With excitement ramping up for this summer’s Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts — known widely as ArtsFest — as it approaches in just six short weeks, this year’s collectable poster was released and is available for free at a number of locations in State College.
Monthly Archives: May, 2013
20 plaintiffs involved in the lawsuit filed against the NCAA Thursday afternoon have reached out to the Penn State Football Letterman’s Club by way of a crafted letter. Within the letter, the plaintiffs attempt to explain their reasoning for the new lawsuit and request support from the Lettermen in their effort to defend Penn State’s culture and reverse the NCAA sanctions that were handed down last July.
The following letter was sent from Trustee Ryan McCombie to Trustees Chair Keith Masser yesterday informing him of McCombie’s participation in the NCAA lawsuit and dedication to “fairness, due process and the rule of law.”
As was announced last night on “Costas tonight,” a lawsuit against the NCAA was filed in the Centre County Court of Common Pleas. The lawsuit was filed against the NCAA, Mark Emmert, both individually and as NCAA president, and Ed Ray, former chair of the NCAA Executive Committee.
Penn State set a school record during the 2012-2013 athletic year with 296 Academic All-Big Ten recipients, shattering the previous record of 261 during the 2007-2008 campaign.
Don’t tell Penn State offensive guard Eric Shrive that he won’t be able to reach his goal.
Shrive, the president of Penn State’s Uplifting Athletes chapter, has set a goal for the organization to raise $300,000 this year, which would shatter last year’s $110,000 total.
Don’t panic. There’s still time (but not much) to vote for your favorite candidate for Alumni Council, which governs the Penn State Alumni Association.
Alumni Association members have until May 31 to cast their ballots, and winners will be announced on June 1. The top vote-getters will claim 10 out of 86 seats on the council.
A unique dining experience greeted visitors to the Bryce Jordan Center Wednesday. Everyone got the “rock star” treatment, and a chance to treat themselves to a delicious backstage dining experience. The folks at Bryce Jordan Center Catering put on a show, whipping up some very special menu items.
Emmy-award winning journalist Bob Costas, along with Paterno family lawyer Wick Sollers, former Pennsylvania governor Dick Thornburgh, and Paterno spokesman Dan McGinn, discussed the Freeh report and Paterno’s legacy on NBC Wednesday night for nearly an hour, honoring a promise Costas made to reevaluate his initial opinion on the maligned report. Sollers also introduced a lawsuit against the NCAA, its president Mark Emmert, and former NCAA Executive Board chair Ed Ray, which is expected to be filed Thursday morning at the Common Pleas Court.
Today it was announced that Penn State will play a pre-tournament game against Longwood University on a date that is to be announced in Happy Valley. The game will take place prior to Penn State traveling to Brooklyn for their first game of the tournament against St. John’s on November 29.
It appears we’re about to see another dramatic twist in the convoluted Jerry Sandusky scandal. An NBC Sports executive tells StateCollege.com that the Paterno family is filing a lawsuit against the NCAA.
As spring turns into summer, it’s getting to be that time of year again — time to order your Penn State football student season tickets. Penn State Student Central recently released the dates for the 2013 sale. Clear your mornings on these days.
Penn State’s Advance Vehicle Team took home an impressive first place overall finish in this year’s EcoCAR 2 Competition among 15 universities last week in San Diego. EcoCAR is a competition which involves teams altering a donated Chevy Malibu to make it more environmentally friendly and increase gas mileage, decrease emissions, and maintain consumer acceptability.
Julieanne Siller, a 17-year old high school student scheduled to attend Penn State Altoona in the fall was stabbed and murdered by her boyfriend, 16-year old Tristan Stahley, over the weekend according to a CBS Philly Report. The incident allegedly occurred in Palmer Park Saturday night following an argument at Stahley’s house on Rittenhouse Lane in Skippack Township, located in Montgomery County, Pa outside of Philadelphia. Per the CBS Report, authorities say the couple continued fighting in the park. Stahley stabbed Siller in the throat and kept stabbing her before dragging her body into a wooden area.
Despite being a full-time, D-1 student-athlete, vying for a Crime, Law, and Justice degree while playing for the back-to-back B1G Champion Lady Lions basketball team, Gizelle Studevent was putting her thoughts down on paper in a book recently published, “Bridges.”
Coquese Washington, head coach of the Penn State Lady Lions, was voted in as the president-elect of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association on Thursday. Washington will be the WBCA’s vice president for the two coming academic years under Florida State’s Seu Semrau before succeeding her for the two years after that, beginning with 2015-16.
The Lions-Pride merchandise website, which has been crashing all afternoon from a traffic overload, released a pre-order link for the new 2013 Nike Penn State replica game jerseys. While much has been made about potential changes coming to Penn State’s iconic jerseys, most fans thought they would need to wait until the fall to check out the new threads.
It took almost an entire century but the wait is finally over as the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) named Penn State junior goalie Austin Kaut to its All-America First Team on Thursday. The announcement gives the Penn State program its first, First Team All-American honor in 73 years.
Former Penn State President Graham Spanier has asked a judge to drop criminal charges for his alleged mishandling of child sexual abuse reports made against Jerry Sandusky.
In court documents filed Wednesday in Harrisburg, Spanier’s attorneys said he should not be charged with perjury and obstruction of justice because the prosecution used the testimony of former Penn State counsel Cynthia Baldwin.
Dr. Cathy Wanner will replace honors program founder Jack Selzer as its new director on July 1, according to a Penn State news release. Wanner is a longtime Penn State professor of history, anthropology, and religious studies, specializing in socialist societies. Selzer said in a phone interview that he “couldn’t be more pleased” with her appointment as director of the program. “She’s a scholar immensely respected by her colleagues in the College of the Liberal Arts,” he said. “She also has a tremendous breadth of knowledge.”
The Penn State nightlife scene is down a hot spot.
Less than seven months after it opened its doors, Duo Nightclub, located at 129 Pugh St., has been evicted. Onward State reported last week that owner Parag Parikh and his company P&P at PSU, LCC, failed to pay $12,000 in back rent and was served an eviction notice.
One day after it was announced that Penn State will embark on a week long tour of Europe, the team suffered a crucial blow in the form of Associate Head Coach Eugene Burroughs leaving the program to return to Marist University, where he was an assistant coach from 2000-2004.
The bill from the Jerry Sandusky scandal continues to grow. In the latest figures, just released on Penn State’s ‘progress’ website, the university says it’s spent about an additional million dollars. That brings the grand total to $44,452,243 as of the end of February, the most recent figures available.