News & Events

 
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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: Courtney (Kline) Abud ('09), copywriter, Circa Healthcare, Philadelphia; Natalie Episcoo ('10), SEO associate account manager, Razorfish Healthware, Philadelphia; Kelsey Jacobsen ('10), senior public relations specialist at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia; and Catherine Rafacz ('10), senior copywriter on healthcare brands at MRY, New York City.

Nov 6

“Online Privacy: Why Do We Reveal So Much?”

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Location: 3 Carnegie Building

Distinguished Professor S. Shyam Sundar presents the Communications Colloquium.

Nov 6
“Walker”

“Walker”

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Carnegie Cinematheque: Screening of "Walker" (Alex Cox, US, 1987). A perverse historical fantasy about the mercenary/visionary American who was Nicaragua’s dictator in the 19th century. This screening is for eduational purposes only.

Nov 11

Honor Code Signing

Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Building

Special event conducted by College of Communications Student Council with students in all communications majors having the opportunity to commit and sign the Honor Code. Also includes raffles and special activities. Free and open to all communications students.

Nov 11

“Why Location is the New Cookie”

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Nittany Lion Inn Boardroom

Asif Khan, founder and president of The Location Based Marketing Association, will present a free public lecture as part of the Arthur W. Page Center Professional-in-Residence Lecture Series supported by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Khan is a veteran tech start-up, business-development and marketing entrepreneur with more than 15 years experience. He is currently focused on working as a consultant and speaker to the location-based marketing services community. Prior to launching The Location Based Marketing Association, Khan worked with companies as diverse as American Airlines, Baxter Pharmaceuticals, BestBuy, IBM,Limited Brands, Molson-Coors, Communispace and ScotiaBank. He hosts a weekly podcast -- "This Week In Location Based Marketing" -- every Monday. The session is one of seven separate College of Communications events coordinated as part of Global Entreprenuership Week.

Nov 12

Digital Journalism Panel

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Location: HUB-Robeson Center Auditorium

A panel discussion about digital journalism will feature Debra Leithauser, publisher of the Centre Daily Times, and College of Communications alumni Chris Krewson ('98) of billypen.com and Jason Weitzel ('00) of Comcast. The event is free and open to the public. The session is one of seven separate College of Communications events coordinated as part of Global Entreprenuership Week.

Nov 13

“Social Media for Public Relations”

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Location: 3 Carnegie Building

Marcia DiStaso, associate professor in the Department of Advertising/Public Relations, presents the Communications Colloquium.

Nov 13
“Chop Shop”

“Chop Shop”

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Carnegie Cinematheque: Screening of "Chop Shop" (Rahmin Bahrani, US, 2007). A generous film about an orphan brother and sister who survive among the junkyards of Queens, New York. This screening is for eduational purposes only.

Nov 17

[L]earned Media and Its Marketing Campaigns for Start-Ups

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Alumna Rachelle Yankowich ('11), designer/creative lead at [L]earned Media in New York City, will give a special presentation as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week activities. The session is one of seven separate College of Communications events coordinated as part of Global Entreprenuership Week.

Nov 18

“How to Start Your Own Creative Agency”

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

A panel of creative entrepreneurs who have grown their own agencies in the State College are will share their stories on how to launch and advertising/marketing/design firm. The event is presented by the College of Communications and Central Pennsylvania Creative Provessionals (CPsquared.com). Confirmed participants include: Loaded Creative, Impressions Branding & Marketing, Erikson Strategic, Rowland Creative and Black Sun Photo Studios. The session is one of seven separate College of Communications events coordinated as part of Global Entreprenuership Week.

Nov 18 to Dec 18

Take a Risk: Study Abroad

Time: 7:30 pm All Day

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Shannon Sweeney will moderate a panel of students who chose a path that is similar to starting a business, an experience that cannot be taught or duplicated in a classroom and involves risk, challenges and the ability to solve unexpected problems when needed. The experience of studying, living or working abroad, fits perfectly into the themes of Global Entrepreneurship Week about “… spotting opportunities, taking risks, solving problems, being creative, building connections and learning from both failure and success. It is about… making your mark on the world…doing good while doing well at the same time.” So come with an open mind and meet four students who had very different experiences. Listen to how those experiences have influenced their college career path.  

Nov 19 to Dec 19

Legal Issues for Journalists

Time: 11:15 am All Day

Location: HUB-Robeson Center Auditorium

Students from the Arts, Sports and Entertainment Law Clinic at Penn State Law will cover business law basics for journalists, from how (and whether) to incorporate, to protecting intellectual property. The event is one of seven separate sessions organized by the College of Communications for Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Nov 19 to Dec 19

Women Entrepreneurs in Film

Time: 5:30 pm All Day

Location: State Theatre, Downtown State College

Women Entrepreneurs in Film: An Evening with Nancy Gerstman and Pearl Gluck features Gerstman, of Zeitgeist Films, whose films have won and been honored around the world, and Gluck, a faculty filmmaker whose latest project is the award-winning "Driven," which has appeared at numerous festivals and on the Sundance Channel. The session is one of seven separate College of Communications events coordinated as part of Global Entreprenuership Week. It is also sponsored by the Department of Jewish Studies and the State Theatre.

Nov 20

“Applying for Grants to Support Your Research—A How-To”

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Location: 3 Carnegie Building

Elaine Files, coordinator of research administration, presents the Communications Colloquium.

Nov 20
“Europa, Europa”

“Europa, Europa”

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Carnegie Cinematheque: Screening of "Europa, Europa" (Agnieska Holland, Germany/France/Poland, 1990). Based on a true story, a young Jewish boy tries to survive the Holocaust by adopting a new identity. This screening is for educational purposes only.

Dec 4

Handbook Quiz and Q&A

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Location: 3 Carnegie Building

For the final Communications Colloquium, Betsy Hall, coordinator of grduate education, conducts a handbook quiz and question-and-answer session for graduate students.

Dec 4
“Umberto D”

“Umberto D”

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema

Carnegie Cinematheque: Screening of "Umberto D" (Vittorio De Sica, Italy, 1952). A deeply-moving film about the plight of an aged and destitute man and his beloved dog in urban Italy. This screening is for educational purposes only.

Jan 7

Alumni Society Board Alumni-Student Program

Location: WITF-TV, Harrisburg

Mar 18

KTA Ceremony

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Location: Nittany Lion Inn, Ballroom DE

Annual induction ceremony for Kappa Tau Alpha honor society.

Apr 12 to Apr 13

Freelance-a-Thon

Location: Various Locations

Second annual event featuring faculty and communications industry experts providing insights about freelancing options for students in the College of Communications and beyond.

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.

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 22 to May 22

Faculty & Staff Awards Program

Time: 4:00 pm All Day

Location: Nittany Lion Inn, Ballroom C

An end-of-the-academic year award program honoring faculty and staff in the College of Communications.

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.

Nov 7 to Nov 8

College of Communications Open House 2015

Time: 8:00 pm All Day

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.