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In the last post from our View from Above series, we take you to the Old Main bell tower; a highest high point I am proud to cross off my Penn State bucket list. The reason why I call this the "highest high point" is because this is not the view you would see on the Lion Ambassador tour. This view is from within the actual bell tower -- one level higher than people visit on tours -- that took more of a struggle to climb than I expected.a
Valley Magazine has done it again, and with a better venue. Compared to the cramped conditions of Campus Candy last year Valley Magazine's The Walk 2012 Spring Fashion Show was held in the newest addition to the State College downtown night scene, Levels, as it allowed 18 and older to attend, with 21 and older to drink. Check out our full recap after the jump.
Haven't had a class in the Millennium Science Complex yet? Don't expect to sit in a lecture hall there anytime soon. This new addition of laboratories to the University Park campus is strictly for scientific studies for students and faculty. It currently houses Penn State's premier research organizations: the Materials Research Institute and the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences.
In case you missed it, or found out about this event the very last minute, Red Bull stopped at State College on their Butter Cup Contest Series tour Friday, February 3, in the parking lot just outside of the Gingerbread Man and Chipotle. Check out the winners and photos of the event after the jump.
It's that special time of year again! Spring Career Day begins today at the Bryce Jordan Center, and will run from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and tomorrow.
This 400,000 square foot multipurpose facility was established on January 6, 1996. Just across the street from Beaver Stadium on Curtin Road, this 16,000 seat center is known for hosting "circuses, sports exhibitions, family shows, commencements, lectures, and Big Ten Basketball, as well as some of the top-name performers in the music entertainment industry." Not to mention the location of THON's 46 hour dance marathon weekend.
On Monday night, the Interfraternity Council announced their ban on fraternities hosting State Patty's Day parties. The IFC is hoping for a sober Penn State on February 25th, and instead plans to involve students in a (sober) "philanthropic event" in the downtown area.
According to a post on their Facebook page, Happy Valley is about to get a new paint job. Find out when DAYGLOW is coming to Penn State.
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What a better way to recover from the national binge eating holiday than to watch extremely skinny super models strut their...ahem, tits on the glitterized runway. I'm sorry, I would say "strut their stuff," but there's no stuffing involved. I spent the entire day anticipating a giant turkey sandwich I'd be having for dinner when I finally got home, but instead of reaching into my fridge to grab my Thanksgiving leftovers, I sat on my couch drinking a glass of water and wishing I had a celery stick the gnaw on. When the first model came onto the runaway, the first thing I that slipped out of my mouth was "Goddamn, I need a gym membership."
Last night, Altoona locals Eyes Wide performed along side Russell Dauberman and Andrew Woomer at Waring Commons for The Asylum Haiti fundraiser. With a five dollar donation at the door, students relaxed to an acoustic setting that reminded me of a camp fire or an open-mic night at a cafe.
Check out the latest installment in our View From Above series, this time featuring shots taken from the roof of the Ford Building, home of the College of Health and Human Development.
Just like Old Main, the Pattee and Paterno Libraries are one of the most recognizable buildings on campus. Have a look at the view from up top!
On the corner of Curtin and Burrowes Road, right next to the Lion Shrine, is one of the oldest buildings on campus (and from the looks of it, I don't doubt it). Climbing to the top of Rec Hall was extremely difficult due to its desperate need of new sturdy ladders; my physical plant guide was even hesitant on taking me to the top. This athletic facility provides students with 2 gymnasiums, 14 racquetball courts, 10 squash courts, indoor track, aerobics room, fitness center, and adaptive weight room but is primarily used for volleyball and basketball . Students only have access to three floors , but a tiny door in the wall leads to the first roof of the complex. Up three more thin rusty steel ladders is the top of Rec Hall, with its perfect view down Curtin Road.
Where the Simmons Dining Hall used to be, the GLOBE Room allows students to eat, study, and relax with comfortable sitting, kitchen, and multiple TVs. To get to the there from the main entrance, make a left through the doors and turn right down the stairs. You'll notice the sign "Dining Room" on the wall by the staircase when you take your first step. Once you reach the bottom of the stairs, go straight through the doors and turn left. The GLOBE Room will be on the left, across the hall from the billboard mounted on the wall saying "The Globe." But if you don't have time or any business to go in Simmons, enjoy this mini gallery.
With a great view of the Lewis Katz Law Building, the Agricultural Science and Industries Building is another large structure on campus located just behind the Berkey Creamery. This five story building has an additional maintenance tower attached to the roof, which is protected by concrete walls and nets to block birds from entering. A small hole in the net wall is the only access to the roof, making the Lewis Katz building the first building in sight once emerged. The view spans throughout the west side of campus, including the water tower and power plant, and over to the east to Beaver Stadium.
Kicking off the tour of campus from above, I decided to start with the view from the tallest building structure on campus, Oswald Tower. Also known as the Department of Sociology & Crime, Law and Justice, this ten story cube placed just off to the right of the Pattee Mall, is possibly only recognized for its noticeable height. With a simple elevator ride up ten floors and then another staircase up, the entire 360 view towered over the other buildings, near and far. Take a gander from this mini gallery; these views aren't something you see every day, nor have access to. Stay tuned for more photos from the rooftops of other buildings around campus.
At 12:10pm sharp, a large congregation of students spontaneously busted out into dance in front of the HUB on Wednesday. Dancers in the flash mob synchronized choreography to "I Want You Back" by Jackson 5 from a large iHome sound system as spectators enjoyed the stress-relieving entertainment.
In the spirit of Greek Week, sororities decorated the windows of their suites in Pollock with paintings of various themes. The paintings add some fun color to the dull buildings just in time for spring-- check out some of my favorites below, but if you're on campus head over to South Halls to see the rest!
This past week, on-campus residents accumulated empty recyclable goods in the hopes that they would prove to be the most eco-friendly hall in all of University Park.
Valley Magazine kicked off Valley Week with a sweet fashion show yesterday at Campus Candy. As a release party for the Spring 2011 cover featuring Michal Berns, models strutted Sam McCloskey's sense of style in this season's new fashion by Connections, Flesh Decor and Mr. Charles with hair and makeup done by Lipstick.