News & Events
Dec 16, 2014
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
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
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
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
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: http://music.psu.edu/performance/essence-joy-winterfest-14-our-gift-song
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
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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Gloria Barone Rosanio (1982, Journalism),
, who earnd her master's in journalism in 1982, was named 2014 National Professional Adviser of the Year for her work with the Rowan University Public Relations Student Society of America. In 2014, Rosanio also created the Gloria Barone PR for Good scholarship at Rowan for a deserving student committed to social responsibility and community service. Rosanio, a public relations director at Cigna Corp., also won two "Mercury" awards in 2014 from the Connecticut Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America for her campaign to better understand the costs needs of women and how to make their health care more affordable.
Alexandra Svab (2011, Media Studies),
has joined Hildebrandt Learning Centers, LLC as an enrollment/administrative specialist.
Joe Machi (2002, Media Studies),
finished fourth on NBC's "Last Comic Standing."