Common, a Chicago-based rapper, actor, and motivational speaker will be coming to campus on February 10th as a part of SPA's distinguished speaker series. The rapper, known for songs like "Universal Mind Control", "The Food", "The Light", and "Go!", will instead be speaking at Eisenhower Auditorium at 8 p.m.
Youtube celebrity Joe Penna, better known as the Mystery Guitar Man, typically produces comedic music videos for his 2.8 million subscribers. This week, Penna -- a self-described space nerd -- decided to break the mold of his recent uploads by producing a feature on Penn State's Lunar Lion, the university's entry in the $20 million Google Lunar X Prize competition.
Last Friday's Board of Trustees meeting yielded little major news compared to most Board meetings, at least publicly. But there was one piece of good news that came out of President Rodney Erickson's remarks at the beginning of the meeting: Penn State applications are up, and up big.
The legacy of Penn State football success on the professional level has continued into 2014 as the Nittany Lions will again be represented on the biggest stage in sports. Michael Robinson and Jordan Hill, who both play for the Seattle Seahawks, will suit up for Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on February 2 for a shot at a championship ring.
It's been 18 months since the Joe Paterno statue last stood in the shadows of Beaver Stadium, but a least one Penn State trustee (and undoubtedly several of the alumni trustees) hope to see the former coach honored once again in bronze, but perhaps in a different location.
Over the past few weeks, Franklin has needed to do the tedious task of filling his coaching staff with people who understand the way Franklin wants to run his football team. After the addition of offensive line coach Herb Hand on Monday, Franklin's staff is nearing completion.