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Day: December 3, 2012

Matt McGloin Wins Burlsworth Trophy

After a fantastic senior season to conclude a wild career, the Burlsworth Trophy, awarded to the nation's top college football who began his career as a walk-on, officially belongs to Matt McGloin.

Hockey Hero Mike Eruzione to Speak at Penn State

Take a minute to think that the man who scored the winning goal against the Soviets at Lake Placid will be breathing the same air as you for an evening. As part of its Distinguished Speaker Series, the Student Programming Association is bringing Mike Eruzione, captain of the 1980 U.S. Olympic men's ice hockey team, to Eisenhower Auditorium.

John Legend to Perform for Free at Eisenhower

As part of the Student Programming Association's Distinguished Speaker series, Grammy-winning artist John Legend will speak and perform at Eisenhower Auditorium on Monday, January 14.

RISE and RALLY Bowl Organized for Football Seniors and Fans

The same group of people who organized the memorable early morning Rise and Rally event on July 31st have teamed up with "FightOnState" to make sure the 2012 senior class will have an expense-free bowl-like celebration in Atlantic City, New Jersey from January 5-7.

Music Monday: Songs to Spread Holiday Cheer

It's December, and that means we'll all be inundated with Christmas music soon enough. For this week's Music Monday, the Onward State staff mixed things up a bit. Instead of focusing on five songs, this week we're focusing on a large mix of songs for your upcoming ugly Christmas sweater parties, and to help get everybody into the holiday spirit. Don't be a Grinch -- break out the eggnog, and put some cheer in your life!

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Ben Novak on a Real University and the Revolution of Craft Beer

What does the educational history of Penn State have to do with craft beer?

Former Penn State trustee Dr. Ben Novak’s writings on these topics are now republished by the Nittany Valley Society in two books. In his Centre Daily Times columns running from 1984-87 he shared enthusiastically the joyous art brewing in the new craft beer scene, now published as The Birth of the Craft Brew Revolution. He then wrote a series of essays appearing in State College The Magazine in 1988-89 entitled Is Penn State A Real University? This examined Penn State’s role as an educational institution, seriously calling for students, parents, alumni, townspeople, and faculty to reflect and engage one another over what the modern day university had become, the direction it was heading, and students’ place in it.

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