Event Calendar

 
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April 1

Traditional American Indian Powwow

Time: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Location: Mt. Nittany Middle School, State College

A free public event, "The New Faces of an Ancient People," the 12th annual Traditional American Indian Powwow, sponsored by Penn State. More info: powwow.psu.edu

Website: powwow.psu.edu

April 2

Traditional American Indian Powwow

Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Mt. Nittany Middle School, State College

A free public event, "The New Faces of an Ancient People," the 12th annual Traditional American Indian Powwow, sponsored by Penn State. More info: powwow.psu.edu

Website: powwow.psu.edu

April 3

Accepted Students Program

Location: Various Locations

Daylong event designed so students with an admissions offer can learn more about Penn State. The overall on-campus session, with a breakout specifically focusing on the College of Communications, includes student aid information, conversations with students, campus tours, lunch and more. More info: http://admissions.psu.edu/info/accepted-students/programs/

Website: http://admissions.psu.edu/info/accepted-students/programs/

April 3

Curley Center London Info Session

Time: 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

Location: 3 Carnegie Building

Information sesion about planned London program to be conducted by the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism during the Fall 2017 semester. Open to Curley Center students.

“Big Science, Politics and the Press”

April 4

“Big Science, Politics and the Press”

Michael Hiltzik

Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Hiltzik, will present a free public lecture titled "Big Science, Politics and the Press." A Los Angeles Times business columnist, Hiltzik is the author of "Big Science -- Ernest Lawrence and the Invention That Launched the Military-Industrial Complex." His presentation and campus visit is sponsored by the Norman Eberly Professsorship.

April 7

Success in the City 2017

Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Time Warner Building

College of Communications-specific job fair on location in New York City. 

April 7

Films and Friends 2017

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Location: Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre, West Side YMCA

Tenth annual "Films and Friends" film screening and networking event in New York City. The event offers the opportunity to network with other Penn State alumni in the film-video profession who work in and around New York City. This year the event moves to a new location -- the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre, West Side YMCA (5 West 63rd Street, New York, NY 10023)

April 8

Accepted Students Program

Location: Various Locations

Daylong event designed so students with an admissions offer can learn more about Penn State. The overall on-campus session, with a breakout specifically focusing on the College of Communications, includes student aid information, conversations with students, campus tours, lunch and more. More info: http://admissions.psu.edu/info/accepted-students/programs/

Website: http://admissions.psu.edu/info/accepted-students/programs/

April 11

“The Armor of Light”

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: WPSU Studios, Innovation Park

Free public event, a screening and panel discussion moderated by Matt Jordan as part of yearlong Talking Together About Guns initiative. The film documents the journey of an evangelical minister trying to find the moral strength to preach about the growing toll of gun violence in America. Session to be broadcast on WPSU-TV at 8 p.m. Thursday, Apri 13.

“Capitalist Kermit and his Chubby Cousin”

April 12

“Capitalist Kermit and his Chubby Cousin”

Helle Standgaard Jensen

Lecture Series: Pockrass Memorial Lecture

Time: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

A cultural history scholar will discuss how feelings toward American culture changed in several European countries in the 1970s with the advent of Sesame Street on children’s television. Helle Strandgaard Jensen, an assistant professor of contemporary cultural history at Aarhus University in Denmark, will present “Capitalist Kermit and his Chubby Cousin: Sesame Street and the 1970s Transatlantic Battle for Children’s TV." The lecture is presented by the Department of History, the University Libraries, and the College of Communications Pockrass Lectureship at Penn State.

April 14

Accepted Students Program

Location: Various Locations

Daylong event designed so students with an admissions offer can learn more about Penn State. The overall on-campus session, with a breakout specifically focusing on the College of Communications, includes student aid information, conversations with students, campus tours, lunch and more. More info: http://admissions.psu.edu/info/accepted-students/programs/

Website: http://admissions.psu.edu/info/accepted-students/programs/

April 14

College Awards Ceremony

Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Nittany Lion Inn Boardroom

College-wide awards and recognition ceremony for faculty and staff.

