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Day: January 27, 2011

File Under: People More Outgoing Than Me

Great video from The Daily Collegian's Beth Ann Downey of last night's THON Morale Powwow. I have so much respect for Moralers and their ability to summon energy at a moment's notice. Also, they seem to be really good at wearing bright colors, so they have that going for them too.


First General Meeting of Innoblue @ UP

The first general meeting of Innoblue @ UP will be held this Thursday, January 27, at 8:00 pm in 102 Business. Innoblue @ UP is the registered student organization charged with advancing Innoblue Inc's interests at the Penn State University Park campus. That means the student org can qualify for funding to host events like Demo Day and offer some services to its student ventures.

Innoblue @ UP is headed by Innoblue lieutenant Drew Mohoric and it seems to be positioning itself as the go-to undergraduate club for students interested in consulting and entrepreneurship. Not sure what the Penn State Entrepreneurs Network will feel about that, but Innoblue hasn't minded entering an already occupied space before... I'm looking at you, Lion Launch Pad.

Greeks Reveal Goals for IFC/PHC Coalition

The Interfraternity Council and the Panhellenic Council announced a partnership yesterday to create the IFC/PHC Community Coalition. The initiative is apparently the first of its kind; though the IFC, PHC, and the other two Greek councils have collaborated in the past, this seems to be the first time that the IFC and PHC have joined forces in a "official" way.

Onward State sat down yesterday afternoon with leadership from both of the councils to learn more about the plans. Led by IFC President Dan Florencio and PHC President Paige Rothaus, the IFC/PHC Community Coalition has three main policy initiatives at this point. Find out what they are, and what the significance of this announcement is, after the jump.

CCSG Holds Council Weekend and Welcomes PASS Schools

This Friday and Saturday, the Council of Commonwealth Student Governments will hold its fourth Council Weekend of this academic year. The Council, as always, has a very busy weekend planned. Most notably, representatives from the three other PASS schools (Temple, Lincoln, and Pitt) will make presentations on issues at their universities as well as statewide. The Council is also working on legislation to link equivalent clubs at all the campuses, voting on what the Student Activity Fee will be next year, and will also be looking at legislation for a Capital Day in Harrisburg. The featured speaker will be Madlyn Hanes, Vice President for the Commonwealth Campuses, and former Chancellor of the Harrisburg campus.

Brooks and Battle Lead Penn State Past Iowa

For the first 17 minutes of Wednesday night's game, it looked as though Penn State's NCAA Tournament hopes were floundering away. A loss to 8-11 Iowa, a team with only one Big Ten win, would almost certainly put a defining blemish on the Nittany Lion resume. But that's the nice thing about having seniors leading your team.

A 10-0 run to close the first half and a strong second half effort propelled Penn State to a 65-51 victory, keeping their hopes of playing in the Big Dance come March a reality.

Downtown State College Late Night Food Guide

Hate arguing with your friends over where to stop for food on your way home from a long night of playing Apples to Apples? Onward State has your solution: Just print and laminate this handy map, bring it with you this weekend, and amaze your friends as you navigate your way to the closest late night eatery! Less arguing equals more rounds...of Apples to Apples, of course! Did we miss your favorite stop? Let us know below!

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