Penn State’s chapter of Net Impact will host the Smeal Corporate Citizenship Conference later this month, bringing in nine major businesses and a keynote speaker to discuss integrity, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility (or CSR). Corporate citizenship is the idea that businesses should be socially responsible and aim to enrich communities in which they operate.
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In case Keith Olbermann wasn’t clear during his on-air apology last week, he’s extremely sorry that he sent some mean tweets and is actually a very charitable man. In fact, he told David Letterman that he’s made “like 200 donations” to St. Jude’s and Make-a-Wish in recent years on the late night host’s talk show Tuesday night.
The transformation of Zola Kitchen and Wine Bar is nearly complete. On April 1, the re-branded restaurant at 324 W. College Ave. will open its doors for the first time, although the last two words of its name will be missing.
While I’m sure that nobody is complaining about the extra day of rest and relaxation, plenty of students expressed confusion about the university’s rationale for shutting down. It was an odd course of events, with a delay coming in the morning followed by a last-second cancellation and an apology from the administration for cutting it so close.
With another week of voting in the books, we’re getting closer and closer to discovering the One Bar To Rule Them All. The Sweet Sixteen featured eight hard-fought battles. All four No. 1 seeds moved on to the Elite Eight along with three No. 2 seeds and a No. 3 seed, bringing the first surprising upset to date.
THAW was supposed to turn the faux holiday into a community-oriented event, something could bring local families and students together for film showings, comedians, and musical performances. But in the end, it seemed that the festival’s first year was unfortunately a flop, failing to garner any real traction.
For the first time in seven years, Penn State has cancelled a full day of classes due to the weather. It’s no surprise that Penn Staters took to Twitter in order to celebrate the big news, presumably before rolling over and going back to sleep.
If you’re interested in representing the student body, registration for the 2015 UPUA elections are officially open, per a release from the organization. Until this Friday, you can stop by the UPUA office at 324 HUB to pick up a registration packet between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
The University Park Undergraduate Association will again hold a Sexual Violence Awareness Week. The week is part of an effort to spread the word on the 22 sexual assaults that have occurred on campus since August 20 and what we can do to stop this widespread problem. It will be held from April 6 to 10.
In what has become an annual tradition, Movin’ On has once again outdone itself, assembling an incredible lineup of big name talent for the 2015 spring festival. Big Sean and Passion Pit will close out the concert’s main stage in that order, making for the best headliners in Movin’ On history.
The Penn State Student Red Cross Club is aiming to raise 409 units of blood in March as part of what it’s calling the 409 Campaign. In an effort to honor Joe Paterno’s legacy while also saving about a thousand lives if the goal is reached, the club will hold five drives in March to try and hit the total.
For 46 hours this weekend, the Bryce Jordan Center floor is covered in a sea of 708 dancers, the vast majority of which are Penn State students representing various THON organizations. Within that crowd lies the rare exception to the rule: alumni dancers.
In what is the culmination of an entire year of fundraising for the Four Diamonds Fund, dancers stood up in the Bryce Jordan Center on Friday night to officially kick off THON 2015. They won’t get another chance to sit on the arena floor until 6 p.m. on Sunday after 46 straight hours of dancing.
Here in State College, residents are braving the extreme cold in the streets and students are making the frigid trek to the Bryce Jordan Center for THON. It’s cold enough but it doesn’t begin to compare to what 30 runners are doing as part of the Hope Express, completing a frigid 135-mile marathon of sorts from the Penn State Hershel Medical Center to the Bryce Jordan Center in less than a day.
Powerhouse EDM DJ Steve Aoki will take to the turntables inside the Bryce Jordan Center on April 10 at 7 p.m. The show is yet another huge name brought to the arena by Levels, and is certainly the first time that we can expect to see a BJC performer throw cakes into the crowd.
If you’ve tried to use the CATA mobile application today, you might be wondering why there are no buses running in State College. Sure, the app isn’t usually a reliable indicator of when to leave your dorm at the last possible second to catch a White Loop, but its better than nothing.
The report, which is created by the Center for Collegiate Mental Health (CCMH), has a home in central Pennsylvania. Penn State collected data from over 140 institutions in the recently-published report.
In what has become a weekly tradition for the University Park Undergraduate Association’s Wednesday assembly meetings, Ryan Belz spent a whole lot of time doing a whole lot of nothing.
One lucky Penn State fan got a call that thousands and thousands of high school football players would dream of getting on National Signing Day.
If you’re a Penn State girl, I’m here to tell you that Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be lonely in 2015. I’m here to find Onward State sports writer and certified stud David Abruzzese a date.
Getting around State College is about to become a lot easier. Popular mobile application-based transportation service Uber, which has taken the taxi industry by storm, is expected to launch in State College this weekend according to multiple prospective drivers.
All we wanted was to have a little fun. We wanted to reinvigorate a historic, okay, a six-year-old rivalry. We wanted a healthy competitive event for Onward State writers and Daily Collegian writers to cathartically find some middle ground. We just wanted to have a simple crate race against the student media competition.
UPUA representative Ryan Belz strongly implied that his colleagues in the undergraduate student government are in some way plotting against him to silence his voice.
Taliaferro decided to address the speculation this evening, releasing a letter officially announcing that he will not attempt to retain his alumni-elected board seat, citing time commitments that likely include his new position as a state legislator.
This isn’t by any means a novel concept, but it’s almost unbelievable that the NHL hasn’t yet made a deal to host a game at Beaver Stadium.