Archive for June, 2009

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In a recent Forbes interview, Penn State legend Joe Paterno discussed power, ambition, and glory within the confines of ancient classics. It seems like JoePa has a pretty good understanding of literature and history, something you don’t see in a lot of NCAA Football coaches (certainly not the brutes over at Ohio State, am I […]
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Penn State Athletics finished 19th nationally in the 2008-2009 Director’s Cup standings for Division I programs. The final results were released yesterday by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. The Director’s Cup is awarded to the school whose athletic program is successful in all NCAA acknowledged sports, with equal weight placed on all […]
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Governor’s Reduction Governor Ed Rendell released the latest of his increasingly drastic budget reductions for the 2009 fiscal year. The governor has now reduced the budget proposal by $2 billion dollars. Overall, 229 line items would be impacted by the latest round of spending reductions. Compared to the current fiscal year, the Governor has now […]
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The blog at Penn State’s alumni magazine had a post about Steve McCurry, the alumnus photographer who shot the famous Afghan Girl picture… it got us interested in the whole story, so here it is. Kodachrome First, some technical stuff… see, the photograph was shot using Kodak Kodachrome film. Kodak announced the discontinuation of that […]
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Michael Jackson died this afternoon after suffering cardiac arrest at his home in Holmby Hills. TMZ has the rough-draft of his obituary up already… Twitter has the rest. Our tribute is a little more animated though. We found this video from 1998 of the Penn State Blue Band lip dubbing ‘Thriller.’
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A new study came out last week ranking the Smeal College of Business’ Supply Chain Management department as first nationally among universities that offer the program. The study surveyed 126 companies in an industry survey and asked 19 universities for data regarding their programs. The study then broke down the responses into three catagories:  Industry […]
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This past December, a website came into existence that offered procrastinators yet another tool for getting deadline extensions. Corrupted-files.com does exactly what the URL would suggest. For the small price of $3.95, corrupted-files.com will sell you an unreadable Word, Excel or PowerPoint file. The idea is that you rename the file to whatever your assignment […]
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We overheard on Twitter today that the Cirque de Soleil will be performing in eight shows over five days at the Bryce Jordan Center this fall Here’s the schedule, which we pulled from the site for the Amex presale. Here’s the official description of the show… Alegría is a mood, a state of mind. The […]
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Many upperclassmen bought season tickets earlier this week… now it’s the sophomore class’s turn. (Sophomores are defined by the university as people with between 27.1 and 54 credits.) Ticket sales begin tomorrow at 7:00 am. You can access the sale here. Hopefully you remembered to preregister back in May! Here are some additional tips from […]
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As if the Penn State/Centre County community needed any more reason to worship Joe and Sue Paterno, Thursday morning they announced that they were donating $1 million to the Foundation for Mount Nittany Medical Center to help fund current and future expansion projects. The Paternos join other prominent Penn State benefactors Lloyd and Dottie Huck […]
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Last Wednesday, Penn State Fantasy Football Camp officially “kicked off” (please pardon my tacky football pun. It won’t happen again, I promise) on Penn State’s campus! According to the official Penn State Fantasy Camp site, the camp consists of Football practices, based upon the Nittany Lion traditions, directed by coaches and former star players. Football […]
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Last Friday, Penn State Live reported that the Penn State Alumni Association Governing Board has decided on a new board of thirteen members: 10 elected, 3 appointed. Of the elected members, there is an even 5-5 split between incumbents and newly-elected members. If you are not savvy on the general activities of the Alumni Association, […]
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Penn State Athletics has named Seniors Nicole Fawcett and Casey Sandy as the Penn State Athletes of the Year for the 2008-2009 season. Nicole Fawcett led the women’s volleyball team to back-to-back NCAA Div. I National Championships her final two years at Penn State. During her time at PSU, the women’s volleyball team posted a […]
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The tweet’s one thing, but what exactly is a FartboX?
