Archive for October, 2010
Get used to hearing his name. As a quarterback, the kid has rushed for a nation-high 1,096 yards this season and gotten 9 touchdowns, making a serious run at the Heisman trophy. Rich Rodriguez and his Wolverines will stroll into Beaver Stadium without ever having beaten a Penn State team, but the dreadlocks himself (Robinson) will be looking to change that fate.
Finally coming to the realization that a University working to cut down on dangerous drinking should probably not be profiting from drinking paraphernalia, Penn State recently announced that it will no longer license shot glasses that say “Penn State” or have any University logos.
Vice President for Student Affairs Damon Sims gave a special presentation at Wednesday’s University Park Undergraduate Association meeting. Sims spoke for 45 minutes, chiefly about the direction and role of UPUA and student government in the upcoming era of the university. Drawing on his own experiences with student government and student leadership, he presented some interesting ideas.
The field hockey team kept on rolling last weekend, getting two straight wins over Duke and Princeton.
The #11 ranked Lions knocked off the #17 ranked Duke Blue Devils 2-1 this past Saturday. Despite Penn State having two players down for five minutes in the second half, they were able to clamp down on defense for the win.
The Icers have started the hockey season 6-1, and senior goalie Teddy Hume is a big reason for that success. At 6’4” and 230 lbs., Hume is a large and forceful presence in the net. Over his career at Penn State, Hume has compiled 57 wins, just eight shy of the all-time Penn State record. Onward State had a chance to talk to Hume before last weekend’s games with Ohio.
Danielle Toney and Hayley Brock both scored first-half goals and goaltender Krissy Tribbett garnered another shutout as the Lady Lions upset the No.13-ranked Lady Illini of Illinois 2-0 on Sunday in Champaign.
Jess Rosenbluth also had a couple of points as she assisted on both the Toney and Brock goals. Penn State put 10 shots on goal during the contest in contrast with Illinois’ two.
The Executive Board of the University Park Undergraduate Association continues to work on defining the role and official procedures regarding the Chief of Staff. You’ll recall the tense situation two weeks ago when President Christian Ragland appointed Dustin Dove to the position without approval of the Assembly.
UPUA has not met as a whole since that episode, and the Executive Board met last Saturday to discuss this and other issues.