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Day: August 23, 2011

DC Earthquake Shakes State College

Students, faculty, and staff were surprised this afternoon when tremors from a 5.9-magnitude earthquake with an epicenter outside of Washington, DC were felt across the east coast, including in Happy Valley. We put together a @Storify with an initial collection of reports about the earthquake and how people experienced it in State College. Check it out after the jump, and please share your stories in the comments!

ID+ Pictures Now Integrated with ANGEL

Instructors and course editors will now be able to see your face, thanks to a new feature from ITS that links the photo on your Penn State ID card to your profile in ANGEL. Of course, that's just about the last photo you'd probably want your professors to see anyway. Hopefully, though, you look nothing like you did at freshman FTCAP, so you don't get sniped for sleeping through your ASTRO 001 at 8 a.m.

Reggae Artist Matisyahu to Perform on HUB Lawn

Matisyahu is coming back to Penn State in a couple weeks to perform an accoustic set at the HUB as part of the Penn State Jewish Life Festival. Matisyahu, best known for his unique use of reggae, and hip-hop to share traditional Jewish themes, will headline the concert on September 8.

Driving Study Offers Money for Nothin’

Do you drive more than twice a week? Got a desire to make five hundred bucks a year? And are you okay with researchers poking around in your car? If you answered "yes" to all three of those questions, you're in luck--the Strategic Highway Research Program is looking for individuals to participate in the "Naturalistic Driving Study."

Blogger Discusses Former Blogger Who Trashed Blogs While Introducing His New Blog

A former Penn State blogger trashed Penn State bloggers in yesterday's Daily Collegian while introducing a new blog of his own. Yes, you read that right, and no, it doesn't make any sense.

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