Archive for November, 2009

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The Penn State Hershey Four Diamonds Fund began in 1972, after Charles and Irma Millard lost their child, Christopher, to cancer. Four Diamonds was founded with the purpose of covering medical expenses for children of cancer at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. In addition, staff members at the hospital who dedicate their time to families and cancer research […]
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Since 1964, the U.S. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program has provided food stamps for low-income and no-income families. Of Centre County’s 145,797 people, 5% of the population receives this nutritional aid – roughly 7,300 people. In our county, 9% of African Americans, 5% of whites, and 11% of children receive food stamps. In the past two […]
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The IFC President’s Council recently voted and passed a new social policy to take effect in the next semester. In interest of full disclosure, I was present at the vote and abstained on my chapter’s behalf. I spoke with Luke Pierce about releasing details of the policy and agreed to withhold them until the following […]
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Dr. David Hall, who headed up the Center for Network-Centric Cognition and Information Fusion (NC2IF), has been named the interim Dean of the College of Information Sciences and Technology. The Dean position was left vacant earlier this month when Dean Hank Foley was promoted to Vice President of Research and Dean of the Graduate School. […]
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Today from 8 am to 4 pm in the HUB, friends of recently passed Joe Dado will be selling wristbands in order to raise money for a scholarship fund set up in his name. The wristbands are blue with white lettering that say “In Loving Memory/Joey Dado.” They’re only $3, so while you’re on campus […]
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I know, I know, you’re just a simple Penn State football fan, not a BCS expert. All you want to do is support your Nittany Lions, which means rooting against everyone ranked ahead of us, right? Not neccessarily (Oklahoma State losing probably hurt us), and that’s why I’ve decided to help you out with this […]
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The Campus Climate Index has award Penn State the maximum 5 star award for their LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgendered)-friendly policies, programs, and practices. Penn State was cited for its numerous LGBT student organizations, programs, and academic and personal development opportunities as well as the respect and benefits given to LGBT students and faculty […]
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ESPN the Magazine awarded Penn State football with a nation-leading three Academic All-Americans – Center Stefan Wisniewski, Snapper Andrew Pitz, and Linebacker Josh Hull. I’m just glad that someone finally recognized that Hull is more than just a mustache. [Pic]
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Three straight wins? Maybe if we were talking about some other team. The Lady Lions completed their third consecutive undefeated season Saturday. The regular season closer against No.12 Michigan was the team’s 96th straight win. So what’s ahead for this incredibly dominant squad? In addition to the upcoming  NCAA tournament, they can chase the longest […]
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I’m sure the University is glad to help you out.
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Clint Gyory, our Nittany Lion, is a Penn State celebrity. Now ESPN has turned the national spotlight upon him. In ESPN’s feature article about our prized mascot, they tailed him on Homecoming Weekend and even explored his basement, where Gyory keeps his 5 lion suits. They discussed the rules of being a mascot, the condition […]
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The student section will gain 800 seats… at the expense of a shift away from the 40 yard line. The general reaction is said to be similar to cheering when the fast wave passes through the visiting team’s section – “Boooooo-yaaaaayyyy!” It has not yet been decided, as far as we know, where the Blue […]
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It’s that time of the year again, Happy Valley. Thanksgiving break! A time to head home with a full laundry basket and an empty wallet. A time to grub face with the people you love most. Yes, there are few things better heading home to a table full of stuffing, sweet potato casserole, and turkey […]
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Ira Glass, NPR host for “This American Life”, was in State College a tad over a fortnight ago to learn what it’s like to attend a university with one of the best football programs in the entire US of A. Some reporters followed around freshmen, others attended frat parties, but Ira’s focus was on the […]
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A new report from the Congressional Quarterly ranks the State College Metropolitan Area as the safest in the country. The annual report uses FBI crime statistics collected from local law enforcement agencies. The study takes murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and motor vehicle theft numbers and compiles a score and compares it to the […]
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The climate change debate has been going on for a long time now, and public opinion on the matter has fluctuated with each new scientific revelation. Penn State has had a prominent voice in the debate, with one professor in particular having a larger voice than most. Professor of Meteorology Michael Mann has been a […]
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An aggressive national campaign put forth by United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) is calling for all university presidents to boycott Russell Athletic, a leading manufacturer in university-themed clothing. And to many students’ surprise (let’s face it, students protest pretty much everything), it has actually worked. The movement predates almost 10 years, but it really picked […]
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Tell me about it. I just got up! What has everyone else been up to?
