Day: August 26, 2010

Nittany Nightlife Hits the Scene

Penn State is a large campus with various activities occurring at all times. It is nearly impossible to find out everything going on every night. Enter Nittany Nightlife: A website created by Kenny Rampolla, Marcus Stoll, Jay Gambaccini and Ben Boskovich.

Read on to find out more.

Independent THON BBQ Held Yesterday

A few special interest THON orgs met at Central Parklet today. Dan Levy of Atlas said the idea behind the picnic was for all the independent THON groups to meet up after a summer away.

Find out more about the event after the jump.

The Freshman Student Handbook

When I picked up a copy of the new Student Handbook, the first thing I felt was frustration. This could have been really helpful to me when I was a freshman. It would have been useful to me two weeks ago, actually.

IFC Trains Greeks on New Social Policy

While everyone else has been enjoying a nice, simple syllabus week during the first week back at Penn State, the Interfraternity Council has been busy working to get Greek men trained on the new IFC Social Policy. IFC VP for Risk Management, Tom Piarulli, is holding training sessions every evening this week to certify Greek men for becoming Greek Event Monitors for their social functions. This new system replaces the previous one which made security guards mandatory at social functions. The new IFC Social Policy gives the accountability back to the chapter members to maintain a safe and organized environment for all social events.

Find out more after the jump.

Liquor Prices Going Up

That handle of Vladdy or fifth of Jack will be costing you a bit more in a few months. According to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB), a state-owned entity that owns and operates state liquor stores, the rising cost of doing business is forcing the increase. Prices are expected to rise an as yet unconfirmed amount starting January 4th.

More thoughts after the jump.

UPUA Kicks Off New Year

The University Park Undergraduate Association's first meeting of the 2010-2011 school year welcomed exciting new initiatives and a focus on working with the Council of Commonwealth Student Governments (CCSG) to better represent the Penn State undergraduate community to the Penn State Administration. The UPUA welcomed a new Programming Chair, Ali Cook, who was elected to her new position at last night's meeting. A former member of the Programming Committee, Cook's new position focuses on student affairs, events that encourage student interaction with the State College community, and University-wide celebrations like Homecoming.

More details after the jump.

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