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I beg to differ. Yum!
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If you can make your way through the various “Miley Cyrus getting back with NICK JONAS!” and “Chris Brown on Rihanna nude pics: It wasn’t me!” celebrity gossip ads (both legitimate ads that I have seen), you can find a quiz on Facebook entitled “Are You A True Penn Stater“. This quiz asks fifteen questions […]
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Today, HappyValleyPSU’s Twitter announced that next Thursday, June 18, CATA will be offering its services for free. For those of you still in State College for the summer, this is a great opportunity to head to such unknown lands as Wal-Mart, the Nittany Mall, or any of CATA’s 17 Centre Line Routes. If anyone has […]
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As you may already know, popular satirist Stephen Colbert has been in Iraq this past week shooting his show in front of a live audience of members of the United States military. Steve Manuel, a photojournalism professor at Penn State, has been taking pictures during the week, including the one to the right. How cool! […]
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David Taylor, All-American wrestler from Ohio, is coming to Penn State. After committing to Iowa State, Cael Sanderson’s old stomping grounds, Taylor followed the famous coach to his new home in Happy Valley. “We’re very pleased to welcome David to Penn State,” Sanderson said. “He is an outstanding young man from an outstanding family and […]
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As the 2009 NCAA football season inches closer, more and more details regarding the schedule have been released. This week’s reveal is specifics surrounding the Nittany Lions’ homecoming game. Penn State’s Homecoming clash with Minnesota is set for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff on Oct. 17 in Beaver Stadium, the third start time announced by the […]
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Best caption gets a prize. [Source: Penn Stater]
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In honor of today’s WWDC event, we’re going to throw a little coverage to Penn State Live’s new iPhone app [iTunes link]. Unfortunately, the app is nothing more than a simplified front end for the main website. But at least it’s free! Using the app, you can browse a list of recent stories. You can […]
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Two students from the Schreyer Honors College died in a car accident near Carroll Township on June 6. Jonathan Quigley, Emily Trump and driver Gregory Bretz were traveling in a car early in the morning when it veered off the road and crashed into a tree. Johnathan Quigley was pronounced dead at the scene, while […]
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Okay… so the beginning of June does not mark the most active time in Penn State sports, but as always, there is news to report. Football It’s safe to say that the Lions are poised to strike in ’09.  With a spiffy 11-2 record and a Rose Bowl berth under their belts (let’s block out […]
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The Collegian Board of Directors met privately on Wednesday evening to discuss ‘Harvey v. Hamilton‘ . The Board released a statement that was posted on the Save John Harvey Facebook group . Here it is: The Collegian Board of Directors is conducting a thorough review of the events surrounding the termination of News Director John […]
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The Philadelphia Inquirer ran a story today covering six-year graduation rates at schools in the Eastern Pennsylvania/New Jersey area. Penn State’s six-year graduation rate is 84% (according to the National Center for Education Statistics) and the national average for “Very Competitive” schools (according to Barron’s 2009 edition of Profiles of American Colleges) is 62.3%. The […]
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Pennsylvania’s Right To Know Law, signed by Governor Rendell back in February 2008 has forced four Universities in the Commonwealth to divulge information about the 25 highest paid employees. The Universities that fall under this Act include Temple, Pitt, Lincoln and Penn State. According to Section 1503 of the law (I took out the irrelevant […]
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Even with it’s state-of-the-art Food Science building, which houses Berkey Creamery, Penn State’s Food Science Department is having trouble filling their classrooms. Penn State’s program isn’t alone: a marked 32% decrease in enrollment in Food Science programs across North America means the industry is left starving for more graduates to solve some of the world’s […]
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The PA Department of Health has released information stating that Swine Flu has made it’s debut in Centre County. Tests by Commonwealth officials as well as a local medical organization have confirmed the discovery. This annoucement came on the same day that the CDC announced that there have been 11,054 confirmed cases of H1N1 with […]
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