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Professor Profile is a new feature here at Onward State where we find interesting professors at Penn State, talk with them, and share their stories. Do you know an interesting professor that would make for a great Professor Profile? Send us an email at tips@onwardstate.com and let us know! Are you interested in current social […]
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The Penn State Student Section Organization has created a Facebook group with the goal of getting Penn State into the Orange Bowl. The page recommends you become a fan of OBIE: The Orange Bowl Mascot Then you should do these things: ***Click on JUST FANS and tell the Orange Bowl how much Penn State pride […]
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Last year’s initial panic that Elms Yellows Disease would infect and destroy all the elm trees on campus appears to be a bit overblown. The trees appear to be responding to treatment better than expected. So far, only 37 trees have been or will be cut down out of the 287 on campus. To keep […]
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Penn State professor of geosciences, James Kasting, was recently one of thirty scientists invited to attend a three-day conference at the Vatican. The topic? The existence of extraterrestrial life and the emerging field of astrobiology. Wahhhhhh?!?! Is it just me, or does the Church seem like an unlikely host for this conference? Once he’s done […]
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A search engine yearns to be king. Its name, for some reason, is Bing. It’s Microsoft’s baby. Hurt Google? Well, maybe. Their quest? Lots of ad business bling.
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Penn State beat Michigan State 42-14 in East Lansing this afternoon, ending regular season play with a 10-2 record (6-2 Big Ten record). Darryl Clark ended the game with a handful of new accolades. According to Patriot-News’ Bob Flounders, Clark walked away with records in career touchdown passes (42), single-season touchdown passes (23), and single […]
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Penn State has a strong international presence on campus – and rightly so, as there has been a recent spike in the enrollment of foreign students all over the U.S. According to Penn State Admissions, there are 4,011 international graduate and undergraduate students currently enrolled at Penn State. This number coincides well with the fact that  international students enrolling in a U.S. school has jumped […]
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Lion In Wait is Onward State’s football column for Penn State conference games.  Published Friday at 5 P.M. [Late on Thanksgiving Break] before games featuring Big Ten opponents, LIW emphasizes the game from a fan perspective. Here we are at the end of the regular season – one game left. What have we learned? Well, […]
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For the 4th year in a row, Penn State has collected more units of blood than Michigan State in the 16th Annual PSU-MSU Blood Donor Challenge! Final Score: PSU – 2127 MSU – 1914 Since 1994, Penn State has won the annual contest 11 times, steadily increasing its collection totals each year. With over 2,500 […]
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First off, before I begin, I have to thank the BJC Staff for allowing us to review this show and the amazing seats. After Graham Spanier exited stage left, ringing his sleigh bells, the world famous Rockettes took the stage in a reindeer motif to introduce Santa, who whisks us away on a holiday adventure. […]
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The Census Bureau loves talking about money, or the lack thereof. While poverty is more than a simple economic problem, factors such as income are still important. On Wednesday, the Census Bureau released its 2008 data on poverty and income for all of the nation’s 3,000 counties. Check out this super infographic on the New […]
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No, that’s not happening, but it seems like it would soon become an option with Penn State’s World Campus online course system seeing record levels of enrollment. Never heard of it? Well it’s basically Penn State’s online campus for students who want to attend Penn State but for whatever crazy reason do NOT want to […]
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