Penn State again earned a top-100 spot in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, but dropped from No. 39 overall last year to somewhere in the No. 61-70 grouping — the exact ranking in that tier is not specified. Sandwiched between the National Taiwan University and the Technical University of Munich, the selection is another indicator of Penn State’s steady academic standing.
The Sixth Annual Paterno Family Beaver Stadium 3 Mile Run and 1 Mile Family Fun Walk will take place this Sunday, April 19 at 11 am. The event, which benefits the Special Olympics Pennsylvania, has become a staple to Penn State’s Blue and White weekend.
The response to Greg Drane being announced as the sixth director of the Blue Band was overwhelmingly positive. After hearing firsthand about Drane’s passion for the “Blue Band family” as he calls it, and his plans for the future, it’s easy to understand why.
The Summers Founders Program provides six teams of entrepreneurs, all with at least one Penn State student, a $10,000 grant to pursue original startups for a 10-week period over the summer. It’s a groundbreaking new initiative spearheaded by President Eric Barron, senior Eli Kariv, Penn State alum and successful entrepreneur Matt Brezina, and the director of development and alumni relations at the Schreyer Honors College Sean Miller, in an effort to create an innovative and entrepreneurial culture on campus.
We possess an incredibly rich history, thick with the vision and strength of countless men and women who’ve helped build Penn State into what it has become. But aside from Joe and Sue Paterno (and maybe George Atherton) I doubt most could name the most significant figures in our creation or development. Let alone the personalities of our best cultural values or local folklore.
Greek organizations cheered on their members last night in the 2015 Greek God and Goddess of Penn State Pageant. Individuals from Alpha Xi Delta, Theta Chi, Alpha Phi, Lambda Sigma Upsilon, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Alpha Delta Pi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Pi Beta Phi, and Delta Chi competed for the crown and a $500 prize in Freeman Auditorium.
A $30 million investment by President Eric Barron is highlighting a university effort to support student entrepreneurship. Six students will be funded to pursue their startup dreams this summer courtesy of the Summers Founders Program.
Hodor. Anyone who watches “Game of Thrones” recognizes that as the name of a popular character on the show, a large oaf of a man that carries a child across Westeros. Fans also recognize that as the sole word Hodor can say on the show. A Penn State neuroscience student explained the neurological condition that afflicts Hodor in an article for The Conversation.