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Day: December 8, 2009

One Nittany Lion’s Trash is Another’s Treasure

Last year, the Trash to Treasure program raised over $62,680 for the Centre County United Way by selling 63.4 tons of items donated by Penn State students. They’ll do even better this year, with your help. At the end of each semester, the program collects games, computers, carpets, bedding, clothes, electronics, and more. Each residence […]

Making Music With iPhones

When University of Michigan students decided that normal musical instruments were too boring, they looked to the almighty iPhone for inspiration. A class that focuses on designing musical instruments on the iPhone platform will be culminating in a concert on December 9, 2009. Students harnessed the technology inside the diminutive device, such as the microphone, […]

Future Grad-Schoolers: The GRE’s Are A-Changin’

The 59-year-old GRE will get a face-lift come Fall 2011. The Educational Testing Service (ETS) has announced its new “better by design” plans for the revised GRE. Here are some noteworthy revisions: Scoring: For more accuracy during evaluations, the scoring will now cover a much smaller range, from 130-170 points instead of 200-800. Verbal-Reasoning: Eliminate the “verbal” part…and […]

Meet the THON Families

For those of you who didn’t know, THON.org has a section on under the Families tab that lets you read the stories of some of the families that have been helped by THON and the Four Diamonds Fund. The page is designed to allow you to better get to know the families that participate in […]

Capitalizing On Capital One Bowl Travel Packages

With Old Man Winter parking his frigid ass back in State College, a trip down to sunny Orlando, Fl. to see PSU play in a bowl game sounds pretty enticing…even if it is just the “we’re so freakin’ lucky to even be here” bowl. The Penn State Alumni Association is offering some super sweet deals to […]

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