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Sep 16, 2014

Bronstein Lecture examines social media, state government

A policy director for a longtime Pennsylvania state senator and a prolific political writer will address the use of social media by government -- especially ethical matters in the gray area between governance and working toward re-election -- during a free public lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the HUB-Robeson Center Auditorium.

Sep 15, 2014

Faculty members’ film accepted for festival in Philadelphia

A feature-length film produced by two Penn State faculty members has been accepted for the FirstGlance Film Fest Philadelphia, with its screening set at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Franklin Institute Theater.

Sep 15, 2014

When casualties increased, war coverage became more negative

As the number of U.S. casualties rose in Afghanistan, reporters filed more stories about the conflict and those articles grew increasingly negative about both the war effort and the military, according to a Penn State researcher.

Sep 12, 2014

Annual reception provides cool start to semester

An annual start-of-the-semeter tradition in the College of Communications -- an ice cream reception for students, faculty and staff -- again drew a positive response and strong turnout on the Carnegie Building lawn Friday.

Along with building a sense of community by providing interaction among people in the College of Communications, the session, coordinated by the Office of Multicultural Officials, also provides the opportunity to for student organizations to share information about their activities and missions.

Still, the highlight of the day was the frozen treats from the Berkey Creamery on campus.

Sep 11, 2014

Knapp appointed Foster Communications Librarian

Jeffrey A. Knapp, associate librarian, has been appointed the Foster Communications Librarian in Penn State’s University Libraries and will begin his new responsibilities in mid-September.

Sep 10, 2014

First-ever 'Sports Night' a success

An attentive, engaged audience and presenters full of quality advice and insight made "Sports Night at the Museum" a resounding success Tuesday at the Penn State All-Sports Musuem.

Coordinated by the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism and open to all Penn State students interested in sports communications, marketing or media, the session featured several small panels in the media room at Beaver Stadium followed by roundtable discussions.

Attendees represented every class at Penn State, from students who have been on campus just a couple of weeks to those who have begun their final year at the University. There was information and opportunities for all students in attendance, and Curley Center officials detailed the application process and shared the fall semester schedule of events.


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