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Day: September 14, 2011

Urban Meyer As JoePa’s Successor? Yes, Please.

With reports surfacing of mutual interest between Penn State and former Florida head coach Urban Meyer, fans seem to be divided on whether Meyer should be a candidate to become JoePa's successor. Here's why he should not only be considered, but should be hired to lead Penn State in the post-Paterno era.

Furthur Comes to Penn State

Jerry Garcia might not be around anymore, but the legacy he's left extends far beyond a particularly delicious flavor of Ben and Jerry's ice cream. Last year, two of Garcia's former bandmates in the Grateful Dead started a new project, Furthur, and it was announced earlier this week that the band would be playing at the Bryce Jordan Centre this November.

New to THON: THON Explained

As a fresh Penn Stater, understanding the difference between a THON committee and a THON organization is a bit difficult. THON in general is a bit difficult to wrap your head around. Luckily, my older brother went to Penn State, and so I had someone to explain the situation to me. For those who are not as fortunate as I, yesterday evening's New To THON offered students the opportunity to attain a solid foundation of what makes THON tick.

How to Get that Job, Internship, or Co-op at the Career Fair

With the Career Fair next Tuesday through Thursday at the Bryce Jordan Center, it's time to focus on what needs to be done to make sure you get that internship, co-op or full-time job you want.
For some people, the thought of pitching yourself to a recruiter in only a few minutes can be a pretty intimidating thing. However, you don't need to be the president of everything and have a 4.0 in the honors college to get you "dream job". By following these few pieces of simple commonsense advice, you have a better chance of getting that job you want with the company you want.

Penn State 45th in National University Rankings, 13th Among Public Schools

Penn State tied with four other schools, including Illinois and Texas, in the latest edition of the U.S. News National University Rankings. Check out how Dear Old State fared against other Big Ten and in-state schools.

Beaver Stadium Has Sold Its Soul

It's truly a remarkable contradiction, the Penn State football experience. While other Big Ten teams have embraced change, Penn State, for better or worse, is all about the basics; everything about this university's football team induces nostalgia. Except, that is, for the football atmosphere at Beaver Stadium. While Penn State has remained grounded in its roots on the gridiron, the gameday experience just outside it has lost its soul.

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