News & Events

 
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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
“Sports Business: Covering the Deals Behind the Games”

“Sports Business: Covering the Deals Behind the Games”

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

Film Screening “3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets”

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Freeman Auditorium, HUB-Robeson Center

As part of the yearlong Talking Together About Guns initiative, free public screening of 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets" focusing on a Nov. 23, 2012, incident in Jacksonville, Fla.

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.

Mar 31

TST VI: 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 31
“Geeks, Dragon Ladies, and Perpetual Foreigners”

“Geeks, Dragon Ladies, and Perpetual Foreigners”

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Alumna Srivi Ramasubramanian (PhD '04), the associate dean for climate and inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts and an associate professor of communication at Texas A&M, will present a free public lecture titled "Geeks, Dragon Ladies, and Perpetual Foreigners: Countering Stereotypes of Asian-Americans in the Media and Beyond." Ramasubramanian's research examines how stereotypes and counter-stereotypes in popular culture shape everyday attitudes about race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality.

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 4
“Big Science, Politics and the Press”

“Big Science, Politics and the Press”

Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Hiltzik, will present a free public lecture titled "Big Science, Politics and the Press." A Los Angeles Times business columnist, Hiltzik is the author of "Big Science -- Ernest Lawrence and the Invention That Launched the Military-Industrial Complex." His presentation and campus visit is sponsored by the Norman Eberly Professsorship.

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: Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre, West Side YMCA

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. This year the event moves to a new location -- the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre, West Side YMCA (5 West 63rd Street, New York, NY 10023)

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 11

“The Armor of Light”

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: WPSU Studios, Innovation Park

Free public event, a screening and panel discussion moderated by Matt Jordan as part of yearlong Talking Together About Guns initiative. The film documents the journey of an evangelical minister trying to find the moral strength to preach about the growing toll of gun violence in America. Session to be broadcast on WPSU-TV at 8 p.m. Thursday, Apri 13.

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 17

“Disrupting Journalism: Athletes, Fans & The Players’ Tribune”

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

Founder Derek Jeter’s goal for The Players’ Tribune was “to ultimately transform how athletes and newsmakers share information, bringing fans closer than ever to the games they love.” Launched in October 2014, the online news site quickly attracted a sizable audience, a growing roster of contributing athlete, and significant venture capital. The Players’ Tribune is one of the more prominent examples of media startups disrupting both the traditional media business model and the notion of professional journalism itself. This panel discussion will focus on the process of bringing The Players’ Tribune from idea, to pitch, to reality. Panelists are Dan Treadway, deputy editor, The Players’ Tribune, and Anne Hoag, associate professor of communications and director of the minor in entrepreneurship and innovation. Moderator: John Affleck, the Knight Chair in Sports Journalism and Society and director of the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism. Session is free and open to the public as part of Penn State Startup Week (https://startupweek.psu.edu/).

 

Apr 18

Student Awards Reception

Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Nittany Lion Inn

Apr 19
“The Media Politics of Colombia’s Transition Toward Peace”

“The Media Politics of Colombia’s Transition Toward Peace”

Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Location: Kern Auditorium (102 Kern Building)

A free public lecture focusing on the road ahead for Colombia after the Nov. 29, 2016, peace accord between Columbia's Congress and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), an armed insurgency the government has been fighting since 1964. Lecture by Jose Antequera Guzman, an award-winning activist, author and lawyer. His owrk on human rights and historical memory in Colombia has been highly acclaimed. 

Apr 21

Branding and Marketing Symposium

Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Lewis Katz Building

Brandthumb and the Penn State Football Letterman's Club will present the Small Business Branding & Marketing Symposium 2017 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, in the Sutliff Auditorium of the Lewis Katz Building on Penn State's University Park campus. More infohttp://www.brandthumb.com/events Branding and marketing experts from some of the world's most successful brands will join former professional athletes and Penn State faculty members to explore how entrepreneurs and small businesses can utilize strategic branding to create strong brand equity, added value, and long-term business success. This event is FREE for Penn State students, faculty, staff and Lettermen. Seating is limited, however, so registration is required. Students, faculty, and staff may register online. Penn State Lettermen and others who are interested in attending should contact Francesca DiJoseph at francesca@brandthumb.com.

Apr 23

Curley Center Capping

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: Medlar Field at Lubrano Park

Recognition of graduating seniors in the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism duing the Penn State-Northwestern baseball game. Also, the game serves as the backdrop for a College-wide picnic for faculty/staff and families.

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 26

Dean Selden’s Retirement Celebration

Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: Carnegie Building, 206 Lobby

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 7

Graduate Commencement

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Bryce Jordan Center

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

May 11

Presentation of Bart Richards Award for Media Criticism

Time: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: National Press Club, Washington, D.C.

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 pm – 8:30 pm

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