Day: April 23, 2014
A bronze statue of Joe Paterno seated on a bench will be erected outside the Tavern Restaurant in November 2015. The statue, designed by sculptor Zenos Frudakis, is in response to Penn State’s decision to remove Joe Paterno’s statue from Porter Road in July 2012. At the time, President Rodney Erickson called the statue a “lightning rod of controversy.”
The HUB expansion project will soon be filled with the “John Hancocks” of students who wish to become a permanent part of Penn State history.
Students will have the opportunity to sign the final two steel beams for the first-phase of the project on the first floor of the HUB from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28 and Wednesday, April 29. HUB staff will also be on hand both days between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to answer questions about the project with free cake provided for every student who is broke at the end of the semester.
Weebly, a company created in a dorm room by three Penn State students, is now valued at nearly half a billion dollars.
Penn State will be well-represented in this year’s NFL Draft, which takes place May 8-10. A total of eight Nittany Lions are draft-eligible this year, and a few have a chance to be drafted.
All of us at Onward State are proud to announce our newest Managing Editor, Tim Gilbert. Tim’s new to our staff, having joined at the beginning of the Spring 2014 semester, but his hard work, experience, and ability as a writer and an editor makes him the perfect person to lead Onward State into the future. We sat down with Tim for 10 questions about his vision for the most read student-run blog on the planet.
A number of impressive students and alumni represented the Happy Valley this Monday, when they ran 26.2 miles at the Boston Marathon. They shared their experiences with us.
One of Penn State’s most important and ostensive relationships is with Nike, the athletic apparel giant. The Nike swoosh is ubiquitous on Penn State clothing, and it remains one of the most lucrative apparel deals in the nation.