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Day: March 27, 2010

CCSG Update: President Borsuk Impeached

The Council of Commonwealth Student Governments has officially voted to impeach their President, Nick Borsuk, which leaves Amanda Davin (the old vice president) in charge for the rest of the term. They felt that Borsuk had created a culture of disrespect and had lost the confidence of the executive board and the council. The council was unsure of his ability to continue and serve out his term as President of CCSG.

There are, however, 2 sides to each story. Read on for more details.

Fourth Annual Earth Hour

Tonight at 8:30, several Penn State landmarks will go dark in celebration of the fourth annual Earth Hour.

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) started the Earth Hour tradition in 2007 to recognize the climate change caused by excessive energy consumption. International landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower and Golden Gate Bridge, will go unlit for one hour tonight as a symbolic gesture.

Participating Penn State locales include Old Main, the Lion Shrine, the Nittany Lion Inn, and the IST Building, reports Penn State Live.

Tonight, turn off the lights and power down the computer. Sit down and talk to your roommates and friends. Sing songs. Gaze at the moon. Go for a walk. Be grateful for the ample electricity available in America, and appreciate your general existence.

Out of Hand Entertainment Variety Show Tonight

What: Three national champions of their arts, P.J. Maierhofer (better known as the Blue Sapphire, or 3-baton twirling, award-winning Miss College Majorette of America), David Clavens (freestyle footbagger) and Nathan Kepner (magician) join forces with fellow variety artists Joe Scholz, Mike Simon and Morgan Tsu-Raun in a performance showcasing an array of talents rarely seen on a single stage.

Where: The State Theatre

When: Tonight, 8pm

Why: Because it's going to be unreal.

Rotelli To Host Leukemia Benefit Dinner

Rotelli will be hosting a pizza and pasta dinner supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society(LLS) on Sunday, March 28 from 5-7 p.m. Ten percent of each dinner purchased will be donated to this society through "Team in Training", a team racing in the New Jersey Marathon that is also sponsored by the LLS. This team has been around for 21 years and has raised over $1 billion for the LLS.

LLS was founded in 1949 as The de Villiers Foundation and is almost 1 million volunteers strong. These volunteers are helping to combat all forms of blood cancer. It is a tough fight, as 9.5 percent of the 1.5 million new cases of cancer each year consist of lymphoma, leukemia, and myeloma.

The event is being hosted by Bill Brinkman, a senior majoring in Security and Risk Analysis. His mother was diagnosed with stage 2 non-Hodgkins lymphoma, which has inspired him to make a difference here at Penn State.

For those interested in attending, a flyer must be presented at the dinner, which is conveniently situated next to this post!

Technology Meets Education

The Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology comes but once a year; this year, that time is today. The TLT Symposium showcases new and emerging technologies that can be used to further learning, research, and teaching. The for-faculty by-faculty event allows PSU faculty and people from across the country to network, share ideas, and generate new ones.

You can follow the event on Twitter or Ustream. Read on for more details on the symposium.

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