Day: March 31, 2014

Kenan Thompson, Michael Ian Black to Perform at Penn State

Stand-up comedian Michael Ian Black will perform at Penn State on April 7 at Alumni Hall. One week later, comedian and actor Kenan Thompson will perform a stand-up show at Eisenhower Auditorium on April 14 at 8 p.m. Both are performing as part of SPA’s Comedy Month.

Reported Kidnapping On Penn State’s Campus Did Not Happen, Release Says

Penn State Police have determined that a kidnapping reported to have happened on Jan. 28 on Shortlidge Road did not actually happen, according to a Penn State release.

Music Monday: This Week in Birthdays

This Music Monday, we look at seven songs from musicians who were born between March 30 to April 5. Some include Norah Jones, Pharrell Williams, and Marvin Gaye.

President Erickson Doesn’t Remember Nixed Paterno Tribute

Penn State President Rodney Erickson says he “doesn’t remember” any of the circumstances surrounding a canceled statement that would have honored Joe Paterno after his death. Revelations about the statement have come to light in recent days from Ryan Bagwell as a result of his Right to Know crusade, and current trustee Joel Myers.

Meet the Penn State Furries

When I made the descent into Irving’s basement, I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. It was to be my first meeting with the Penn State Furries, the Happy Valley sector of the fan culture for people who like to, in its simplest form, dress up and pretend to be animals.

Penn State President-Elect Eric Barron Says Goodbye to Florida State

It’s been a week of goodbyes for incoming Penn State President Eric Barron as he begins his transition into Old Main this week. Barron will officially take over the reigns from Rodney Erickson after the spring semester, but his last day at Florida State will be on April 2.

Paul Berg, Slicer of Genes, is Penn State’s Only Nobel Prize Winning Alumnus

Paul Berg is Penn State’s only Nobel Prize winning alumnus: in 1980, a result of his groundbreaking research in DNA and gene slicing, Berg was award chemistry’s highest prize, along with two other professors.

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