The State Theatre released its summer show slate this afternoon, highlighted with a performance by legendary blues guitarist Johnny Winter. Ranked as the 63rd greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone, the producer and performer has toured for more than 50 years.
Monthly Archives: May, 2014
Integrity monitor George Mitchell has submitted a glowing review of Penn State’s compliance with the Freeh Report in his seventh quarterly report to the NCAA, a common theme for the former senator as his second annual report dawns in September. He praised Penn State’s efforts to enhance security at athletic events and facilities, a new compliance plan, increased development of Clery Act compliance, and adherence to the athletics integrity agreement.
Gov. Tom Corbett had a meeting earlier this week with a special prosecutor investigating his handling of the Jerry Sandusky case. The questioning specifically centered around his role as attorney general and why it took so long to file charges against the former Penn State coach.
The Office of Physical Plant, in conjunction with the Heritage Tree Program, installed a plaque last week in front of the Weeping Willow tree just west of Old Main.
Rodney Erickson’s victory lap continued Thursday, as Representative Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) gave a nod to the former president’s years of service on the House floor. “At every stage, he’s been an inspirational leader to those around him, a leader to and advocate for the university in countless ways,” Thompson said.
In the SEC’s latest dick-swinging measure, some of its coaches are complaining that James Franklin is allowed to recruit near them, according to an ESPN article today.
After 31 years on Penn State’s staff, Brad ‘Spider’ Caldwell will retire from his position as team equipment manager leaving behind a legacy not soon forgotten within the walls of the Lasch football building. The university announced the change early Thursday.
Penn State’s brand is strong: In a comprehensive study, collegeatlas.org ranked it seventh of the nation’s 400 largest universities in social media influence and engagement.
A judge sentenced former Penn State tailback Austin Scott to up to 23 months in prison Wednesday for dealing marijuana. Scott came to Penn State as a highly-touted recruit in 2003, finishing his career here with 1,323 rushing yards and 17 total touchdowns, rushing for 110 yards and two scores in the 2006 Orange Bowl against Florida State.
Children 12 and under can be a Penn State football player for a day at the second annual Uplifting Athletes Field Day.
Matthew and Anne Schuyler gifted the Alumni Association’s Lion Ambassadors with a whopping gift of $1 million Wednesday, the largest singular gift the association has ever received. The donation will provide $50,000 per year to help fund the Lion Ambassadors forever.
Mayor Elizabeth Goreham officiated her first same-sex marriage ceremony Tuesday morning with Rebecca Sellers and Kimberly Sellers, who both were born and raised in the State College area.
A fan-made Penn State football pride video hit Youtube in February, and it’s feels city. Voiceovers from Bill O’Brien, James Franklin and a fired up Joe Paterno accompany clips of Penn State football both old and new, and it’s a wonderful way to get excited for the upcoming season.
If you thought the construction during the fall and spring semesters was bad, wait until you see Penn State’s campus now.
NPR has reminded us that Penn State used to have really good commencement speakers, ranking President Dwight Eisenhower’s 1955 address as one of the nation’s best ever.
Controversy brewed when Penn State fired extremely successful fencing coach Emmanuel Kaidanov in August, but his replacement has kept the program in good shape.
State College police are investigating after someone burglarized the Subway on the 300 block of Pugh Street and made a sandwich.
Linebacker Shane Conlan became the 18th Penn Stater to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame today, a recognition of his great career and accomplishments in the 1987 Fiesta Bowl.
Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage was deemed unconstitutional by a federal judge on Tuesday, but State College Mayor Elizabeth Goreham has been ahead of that curve for almost a year.
A pair of House Democrats have lettered NCAA President Mark Emmert, requesting a handful of information regarding how academically prepared NCAA ensures its student-athletes are in the latest federal measure concerning the NCAA.
Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial race is officially set, with Tom Wolf winning the Democratic nomination. Wolf will face incumbent Tom Corbett in November, with heavy implications for Penn State on the horizon. With the race set, we took a look at what each candidate means for Penn State.