Archive for January, 2009

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10 Questions is a recurring Onward State feature in which we ask people about their Penn State experience. Today we’re talking to Tara Wheeler, who has a resume that sounds like the description of a Bond girl. She’s a beauty queen (Miss Virginia 2008), an Air Force ROTC cadet, an aspiring TV anchor, and an […]
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At job fairs around the country, recruiters promise a summer internship program promising bountiful opportunities and plenty of hands on experience. As some of us know, those promises can sometimes be shattered by menial “intern” work and little opportunity to explore. Ever want to cut through recruiter’s tactful spiel and find out first hand what previous interns think about the company that they worked for?
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At the co-op party with the gang. Getting some great pics for Natty Nittany and meeting some cool people.
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The Collegian recently published a really fantastic profile of boxer Katongo Mulenga, who is also a Penn State student. The writer, Dean Meyers, shadows Katonogo as he trains at the Altoona Boxing Club (without a coach) and competes in a fight at Uniontown. The story is very well written, with atmospheric lines like: Atlantic City […]
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The Collegian posted a disturbing and confusing story this afternoon. A 50-year-old State College man was arrested Friday afternoon just hours after police say he broke into a Penn State student’s apartment and performed oral sex on the man while he was asleep. That’s got to be one of the most frightening ways to be […]
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Sex sells. That’s probably why the Collegian’s article about a new male escort service got above the fold A1 coverage. The Gentleman of State College (here’s their MySpace… booty calls, anyone?) is offering male escorts for “anything from dinner dates to massages to bachelor parties to bachelorette parties.” The company makes clients sign statements saying […]
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What: The Security and Risk Analysis Club (SRA Club) is hosting its second event in its Virtualization Series.  On Thursday, January 29th, the SRA Club held a LEONIDAS Virtual Learning Environment Seminar to teach students about virtual machines, a new technology that is rapidly changing the security world. Now that students have familiarized themselves with […]
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Penn Stater magazine put up a short video of the photo shoot it did yesterday with the Women’s Volleyball Team– the video features Kelsey Ream, Megan Hodge, and Nicole Fawcett posing for photographer Bill Cramer (Class of 1985). You can find the full blog entry here. The most interesting part is how the magazine handled […]
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While it isn’t quite “Dollar Dollar Bill Y’all“, Wyclef-style, the Federal Stimulus Bill that passed the House yesterday without ANY Republican support, has $150 billion in it for education. In addition to increased aid to the nation’s school districts, there will be substantial increases in grant aid to needy college students in the form of […]
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We’re in the process of streamlining how Onward State displays events. We’ve moved all events to a dedicated ‘Events’ page and we have added a dedicated events calendar that will appear on every page of the site. Let us know what you think of it. We’re trying to adjust Onward State to meet your needs, […]
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Weekends at college are an amorphous thing. For some, they begin on Thursdays of the Thirsty variety. For others, the week has been made obsolete by the neverending weekend. In any event, a favorite weekend activity is the mid-afternoon nap. There’s no shame in napping. Remember Churchill napped. Quoth the redoubtable drunkard: Nature had not […]
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“I Try To Moderate My Drinking” Hello again to all of the Brosephs and Brosephinas reading my new column. It’s been a little more than a week since I started writing. Wow! Can you believe it? I sure can’t! Anyway, today’s Bro Call is about drinking. Pretty sweet, right? I can’t imagine a week without […]
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Seth.  On Beaver Ave. This screams punk, and I love it.  The paint spattered jacket is fitting (he’s an art major) and the “pleated pants with tennis shoes” look is a great complement, but that hair!  It’s incredibly unique and makes this lo-fi look one of a kind. “The Lone Employee”.  In The Rag & […]
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This is kind of cute, in a really, really morbid way. Who needs pickup lines when you have compatible blood?
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Tom Shakely, founder of Safeguard Old State, wrote an op-ed for The Bulletin about underage drinking. The current failed approach to alcohol education — the one that renders real experience illegal — is as absurd as trying to teach young people to drive a car responsibly without being able to get behind the wheel. Laws […]
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The list is out! Every person that graduates from Penn State leaves with a wealth of knowledge, but some alumni go on to do, well, “distinguished” things. Eight alums received the award this year. Eligibility for the award though is fairly vague: All persons who have been regular full-time students in a degree-granting program at […]
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The Penn State Hershey Medical Center has implemented a hiring freeze with the intent of eliminating 260 jobs through attrition, according to the Patriot News. The hospital also said it will pause up to $30 million in construction. “I think the notion that health care is recession-proof is being proven to be largely untrue,” said […]
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What: The Dreamers of Phi Mu Alpha, the oldest a cappella group at Penn State, will celebrate their 20th Anniversary with a concert. When: 7:30 pm on Saturday January 30. Where: 105 Forum Cost: $2 for students/$4.99 for adults
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What: A cabaret featuring music from modern musical theatre presented by the Singing Lions. When: 8:00 pm on Saturday January 30 Where: Esber Recital Hall (Music Building 1) Cost: $3 for students/$4.99 for adults
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What: No Refund Theatre is presenting “Frozen” by Bryony Lavery, a chilling play that entwines the lives of a murderer, the mother of one of his victims and his psychologist to explore our capacity for forgiveness, remorse and transformation after an act that would seem to rule them out entirely. Where: 111 Forum Building When: […]
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We sent a correspondent to Willard earlier this week to ask the Willard Preacher, aka Gary Cattell, a few questions. Born in Harrisburg, Cattell was raised in Boalsburg. His story is interesting, and so are his answers to our questions. (If you have some free time, check out his OFFICIAL website.) Where do you eat? […]
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Feel like the impending snow will cramp your weekend plans? Take a short walk over the the Palmer Museum of Art to check out its American Naturalistic photography exhibit. The museum has photos from the turn of the 19th century by the father of Naturalistic photography, Peter Henry Emerson, as well by Pennsylvania natives such […]
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I’m sure Penn would take offense. It’s a common mistake though.  We’ve posted about the confusion before, right here. Anyway, I hope he applies to the right school.
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All Tony Danza jokes aside, the Bryce Jordan Center has announced an upcoming visit from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be making a stop at Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center on Friday, May 8, in support of their new album, “Working on a Dream,” released […]
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There’s been a lot of talk lately around campus about Penn State expenditures. This got some of us thinking about how much money the University invests in its second greatest asset (other than us, the students, of course): its faculty. Thanks to the Pennsylvania Joint Government Commission, this query can be answered. The report sensually […]
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Ben Skalina at the Collegian just broke that Graham Spanier, in a Faculty Senate meeting this afternoon, significantly changed his tack in approaching the economic crisis. Penn State President Graham Spanier introduced the possibility of laying off “select positions” at Tuesday’s University Faculty Senate meeting. While he emphasized that budget savings would mostly come from […]
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What: Drop in to see what SES is all about and learn about opportunities and programs provided by the Office of Student Activities.  SES representatives will be available to talk about our workshop, presentation, and consultation services which we offer to organizations who are looking to develop themselves and to students wishing to engage in […]
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What: Graham Spanier has invited two doctors to be on his show To The Best of My Knowledge to talk about childhood obesity. When: 7:00 pm Tonight Where: You can watch it on WPSU-TV (channel 3 on campus), listen to it on WPSU-FM (station 91.5), or stream it from this website. Cost: An hour of […]
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When Miss America is being shown on TLC, you can tell that it’s jumped the shark. But, still, it’s cool that a Penn State grad represented Virginia in the competition. Miss Virginia, Tara Wheeler, competed in Las Vegas for Miss America. She is a 24-year old graduate of Penn State’s journalism program. While at Penn […]

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