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9 Least Utilized Resources on Campus

Many students go through their years at Penn State and don’t really use all aspects that this fine university has to offer. Here is a list of the 9 least utilized resources at Penn State.

9.) The Palmer Museum is a free admission museum that students pass practically every day while walking to class in the Forum. But how many students do you think actually walk through the doors and see what’s inside? It is open every Tuesday to Sunday and has eleven different galleries to explore. All art lovers should definitely take advantage of this under-valued site.

8.) SPA Noontime Shows in the HUB are another arts exhibit that take place in the HUB every Friday. You will be surprised by the talent of the musicians that play these shows, in addition to the number of student showcases that are put on each semester.

7.) Despite the website being offline until the summer, PSU Experts is a way to reach out to different departments for statistics, quotes, interviews, and any other information you want to learn about a certain subject matter. It is like a journalist’s paradise.

6.) Penn State Click! is an IT blog that updates students on all of the technology news that affects the Penn State Community. It is a very informative resource.

5.) IT Downloads is another IT resource that is very useful. Here, you can download all sorts of programs, from office productivity to virus protection.

4.) Lion Surplus is the perfect place to purchase used furniture and appliances for your apartment or dorm. Although it is located behind Park Ave. near the Blue Band Building, it is a great place to get cheap home decor.

3.) Media Tech is located in the Waggoner Annex and is a convenient resource for Photographers and Film/Video majors. Their services include Duplication, Production, Video taping, Design, Repair, and Installation. You can even rent cameras (as long as you say you are using it for a specific class eg. Photo 100).

2.) The Newspaper Readership Program is the reason why anyone with a Penn State ID can get a free issue of the New York Times, USA Today, and the Centre Daily Times each and every weekday. Graham Spanier started this program in 1997 as a way to keep students more informed.  Although the school has cut back on readership spending, their are still newspaper boxes located all around campus.

1.) THE LIBRARY! How many of you reading this have actually been inside of the library? An even better question: How many of you have checked a book out of the library, or have used the library’s database online? This is, by far, the greatest resource that Penn State has to offer, aside from a great education. Instead of using Wikipedia the next time you have a paper due for your class, check out the library’s website, or even the library itself!

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About the Author

Leo Dillinger

Penn State Junior, Print Journalism Major, Minors in English and Sociology, Writer of Arts, Entertainment, News, Tomfoolery and Opinion.

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