Last week, Graham Spanier released (and subsequently blueballed us with) a preview of his State of the University address. After many sleepless nights and cold showers, the day finally arrived on Friday. Penn Staters everywhere awoke to an email from G-Span himself.
Grab a clean pair of pants, and without further ado, the State of the University:
There are some things that are bound to happen every year at Penn State: Rumors swirl about JoePa retiring. People raise an absurd amount of money for THON. But the most important occurrence of all is the Graham Spanier State of the University Address.
Yes, that’s right, Afroman (Joseph Foreman) is coming to Happy Valley. This Grammy-nominated artist who brought us the popular songs “Because I Got High” and “Crazy Rap” (better known as “Colt 45″) will be performing at 9 p.m. at the Mezzanine. Tickets are available at the door and cost $10.
And you thought you were having a rough year! Take a look at Meteorology professor Michael Mann’s. Mann was the subject of a recent Virginia court case that focused on his time spent at the University of Virginia and grants he may have used in his climate research. The Virginia Attorney General, Kenneth Cuccinelli, lost his case forcing UVA to disclose the grant documents, but Mann still might not be out of the woods.
Read on to see what could be next for Mann…
Yes, it’s that time of the year again. The sun is out, the mercury is rising in the thermometers, bikes are everywhere, and of course every square inch of grass is covered with students at varying levels of undress. Whether you want to work on your tan, read a book, study, or throw a frisbee around, the spot you choose is a key part of the fun. Concerned about where to position yourself? Read on for Onward State’s list of ideal locations!
How often do you have questions about the inner workings of our political system? How often do you get a chance to have those questions answered by two high-ranking White House advisers? Not very often. Although Congress passed a major student-loan bill this month, health care was getting all the attention. Most students really don’t know how this bill will affect them.
In an apparent attempt to fulfill their promise of transparency, and in continuation with their dominance of political technology, the White House team (WhiteHouse.gov) is teaming up with the Huffington Post to present a 30 minute video chat with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and the White House’s top domestic national policy adviser, Melody Barnes. They’re calling it “Open For Questions“.
The best part? The questions could be yours. Read on to find out how.
Remember in the fall when everyone was really worked up about the proposed Nuisance Ordinance?
For those of you who don’t remember, this piece of legislation proposed to hold party hosts responsible for actions that their guests commit, even after they’ve left the party. That piece of legislation is back before the borough council, and the division and controversy is starting up again.
More details after the jump.
Thursday night, the Penn State Marketing Association (PSMA) hosted a concert in the HUB with DJ Benzi, Big Sean, and Mike Posner performing. Fresh off of their performance at SXSW (South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas), these up-and-coming artists really shook up the room and laid down a great concert.
Mike Posner, who graduates this year from Duke, has gained popularity over the last year after releasing two mixtapes for free online. Posner, who’s been making beats since he was 13, holed up in his dorm room last January and wrote, recorded, edited, and produced his first mixtape, “A Matter of Time”. Since then, Posner has released another mix tape, “One Foot Out the Door,” and signed a record deal.
Read on to find out more about Posner’s double life as a touring musician and a student.
HerCampus.com is a new Web site for college women. The site covers everything from career advice to dorm life to relationships. Her Campus Penn State, using editors and writers from Penn State's Valley magazine, is a part of Her Campus that creates content written specifically for Penn State women.For the Mr. Penn State Freshman competition, the writers of Valley Magazine have picked four gentlemen that they consider to be the pride of the class of 2013. With GPA's ranging from 2.8 to 4.0, and extracurriculars ranging from Scandinavian club to Ballroom Dancing, these gentlemen truly span the spectrum of the Penn State freshman class. So check out the website to find out the answers to the deep, difficult questions: what would you buy at Walmart with a blank check, what's your favorite talking point on a date, etc. While you're there, vote for your favorite Freshman, and check out the rest of herCampus.com
Whenever I watch any of the Indiana Jones movies, I can’t help but think how cool it would be to live as this Harrison Ford character (excluding the last movie). I’d get to go on quests, have adventures, make discoveries. Apparently Jim L-G had the same idea and decided to set of on a journey of epic proportions. He made up his mind to find the oldest printed ampersand. At Penn State.
Read on to find out more about this intellectual quest…