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Day: March 18, 2011

Mayor Welch Memorial Pool Has Big Slides

A public pool in State college? Yes, and much more. In fact, Welch Memorial Pool, located adjacent to State College Area High School on Westerly Parkway, is reopening on May 28 with a host of upgrades. None less significant than the massive slides and concessions.

Sorority 101: Big/Little Week

So, last year you were a little, and now it's time for you to become a big. In sorority terms, this means you will be a big sister, a role model, and a mentor for your little sister. It also means you get the opportunity to send them shady text messages as you sneak into their dorms in East to decorate and spoil them with gifts. Big/Little week is full of decorations, t-shirts, candy, and tinsel that you will find hidden in your room for months to come. All of these things add up and cost some moolah. Your parents probably don’t see hundreds of dollars in candy and streamers as an “emergency” credit card charge. Here are a few tips to cut down on spending, yet still make big/little week incredible.

Funding Breakdown for Construction Projects

At today's Penn State Board of Trustees meeting, an appendix was circulated that broke down the university's ongoing major construction projects (those with total cost greater than $5 million). The breakdown is especially interesting given the news that Penn State is postponing authorization of such construction projects until the uncertainty surrounding Penn State's appropriations vis-à-vis the Pennsylvania budget has dissolved. Check it out after the jump.

Penn State Trustee Ballot Announced

Candidates for the 2011 election of trustees by alumni were announced at this morning's Penn State Board of Trustees meeting. The election, which will be conducted entirely online, begins April 10 and ends May 12 at 9:00 am.

Lady Lion Scouting Report: Dayton

The Penn State women’s basketball team will be taking on the Dayton Flyers in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The game will be played at the Bryce Jordan Center at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Read on past the break for some information about Dayton and some things to watch out for on Saturday.

Celebrate the First Day of Spring with Free Rita’s

For me, the coming of spring is defined by two things: baseball and Rita's water ice (or Italian ice for you non-Philadelphians). On Sunday, Rita's will host its 19th annual First Day of Spring celebration by giving away a free regular-sized Italian Ice to all patrons.

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