Penn State News
Penn State has announced that it will hold a university-wide memorial service in honor of former Vice Provost for Educational Equity W. Terrell Jones on Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center. Jones passed away on August 19 after a battle with cancer, after being on medical leave for several months. A champion of diversity, he lead the university's implementation of its strategic plan to support the issue. Jones was known to speak to Sam Richards' SOC 119 class from time to time, which centers on race and ethnic relations.
State College Police are investigating an assault that reportedly occurred early Wednesday morning in the basement of Delta Sigma Phi, in which the victim suffered facial fractures and eye injuries.
Penn State wasted no time climbing to the edge of the AP's top 25 this season after its weekend victory against UCF. Despite opening the year only receiving five votes in the AP Poll for No. 46 placement in the country, the Nittany Lions are all the way up to No. 29 this week and receiving 49 votes.
Missed out on football season tickets? No worries, Penn State students can buy up to two tickets for Saturday's home opener against Akron for forty dollars each.
The Temple University football team will honor philanthropist Lewis Katz this season with commemorative “Lew” patches on the players’ helmets. Katz, a ’62 Temple and ’66 Dickinson Law graduate, died in a plane crash three months ago.
Just as you thought you would be able to get back into the swing of things following Syllabus Week, THON has opened up applications for their 12 committees for THON 2015. One of the most, if not the most popular ways to get involved in THON, committees are almost like a right of passage for most Penn State students who wish to be more involved in the organization. Students must apply before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 12 on THON's site THINK and at Alumni Hall in the HUB between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on September 12.
Brandon Stanton, a photographer known for his "Humans of New York" project, will be speaking at Eisenhower Auditorium on October 2 as part of SPA's distinguished speaker series.
What a wild first weekend for Penn State sports. Out of the nine games played this weekend across the various sports, the Nittany Lions were victorious in each. Not a bad start to the school year, we'd say. Here's what went down this weekend:
Remember State of State? Remember when hundreds of students, faculty, and alumni attended the inaugural State of State conference this past March? If you missed it, fear not! State of State 2015 is already underway with a new executive director and everything -- now the organization just needs some committee members.
Kicker Sam Ficken and receiver DaeSean Hamilton earned Big Ten Player of the Week Honors following career performances against Central Florida in Dublin, Ireland.
An attempted rape/sexual assault that reportedly occurred near Beaver Stadium and Medlar Field last night was reported to Penn State Police this morning.
It didn't take long for Christian Hackenberg to make a statement this year. The true sophomore threw his way into the record books, setting the Penn State single game passing yards with 454, breaking Zach Mills' record of 399 set against Iowa in 2002.
On Saturday morning, Sam Ficken confidently drilled four field goals on four attempts (and two extra points) to carried Penn State to 26-24 victory.
Franklin may be able to breathe a little easier after Saturday's 26-24 thrilling victory over Central Florida which featured a breakout performance by one receiver, and a career day by a junior receiver now taking on a larger role.
The first half of Penn State football has come to an end, and there is a lot to be excited about. Christian Hackenberg looked every bit of the 2013 Big Ten Freshman of the Year we remember from last year. Despite feeling constant pressure from the UCF front seven, he was able to make some great throws. In the first quarter, he went 8-10, with 103 yards and an interception.
Some think it's edgy for Penn State to keep the names of the backs of its jerseys for the UCF game, so imagine what they'd think if it threw four-leaf clovers and a pot of gold on the ol' white and blue helmets like UCF is doing.
NCAA chief legal officer Donald Remy said that no decision has been made regarding a possible reduction of Penn State's sanctions, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
In case you missed it last night, the Icelandic volcano we've been talking about for the last week began erupting (and yes, I'm tired of updating our other post on it).
High school bands will have a unique opportunity to march with the Penn State Blue Band before September 20th's game against UMass as part of the Unrivaled Band Jam.
In this week's game predictions, our staff is split right down the middle on who we think will win between Penn State and UCF.
If popular sports media blog Awful Announcing is right, College Gameday might be back in State College for the first time since 2009 this year.
Penn State is known as a football university and its fans are among the best football fans in the country, but what about the other futbol team? The parallel between the terms, in regards to our football and soccer Nittany Lions, is no coincidence on the part of the men’s soccer team, who recently rolled out their new branding campaign, #PennStateFutbol.
Every day 86 Americans commit suicide. Though the numbers are staggering and many lives are effected by suicide, it is still a taboo topic. On Tuesday, the Centre County Board of Commissions paired with members of the Jana Marie Foundation to declare September 10 Suicide Awareness and Prevention Day. The day of awareness will hopefully shed light on the many facets of a very tragic issue.
Since October 2013, Penn State Berkey Creamery ice cream has been served in restaurants in Bethlehem, PA. Now, the ice cream gets its own counter at the Hotel Bethlehem, and the residents and students in the Lehigh Valley couldn't be more excited.
The University Park Undergraduate Association's general assembly kicked off the semester on Wednesday night with its first meeting of the academic year. Vice President of Student Affairs Damon Sims addressed the assembly, a new adviser was put in place with some minor controversy, and initiatives for the year were discussed.
Penn State received high praise just a year ago when athletic integrity monitor George Mitchell released his first annual report detailing the athletic program's compliance with the Sandusky scandal sanctions. As we approach Mitchell's second report, which is expected to be released in the coming weeks, NCAA sources told SportingNews' Matt Hayes that there's a "strong case" to relieve the football program of the bowl ban.
Penn State athletics will "Run on Dunkin'" this fall thanks to an exclusive partnership with the popular donut and coffee chain.
THON's recent decision to restrict each Four Diamonds Family to only three floor passes, including one for each Four Diamonds child, for the Sunday of THON was extremely unpopular among families and students alike. Today, THON Director Megan Renaut explained the decision in a letter to the THON community.
Jerome Jarre, a Vine star who currently boasts over seven million followers, has taken inspiration from Penn State’s own shining star — the Squirrel Whisperer.
Penn State alumnus Dan Levy kicked off his Tailgate of the Year competition at Beaver Stadium last year, awarding one lucky group a $1,000 prize to the charity of its choice. The competition has expanded in 2014 to four more schools with a chance to win a total of $2,500 for charity.