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Day: October 20, 2010

UPAC Passes New Policy, Movin’ On Could Get $250K

At their meeting last night, the University Park Allocation Committee passed a new policy that allows certain programming organizations to be eligible to receive up to $250,000 per year.

Women’s Soccer Breaks Even Over Weekend

It was more of the same for Penn State women's soccer this past weekend, picking up a win and a loss while still leaving fans scratching their heads as they try to figure out who this team really is.

PSU Prof Given Highest Award for Science Achievement

Last week, President Obama named Steve Benkovic, Evan Pugh Professor and Eberly Chair in Chemistry, as a recipient of the National Medal for Science. The National Medal of Science, awarded by the National Science Foundation, is the nation's highest award for achievement in science.

According to a press release issued by the Eberly College of Science, the award "honors individuals for pioneering scientific research in a range of fields that enhance our understanding of the world and lead to innovations and technologies that give the United States its global economic edge."

Distraction of the Day: Penn Stater Helps Out Yankees

It seems as though Penn Staters can't help but cause controversy at major league ball parks this season. Back in May, then-future Nittany Lion Steve Consalvi decided to run onto the field during a Phillies and got his ass tased. Great stuff for the whole family.

Well on Tuesday night during game four of the American League Championship Series, the New York Yankee second baseman hit a deep fly to right-center field.

Lantern Tours Guide From Past To Present

The Lion Ambassadors will host their annual Lantern Tours this evening from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. starting at Old Main. Don't miss this chance to cross a Penn State staple off your bucket list!

Lantern Tours should last approximately 45 minutes and will take you through an interactive view of Penn State's history as Lion Ambassadors bring to life characters such as George Atherton, Charles Schwab, Milton Eisenhower, and Evan Pugh. Free food will be provided as well as entertainment from a capella group Blue in the FACE, RAM Squad, and Whiplash Dance Team.

Turn Penn State Purple

All across the country today, people will be decked out in purple in support of young LGBT men and women who have taken their own lives due to homophobic abuse and discrimination. The national movement is being promoted by the Penn State Brandywine Gay-Straight Alliance, but is taking place at all campuses throughout the commonwealth.

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