Onward State is endorsing Emily McDonald and Terry Ford for executive office in the 2015 UPUA Election. The McDonald/Ford ticket brings the most experience and institutional knowledge to this election. McDonald, as the assembly’s current vice president under outgoing president Anand Ganjam, can step into the role of president with little transition, already holding important relationships with Penn State administrators and fellow student leaders.
The UPUA held its final executive debate Monday night, leaving only Wednesday night’s election to determine the fate of the four executive tickets. Throughout the candid conversation, candidates touched on a variety of topics, most centering around student life.
A group of four students in the Smeal College of Business have created a service called LionShoppers that will deliver groceries to your door, so you can spend less time in the store and more time at the Phyrst studying. The four students said they were inspired to create the company to fill a need that they believe exists in State College, especially since students are super busy and often don’t have access to a car.
The time has finally come, the day we’ve all been waiting for. That day, my friends, is UPUA Election Day. For those not involved in student government, UPUA elections can seem pointless. You don’t know these people, you don’t know what they do, and quite frankly you probably don’t care. But really, you should, for a couple of reasons.
State of State’s 2015 conference, “Finding the ‘I Am’ In ‘We Are,'” addressed topics like engaged scholarship and sexual assault awareness under the leadership of Claudia Kotchick, former State of State Executive Director. Now, Kotchick has passed the torch to the 2016 Executive Director, Tess Hamsher.
President Eric Barron, in a continued effort to encourage open dialogue between himself and students, hosted a forum Monday afternoon to discuss the University’s budget allocations and its impact on students.
One would think that it takes an extensive amount of time to build a mobile application or a robot that searches for your electronic devices. From hardware to software, students from Penn State and elsewhere gathered on campus this weekend for HackPSU, a 24-hour hacking marathon. Hundreds participated in the marathon, developing ideas and using computer coding in order to create a finished product in just one short day. In the end, one team stood out above all the others, and it may have come as a surprise.
The Team Handball Club’s presence is growing at Penn State thanks to a group of students looking to channel their athletic abilities and take the sport to new heights.
The UPUA’s final presidential debate is tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Freeman Auditorium.