There was a time at this great school of ours when a man with such freshness walked as one of us that everybody knew him by a simple nickname: Deli Fresh. His real name is Delvonne McCullum, but his nametags displayed the above moniker while working at various food stores in State College. The man of order-taking lore graduated Penn State in Fall 2012, but we got a chance to catch up with him and see how he’s been.
There are 24 campuses in the Penn State system. The one that gets the most attention is University Park, but what about the other 23? That’s where we come in with our newest 23 part series, Better Know a Branch Campus, inspired by Stephen Colbert’s Better Know a District. Next up: Penn State Great Valley.
Entrepreneurs ("hackers") of all walks of life -- coders, graphic designers, engineers, marketers -- will "hack" (create prototypes) for 36 hours straight at HackPSU, Penn State's hackathon. The competition, hosted at the IST Building, will run from tomorrow night at 10 p.m. until 10 a.m. on Sunday.
Sponsored again by student-run accelerator Innoblue, the event will feature students from a wide-array of schools including: the University of Michigan, the University of Pennsylvania, and Carnegie Mellon University. The event is free to all attendees, mainly due to it's sponsorships from State College-based software developer Videon Central, IST Startup Week, and Readyforce.
Over the years, Penn State has witnessed some of the best musical performers. Here's a look at the most iconic acts that have come to Happy Valley.
Offensive Line Coach is auctioning himself off for the Penns Valley Youth Center. Starting at $500, bidders can purchase Coach Hand to make a weekend brunch for the winner and his or her family.
With government funding decreasing across the board for most local agencies, the Schlow Centre Region Library hasn't been able to escape a similar fate either.
The library's state funding has decreased from $623,283 in 2008 to $419,030 in 2014, resulting in a cumulative total of $982,571 lost in aid over that time period. To attempt to make up for the budgetary restraints placed on it by the state, the library's donations and increase funding from the Centre Region Council of Goverments has greatly increased, but there is still a budget shortfall. In order to make the shortfall hurt a little less, the library has decided to close for the week of May 12th to the 18th.