Penn State has spent $811,719 to date on the "Penn State Lives Here" marketing campaign, UPUA President Katelyn Mullen confirmed today. The Values and Culture survey, sent to all Penn State students and faculty, is anticipated to cost $418,000.
Anyone who reads this website regularly is probably aware of our mini-crusade against the new "Penn State Lives Here" marketing campaign propagated by Penn State through its brainchild PulsePoint. Between constantly pointing out its lack of originality and all the blunders than came with its lackluster rollout, there has been a certain level of irreverence and snark in our coverage. But last night, that spirit of bemusement and good-natured heckling went away. Now I'm just angry.
After a month-long investigation, two Penn State students have been charged with Ethnic Intimidation, Criminal Mischief, and Disorderly Conduct as a result of anti-semitic vandalism at the Beta Sigma Beta fraternity.
For the first time since 1992, Penn State's Panhellenic Council is open for an extension, which is the formal process used to charter a new national chapter into the Greek community.
Beginning next semester, Penn State Greeks will have a new leader. Dan Combs, a brother of Phi Kappa Psi, will succeed Chip Ray as Interfraternity Council president in the coming weeks. We caught up with Combs to see how the transition is going and what's in store for his term (and of course, dinosaurs).
Are Penn State Christmas light shows the new thing now? Here's another house decked out for Blue and White spirit.
West Coast rapper Dumbfoundead will play a free show tonight in Alumni Hall at 9 p.m., thanks to the Korean Student Association.
The Penn State Interfraternity Council welcomed Alpha Delta Phi as Penn State's 50th IFC-recognized fraternity following a vote at last night's President's Council meeting.
Few Penn State football players, past and present, have received more media coverage than now-former offensive guard John Urschel. It's for good reason. The letterman also happens to be a math whiz and earned a perfect 4.0 GPA at Penn State while pursuing a mathematics degree and two master's degrees.
I walked into Camp Randall hoping for Penn State to at least hang for awhile and not get laughed out of town. What happened, though, was entirely different, and I couldn't be happier to be wrong.
After I wrote last week -- mostly tongue-in-cheek -- about Penn State's archaic internet linking policy, I received a few emails from folks inside Old Main offering up their own favorite silly Penn State policies.
Penn State alumnus and superfan Bob Witt has outdone himself again this year. After winning over the internet (although probably not his neighbors) with this video of his Christmas light display synchronized to popular Penn State fight songs, Witt is back at it again this year with an even more impressive and Penn State-centered display.
The 2013 football season just ended, but it's never too early to start thinking about next year. Penn State fans hoping to root on the Nittany Lions in Dublin, Ireland at the 2014 Croke Park Classic on August 30 will have the opportunity to buy single game tickets starting next Friday.
"They said that we were 24-point underdogs...what are they gonna say now?"
Penn State students and community members alike will gather on Sunday to celebrate the sixth night of Chanukah by lighting the State College grand menorah. It's the thirteenth annual public menorah lighting ceremony, but the first to be held in front of Old Main.
Every time someone links back to a Penn State website, they are technically violating an actual Penn State policy. I don't think Penn State knows how the Internet works.
According to a "High Five" feature on the NCAA website, Penn State has the second most iconic uniforms in the country. The Nittany Lions trail only Notre Dame and come in ahead of Alabama, USC, and Michigan.
We don't need a survey to tell us how great State College is, but I'm certainly happy to have one. The American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) released its 2013-2014 college town rankings this weekend, and once again, Penn State came in third.
Pennsylvania residents interested in attending Penn State Dickinson School of Law got some incredible news this morning. The university announced a new grant program -- called the Commonwealth Scholars program -- which will provide in-state students a $20,000 renewable grant to attend Penn State Law.
Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg added another accolade to his impressive freshman campaign today, winning his fourth Big Ten Freshman of the Week award this season.
The Board of Trustees met Friday afternoon for its regular session, and while it wasn't quite as headline-inducing as the morning briefing with Sen. Mitchell, there were still a few important takeaways to consider.
In the next two years, Lunar Lion -- Penn State's mission to the moon -- should become one of the most remarkable achievements Penn State has ever claimed.
Penn State will say goodbye to 17 seniors tomorrow, but no matter where their life takes them, they will always have a home in Happy Valley.
Penn State's Athletic Integrity Monitor to the NCAA Sen. George Mitchell addressed the Board of Trustees this morning in a brief but encouraging session, leaving open the possibility of future reductions in the NCAA sanctions.
After only three weeks on the job, 2014 Homecoming Executive Director Claudia Bonilla tabbed 16 great Penn Staters to serve on her Executive Committee.
It took almost a year, but the bar located above the Phyrst officially has a name: Local Whiskey.
Today is the final day of the 20th annual Blood Drive Challenge between Penn State and Michigan State. While the Nittany Lions have taken 13 of the first 19 competitions against the Spartans, we are in jeopardy of dropping the vicennial competition. After yesterday's modest surge, Penn State trails 1245 pints to Michigan State's 1340 pints.
Senior Day is only three days away, which means more than a dozen Penn State football players will say goodbye to Beaver Stadium. Two of those players -- Garry Gilliam and John Urschel -- have become fan favorites among students after five seasons on the team.
THON Executive Director and good guy Ryan Patrick was the "prize" of the night -- especially after this lip-sync performance to "I Want it That Way" by the Backstreet Boys. That alone was worth the $150 someone paid to go on a date with him.
A joint meeting between downtown bar owners and the Student Alcohol Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be held tomorrow to discuss, in part, bar closures on State Patty's Day, several sources have confirmed.