Monthly Archives: January, 2013

THON
1 How Far We’ve Come: Emily’s Journey

Many of you are familiar with Emily Whitehead, a THON child, who recently was the first child to receive a CART-19 T-Cell transplant. Since the procedure, Emily has significantly recovered. Savannah Smith, a communications student here at Penn State, recently put together a multimedia video focusing on Emily’s miraculous turnaround.

1 Comments
Student Life
11 Penn State’s New Hero: Robe Man

It all began when he spotted an empty booth at the activity fair earlier in the semester. He commandeered the booth and recruited 19 others to join his unofficial club that “thrives on leisurely activity and acceptance.” I then began my day spent with Robe Man.

11 Comments
Penn State
0 UPUA Gets Bigger, Better

It’s been a tough semester for UPUA so far. Two iPads nearly tore the entire assembly apart, and UPUA’s vote against the new CCSG budget was pretty much deemed irrelevant when the budget proposal was passed. Despite the multiple blows, UPUA was able to swing back and have a (relatively) mistake-free week.

0 Comments
Athletics
0 Women’s Ice Hockey to Host THON Night

Want to support THON and the Women’s Ice Hockey team this weekend? Come out to this Friday’s match against the No. 7 Mercyhurst Lakers. The night will feature an auction of a special hockey jersey featuring the logo’s of both the Penn State team and the Reading Royals of the ECHL. All proceeds from the auction will go directly to THON, and donations will be collected throughout the night.

0 Comments
Penn State
0 Happy 15th Birthday, Penn State World Campus

‘Twas only 15 years ago this week that the Penn State World Campus powered up its server and started offering Penn State degrees to students online. 41 students in five academic programs embarked on the maiden World Campus voyage in January 1998. Now in its 15th year, the World Campus boasts nearly 12,000 students studying more than 90 programs and degrees.

0 Comments
Athletics
0 Penn State Basketball: What Could Have Been and What the Future Holds

Things have not been easy for Pat Chambers since he took over as head coach of the Penn State men’s basketball program. In the 2011-12 season Penn State struggled to a 12-20 record, winning just four games during Big Ten Conference play. This season has been worse. The Lions boast just an 8-12 overall record. The program has been given the dreaded “rebuilding” title since Chambers took over in June 2011 after the abrupt departure of Ed DeChellis to Navy — and rightly so. Chambers has been coaching a roster full of average-at-best DeChellis recruits and walk-ons. But at one time, there was potential for these teams. Where did things change?

0 Comments
News
0 Valley Overseas: The “Study” In Study Abroad

Welcome to Valley Overseas. We’ll hear from students exploring new lands full of strange customs, seemingly impenetrable language barriers, and Euro-trash. They’ll dish out the good, bad and the ugly of living in a home-stay, and the tales of discount airlines. From mixed-up vocab to drool-worthy people in fantastic fashions, let us show you the experiences of a lifetime.

0 Comments
Entertainment
1 Ryan Buell: Coming Out to Penn State

Ryan Buell, director of the hit A&E show, Paranormal State, and Penn State graduate, will be coming to speak about his experiences coming out as a bisexual man, while trying to balance his feelings as a Catholic. He will be a keynote speaker for the College of Communications’ Office of Multicultural Affairs.

1 Comments
THON
2 THON Events Calendar

We’re sure you’ve been invited to multiple fundraising events each and every day, but sometimes, it’s just tough to keep track of them all. That’s where Onward State comes in. We’ve constructed a calendar listing all of the THON fundraising events to help you fight pediatric cancer FTK.

2 Comments
1 2 3 8