T.I. has canceled his scheduled September 24th performance at the Bryce Jordan Center. The BJC has removed all information relating to the concert.
The speakers for TEDxPSU were announced today on The Lion 90.7fm at 5pm. On the whole, they are a diverse group of very talented individuals. Biographical information about each of the speakers can be found after the jump.
Additionally, attendee registration for the event has begun. You can register on their website.
Let us know who you are most excited to see.
The Goo Goo Dolls are set to play at Eisenhower Auditorium on October 19 at 7:00 pm, according to the band’s website and Facebook page. The Dolls will be supported by The Spill Canvas, an alternative rock band from Sioux Falls. The band has posted a link to Ticketmaster on their website, but tickets are not yet available.
Read on to learn more…
A group of about thirty gathered in Schlow Library yesterday evening for a town hall meeting held by congressional candidate Mike Pipe. The group, made up largely of members of the local community and students, engaged the young candidate on a diverse array of issues, and also listened to Pipe describe the intent of his campaign. The meeting was the 10th in a series of twelve meetings, Pipe said.
Read on to learn about the issues discussed…
On Kids Day, $400 pieces of jewelry are put aside in favor of $4.00 handiwork creations. From 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Wednesday afternoon, throngs of young entrepreneurs flocked to Allen St. to sell hand-crafted wares from lines of stalls filled with everything from bead necklaces to wooden toys to bound journals.
Though Arts Fest will cater to older tastes as the week goes on, Wednesday was fun for all ages, and especially to those youngsters proudly offering their own particular brand of art.
According to Thorstein Veblen, the pseudonymous creator of the “anti-authoritarian” watchdog blog, Left of Centre, Penn State has some egg to clear off of its face. Citing Bill Shackner’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article, Mr. Veblen believes that Penn State has cheated its way out of full compliance with Pennsylvania’s Right-To-Know Law, legislation which requires institutions of higher learning to release fiscal information.
Update 10:00pm: We have included a response from a Penn State representative.
Read on to learn more about the alleged controversy.
If you are a long-term theater lover or just looking for an escape from the oppressive heat that State College has been experiencing lately, June is shaping up to be a decent month. Pennsylvania Centre Stage will be kicking off its 25th year on June 2nd with “Wait Until Dark.”
The production is entirely and professionally cast from Penn State alumni and current students. Included in this group is the omnipresent Bob Clendenin, known for his roles in “My Name is Earl,” “Cougar Town,” and “Scrubs.”
Read on to find out more about the play and how to get tickets for this season’s shows.
Many of you undoubtedly remember This American Life’s feature on Penn State’s status as the nation’s #1 Party School last December. Though many PSU students had mixed feelings about the tone of the piece, most of us will agree that it was a realistic and accurate look at Penn State’s eclectic nightlife.
For those of you who are too visual for the radio, or who just prefer the facts in one place, there is now an infographic complete with all the information from the This American Life episode.
Get the full scoop on the infomage after the jump.
Anyone who has ever tasted a Magnolia Bakery cupcake knows what’s up: cupcakes are the bakery goods of kings and legends. In terms of ‘tastiness density’ (yes, I just made this phrase up), it reigns supreme.
That’s why I was delighted to learn that State College will soon be blessed with not one, but two cupcake shops. Sugar on Top is opening up on Beaver Ave. within the next few weeks and *ndulge is set to open shop on College Ave. in May. Even a novice at economics knows what this means: delectable, savory, free-market competition.
I thought I’d take a short walk-a-bout through the craziness of the THON floor to pick out some of the finer details that are difficult to see from up here in the press box. Here’s some of what I saw:
A jester, The Cat in the Hat, The Geico Gecko, Men in Black (AKA THON child Eli Sibler and his father), a clown, and Lady Gaga.
Items found/stumbled upon:
Foam sword, squirt pistol, smiley-face balloon, butterfly head-band, Iron Man bouncy ball.
Read on for some more notable events.
We caught up with ATΩ Secretary CJ Koluch (the American speedo “Single Ladies” guy!) and ZTA President Kim Sargent for a conversation about THON, their families, and ways to get every eye in the BJC on you. Read on for the full interview.
Check out this highly energetic Q and A session with Moraler, Carly Mallenbaum! She talks about her Dancer and what THON means to her.
THON weekend is quickly approaching, and as such the final list of 2010 dancers has been compiled. It is pretty interesting to take a look at the entire list. It definitely gives you a little perspective on where all these dancers are coming from.
As one could expect, the list is largely comprised of the Greek community, but the significant presence of independent dancers and independent organizations caught my eye as well. As to not offend the commonwealth campuses, there is quite a sizable non-UP representation as well, though that has been true of past years. Looks like a really good bunch! I’m looking forward to THON.
Check out the list, and give me your impressions.