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Day: January 22, 2010

The Week In Review

The Week In Review is a new feature where I get to serve up the best of a week's worth of Onward State stories. The following stories have been chosen both by their popularity by readers along with staff favorites between January 16th and 22nd.


The top post from this week was 10 Questions With Russ Rose. Take a look at the interview to find out about Coach Rose's 'look'.


One of the more popular Questions of the Day was this week's question on themed parties. There are some pretty cool parties mentioned in the comments, it's worth taking a look.

UPAC Decision: Bands Need Food Too!

As you may have read, the University Park Allocation Committee recently made a decision on SPA's request to use some of its standing allocation on food. I know that when I heard about the UPAC's decision, I was a little bit confused. Does this mean I get free pizza at the Minus The Bear concert? Will Ben Stein be giving out hotdogs at SPA's expense?


Thanks to some info from some helpful folks over at the UPAC, the matter was cleared up for us.


According to their emails, it appears that the decision was based on a recognition of SPA's need to offer hospitality in order to keep bringing in exciting acts. Therefore, the UPAC decided to meet SPA's need in this regard, as well as offering food funding for other standing and regular allocations as well. So, no free pizza at LateNight. But, hopefully this means that the SPA will be able to keep bringing in ballin' acts. You can count on me being at Minus The Bear, free pizza or not.

Google Streetview Takes A Peek At The Beav’

We featured some Google Streetview imagery back in late December of downtown State College. Finally, Google has posted up their imagery that was taken of the Penn State campus from a slightly different photo-taking platform. At last, I can look back at my Freshman Dorm (Pinchot Hall) or the building I spent so much time in, for many years to come. Click this link to see a map of Penn State. Drag the man shaped icon from on top of the zoom bar to the area you want to see the Streetview imagery for. Read on for some sweet highlights.

Need a Spring Break Destination?

Who doesn't want to go somewhere for less than $300 over spring break?


Habitat for Humanity is hosting seven spring break trips to help in the fight against substandard building. Students will be spending their breaks helping Habitat for Humanity build homes for those who cannot afford it. In addition, they will be enjoying beautiful weather and hospitality. Many locations are located near large cities or beaches.


Read on after the jump for more information on this great opportunity.

MLK, Jr. Commemoration

On Wednesday night in Eisenhower Auditorium campus leaders and members of the community celebrated the dynamic figure that was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Onward State was on hand for the celebration. Check out the photos from the event.


http://www.onwardstate.com/staff/chase/mlk/soundslider.swf?size=2&format=xml

Hershey Gets Simulated

A new simulation lab has opened at Hershey Medical Center that more than doubles the existing facilities at a staggering 8,000 sq. feet. Reportedly costing around $6.6 million and taking over 20 years to develop, the new lab is the cutting edge in healthcare education.


The lab features mannequins that healthcare professionals can use to hone their skills in performing a variety of procedures, a practice that pays off in real situations, according to lab director Elizabeth Sinz. It also has a sweet virtual reality room. Surgery-by-wire, here we come!

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