Day: October 3, 2011

Crisis Informatics Speaker Series Debuts Tonight

Andrea Tapia and her SRA 397A class will host the inaugural Crisis Informatics Speaker Series at 6:30 in 202 IST Building. During October, the Series will present four speakers who will talk about mitigating disasters, natural and manmade.

Fasta Ravioli Expanding into Pleasant Gap

Fasta & Ravioli Co. is going to expand to another location in the coming spring. The new, handmade pasta and ravioli business location will be located in Pleasant Gap, eight miles from downtown State College.

All the Small Fees

It's not about the money, money, money, or is it? Amid cries and outrage of the ever-increasing tuition rates, some students are unaware of the small fees that plague the student population which, in my opinion, or more heinous than any tuition increase. Onward State presents a list of "small" fees that can sneak up on a student. Check it out after the jump!

Jason O Serves Tunes for Lunch

Even with the noise of the Friday lunchtime rush rising, local musician and Penn State graduate Jason Olcese (better known as Jason O) performed a dozen songs at the HUB as part of SPA’s Noontime Concert Series.

Roland Fryer and His MacArthur Fellowship

Roland Fryer, a 2002 Penn State graduate, was awarded a $500,000 fellowship by the MacArthur Foundation to help him pursue his work in economics.

Weekend Winning for Women’s Volleyball

The No. 9 Penn State women's volleyball team recorded weekend sweeps over Wisconsin and No. 10 Minnesota at Rec Hall. With these two victories, the Nittany Lions improved their overall record to 10-4 and their Big Ten record to 3-1.

The Nittany Lions were nowhere near perfect over the weekend. Several times they looked susceptible to big runs which kept Wisconsin in the match; however, they have won nine consecutive sets. Dropping early sets, which was a problem earlier in the year, has been corrected for the moment.