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Day: December 5, 2011

Former UPUA Committee Chair Chases BoT

Former UPUA Academic Affair Chairman Sam Loewner, who graduated from Penn State in 2010, announced via email and social media release this afternoon that he is seeking a position on the Penn State Board of Trustees.

Secret Santa 101

With the holidays just around the corner, everyone is dipping into their wallets to participate in one of the most traditional holiday favorites: Secret Santa. Some may call it Secret Snowflake, Hanukkah Harry, or Kwanzaa Kenny, but no matter what your religion or what name you give it, it's sometimes challenging to buy gifts for friends, co-workers, or organization members that you may not know too well. As a Secret Santa gift exchange participant, I've got a few helpful tips to get you through without breaking the bank or showing up with a lame gift.

The Ten Commandments for the Next Head Coach

To many individauls, Penn State Football is more than just football games in the fall; it is a religion. Every religion needs leaders and certain rules and values to live by. Below are the Ten Commandments for whoever ends up being the next football coach.

Reminder: Online SRTEs Available

It is the time in the semester when work piles up and the last thing anyone wants to do is spend 15 minutes filling out professor evaluation forms. Whether you elect to evaluate your instructors or not, remember that these forms represent the most significant opportunity for students to voice their concerns and express their satisfaction with a course.

Candlelight Vigil to Be Held for Courtney O’Bryan

The healing process following the loss of a friend, and classmate, requires support of others. The roommates of Courtney O'Bryan, a freshman who passed away this weekend, have organized a candlelight vigil in her honor to be held tonight at 8pm at The Arboretum.

Penn State Basketball Loses a Heartbreaker

Penn State (6-3) did almost everything right, but couldn't come away with a victory against Ole Miss (7-1) on a special dollar-dog Sunday night at the Bryce Jordan Center.

The Nittany Lions held the lead for the last ten minutes of the second half, but a 7-2 run by the Rebels to finish the game was too much to overcome, as Penn State fell 72-70.

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