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The Penn State Student Red Cross Club has organized a month-long blood drive in the second annual “Fight for Life”. Penn State will compete to give the most blood against the Ohio State University Student Red Cross Club. The friendly competition began Monday, April 2 and will conclude on Friday, April 27.
Joe Paterno was such a man that even after his passing he will continue his life mission to “make an impact” with the founding of the Paterno Foundation. More details and information will be released in the coming weeks as the foundation is still in its early stages.
Starting April 9th, Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) will showcase several young entrepreneurs from the tech community.
For the third straight year, Blue-White Weekend will feature the Beaver Stadium 5K Run/Family Fun Walk to benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania. The run will honor Joe Paterno and his achievements during his tenure at Penn State, offering incentives to participants at five different fundraising benchmarks.
On March 26th, President Rodney Erickson and Vice President for Student Affairs Damon Sims hosted the third and final fireside chat in the Hintz Family Alumni Center. The chats gave students a small and informal to voice their concerns.
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.
For the second straight year, Penn State’s Smeal College of Business took the top spot in the employer portion of BusinessWeek’s Best Undergraduate Business Schools rankings. Find out how Smeal stacked up against the best of the state, Big Ten, and country in this year’s rankings.
Yesterday, UPUA released a video called “Keep the ‘State’ in Penn State” which shows messages from UPUA members about how detrimental the impending budget cuts will be for the common student.
50 days ago, Charlie Pittman called the Penn State community to action at Joe Paterno’s memorial service. While we have all tried to “make an impact” and carry on Coach Paterno’s legacy in our own lives, a few prominent Penn State alumni took a step further by creating a video designed to do both in the name of JoePa.
For the first time in 79 years, Old Main will be without one of its two iconic American elm trees. The large elm, located at the south-eastern corner of the building was infected with elm yellows, a disease that has spread like the plague among many other elm trees on campus and throughout the region. The tree was removed in an effort to help slow the spread of the disease, which has no known cure.
Many topics were covered Monday during President Erickson’s fireside chat, ranging from State Patty’s Day to academic prestige. However, the budget issue took center stage as Erickson and Vice President for Student Affairs Damon Sims took questions from about 35 students and alumni in the Hintz Family Alumni Center.
Last night, the Political Science Association held its first debate in ten months. These debates are typically a trivial affair. The Political Science Association invites several political organizations, definitely more than needed, to debate a topic that one of the groups had selected. To herald in the return of political discourse on campus, Thursday night’s debate was on entitlements, a subject selected by the College Republicans. While the Republicans arrived ready to handle the attacks from three other parties, their preparation was for naught. The three other political organizations did not attend.
The 2012 Homecoming theme was announced Saturday afternoon at THON. Following a short video presentation with members of the Homecoming Committee on stage, the theme was revealed as “The Glory Echoes On.” After the announcement, the committee members (which included UPUA president and unfortunately tieless T.J. Bard) and Executive Directer Bridgette Carrier performed the THON line dance on stage.
Are you feeling lonely this Valentine’s Day? Don’t worry, not all hope is lost. No matter how pathetic you may be, there is always someone even more pathetic on Craigslist that wants nothing more this V-Day than to date YOU! Here are just a few examples of people in the Penn State/Altoona area looking to fulfill their sexual desires this Valentine’s Day.
Monday afternoon, Penn State released a website dedicated to their message of “openness” and transparency. According to the website, “it will serve as a resource for information about the University as well as information regarding ongoing investigations and related matters.”
The public displays of mourning have come to an end. The items around the statue have been removed, the ceremonies are over, and Joe Paterno has reached his final resting place. Along with the statue, this is a location where Penn Staters will go for generations to pay respect to a man who has done so much for us all.
The Morrill Land Grant Act of 1862 is one of my favorite pieces of legislation.
A Congress atrophied by the Civil War sent a bill to President Lincoln that, when signed in to law, changed the face of tertiary education in America. In a research report I did in seventh grade about Penn State, discussion of the Morrill Act took up more pages than it probably should have. It made a higher education both affordable and valuable to the common man. This was an Act designed not to increase the number of scholars of law or divinity, but of botany, agriculture, and the “mechanical arts.”
Penn State became one of the nation’s first land grant institutions.
Penn State University was founded in 1855 to be a “land-grant” university. Now, more than 150 years later, our university tops lists as the most expensive public school in America. However, one key factor that those ranking systems, as well as many students, miss is the fact that Penn State is not a public university, it’s currently “state-related.” With Governor Corbett’s recent announcement of a 30% cut in state appropriations, now is the time for Penn State to make the official switch to being a public school.
In the wake of Governor Corbett’s proposed budget cuts for universities across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, education leaders have made statements voicing concerns that their schools will be put under pressure to make additional cuts to their already leaner programs.
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.
It’s that time of year again! Black History month – or shall I use the reformed term, “National African American History” month. It sounds so politically polite, culturally correct. I almost wish that the celebration of this month did not exist.