For the second straight year, Penn State is offering to pay downtown bars to close on State Patty's Day. A university paying a private, off-campus drinking establishment to close its doors to students of legal age is likely unprecedented, but it has been part of Student Affairs VP Damon Sims' plan to curtain the holiday since last year.
In what has become an annual tradition in recent years, THON was featured on Good Morning America this morning. Seven Penn State students and volunteers, including PR Director Dana Giacobello, joined the hosts this morning to talk THON three days before the big weekend.
Morale has been a staple of the Penn State Dance Marathon for years and was the first official committee of the world's largest student-run philanthropy. Known for keeping dancers motivated and energized while they stand on their feet for 46 hours, moralers are responsible for keeping the energy up, maintaining dancer safety, and being huge fans of the color yellow. With THON a short three days away, we asked ourselves, "What if we had a moraler for everyday life?"
It's an important day for the future of the program with 2015 recruits getting close to making their college decisions. While Junior Day might be the marquee event during a fairly calm period in the college football world, here are six more dates Penn State fans can look forward to in the coming months.
After students leave spring commencement, the Bryce Jordan Center will close its doors for the summer to make room for floor and roof repairs. Following the last ceremony on Sunday, May 11, the BJC will be closed until summer commencement on August 16.
With two main places to smoke hookah downtown, one writer highlights the advantages of both spots.
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