Penn State President Graham Spanier sent out an email blast to all faculty and staff after a budget containing a 19% cut to the university’s appropriation was passed by the State legislature. The budget now only awaits signature by Gov. Tom Corbett. Check it out in full after the jump.
Monthly Archives: June, 2011
As the incoming Class of 2015 begins to populate campus, they will be met with changes to the previous housing structure in East Halls. This fall, freshmen moving into East may be surprised to learn that their neighbors are not all of the same gender.
For the first time for the residence area, East Halls will feature co-ed housing in three of its 14 residence halls.
Penn State encouraged state legislators early this week to approve a non-preferred appropriations bill that would see its funding reduced by 19% — a significant change from Gov. Tom Corbett’s initially proposed cut of more than 50%.
After several months of anticipation, I was finally able to check out State College’s new Cracker Barrel on its opening day. Located at 215 Colonnade Blvd., there are few surprises at the chain’s new location. With rows of rocking chairs out front, checker boards and a game of peg solitaire at every table, I could have been at any franchise location in the country — not that that’s a bad thing.
The historic and much-anticipated conversation moderated by Rece Davis between Joe Paterno and Duke’s men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, which took place last week, will be aired on ESPN and ESPNU this Thursday. The program will be shown Thursday, June 30th at 8 p.m. on ESPN and will continue at 9 p.m on ESPNU.
Fro-yo (or frozen yogurt) is the latest craze to take over Happy Valley. Healthier than ice cream with an infinite number of toppings, the combination is drive girls in droves downtown to get their fix. The addition of two new businesses has led to a extreme price war, with owners vying to have not only the best prices but each claiming their flavors are the best. Since we know our readers don’t have the time to try them all and decide for themselves, we did it for you and have decided which really hits the spot.
When Onward State launched its fashion feature, the Natty Nittany, back in 2008, I didn’t know what to expect. The climate in State College isn’t exactly what I’d call favorable for high fashion. Since then, I’ve realized that students who think Happy Valley’s couture scene is underdeveloped just don’t know where to look.
Another day, another impressive ranking for Penn State’s Smeal College of Business. Smeal finished 15th in the University of Texas at Dallas’ Business School Research Rankings, which include both U.S. and international business schools.
The leading scorer in Penn State basketball history will have to wait a little longer to find out what’s next for his career on the hardwood. Battle’s name was not called during last night’s NBA Draft. He now looks towards free agency as a chance to make an NBA roster.
Even in the offseason after her fourth-straight national championship, Blair Brown is still making headlines. She was named one of three finalists for the Honda-Broderick Cup, an award given to the National Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year, and one of five finalists for an ESPY award.
Penn State students will be losing the first three rows of Sections EA and WA as part of the construction to add wheelchair-accessible seating in Beaver Stadium. Photos from Penn State graduate student Christopher Grassi after the jump.
Ever wonder how much value you’re actually getting from your football tickets? Ryan Beckler takes you deep inside the numbers and compares Penn State with college football’s best when it comes to how much you’re paying every home football Saturday.
The Wall Street Journal continues to make us proud to be a part of Penn State. Today, they look into the “NCAA’s Last Innocents”, and Dear Old State (of course) was mentioned as being one of the few schools to have remained free of major NCAA violations.
Gartner’s, a technology research firm, recently released a report ranking the Supply Chain Management program in Penn State’s Smeal College of Business as the #1 place in the country to train for a career in supply chain management as either an undergraduate or a graduate student.
A Pennsylvania House resolution was introduced in late May by Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre & Mifflin) to denote September 3, 2011 as “Coach Paterno Day.” Yes, that’s right folks — JoePa might very soon have his own official holiday in the Commonwealth.
Monday night, the Big Ten Network held its fourth annual awards show, celebrating the best in Big Ten Sports over the past year. Of course, any school that’s had as much athletic success as Penn State would find itself especially well represented amongst the numerous honorees.
Two coaching legends, who had never met before Monday morning, shared the stage at Eisenhower Auditorium Monday afternoon as Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski sat down with ESPN’s Rece Davis to discuss how they obtained the success they have generated for decades at each of their respective institutions.
GetWireless.net is offering a special offer to Onward State readers and followers. If you mention you want the Onward State special when calling, readers who sign up before July 15 for broadband Internet access during the 2011-12 academic year will get two free months of service. Contracts eligible for this offer run from August 15, 2011 through August 14, 2012, and no payment would be due for service until the October 2011 billing cycle.
It’s that time of year again! Here’s everything you need to know about buying your 2011 football tickets.
Looking for a cheap way to enjoy your summer nights in State College? If you like baseball, know someone who likes baseball, or just enjoy hot dogs and beer, checking out our local baseball franchise is a solid option. Find out the details after the jump.
The Blue & White Society is set to add onto Penn State’s iconic “S Zone” for the biggest games of the 2011 season by adding the BEAT ZONE, which will spell out BEAT and the opponent’s name.
Penn State made it to the top of yet another college ranking, but students from Pennsylvania and their families won’t be pleased by this one. Check out where PSU landed on the list of the most expensive public colleges in the country for in-state students.