April 17

“Disrupting Journalism: Athletes, Fans & The Players’ Tribune”

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

Founder Derek Jeter’s goal for The Players’ Tribune was “to ultimately transform how athletes and newsmakers share information, bringing fans closer than ever to the games they love.” Launched in October 2014, the online news site quickly attracted a sizable audience, a growing roster of contributing athlete, and significant venture capital. The Players’ Tribune is one of the more prominent examples of media startups disrupting both the traditional media business model and the notion of professional journalism itself. This panel discussion will focus on the process of bringing The Players’ Tribune from idea, to pitch, to reality. Panelists are Dan Treadway, deputy editor, The Players’ Tribune, and Anne Hoag, associate professor of communications and director of the minor in entrepreneurship and innovation. Moderator: John Affleck, the Knight Chair in Sports Journalism and Society and director of the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism. Session is free and open to the public as part of Penn State Startup Week (https://startupweek.psu.edu/).

 

April 18

Student Awards Program

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Faculty Staff Club, Nittany Lion Inn

Annual undergradute awards program recognizing accomplishments of College of Communications students. 

“The Media Politics of Colombia’s Transition Toward Peace”

April 19

“The Media Politics of Colombia’s Transition Toward Peace”

Jose Antequera Guzman

Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Location: Kern Auditorium (102 Kern Building)

A free public lecture focusing on the road ahead for Colombia after the Nov. 29, 2016, peace accord between Columbia's Congress and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), an armed insurgency the government has been fighting since 1964. Lecture by Jose Antequera Guzman, an award-winning activist, author and lawyer. His owrk on human rights and historical memory in Colombia has been highly acclaimed. 

April 21

Branding and Marketing Symposium

Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Lewis Katz Building

Brandthumb and the Penn State Football Letterman's Club will present the Small Business Branding & Marketing Symposium 2017 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, in the Sutliff Auditorium of the Lewis Katz Building on Penn State's University Park campus. More infohttp://www.brandthumb.com/events Branding and marketing experts from some of the world's most successful brands will join former professional athletes and Penn State faculty members to explore how entrepreneurs and small businesses can utilize strategic branding to create strong brand equity, added value, and long-term business success. This event is FREE for Penn State students, faculty, staff and Lettermen. Seating is limited, however, so registration is required. Students, faculty, and staff may register online. Penn State Lettermen and others who are interested in attending should contact Francesca DiJoseph at francesca@brandthumb.com.

Website: http://www.brandthumb.com/events

Blue and White Film Festival

April 22

Blue and White Film Festival

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Location: State Theatre, Downtown

Annual Blue & White Film Festival, coordinated by Student Film Organization and featuring the best student-produced films from Penn State students during the 2016-17 academic year. Free admission for students. Tickets cost $10 for others.

April 23

Curley Center Capping

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: Medlar Field at Lubrano Park

Recognition of graduating seniors in the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism duing the Penn State-Northwestern baseball game. Also, the game serves as the backdrop for a College-wide picnic for faculty/staff and families.

April 24

APSE Regional

Location: Pegula Ice Arena

Annual regional meeting of Associated Press Sports Editors, conducted on campus as part of a collaboration with the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism.

April 26

Dean Selden’s Retirement Celebration

Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: Carnegie Building, 206 Lobby

April 26

“The Handmaid’s Tale”

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: 104 Keller Building

An exclusive screening of the premiere episode of "The Handmaid's Tale" as part of a collaboration between Hulu and Her Campus Penn State. The session is free and open to the public.

April 28

Classes End (Spring Semester)

Peacebuilding Workshop

April 28

Peacebuilding Workshop

David J. Smith

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: 160 Willard Building

Free public session featuring David Smith. Presented by the College of Communications Office of Multicultural Affairs and Golden Key International Honour Society.