News & Events

 
September 2016
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Sep 26

“The 2016 Campaign: Is it the Media’s Fault?”

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Hintz Family Alumni Center

Free public lecture by Brooke Gladstone, host and managing editor of NPR's "On the Media," which has won numerous awards, including the Bart Richards Award for Media Criticism presented by the College of Communications at Penn State. Gladstone will discuss the current election cycle and the media's role and impact in what's happening with the campaign. She is the recipient of two Peabody Awards, a National Press Club Award and an Overseas Pres Club Award. Her visit is sponsored by the McCourtney Institute for Democracy.

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 anniversary 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 3

“How to Break Into the Sports Industry”

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

A panel discussion featuring Penn State alumni as part of the Comm Career Converation series, presdented by the Office of Internships and Career Services in the College of Communications. This free session, designed to offer career advice to students, includes: Jennifer James, assistant athletic director, event managemnt for Penn State Athletics; Mike Neligan, vice president of marketing for Excel Sports management in New YOrk City; and Dan Solomon of Penn State Sports Properties. 

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 11

Internship Information Session

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: 360 Willard Building

Internship information session conducted by Office of Internships and Career Services. Open to students in all College of Communications majors.

Oct 13

“Penn State Pride Meets D.C. Power”

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: The Hawthorne, 1336 U St. NW

An annual networking event in Washington, D.C., at the Hawthorne, which is famous for having one of the best rooftops in the nation’s capital with stunning views of such landmarks as the Washington Monument and U.S. Capitol.
“Penn State Pride Meets D.C. Power” is sponsored by the Advertising/Public Relations Board of the Penn State College of Communications Alumni Society Board. It is open to all alumni of the College of Communications and all Penn Staters working in the communications industry in the metro Washington, D.C. region. Admission and an array of appetizers are free. There will be a cash bar with Penn State-themed drinks, as well as a free raffle with several Penn State items as prizes. One guest per registrant, please. Register online, http://comm.psu.edu/alumni/dc-alumni-event

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 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 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: 10:35 am – 11:40 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 26

“The Role of Ethics in Sports”

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Sutliff Auditorium, Lewis Katz Building

oel Litvin, former president, league operations, for the NBA, will draw on his experience as a lawyer and his 27-year career in the league office for a discussion on sports ethics. The event is sponsored by the Penn State Roundtable on Sports and Society, which includes the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism in the College of Communications. The is free and open to the public.

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

Open House

Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Location: Various Locations

Annual information session and open house for prospective students and their families interested in Penn State and the College of Communications. Visitors can meet faculty and students, tour state-of-the-art facilities and learn more about the many opportunities that exist in each of the five communications majors. More info, register online: 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 9

Internship Information Session

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: 160 Willard Building

Internship information session conducted by Office of Internships and Career Services. Open to students in all College of Communications majors.

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 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 28

Classes End (Spring Semester)

May 1 to May 5

Final Exams (Spring Semester)