Onward State is endorsing Emily McDonald and Terry Ford for executive office in the 2015 UPUA Election. The McDonald/Ford ticket brings the most experience and institutional knowledge to this election. McDonald, as the assembly’s current vice president under outgoing president Anand Ganjam, can step into the role of president with little transition, already holding important relationships with Penn State administrators and fellow student leaders.
Monthly Archives: March, 2015
Penn State is in a good place and a bad place with quarterbacks heading into spring practice. On the one hand, Christian Hackenberg returns for a third year behind an allegedly improved offensive line. Other than that though the question remains: Who is the next starting quarterback at Penn State? If by chance Hackenberg returns for a senior season that question won’t need to be answered, but unless Penn State is starting a true freshman next year, the next man up is either transferring in, or already on this roster.
The UPUA held its final executive debate Monday night, leaving only Wednesday night’s election to determine the fate of the four executive tickets. Throughout the candid conversation, candidates touched on a variety of topics, most centering around student life.
A group of four students in the Smeal College of Business have created a service called LionShoppers that will deliver groceries to your door, so you can spend less time in the store and more time at the Phyrst studying. The four students said they were inspired to create the company to fill a need that they believe exists in State College, especially since students are super busy and often don’t have access to a car.
The time has finally come, the day we’ve all been waiting for. That day, my friends, is UPUA Election Day. For those not involved in student government, UPUA elections can seem pointless. You don’t know these people, you don’t know what they do, and quite frankly you probably don’t care. But really, you should, for a couple of reasons.
Stop what you are doing and take a listen to the Movin’ On opener Mute Cites’ debut EP. You won’t regret it.
NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon will visit the Berkey Creamery sometime between 3:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, where President Eric Barron will announce a “major, new university initiative” at a press conference.
State of State’s 2015 conference, “Finding the ‘I Am’ In ‘We Are,'” addressed topics like engaged scholarship and sexual assault awareness under the leadership of Claudia Kotchick, former State of State Executive Director. Now, Kotchick has passed the torch to the 2016 Executive Director, Tess Hamsher.
President Eric Barron, in a continued effort to encourage open dialogue between himself and students, hosted a forum Monday afternoon to discuss the University’s budget allocations and its impact on students.
Having a knack for turning around struggling or new programs, hockey coach Guy Gadowsky has imposed a new identity and unprecedented success in Hockey Valley.
Potter County Senior Judge John Leete issued a ruling Monday that represents a victory and a defeat for both sides of the ongoing Paterno-NCAA lawsuit.
Penn State’s own Tim Frazier is going back to the NBA, swapping the City of Brotherly Love for Rip City. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Trailblazers will pick up Frazier, who was waived by the Philadelphia 76ers in order to clear up a roster spot for the recently acquired Thomas Robinson on Feb. 24.
One would think that it takes an extensive amount of time to build a mobile application or a robot that searches for your electronic devices. From hardware to software, students from Penn State and elsewhere gathered on campus this weekend for HackPSU, a 24-hour hacking marathon. Hundreds participated in the marathon, developing ideas and using computer coding in order to create a finished product in just one short day. In the end, one team stood out above all the others, and it may have come as a surprise.
Though the Nittany Lions came up just short in a 10-8 loss to No. 16 Ohio State, Dan Craig scored a highlight reel goal during the program’s first nationally televised home game on ESPNU.
The documentary will begin airing tonight at 9 p.m. on WPSU or your local PBS station. The documentary is based on and named after the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee.
James Franklin and about thirty dozen of his closest friends got together in Holuba Hall on Saturday morning. It was Practice Five of Penn State’s 2015 spring football season. But Job One for Franklin was about a half-dozen things. All were part of Penn State football. And Franklin was in the middle of them all — equal parts CEO, coach, recruiter, cheerleader, spokesman, and even manager.
The Team Handball Club’s presence is growing at Penn State thanks to a group of students looking to channel their athletic abilities and take the sport to new heights.
Penn State baseball kept to its winning ways at home, sweeping Central Connecticut to extend its winning streak to five games.
The UPUA’s final presidential debate is tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Freeman Auditorium.
Despite four late game goals, Penn State fell to No. 16 Ohio State 10-8 in its inaugural Big Ten game on Sunday.
The name of Kevin Hart’s most recent standup comedy tour is “What Now?”, a question that Hart said he gets quite often these days. In other words, now that he’s reached international fame as a comic and starred in a handful of movies, what comes next? For now, the answer seems to be a pretty simple one: keep making people laugh. On Sunday night at the Bryce Jordan Center, Hart did just that in front of a packed, sold out arena.
The Penn State Boxing Club needs your help. After traveling to West Point to compete in the ECBA regional tournament, the club team qualified six boxers for the national tournament in Miami, Florida. The competition is only a couple weeks away, but unfortunately, the team has run into a bit of a roadblock when it comes to funding the trip.
Pat Cummins has gone from Penn State wrestling walk-on to rising UFC star. In the blink of an eye, Cummins transformed from a coffee barista to UFC co-headliner, leaving UFC fans around the world with one question: Who is he?
Live, from the BJC: Saturday Night Live stars Kate McKinnon and Vanessa Bayer will visit Happy Valley alongside special guest Streeter Seidell.
The “Steps for State” initiative is in its second year, walking for three days ahead of Capital Day on Tuesday. The UPUA is advocating for higher state appropriations to help alleviate high tuition costs for Penn State students.