Day: March 15, 2011

Want to Be a THON Overall? Apply Today!

The members of the THON Overall Committee are some of the most recognizable people on campus. The 14-person committee is in charge of managing the largest student run philanthropy in the world. Each year the new committee is selected by the THON Overall Chairperson (to be announced soon) and THON’s adviser, Barry Bram. The positions are open to anyone, though preference is given to those previously involved in THON, usually at the Captain level. Applications are due Friday March 25th. Candidates will be notified if they receive an interview on the 26th, with interviews running from the 27th through the 30th. The committee should be announced the 30th or the 31st. If interested, head on over to to fill out an application.

UPUA Board of Arbitration Takes Center Stage in Elections

Two presidential and two vice-presidential candidates will learn tonight if they are eligible to run for those offices in the University Park Undergraduate Association when that organization’s Board of Arbitration hears their appeals. Last week, the tickets containing David Adewumi and Sri Pisupati, as well as Joseph Grimes and Tyler Wentz were declared ineligible by the 2011 UPUA Elections Commission.

Your Guide to UPUA Election Season

So, if you didn’t know (and that’s unfortunately quite possible) it’s UPUA election season. This is the time for you* to choose who will serve next year for your* student government. Candidates were allowed to start campaigning yesterday and you may have received a Facebook event invite or two from someone you know who is running. The next two weeks leading up to the election will be busy, so we’ve put together a breakdown of important dates if you want to follow what’s going on. Find it after the jump.

UPUA To Host Tuition “Crisis Center”

In light of Governor Corbett’s proposed budget cuts, the University Park Undergraduate Association’s Steering Committee met last night to respond as an undergraduate student government, since the General Assembly doesn’t meet this week.

Penn State Reaching Out to Japan

As most of you are aware, this past Friday, Japan suffered a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and its trailing tsunami, one of the world’s worst natural disasters ever recorded. With the death toll having reached over 2,000 and still climbing, and around 450,000 people living in shelters, you are probably asking yourself, “How can I, someone who lives in the middle of nowhere, Pennsylvania, possibly help?” Well, here’s a list of events occurring throughout the week (and beyond) here at Penn State, at which you can donate money and help volunteer.

Penn State Shines in U.S. News Grad School Rankings

Penn State finished ranked highly in a number of different areas in the 2012 U.S. News “Best Grad School” rankings, which were released last night. Seventeen different graduate programs finished in the top ten of their respective rankings, and Penn State took the top spot in Higher Education Administration.

Take Your Shot in the Onward State Bracket Challenge (Update: Prizes!)

Each March,we bring together two of America’s favorite pastimes into one glorious event. March Madness combines basketball and gambling, because what could make 67 basketball games more exciting than having something riding on the stakes? Well, we here at Onward State are no strangers to filling out brackets, and now we’re inviting you readers to try your own hands at it. You can attempt to take down your fellow OS readers, and even some of your favorite writers..

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