Last night, former Chair of Fashion Design for Parsons, The New School of Design, Tim Gunn, spoke to a crowded Eisenhower Auditorium as part of the Student Programming Association’s Distinguished Speaker Series to tell of his experiences as both a television personality and more importantly, an educator.
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There was legislation about website redesigns and health awareness week. There was debate on an amendment to change the amount allocated for a policy. There was a creepy tweet from Chief of Staff John Zang offering to give girls massages. This, of course, is your weekly UPUA recap.
As Thanksgiving approaches, Penn State Athletics is partnering with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank to sponsor “Stuff a Blue Bus!,” a canned food drive for needy families in the region. Want to donate? Check out where you can drop off items inside.
G. Love returned to Happy Valley Tuesday night. This time he performed the State Theatre with his band Special Sauce and opening act Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad. The night was packed with Feel Good music, a vibrant atmosphere, and a decently energetic crowd.
The College of Engineering has introduced a new addition to the ever-expanding Penn State blogosphere. The new Penn State College of Engineering blog aims to share the updates and achievements of Penn State’s world-class engineers to a wider audience.
This week, Penn State caught some attention on mtvU’s College Radio Countdown. Student-athlete gone rapper gone radio host, Mike Wallz, hosted the flirt with fame backed by his crew on Off The Wallz, a radio show on The Lion 90.7 fm. Crystal Seth also got a shout out from the music television moguls by featuring his video for the track “The Labyrinth” on mtvU’s official Tumblr account. Read more about Happy Valley breaking into the big time after the jump.
I’m not the same person that I was a year ago. I was a very involved student at this University, giving tours as a Lion Ambassador, writing posts for this blog, taking classes as a Marketing major, etc. And all of those things remain constant today. But a part of me changed – changed for the better, I think.
Have you ever dreamt of going on a date with Penn State’s super-attractive star football linebacker, Michael Mauti? Well, now’s your chance. Held in the Hub Auditorium tonight from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., PSMA will be hosting their annual Date Auction where students are able to win a date with men and women Penn State Athletes.
Sports Illustrated compiled a list of the 100 All-Time greatest photos, and a picture overlooking Beaver Stadium during the 2007 Penn State-Notre Dame game took the 68th spot.
Kofi Ofori, a 2001 Penn State graduate, created this mixed media exhibition to address themes of corruption, deception, ignorance, and a modern moral poverty.
It’s Election Day! It should be a holiday, it’s Tuesday, and your Twitter and Facebook feeds are blowing up like it is one. So to get you in the voting spirit, here are a few songs our staff has picked out to keep you up and at ’em, and to keep you sane as you wait in line for hours, as we figure out who the hell is running the country for the foreseeable future.
From Saturday November 10th to Sunday November 11th, Penn State-based entrepreneurship accelerator Innoblue and the Smeal College of Business will co-host Hack PSU, a 24-hour competition for prospective entrepreneurs. The event will also be sponsored by Microsoft, General Electric, Treehouse (@Treehouse), ReadyForce (@ReadyForce), and everyone’s favorite drunk food destination, Canyon Pizza.
Step right up, don’t be shy! Are you ready to witness something so amazing, so spectacular, you won’t believe it with your own two eyes?! What if I told you that you could make the most popular sandwich in America today in your very own dorm RIGHT NOW? You can, and all you need is an iron.
When Americans get sick, we drive to the nearest health clinic to visit a doctor. In rural South Africa, it is often times more practical for the care to come to the patient. Penn State engineering students work in South Africa to bring improvements to these mobile medical clinics.
Yesterday, the Penn State Women’s Soccer team earned a number one seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament following yet another superb season. Find out who and where they will play after the jump.
Backup QB Steven Bench isn’t happy with either of the candidates running for President, so he’s taking matters into his own hands.
The country-wide theme of Relay For Life is “Celebrate, Remember, and Fight Back.” The goal is to celebrate survivors, remember those lost to cancer, and fight back against the disease.
It may be impossible to find a sports team at any level that hated change more than the Nittany Lions Football program. On those rare occasions, however, change is impossible to avoid, and that was the inevitable situation one year ago. A year later, another game against Nebraska approaches, and this time, rather than chaos, there is a sense of calmness as a bunch of football players have taught a valuable life lesson in dealing with change.
Its a sad day, Penn State. For the first time ever, the University Park Undergraduate Association was allowed access to the student-wise listserve from the Penn State administration. You may have recognized this yesterday when an e-mail from UPUA President Courtney Lennartz and GSA President Wanika Fisher found its way into your Webmail inbox, reminding you to vote tomorrow in case you missed any of the three thousand Facebook posts yesterday.
On October 13, Paige Raque fell five stories from Calder Commons. She sustained life-threatening injuries but her health has made steady progress. Her recovery has been a rallying point for the Penn State and cheerleading communities. Yesterday, WJAC reported that the State College Police Department is investigating Paige Raque for underage alcohol consumption.
We all know that Penn State is highly regarded one of the best science and engineering schools and as a world-class research institution. Well, now we’re getting another weapon in our research arsenal. The Titan S/TEM (that’s scanning/transmission electron microscope for all you non-engineering nerds) is one of the world’s most powerful electron microscopes, and its on it’s way to it’s new home in the Millenium Science Complex.
A dominating win at home is one thing, but demolishing a team on the road is on another level of satisfaction. There’s nothing like watching visiting fans leaving their stadium dejected in the middle of the 3rd quarter after taking a romping from your team. That’s exactly what happened on Saturday afternoon in West Lafayette, and now, I’m going to tell you all about it!
It is now exactly one year to the day that Jerry Sandusky was arrested and charged with 40 counts of child sexual abuse. The arrest kicked off the one year that we at Penn State would like to forget most of all. The scandal devastated us, as the school and its symbols we thought we knew seemed to unravel. But I think I’ve learned more in the past year than perhaps any other.
Tomorrow, millions of Americans, and thousands of Penn State students and faculty will cast ballots. Onward State has created an infographic for undecided voters to the presidential election, and a complete rundown of the local ballot. For those of you registered voters wondering if your voting location has changed, there are a few simple steps you can take to verify your polling place ahead of tomorrow’s election: