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The Nittany Valley Running Club will be hosting it’s 31st annual half-marathon on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m.
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The latest bipartisan poll has Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf up 23 points on incumbent Tom Corbett only two weeks before election day. Barring some sort of meltdown, Wolf will be Pennsylvania's next governor. With 631,000 living alumni, more than half of which live in Pennsylvania, Penn State should be at the top of the next governor's list of priorities.
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Yik Yak is causing more fear for the Penn State community after a bomb threat threatening the Berks campus that police are still investigating appeared on the app Monday night.
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At long last, Penn State's most dangerous fugitives have been brought to justice.
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A Rick Reilly ESPN video features highlights former Penn State football coach Bill O'Brien's 12 year-old son, Jack, who suffers from the rare genetic disorder lissencephaly.
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Penn State's tailgating scene was ranked as the nation's fifth-best by USA Today's Fan Index.
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The iconic Mutts Cutts Van, featured in the 1994 classic Dumb and Dumber, has decided to stop in Happy Valley. This Thursday, the “shaggin wagon” will make stops at the HUB and on College Avenue from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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Rally in the Valley 2014 will be held this Friday in Rec Hall, complete with performances from the Lionettes, the Blue Band, cheerleaders, and the Nittany Lion.
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Are you thinking about attending medical, law, or grad school after graduation? Beginning today, Penn State will be hosting its annual graduate and professional school in the Hub's Alumni Hall.
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With the catchphrase, “See the show you will never forget… Be the show you will never remember,” hypnotist, comedian, and magician Kevin Hurley is sure to entertain when he comes to the HUB’s Heritage Hall next Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m.
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SPA just might make that happen for you, but first, you have to let them know what you want by taking the this year's SPA LateNight survey.
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This Wednesday, Oct. 22, Relay for Life of Penn State will host their annual "Paint PSU Pink" event in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Visit the HUB between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. wearing the best pink items in your wardrobe and tell Relay captains why you wear pink.
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Levels Nightclub will host the first annual Music to End Violence Benefit Concert this Wednesday, Oct. 22 benefitting the Centre County Women's Resource Center.
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The Penn State Speech and Debate Society will host the British National Debate Team for a free-to-attend event on Oct. 28.
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Remember that pretty cool Penn State alum we’ve told you about time and time again who’s been walking across the country For The Kids? Well, guess what? He just finished his 3,100-mile journey this past Saturday.
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An artist's sketch of what lies ahead for Building 331.
A new building is set to go up in Innovation Park with an anticipated completion date sometime in August 2015. The building will be four stories, 82,000 square feet, and addressed as 331 Innovation Boulevard. This new space will be leased to new and existing businesses that promote research and economic development, according to Penn State News.
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Watch the official trailer for Amir Bar-Lev’s documentary ‘Happy Valley’, which highlights Joe Paterno, the Sandusky scandal, and its ensuing fallout.

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Board of Trustees Spring Meeting
The Board of Trustees will hold a special public meeting on at 11 a.m. on Oct. 28 to discuss and vote on Al Lord's resolution about its acceptance of the Freeh Report. The trustees will meet in private before the public session begins.
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PSU Matchmaker, inspired by Bravo’s hit series “The Millionaire Matchmaker”, premieres on PSNtv's Youtube channel this weekend. The series features a bachelor or bachelorette who is set up on three blind dates. The production crew films each encounter as well as the participants’ reactions to each other in a separate interview. The bachelor then chooses which of the three bachelorettes he would like to see for a second date off the air.
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With Bill O'Brien bringing his Houston Texans to Pittsburgh for a crucial Monday Night Football matchup tonight at 8:30 on ESPN, I thought it was a good time to evaluate the job BOB has done so far in his first season after leaving Penn State for the NFL.
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This week, Penn State is sponsoring a social media campaign to "tell the story of our varied and shared experiences as Penn Staters."
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The Krause Innovation studio might be the portal into the modern classroom that dedicated students and professors often dream about. A technologically advanced learning center, the studio introduces the ability to utilize state of the art technology as students focus on group collaboration.
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For only the second time this season, the No. 12 men's soccer team found itself unable to find the back of the net. The team suffered a 2-0 loss to No. 16 Michigan State on Saturday, its second loss in as many games.
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With Penn State’s hockey game with no. 19 Alaska Fairbanks (3-0-0) resulting in a 4-3 win for the Nanooks, UAF was declared winner of the Brice Alaska Goal Rush. It finished the tournament with a record of 2-0-0, while Penn State finished 0-1-1.
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Penn State women's volleyball defeated Indiana to cap off a perfect weekend.
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A celebration of life and a memorial service will be held for the daughter of community muralist Michael Pilato today. Nineteen-year-old Skye Pilato tragically passed away earlier this month at her home in North Carolina.
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No. 7 Penn State was able to escape West Lafayette with a win Friday night behind the offensive performances of Aiyana Whitney and Ali Frantti.
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Men's hockey blew a two goal lead in a 3-3 tie against Alaska Anchorage in the first game of the Brice Alaska Goal Rush.
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Penn State was named to the 2014 list of "Colleges and Universities Committed to Diversity" at the Minority Access Role Models Conference.
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Penn State men's basketball will host an open scrimmage for tailgating-averse fans prior to football's Ohio State game at 2 p.m. next Saturday, Oct. 25 in the Bryce Jordan Center.

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