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Day: April 15, 2010

Coaches Vs. Cancer 5K This Saturday

Being a Penn State student means that hating cancer is a must, and this weekend, there is another event to show cancer our immense dislike for it! The 11th annual Coaches Vs. Cancer 5K Run/Walk is slated for this Saturday, April 17th at 11:00 AM beginning at the IM Building.

The charity is trying to beat their $11,000 fundraising total from last year. Here are some ways you can help:

1. Sign up for the race here.
2. Go to the HUB on Thursday and look for their table to donate or sign up for the race directly. You can also send your donation in check form to the Student Bookstore in lieu of racing.
3. Eat!! CVC is also holding a spaghetti dinner at the Grace Lutheran Church on the corner of Garner and Beaver on Friday night from 5-8pm. Participants in the race eat free and non-participants only pay $5 for all-you-can-eat pasta.

However you do it, get out there and help this awesome charity. Once again, let cancer Happy Valley is doing all it can to fight it!

Internships: Where Should You Draw the Line?

Internships are increasingly becoming the most attractive feature of your résumé; they can be a great resource for getting a feel for a job once you graduate so you don't start off completely in the dark. It's like spending a few months in the minor leagues before moving on the majors. Unfortunately, although internships involve relevant work for the employer, the recent overwhelming trend has been toward unpaid internships.

Though there have been more than a few instances of illegally employing unpaid interns, Bob Orndorff, Associate Director of Recruiting and Employer Relations at Penn State's Career Services says that internships, even unpaid, can be a valuable experience, especially counting toward a student's job prospects in the future.

Read on for more about internships, and how to get around the financial disadvantages of having an unpaid one.

UPUA Progress Slowed by Infighting, Controversy

Last night's meeting was by far the most highly attended of the fifth assembly of the University Park Undergraduate Association. They weren't there just to see Robert's Rules of Order in action, that's for sure.

Read our full account of last night's UPUA meeting, including the Noah Karn incident and much more.

The STATEtorialist: Get on Deck with Spring’s Footwear

Walk downtown on a nice spring day, and I bet you that it's hard not to spot someone strolling around in a pair of boat shoes.

The boat shoe, originated in 1935 by Sperry Topsider, has become more and more popular as the years have gone by, and, as of recent, you see more of them when the weather gets nicer.

Sperry has evolved from just a leather boat shoe and now works with tons of different materials to put a innovative spin on a classic look. Sperry Topsider puts out a ton of different styles--not just boat shoes--and when it comes to footwear for the Spring and Summer months, your first stop should be to Sperry's deep catalog of shoes and sandals.

This Spring, Sperry has put out a ton of new looks and styles that I really like, and I think that you will too. My tip for shopping Sperry--when you start building your collection, diversify the material. Don't load up on leather. Take advantage of the unique materials Sperry offers like canvas and linen. Dare to be different, because with Sperry Topsiders' seemingly endless popularity, pretty soon everyone is going to have the brown leather boat shoe.

After the jump: a few of Sperry Topsider's New Arrivals this season that I think you'll really dig.

Earth Week Promo at Penn State’s Computer Store

Did you know that Penn State’s Computer Store is making Penn State a greener, more sustainable place? Find out how during Earth Week, which is April 19th to the 23rd.

Next week, visit the Computer Store Showrooms to check out some great green products, learn about what makes products green, and learn about great and easy ways you can save energy. With every purchase, shoppers will get a free, reusable shopping bag made from recycled bottles. For showroom locations and hours of operation, visit the Computer Store website.

Get Him to the Greek at Penn State

Thanks to everyone who voted in Eventful's "Get Him to the Greek" contest, the cast of the upcoming comedy is headed to (slightly off) campus for an advance screening of the film.

The screening will be at 7:30 p.m. April 19 at Premiere Theatre 12 near the Nittany Mall. Unfortunately, the film has to be shown at an official movie theater, but the M Bus leaving Allen Street at 7:01 will make it to the theater on time. The next day Jonah Hill (Superbad, Knocked Up) and Russell Brand (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) will be on the HUB lawn to sign autographs, starting at noon.

More details after the jump.

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