News & Events

 
May 2015
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Jun 4 to Jun 6

2015 Keystone Multimedia Workshop

Location: Somerset, Pennsylvania

The eighth Keystone Multimedia Workshop scheduled for June 4-6, 2015 in Somerset, Pennsylvania. This three-day workshop, sponsored by Penn State's College of Communications and the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association (PNA) Foundation, provides intense, hands-on training in audio, video and photojournalism. With the guidance of experienced coaches, participants craft an in-depth story using audio, still photography and video. More info: http://panewsmedia.org/Events/view/2015/06/04/default-calendar/MULTIWS15

Jun 5

Transfer New Student Orientation

Jun 8

Maymester Classes End

Jun 26

First Six-Week Summer Session Ends

Jun 29 to Jul 2

Summer Welcome Week

Jul 1

Second Six-Week Summer Session Begins

Jul 12 to Jul 17

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.

Jul 22
TST I: Toss it, Shred it, Trash it!

TST I: Toss it, Shred it, Trash it!

TST I: Toss it, Shred it, Trash it! Inaugural faculty/staff sustainability event reduce clutter in physical spaces and online. All faculty/staff are encougraged to participate. The day includes a dress down option for jeans and free pizza and is sponsored by the COMMunity Green Team. 

Jul 24
Spend a Summer Day

Spend a Summer Day

Time: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: University Park Campus

Daylong open house session on the University Park campus with informaiton about academics, admissions and student life. Day includes University-wide sessions as well as information specifically about the College of Communications. More infohttps://admissions.psu.edu/events/type/?eventType=sasd&campusCode=UP

Jul 27
Spend a Summer Day

Spend a Summer Day

Time: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: University Park Campus

Daylong open house session on the University Park campus with informaiton about academics, admissions and student life. Day includes University-wide sessions as well as information specifically about the College of Communications. More info: https://admissions.psu.edu/events/type/?eventType=sasd&campusCode=UP

Jul 30
Spend a Summer Day

Spend a Summer Day

Time: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: University Park Campus

Daylong open house session on the University Park campus with informaiton about academics, admissions and student life. Day includes University-wide sessions as well as information specifically about the College of Communications. More info: https://admissions.psu.edu/events/type/?eventType=sasd&campusCode=UP

Jul 31
Spend a Summer Day

Spend a Summer Day

Time: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: University Park Campus

Daylong open house session on the University Park campus with informaiton about academics, admissions and student life. Day includes University-wide sessions as well as information specifically about the College of Communications. More info: https://admissions.psu.edu/events/type/?eventType=sasd&campusCode=UP

Aug 3
Spend a Summer Day

Spend a Summer Day

Time: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: University Park Campus

Daylong open house session on the University Park campus with informaiton about academics, admissions and student life. Day includes University-wide sessions as well as information specifically about the College of Communications. More info: https://admissions.psu.edu/events/type/?eventType=sasd&campusCode=UP

Aug 12

Second Six-Week Summer Session Ends

Aug 15

Summer Commencement 2015

Time: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Aug 15

Summer Commencement 2015

Time: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Bryce Jordan Center

Aug 15

Graduate Commencement

Time: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: Bryce Jordan Center

Aug 17 to Aug 20

International New Student Orientation

Aug 19

Graduate School Orientation

Location: Eisenhower Auditorium

Orientation session for graduate students at Penn State.

Aug 21

Transfer Student Orientation

New Student Orientation session specifically for undergraduates.

Aug 21

Ph.D. Orientation

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Location: James Building, Second Floor

Orientation session for Ph.D. students enrolled in the College of Communications. 

Aug 21

Master’s Orientation

Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location: 101 Carnegie Building

Orientation session for master's degree students in the College of Communications.

Aug 23

Fall Orientation Day

Activities and information sessions for undergraduate students.

Aug 24

Fall Semester Classes Begin

Aug 30

Graduate Student Fall Picnic

Location: Circleville Park, State College

Sep 3

Comm Involvement Fair 2015

Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: HUB-Robeson Center Heritage Hall

Start-of-the-semester information session and involvement fair featuring communications-specific clubs and organizations. The free event offers an unrivaled opportunity for students to get informtaion and get involved. 

Sep 24

Guest Lecture: Walter Kirn

Location: TBA

Novelist Walter Kirn will present a free public lecture and question-and-answer session as part of an event co-sponsored by the Department of English. Kirn's book "Up in the Air" about a corporate downsizer served as the basis a film of the same name starring George Clooney. Kirn also wrote a book about Clark Rockefeller, the fake socialite, which became the basis for a TV movie.

Oct 11

Brunch with Dean Hardin

Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Location: Dean's Hall, Penn State Hotel Conference Center

Annual brunch with alumni and friends with College of Communications Dean Marie Hardin.

Oct 11

Donor Dinner 2015

Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Penn State Hotel Conference Center

Annual Donor and Scholarship Recognition Dinner conducted by the College of Communications.

Oct 12 to Oct 13

Hearst Visitor: Jayne Miller

Location: TBA

Alumna Jayne Miller ('76 Journ), an investigative reporter for WBAL-TV in Baltimore, Maryland, will be on campus to visit classes and work with faculty and students as part of a two-day session. 

Oct 28

Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Speakers

Lecture Series: Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Location: Schwab Auditorium

Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal of The New York Times, a medical writer who specializes in stories detailing the costs of health care and won the 2014 Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting, will be featured in the Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers. Her presentation is free and open to the public. 

Oct 29

Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Speakers

Lecture Series: Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

Time: 9:45 am – 11:00 am

Location: HUB-Robeson Center, Freeman Auditorium

Carol Leonnig of The Washington Post, who won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for her stories about Secret Service lapses in presidential security, will be featured in the Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers. Her presentation is free and open to the public.

Nov 7

College of Communications Open House 2015

Time: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: HUB-Robeson Center

Annual open house and information session focusing on College of Communications programs for prospective students. Session features the opportunity to hear from current students, meet faculty and staff and tour facilities.