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Dec 16, 2014

American Advertising Federation lauds two students as 'Most Promising'

Two Penn State senior advertising majors have been selected among 50 students nationally to participate in the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) upcoming Most Promising Multicultural Students Program, which includes a trip to New York City and a chance to meet and network with industry leaders.

Dec 15, 2014

Alumnus joins team in College of Communications

A Penn State alumnus who earned his degree in journalism has joined the College of Communications as a member of its strategic communications team.

Dec 14, 2014

Penn State student films to air Dec. 20 across Pennsylvania on PCN

More than a dozen Penn State student films will be featured on a special Pennsylvania Cable Network television show which will air across Pennsylvania at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20.

Dec 12, 2014

Film faculty member complements classroom work with professional opportunities

A Penn State College of Communications faculty member who teaches intermediate and advanced film production consistently hones his filmmaking skills by contributing to a variety of professional film projects.

Dec 12, 2014

PHOTOS: Student captures Essence of Joy

Introductory photojournalism student Alexandra Zortman focused on Essence of Joy, a choral ensemble in Penn State's School of Music, for a class assignment at the end of the semester.

Essence of Joy, which will performs African/African American sacred and secular music, will present the "Our Gift of Giving" concert at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 12, at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel. Tickets for the event cost $25 for adults and $5 for Penn State students and children. More info:

Involving undergraduate and graduate students from all academic programs at Penn State, Essence of Joy has performed throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Georgia, Minnesota, Iowa, Indiana, North Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee, Ohio and Illinois.

The choir has been invited to perform for conferences of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (1995, 1997, 2003), the eastern division of the Music Educators National Conference (1997), the eastern division of the American Choral Directors Association (2002, 2006, 2014), the national American Choral Directors Association (1999, 2003, 2005, 2011), and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (2000). In addition, they have presented concerts at the Schomburg Museum of Black American Culture in New York City (1998, 1999, 2001).

The choir has released four compact discs: "The Soul and Spirit of Essence" (1998), "Essence 'Live'" (2000), "Lift Every Voice and Sing", and "The Light" (2003). The choir made its first European tour in 2001 with concert performances in Poland and the Czech Republic. Recent tours have taken Essence of Joy members to South Africa, Taiwan, Korea, Spain, and France.

Dec 3, 2014

Lehigh Valley to host regional high school journalism competition

Penn State Lehigh Valley will serve as the host venue for a regional 2014 Pennsylvania Student Press Association Student Journalism Competition held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Dec. 8 at the campus in Center Valley.

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