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Month: May 2010

Memorial Day Grilling Special!

Now that summer is officially here (I'm from New England—therefore I refuse to wait for June 21 lest it start snowing again) it's time for that great tradition: the Memorial Day cookout. The usual burgers and steaks are a must, but Chris Raines, assistant professor of meat science and technology in the College of Agriculture has highlighted some new and unorthodox trends.

See his suggestions after the jump.

THON Named Highly Efficient Charity

THON was named one of the most efficient charities by the American Institute for Philanthropy this week. In order be deemed “most highly efficient” 75% of the money raised by the charity must got to its cause. THON surpasses this requirement by a large margin: 94.6% of proceeds go directly to the Four Diamonds Fund.

Read on to find out how THON manages to be so efficient.

Centre Stage to Kick Off 25th Season

If you are a long-term theater lover or just looking for an escape from the oppressive heat that State College has been experiencing lately, June is shaping up to be a decent month. Pennsylvania Centre Stage will be kicking off its 25th year on June 2nd with "Wait Until Dark."

The production is entirely and professionally cast from Penn State alumni and current students. Included in this group is the omnipresent Bob Clendenin, known for his roles in "My Name is Earl," "Cougar Town," and "Scrubs."

Read on to find out more about the play and how to get tickets for this season's shows.

THON Announces Major Dates for 2010-2011

Last night, the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon released the dates for THON Weekend, the THON 5K, and the four canning weekends. Communications Overall Elaine Tanella sent an email out to THON volunteers announcing the dates. This year's THON Weekend will take place February 18-20, and the first canning weekend will be October 22-24.

You can find the full list after the jump.

STEP Program Sees Changes

Attention season-ticket holders! The deadline for Beaver Stadium's Seat Transfer and Equity Program (STEP) applications is soon upon us. June 30th marks the last day for season-ticket holders to initiate a one-time transfer of their  seats.

Folks, this is the only time to transfer seats to family or friends, and now it is a bit more costly.  Some fans will be paying upwards of $2,000 in the form of a donation to allow a loved-one to take their seat.

Learn more about the reaction to the changes after the jump.

TEDxPSU Looking For Speakers

Many of you have probably watched TED's talks online. Now you have a chance to see them live. The College of IST Alumni Society is organizing a TEDx event at Penn State October 10 (10/10/10). TEDxPSU is currently accepting speaker applications.

Find out more about TEDxPSU and the application process after the jump.

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