Meeting

Location: Various Locations

Regular meeting of College of Communications Alumni Society Board.

Mar 21
Oweida Lecture in Journalism Ethics

Oweida Lecture in Journalism Ethics

Lecture Series: Page Center Professional in Residence

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Location: Freeman Auditorium, HUB-Robeson Center

Marty Baron, editor of The Washington Post, will present the annual Oweida Lecture in Journalism Ethics. The session is free and open to the public.

Mar 24 to Mar 25

Ad/PR Alumni Board

Location: Various Locations

Regular meeting of College of Communications Ad/PR Alumni Board.

Mar 24

JobExpo.Comm

Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: HUB-Robeson Center, Alumni Hall

On-campus job fair and internship information session conducted by the College of Communications. Open to students in all majors. http://comm.psu.edu/career-services-and-internships/jobexpo.comm-unications

Mar 27

Accepted Students Program

Location: Various Locations

Daylong event designed so students with an admissions offer can learn more about Penn State. The overall on-campus session, with a breakout specifically focusing on the College of Communications, includes student aid information, conversations with students, campus tours, lunch and more. More info: http://admissions.psu.edu/info/accepted-students/programs/

Mar 27
Pockrass Memorial Lecture: Mara Einstein

Pockrass Memorial Lecture: Mara Einstein

Lecture Series: Pockrass Memorial Lecture

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

Free public lecture featuring Mara Einstein, a professor of media studies at Queens College, City University of New York, and an independent marketing consultant. She is recognized as an authority on consumer culture as well as marketing religion and spirituality, and has been quoted in numerous publications from The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times to BusinessWeek. Her current research is a continuation of her work in consumer culture and the impact of marketing on society.

Mar 27
Curley Center Conversation

Curley Center Conversation

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Location: Freeman Auditorium, HUB-Robeson Center

A free public question-and-answer session with Abraham Madkour, executive editor of Sports Business Journal/Sports Business Daily, as part of the ongoing Converstion Series conducted by the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism.

Mar 28
“Race and Policing”

“Race and Policing”

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

Location: Kern Auditorium

Jelani Cobb, a professor in the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a writer for the New Yorker, will present a free public lecture titled "Midnight in America: Race and Policing in the Trump Era" based in part on his award-winning writing and the 2016 PBS documentary that he produced and co-starred in titled "Policing the Police." Cobb's lecture is co-sponsored by the Department of African-American Studies, the Department of History and the Department of Journalism.

Mar 29
PSPA State Competition

PSPA State Competition

Time: 9:30 am – 3:45 pm

Location: HUB-Robeson Center

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.

Apr 1

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. More info: powwow.psu.edu

Apr 2

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. More info: powwow.psu.edu

Apr 3

Accepted Students Program

Location: Various Locations

Daylong event designed so students with an admissions offer can learn more about Penn State. The overall on-campus session, with a breakout specifically focusing on the College of Communications, includes student aid information, conversations with students, campus tours, lunch and more. More info: http://admissions.psu.edu/info/accepted-students/programs/

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 8

Accepted Students Program

Location: Various Locations

Daylong event designed so students with an admissions offer can learn more about Penn State. The overall on-campus session, with a breakout specifically focusing on the College of Communications, includes student aid information, conversations with students, campus tours, lunch and more. More info: http://admissions.psu.edu/info/accepted-students/programs/

Apr 14

Accepted Students Program

Location: Various Locations

Daylong event designed so students with an admissions offer can learn more about Penn State. The overall on-campus session, with a breakout specifically focusing on the College of Communications, includes student aid information, conversations with students, campus tours, lunch and more. More info: http://admissions.psu.edu/info/accepted-students/programs/

Apr 14

College Awards Ceremony

Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Nittany Lion Inn Boardroom

College-wide awards and recognition ceremony for faculty and staff.

Apr 24

APSE Regional

Location: Pegula Ice Arena

Annual regional meeting of Associated Press Sports Editors, conducted on campus as part of a collaboration with the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism.

Apr 28

Classes End (Spring Semester)

May 1 to May 5

Final Exams (Spring Semester)

May 6

Undergraduate Commencement

Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Location: Bryce Jordan Center

May 6

Post-Commencement Reception

Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Location: Pegula Ice Arena

Annual event for undergraduate families and friends. RSVPs are required.

May 6

Graduate Commencement

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Bryce Jordan Center

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

Jun 1 to Jun 3

Keystone Multimedia Workshop

Location: Various Locations

Annual hands-on multimedia workshop for news media professionals, educators, students and anyone interested in nhancing thier storytelling skills using multimedia tools. Three-day session led by faculty members from the Department of Journalism. Info: https://sites.comm.psu.edu/keystone/

Jul 9 to Jul 14

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

Oct 22

Donor Dinner and Reception

Time: 5:00 am – 8:30 am

Location: Penn Stater Hotel Conference Center

Oct 23

Breakfast with the Dean

Time: 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Location: Senate Suite, Penn Stater Hotel Conference Center