News & Events

 
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Aug 1

Spend a Summer Day

Time: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: Various Locations

Spend A Summer Day events are open houses designed to help you learn about admissions, academics, and student life at Penn State. You and your family are invited to join us at University Park for an upcoming event.

Aug 4

Spend a Summer Day

Time: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: Various Locations

Spend A Summer Day events are open houses designed to help you learn about admissions, academics, and student life at Penn State. You and your family are invited to join us at University Park for an upcoming event.

Aug 5

Brown Bag Lunch

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

The Penn State Sustainability Institute will present this free event for faculty, staff and students across the University. Faculty, staff and students from the College of Communications are invited to participate together in Carnegie Cinema. During this initial event in an ongoing series, the presentation will focus on home energy auditing and efficiency. The hour-long session will provide tips about how homeowners and renters can save money on their electric bills.

Aug 16

Summer Commencement

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Bryce Jordan Center

Aug 25

Fall Semester Classes Begin

Sep 1

AdClub: Fall Kickoff

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

AdClub officers will introduce themselves and the packed lineup of events they have planned for the semester. Also learn about scholarship opportunities through the American Advertising Federation (AAF) and how to get involved in Penn State's AAF Ad Competition Team, the Nittany Group.  For those looking to get more involved in AdClub, elections will be held during this meeting for two assistant positions: membership assistant and event planning assistant.

Sep 12 to Sep 14

Black Alumni Reunion

Location: Various Locations

Coordinated by Penn State Alumni Association

Sep 15

AdClub: Mullen Recruitment Event

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Mullen Pittsburgh's president and executive creative director, Brian Bronaugh ('83), will bring a crew of Mullen staffers to campus to talk about each of their individual job duties and their specific departments. This will be a great event to give students some insight into how the various departments work together within a typical ad agency, as well as to find out about the culture at Mullen and future internship and career opportunities in the agency's Pittsburgh office.

Sep 18

Donor and Scholarship Recognition Dinner

Time: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Nittany Lion Inn

Sep 19

Board of Visitors Meeting

Location: Various Locations

Sep 26 to Sep 28

Homecoming Weekend

Location: Various Locations

Variety of activities across campus, including the annual Homecoming parade Friday night, football game Saturday and more. Live webstream of parade produced by College of Communications students.

Sep 29

AdClub: Creative Panel

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

The return of AdClub's popular Creative Panel will feature a group of Penn State alumni working in various creative jobs around the country and will include advertising art directors, advertising copywriters, graphic designers and creative directors. Panelists TBA.

Oct 4

College of Communications Open House 2014

Location: Carnegie Building

Open house and information session for prospective College of Communications students featuring representatives from every department and major. Please contact the advising office at 814-865-1503 for more information. 

Oct 7 to Oct 9

Alumni Fellow Activities

Location: Various Locations

Alumni Fellow activities coordinated by the Penn State Alumni Association featuring honorees from across the University, including College of Communications honoree is Marty Aronoff.

Oct 7

Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

Lecture Series: Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

Time: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: TBA

John Branch of The New York Times will present a free public lecture and participate in a question-and-answer session as part of the Conference. He will be the 40th Pulitzer Prize winner to participate in the event since its inception in 1999.

Oct 8

Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

Lecture Series: Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

Time: 10:10 am – 11:00 am

Location: HUB Robeson Center Auditorium

Freelance writer and author Michael Sokolove ("Drama High") will present a free public lecture and participate in a question-and-answer session.

Oct 10 to Oct 12

Parents & Families Weekend

Location: Various Locations

Oct 12 to Oct 13

Ad/PR Alumni Board Meeting

Oct 20

AdClub: MARC USA Recruitment Event

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

MARC USA's recruiting consultants, Rob Throckmorton and Molly Daniels ('08), will make their annual pilgrimage to Penn State to discuss MARC USA's internship and career opportunities and show a reel of the agency's best creative work. While on campus, they will be interviewing students for possible future internship and full-time career opportunities during the day on Monday, Oct. 20, and Tuesday, Oct. 21. Interviews will be scheduled through the Office of Internships and Career Placement in the College of Communications. Students should check their CareerAdviser emails for how to submit applications.

Oct 22

Curley Center Conversation

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: HUB Robeson Center Auditorium

Oct 26 to Oct 27

Alumni Society Board Meeting

Oct 27

AdClub: A New Way To Think About Social Media Marketing

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Carlo Pitocco ('07), founder and head of strategy of his own New York City-based boutique agency, GCP & Co., will share his wealth of knowledge and experience in social media marketing trends and tactics. Prior to launching GCP&Co., Carlo was a senior strategist at MRY for three years and was Interactive program manager at Ogilvy after working in Ogilvy's Associates Program his first year out of Penn State. Carlo was also co-president of Penn State's Ad Competition Team, the Nittany Group, for the Coca-Cola campaign in 2007 and a Penn State AdClub officer.

Oct 30

Curley Center Conversation: Michael Weinreb

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

Discussion and question-and-answer session with alumnus Michael Weinreb, author of "A Season of Saturdays," conducted as part of John Curley Center for Sports Journalism and its "Conversation Series." The event is free and open to the public.

Nov 3

AdClub: Pharma Panel

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Another installment in AdClub's series of panel events, this Pharma Panel will feature a cadre of Penn State alumni working in various pharmaceutical-based ad agencies as well as other healthcare marketing and public relations careers. Panelists will discuss the creative and legal challenges of this lucrative area of advertising and marketing. Confirmed panelists: Catherine Rafacz ('10), senior copywriter on healthcare brands at MRY, New York City;  and Kelsey Jacobsen ('10), senior public relations specialist at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia. Additional panelists TBA.

Jan 7

Alumni Society Board Alumni-Student Program

Location: WITF-TV, Harrisburg

Apr 20

Award for Excellence in Coverage of Youth Sports

Location: TBA

Presentation of Award for Excellence in Youth Sports by the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism.

Apr 20

APSE Regional Meeting

Location: TBA

Regional meeting of Associated Press Sports Editors, conducted at Penn State in collaboration wtih the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism.

May 1

Curley Center Capping

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Location: TBA

Presentation of Curley Center caps and certificates to graduating seniors who have completed the program.