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Day: August 17, 2010 to Syndicate Events Data

It's not always the easiest to find out when stuff is going on at Penn State. While many organizations offer calendars of events, none of them are comprehensive, and you may miss out on a cool concert or exhibit if you're only checking one source. and The Lion 90.7fm are partnering to bring you The new service will provide a centralized, open-source events database, free for media outlets serving the Penn State and State College communities. Student groups and other organizations will be able to submit their events on, and have them appear on any calendar using the service.

Read on for more about the new site...

Penn Stater Tom Richards Perishes During LJS

Thomas Richards, a Schreyer Scholar and incoming member of the Presidential Leadership Academy, died early this morning after having a seizure. The tragic incident occurred at Camp Blue Diamond where Tom was a teaching assistant for this year's Leadership Jumpstart class.
At the time of his death, Tom was about to enter his sophomore year, studying political science and history.
Funeral arrangements have yet to be finalized. Onward State wishes to extend its deepest sympathies to the Richards family and Tom's friends during this difficult time.

Student Orgs: Free Ads on Onward State

As part of the launch of our new community-based editorial platform on Sunday, August 22nd, Onward State will be offering free advertising space to student organizations. The free space will be available to student organizations as well as other not-for-profit groups in the State College community.

After the jump, see how this free advertising fits in to our long-term vision and find out when the ad submission deadline is...

Cross Country Preview

The men's and women's cross country teams will look to build on the success of last season when they take to the course at the Lock Haven Dolan Duals on September 3rd.

The women finished 14th last season at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, thanks in part to recently-graduated Bridget Franek. Franek finished 26th in the competition, earning her an All-America performance. She became only the ninth Penn State woman to earn an All-America citation in the NCAA era.

With Franek and 111th-place finisher Cheryl Spring graduating, the duty will fall to the other runners from last year's NCAA championship team. This includes junior Caitlin Lane (86th place), sophomore Nicole Lord (94th), junior Kara Millhouse (142nd), sophomore  Brooklyne Ridder (200th), and sophomore Natalie Bower (206th).

Check out how the men's team is faring after the jump.

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