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Day: February 7, 2011

Penn State Alum Munchak Named Coach Of Titans

It seems as though former Nittany Lions are the pick for head coaching positions this year. Tom Bradley was courted by UConn, Temple and Pittsburgh, Al Golden left Temple to become the new coach at Miami and Paul Pasqualoni ended up being named the new coach at Connecticut. Penn State can now add one more alum to the list of football head coaches, although this newly hired coach has made it to the big stage.

Women’s Basketball Beats Iowa

Alex Bentley scored 25 points to lead the Penn State women's basketball team to an 82-75 win over 20th-ranked Iowa on Sunday. This win was the fifth straight for the Lady Lions and their third straight on the road. Penn State improves to 20-5 overall and 9-2 in the Big Ten with the victory. The last time the Lady Lions won 20 games was in the 2003-2004 season.

Penn State leads the Big Ten by half a game over eleventh-ranked Michigan State, which is Penn State's next opponent. The teams will square off in the Bryce Jordan Center on Thursday at 7 p.m. The winner of this game will be in a strong position to win the Big Ten regular season title.

Obama Shares Student Leader Visit with Facebook Friends

When President Barack Obama visited Penn State last Thursday, he stopped by a roundtable of student leaders and shared some thoughts about key issues America faces. The video, as could be expected considering the techno-savvy White House that the President does, has now find its way to the Internet for all of us to enjoy. Check it out after the jump.

Group Texting, Giant Headache

With new texting programs like GroupMe, you can have conversations that resemble AOL chatrooms straight from your cell phone. GroupMe is modeled after Blackberry "groups" and is available to anyone, not just people with smart phones. In theory it sounds like a great way to communicate with people you're working with in your classes, members of your organization's executive boards, or even large committees. But what looks great on paper is a terrible idea in real life. Throw fifteen or so people into one giant texting group and now your phone is being spammed with Texts From Last Night and drama over who hooked up with who at this week's social.

Community Manager: What Makes Great Community Content?

When we here at Onward State launched our redesign at the beginning of the Fall 2010 semester, we introduced a new feature: Community Content. It was one of my favorite new features--let the community write about whatever they want! Since then, we've gotten some great content. Recently, however, the Community Content portal has been used almost exclusively for event and club promotion. That's good and useful to an extent, but too much of it can cause the rest of the Community Content to be drowned out in noise.

College of Communications Offering More WF Classes

Penn State is planning on moving away from Monday/Wednesday classes in favor of more Monday/Wednesday/Friday sections. However, for the Fall 2011 semester, the College of Communications is offering more courses meeting only on Wednesdays and Fridays.

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