Talk about a splash of refreshment.
The Nittany Lions returned to .500 (in the Big Ten) Saturday evening after downing the Michigan Wolverines in front of 108,539 screaming Beaver Stadium fans 41-31. Meanwhile, fifth-year senior Evan Royster rushed his way into Penn State lore, becoming Penn State’s all-time leading rusher.
Monthly Archives: October, 2010
Talk about a splash of refreshment.
A new study released by the Sustainability Endowments Institute has given Penn State a B+ grade for campus and endowment sustainability activities. This score is up from the B given to the University last year. The annual study takes the 300 colleges and universities in the United States that have the largest endowments and assigns them a letter grade in 9 categories.
There’s been a lull in the music scene since all the summer music hits got overplayed or died out. It’s officially autumn now, and the fall rush for soon-to-be released albums has begun. As November rolls in, the albums that will rock your winter will be dropping and new music will grace all of our ears.
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.
The Blue & White Society’s annual Rally in the Valley will be held tonight in Rec Hall following the Penn State women’s volleyball game. Join the Lionettes, cheerleaders and the Blue Band for a night full of Penn State Football pride! Coach Paterno will also be there, joined by members of the football team, to give a motivational speech to those in attendance.
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.
UPDATE 8:48 PM: On tonight’s Penn State Football Show radio broadcast, JoePa stated that Matt McGloin will be the starter. Jay Paterno later came on and said that Rob Bolden has been cleared to play, but will be a game-time decision.
After replacing freshman Rob Bolden during last week’s game against Minnesota, FightOnState.com is reporting that redshirt sophomore Matt McGloin will start Saturday night’s game against Michigan.
Halloween in State College doesn’t have to revolve entirely around dressing in as little clothing as possible and going to frat parties. It can actually mean having a great time while sober… and at a fraternity house nonetheless (who knew that was even possible?).
For the fifth year in a row, Acacia has opened its doors, inviting the community to experience a true haunted mansion.
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.
After a successful Homecoming 2010, which thankfully did not include snow, Homecoming 2011 started yesterday with the announcement of the new Executive Director. Leah Matusow will lead the next Executive Committee through the year-long process of planning one of Penn State’s proudest traditions.
Last night, the University Park Undergraduate Association passed two resolutions and two policies. Most notably, after the major victory last Tuesday of getting a non-voting student representative on the State College Borough Council, the Assembly voted on legislation determining how that representative would be chosen.
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.
Following yesterday’s meeting with President Graham Spanier, Vice President for Student Affairs Damon Sims, and Steve Maruszewski from the Office of Physical Plant, Eco-Action feels that the foundation has been established to allow student involvement in the administrative efforts toward campus sustainability.
Tuesday night was “Family” night at The State Theatre as Robert Randolph & The Family Band performed, promoting their new album, “We Walk This Road”. In an interview with Robert before the show, he said it was the band’s second time performing in State College, the first being a bar show he believed to have been at Cafe 210 West.
Teach for America applications are due this Wednesday, October 27, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Those who apply by that date will be notified of final decisions in mid-January, after going through one or two rounds of interviews. The application is just a resume, letter of intent, and some additional information, so it’s still possible to start and finish an application by the deadline.
Surprising nobody, the Michigan-Penn State game Saturday night has been officially acknowledged as a student whiteout. The planning has been in the work for months now, ever since the Temple white house ticket snafu, but this marks the first time that Intercollegiate Athletics has acknowledged the student movement.