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Month: August 2011

SPA Distinguished Speaker Series Presents Alton Brown

SPA is bringing everything but the kitchen sink to Penn State as Alton Brown will be part of this year's Distinguished Speaker Series. The star of Food Network's "Good Eats," a James Beard Award winner, and a New York Times best-selling author, Brown will bring his distinct experiences and expertise to Eisenhower Auditorium on September 28th

Rick Santorum to Visit Penn State Tuesday

Former two-term United States Senator and current Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is hitting the campaign trail this week and has several events planned in Centre County on Tuesday. Santorum, who graduated from Penn State in 1980, is scheduled to appear at the Centre County Grange Fair early in the afternoon and will later hold a public meet-and-greet in the HUB-Robeson Center.

10 Questions with THON Overall Elaine Tanella

One thing that has surely crossed all minds is THON. While we are only beginning to wonder about the upcoming THON year, Overall Elaine Tanella, and a good number of other THON overalls and captains have been hard at work all summer. To pull off the spectacle that is THON, you need an entire year. In the hopes of satisfying your FTK curiosity, I talked with Elaine to see what they have been up to during our absence from Happy Valley and to get to know the person who is heading up this mission.

The IFC is Looking for a Few Good Men

There are two sides to every story, and when it comes to fraternities you most likely either love them or hate them. Those who join tend to find that the fraternity greatly improves their college experience, while those who avoid fraternities usually believe they're much better off. Yet, as the saying goes, don't knock it 'til you try it; you can't know what to believe until you see it for yourself. And this week's your opportunity.

‘Bama Campout to Begin Sunday Night at Paternoville

Tents will be going up at Paternoville a little earlier than usual in preparation for one of the most anticipated home games in recent memory. The Penn State Athletic Department will allow the Alabama campout to begin this Sunday due to the Labor Day holiday and the anticipated volume of campers.

Kick Off the Fall Tailgate: Penn State Pride

This past weekend on the lawn of the Business Building, the first-ever Kick Off the Fall Tailgate was held to introduce freshmen students to a number of student organizations, and their unifying value: sportsmanship. According to the event organizers, the tailgate was just the first in a year of event programming and other initiatives based around that same theme.

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