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.
Penn State's favorite mailman is making his way from the post office to the theater. As announced by Penn State Thespians, Mike Herr -- better known as Mike the Mailman -- will appear in the Thespians' production of "In the Heights" this week.
After adding WR Brandon Polk, OG Steven Gonzalez, and LB Josh Barajas, Penn State's 2015 recruiting class has jumped to the No. 2 class in America on the three major scouting services that are ranking classes this early in the season: Scout, Rivals, and 24/7 Sports.
A second church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints is being built on Beaver avenue in downtown State College.
One of the Blue Band's greatest traditions is the feature twirler, also known as the Blue Sapphire. With four-year twirler Matt Freeman set to graduate, there were open auditions to find his replacement. Rachel Reiss, an incoming freshman from Lancaster, found out on Friday that she was selected to replace Freeman.
UPUA election day is Wednesday, and the presidential candidates will get a second and final shot at winning votes via debate tonight at 6:30 in the HUB Auditorium. The debate will be moderated by Onward State sports editor and UPUA aficionado Zach Berger and Daily Collegian editor-in-chief Brittany Horn.