News & Events

 
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Aug 29

AdClub: Kickoff Meeting

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

First meeting of semester, opening to prospective and returning members. learn about careeer networking from professionals in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Learn how to join the Nittany Group AAF team. Meed the AdClub board. Submit your membership. Free food for those who attend.

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 11

Alumni Society Board Meeting

Time: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Location: Alumni Fireside Lounge, Nittany Lion Inn

Sep 11

Alumni-Student Networking and Mentoring

Time: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Boardroom, Nittany Lion Inn

Mentoring session for students featuring members of the College of Communications Alumni Society Board of Directors. Session includes food and ample time to meet and greet alumni in a variety of communications-related industries.

Sep 12

Young Alumni Council Executive Board

Time: 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Location: Writing Room 1, Nittany Lion Inn

Sep 12

Alumni Society Board Meeting

Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Location: Conference Room, Hintz Alumni Center

Sep 12

Alumni Society Awards Luncheon

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Location: Assembly Room, Nittany Lion Inn

Annual awards presentation and luncheon coordinated by the College of Communications Alumni Society Board.

Sep 16
Welcome Back Reception

Welcome Back Reception

Time: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location: Carnegie Front Lawn

Join students from every major, faculty and staff for a College of Communications welcome back recpetion with Berkey Creamery ice cream, sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Sep 19

AdClub: Digital Media Planning

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Alumni Ashlee Mercogliano ('13), senior media manager at 360i, and Danielle Egick ('14), associate media manager at 360i, will shed light on what a media planner does while sharing a few case studies of their accounts.

Sep 26

AdClub: MARC USA

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Human resources reps will share some of the MARC USA's creative work and discuss career opportunities a the Pittsburgh-based company. 

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. Panelists are: Jacqueline Larma, Associated Press East Coast photo chief who was part of a photo team that won a Pulitzer in 1995; Bill Marimow, editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer, who won a Pulitzer for investigative reporting in 1985; and Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman of the Philadelphia Daily News, who won a Pulitzer for investigative reporting in 2010.

Oct 4

Faculty Meeting

Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: Nittany Lion Inn Assembly Room

Fall semester full faculty meeting.

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 17

AdClub: Comparing Careers

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Alumna Jennie Brinsko (’14), former Nittany Group AAF team member and presenter, is an account executive at MSL Group, a public relations-focused group in New York City. She will compare and contrast working in a public relations agency coming from an advertising background.

Oct 17

“A Conversation with Rob King”

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: BJC, Founders Room

"A Conversation with Rob King," presented by the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism. King, serves as senior vice president, SportsCenter and news, for ESPN. The session is free and open to the public.

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: 9:45 am – 11:00 am

Location: Freeman Auditorium, HUB-Robeson Center

Free public lecture featuring Elisabeth Rosenthal, editor-in-chief of Kaiser Health News. She previously worked 22 years for The New York Times covering medical issues and authoring an acclaimed crowd-sourced series about the high costs of medical care in the United States.

Oct 24

AdClub: Sound Branding in Advertising

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Alumnus Joel Beckerman, an award-winning composer who has done music for TV advertising and for TV shows and events, will discuss the art of sound branding in advertising.

Oct 25

‘Spotlight’ Screening

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Location: State Theatre, Downtown

Screening of Academy Award-winning "Spotlight," followed by a question-and-answer session including Penn State alumnus Tom Ortenberg, an executive producer for the film and CEO of Open Road Films.

Oct 28
“The Promise and Peril of Political Humor as a Rhetorical Device”

“The Promise and Peril of Political Humor as a Rhetorical Device”

Lecture Series: Pockrass Memorial Lecture

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

Dannagal G. Young, a leading political communication scholar, will present the fall 2016 Robert M. Pockrass Memorial Lecture titled “The Promise and Peril of Political Humor as a Rhetorical Device,” in a free public session sponsored by College of Communications and University Libraries. Young is an associate professor at the University of Delaware. Her research on the psychology and influence of political entertainment has been widely published, including articles in Columbia Journalism Review, Media Psychology, Political Communication, International Journal of Press/Politics and Mass Communication and Society. Her talk will explore the content, categories and influence of political humor.  oung will present the results of recent experimental work that shows different rates of humor appreciation among liberals and conservatives, as mediated through personality traits known to correlate with ideology. She will address the role played by social media in stripping political satire of the context necessary to make sense of it in the way intended by the authors. The Pockrass Lecture was named after the late Professor Robert M. Pockrass, a member of Penn State's journalism faculty from 1948 to 1977. Pockrass, who specialized in public opinion and popular culture, served as the graduate officer and taught radio news writing.

Oct 29 to Oct 30

Open House

Time: 8:30 pm All Day

Open House and information sessiion for prospective students and their families. More info: http://comm.psu.edu/about/open-house

Nov 1
Guest Lecture: Carol Guzy

Guest Lecture: Carol Guzy

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Freeman Auditorium, HUB-Robeson Center

Carol Guzy, a four-time Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist for the Washington Post and native of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, will be speaking abour her career and her craft. Her presentation is organized by the Department of Journalism and sponsored by Nikon.

Nov 7

AdClub: Digital Search Techniques

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Jaime Kahn, a media manager at Performics, will discuss the daily job of a media planner and share insights into her career experience in digital search techniques.

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 15

Post-Election Panel

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: HUB-Robeson Center, Freeman Auditorium

A post-election panel featuring alumni panelists who have covered the presidential election, specifically Anna Orso of billypenn.com, Kevin Cirilli of Bloomberg News, Casey McDermott of New Hampshire Public Radio and Anna Orso of billypenn.com. The session will be moderated by Russ Eshleman, head of the Department of Journalism. The session is free and open to the public.

Nov 21 to Nov 25

No Classes (Thanksgiving Break)

Nov 30

Curley Center Conversation

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Freeman Auditorium, HUB-Robeson Center

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

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

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

Success in the City

Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: New York City

Communications specific job and internship fair, conducted by the College of Communications in New York City. Open to students in all majors. http://comm.psu.edu/career-services-and-internships/success-in-the-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)