Stand-up comedian Michael Ian Black will perform at Penn State on April 7 at Alumni Hall. One week later, comedian and actor Kenan Thompson will perform a stand-up show at Eisenhower Auditorium on April 14 at 8 p.m. Both are performing as part of SPA’s Comedy Month.
Monthly Archives: March, 2014
Penn State Police have determined that a kidnapping reported to have happened on Jan. 28 on Shortlidge Road did not actually happen, according to a Penn State release.
Penn State President Rodney Erickson says he “doesn’t remember” any of the circumstances surrounding a canceled statement that would have honored Joe Paterno after his death. Revelations about the statement have come to light in recent days from Ryan Bagwell as a result of his Right to Know crusade, and current trustee Joel Myers.
When I made the descent into Irving’s basement, I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. It was to be my first meeting with the Penn State Furries, the Happy Valley sector of the fan culture for people who like to, in its simplest form, dress up and pretend to be animals.
It’s been a week of goodbyes for incoming Penn State President Eric Barron as he begins his transition into Old Main this week. Barron will officially take over the reigns from Rodney Erickson after the spring semester, but his last day at Florida State will be on April 2.
Paul Berg is Penn State’s only Nobel Prize winning alumnus: in 1980, a result of his groundbreaking research in DNA and gene slicing, Berg was award chemistry’s highest prize, along with two other professors.
After adding WR Brandon Polk, OG Steven Gonzalez, and LB Josh Barajas, Penn State’s 2015 recruiting class has jumped to the No. 2 class in America on the three major scouting services that are ranking classes this early in the season: Scout, Rivals, and 24/7 Sports.
One of the Blue Band’s greatest traditions is the feature twirler, also known as the Blue Sapphire. With four-year twirler Matt Freeman set to graduate, there were open auditions to find his replacement. Rachel Reiss, an incoming freshman from Lancaster, found out on Friday that she was selected to replace Freeman.
UPUA election day is Wednesday, and the presidential candidates will get a second and final shot at winning votes via debate tonight at 6:30 in the HUB Auditorium. The debate will be moderated by Onward State sports editor and UPUA aficionado Zach Berger and Daily Collegian editor-in-chief Brittany Horn.
Penn State will welcome 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman to campus on April 9 as part of Women’s Empowerment Week . Karman will speak at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall.
The voting is over, and Samantha Golay and David Gaddy are your 2014 Penn State Homecoming emcees!
It’s that time of the year again. After what seems like an entire year of winter, Mother Nature has finally graced us with some much-needed sunshine, which means at least one thing here at Penn State – daylong season. Just like any other party, there is a list of unwritten rules that one must abide by to insure each precious day of daylong season is executed correctly.
The Lady Lions season and the career of one of its best all-time players Maggie Lucas is over, following a loss last night to Stanford in the NCAA Regional Semifinals.
The inaugural State of State conference will bring together community leaders and thinkers for a day of discussion about Penn State issues to create dialogue about the present and future of our university. It all starts this morning at 10:30 a.m. in Alumni Hall.
Jay Paterno’s political career will need to wait another day. The former coach announced Friday he is withdrawing from the race for Pennsylvania lieutenant governor.
UPUA candidates should want their platforms to stand out. Eyad Saifaddin’s certainly does, but not for the usual reasons.
Saifaddin, one of 28 candidates running for 20 at-large seats in the 2014 UPUA elections, has relations with Israel atop his three-pronged platform. The bulletpoint on his platform reads:
While going to class every day might seem like a drag to most of us (senioritis anyone?), to Life Link students it is an incredible opportunity to learn about independence, life skills, and of course gain knowledge.
The inaugural State of State Conference will take place this Sunday in Alumni Hall from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The student-run event will include 15 speakers–5 faculty members, 4 alumni, and 6 students–who will speak about issues facing Penn State that go along with the event’s theme, “Past, Present, Progress.”
You don’t need to be a member of PS4RS to respect Joe Paterno’s legacy. Upward State, a group that is positioned as a positive alternative to PS4RS, announced a proposal yesterday to form a commission that would find ways to honor the former coach.
In the name of journalism — ok, it was mostly because the Drunk Deliveries people haven’t expanded to breakfast yet — I ventured down to the Taco Bell on E. College Ave at 7 a.m. when the doors opened. This one is for history.
A former employee of Keystone Real Estate Group is suing the company for alleged discrimination and harassment due to her gender and lesbian relationship with a co-worker.