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Month: August 2009

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State Speaks: The PRS Transmitter

We’d like to present a new series in which community members share their thoughts on a variety of issues. Sometimes, you just need to speak your mind. Today we have Russ Beck lamenting the classroom clicker. Like most of my fellow Penn State students, I returned to campus last weekend with high expectations and excitement […]

Full Ammo Improv: Welcome Back, Flapjack

What: Full Ammo Improv is Penn State’s premiere improvisational comedy group. It is the first of many hour-long shows of unscripted comedy this semester. Sister troupe Your Ex-Boyfriends will open with a half-hour of improv. Where: Room 6,  Arts Building basement When: Sunday August 30th from 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm. Cost: Free! has […]

ITS Updates – Angel, PASS Space, and Streaming Galore!

Information Technology Services has released a slew of tech-related updates to Penn State systems. Here are the highlights: Angel has been updated from version 7.1 to 7.3. Many things have been improved and added including “course/group mail, discussion forums, chat, the course/group roster, reports, [and] the HTML editor theme selector.” See this page for a […]

SC Mayor Bill Welsh Ill

“Mr. State College” Mayor Bill Welsh is in critical condition at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center recovering from complications from leg bypass surgery. Welch had checked into the hospital earlier this month for surgery to deal with a clogged artery in one of his legs. The surgery was successful, but Welch later developed […]

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Question of the Day: Mario vs. Luigi

I found myself playing a fair amount of video games to escape the heat and humidity of another Commonwealth this Summer. When discussing the strengths and weaknesses of a certain pair of Italian Plumbers, my friends and I wondered: Who has more sex appeal- Mario or Luigi? Thanks to Scott R. for today’s Question of […]

Onward State Gets A Facelift

All of us here at Onward State are proud to present the new, sexy The new design has been live for the past several days and is the result of months of effort to update your favorite Penn State blog. Onward State’s Production Editor, Mitch Rukat and I have been working for the last […]

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