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Day: February 16, 2011

Not Your Typical “Dinner and a Show” at the BJC

Where can you get dinner, live music, and a nationally-televised show for under $10? If you answered the Bryce Jordan Center, then you're probably already planning on going to Thursday night's men's basketball game. The Nittany Lions, clinging to hopes of remaining on the NCAA Tournament bubble, host the Minnesota Golden Gophers at 7pm on Thursday night in a game that will be televised on ESPN. Minnesota (17-8, 6-7 Big Ten) also finds themselves sitting "on the bubble" after losing four of their last five and falling out of the Top 25 rankings last week.

Topher Grace and ’80s Night at the State Theatre

Most of us were either born in the late eighties or just barely missed the decade, but thanks to Topher Grace of "That 70's Show" and "Spiderman 3," we can all relive the era complete with music, fashion and parties. Last night, the State Theatre premiered "Take Me Home Tonight" as part of a special college tour for students to see the film before its release.

THON 101: Family Hour

Family Hour is without a doubt the saddest part of the otherwise joyful THON, but it's one of the most essential. Last year, Onward State's own Stefan Choquette explained it to me best: "Such a tear jerker. If you're not a waterfall by the end of it, you're a robot."

Family Hour starts at about the forty-fifth hour, when Four Diamonds families are invited up on stage to share their emotional stories with the crowd. Some parents share stories of their children's journeys battling their cancer, eventually triumphing over the disease in the end. But some don't.

@THON Named Shorty Award Finalist

The finalists for the Shorty Awards were announced last night and THON has made it into the final six in the Charity category. The Shorty Awards is an international competition that aims to recognize the best content producers on Twitter and social media. The New York Times is quoted as saying "Hollywood has the Oscars. Broadway has the Tonys. Now Twitter has the... Shorty Awards."

Improv Incubator

Improv for the Win-Prov

Wondering what was going on inside Lady Gaga’s egg shaped incubation capsule at the Grammys? Well, I doubt an improv class was in session, but Penn State can cover all your incubation needs this week with the Improv Incubator. It’s a weekly improv meeting focused on developing your ability to “wing it.” There’s only one rule: Have a smashing good time.

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