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Day: August 25, 2010

HUB Titles: Iron Man 2

The fine folks over at the Student Programming Association have continued to offer non-alcoholic activities in the HUB as part of SPA LateNight for a while now. A staple of LateNight is the free movies (the best kind of movies) playing in the HUB Auditorium Thursday through Sunday nights. For those who may be on the fence about spending their zero dollars on cinema in the HUB, this new weekly segment is perfect. HUB Titles will tell you what to expect from the film and give you a better sense of who to invite along.

Appropriately enough, we’ll start things off with an explosion with Iron Man 2 after the jump.

Pay Now to Park Cheap At the Game

For those of you pulling into the grass lots around Beaver Stadium this season without prepaying for your spot, make sure to have a little extra cash on you because rates have gone up. When you buy a parking pass on game-day this year, Andrew Jackson will need a twin as prices have doubled from $20 to $40.

Fret not, though. If you pre-purchase your spot, the cost of a normal vehicle will only be $10. Find out more after the jump.

Homecoming Selects Grand Marshal

In an announcement this morning, the Homecoming 2010 Executive committee has selected Olympic speed skater Allison Baver as Grand Marshall. Baver, a Class of 2003 graduate of Penn State Berks, won the bronze medal in the 3000-meter short track relay event at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. The Grand Marshal is the highest honor given to an alumnus as part of the Homecoming celebrations.

Read on to find out why the executive committee selected Allison...

Graham Spanier Sleeps With Freshmen

s many of you may know, Graham Spanier is in touch with the student body. They don't pay him the big bucks for nothing. He gets involved, and he knows what's going on. Perhaps the best tool available to him is his yearly tradition of spending move-in weekend in a freshman residence hall. By doing this, he's able to get to know some students, check up on the condition of student life, and make a good impression.

Through the Penn State Facebook page, he shared some of his thoughts from the experience. Read on to hear Dr. Spanier's thoughts (with some reading between the lines by yours truly)...

Kildare’s Grand Opening This Thursday

Kildare's Irish Pub, which took over Hooters in late May, is set to host its grand opening party this Thursday night. According to the Facebook event page, local band Velveeta will be playing live at the restaurant.

Find out more about this new bar after the jump.

THON 2011: New Rules, New Game

“THON is a philanthropic event, not a competition, and all money raised is for the aid of the children and their families.” This is a line from the recently released THON 2011 Rulebook, which, with its new rules, clearly makes sure you know that THON is not about the points or winning. Everything should be […]

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