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Day: April 12, 2011

Film Festival to Stop in State College

The Sierra Club Moshannon Group is sponsoring the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour's trip to State College. Award-winning documentaries and short films will be shown tonight and Wednesday at The State Theatre downtown. Student tickets are $12 and can be bought at The State Theatre or at Appalachian Outdoors.

Onward State Attends NYU Local’s #YMW

With the rumbling sound of the subway and the smell of dirty-water hot dogs filling the air, it was clear the Onward State crew wasn't in State College anymore. In fact we were over 200 miles away in the city that never sleeps, New York, for NYULocal's Young Media Weekend. The event was a focused discussion lead by 8 bloggers/panelists about new media and its effect on the changing world of journalism.

Cracking the Budget Mystery

There's been a lot of talk over the past several weeks about Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett's proposed state budget and how it will affect Penn State. The proposed budget eliminates $188 million from Penn State's state appropriations, severely impacting Penn State's budget. But for a University with an operating budget of over $4 billion, $188 million is a drop in the bucket, right? Not exactly...

PSU Picks up $2.5M Donation from Alumni Couple

Penn State alumni Frank and Janet Dudek committed $2.5 million yesterday to the University to support several academic units. The donation will help establish scholarships, support research and purchase laboratory equipment for the College of Agricultural Sciences, the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and the Eberly College of Science.

Relay for Life Raises Nearly $100k for ACS

Approximately 1,600 participants on 156 teams persisted through cold, rainy, muddy conditions to raise $97,880.95 for the American Cancer Society.

10 Questions With Volleyball Coach Mark Pavlik

Penn State men's volleyball coach Mark Pavlik has been associated with the university for most of his life. Pavlik, who graduated from Penn State in 1982, played as a setter for the volleyball team. After graduating, Pavlik served as an assistant coach at Penn State for five years before taking over the head coaching job. Pavlik earned his 400th victory as head coach earlier this season, and under his guidance, the Nittany Lions won the 2008 National Championship. Onward State got a chance to talk with Pavlik about a variety of subjects ranging from the state of men's volleyball to what kind of dinosaur he would like to be.

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