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Renowned Author Toni Morrison to Speak Tonight

Last month, the wonderful Maya Angelou delighted a packed house at the Eisenhower Auditorium as part of the 2009-2010 Distinguished Speaker Series. Continuing with literary greats, the Paterno Fellows Program is hosting renowned African American author Toni Morrison at the Eisenhower Auditorium TONIGHT at 8 p.m.


She will be receiving the Arts and Humanities Award tonight for her contributions to Penn State's Arts and Humanities. Expect another wonderful speech from another outstanding African American author.

Calling All Ballroom Dance Enthusiasts

This weekend, try watching Dancing with the Stars in person instead.


The 7th Annual Keystone Classic, which pits dance clubs from all over against each other, will run from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm on Saturday March 27 in the White Building, with a performance by Mayo Alanen of Dancing with the Stars at 6:30 pm.


http://www.youtube.com/v/X7QGAHU1-eY&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0

Be the M.O.O.D. Cover Girl!

Well ladies, it's that time again to show off your sexiness. M.O.O.D. Magazine is looking for a dead sexy model like you for the front cover of its next issue.


So give it a whirl! Just e-mail Senior Fashion Market Editor Mairys Joaquin - [email protected] - with your photo (I heard the provocative ones make the top of the pile) and your resume (as goes with the intelligent ones) no later than 5 p.m. on March 19.


Mairys Joaquin was also the President of the Panhellenic Council (PHC) at Penn State, so that's pretty neat.

Mini THONs Raise Money

Over 50 high schools throughout Pennsylvania danced in Mini THONs this past weekend, helping raise considerable funds for Four Diamonds. One such school, Cumberland Valley, raised $61,792.05 this year.


According to the THON website, Mini THONs made up for 10 percent of donations to the Four Diamonds Fund in 2008 and have raised about $4 million to date!


After the jump, check out this video of the Cumberland Valley Mini THON 2010 Line Dance!

FAFSA Due April 15!

For those of you students looking to get your hands on some federal dollars (which should really be everyone), you have less than a week about a month and a half to get your FAFSA in!


And word is that some of the agony of filling out these forms will be removed by so-called "skip logic," which should keep you from writing the same old personal information in year after year. But, according to the average filler-out-er, it'll still have the potential to be a less than pleasant process.

"It's a little easier this year, but it's still daunting," says Fuentes-Michel, who recently helped her 17-year-old daughter fill out the form.



Ah, reform.


Regardless, money is money. And for your best shot at it, get your FAFSA in by March 2 April 15. And by that I mean hit up the 'rents by aforementioned date.


(Personal note: Thanks mommy!)

Students Offered Free Microsoft Products

That's right. The other day, an email was sent out to all College of Communications students notifying them of the chance to get free Microsoft products. At first glance, it seemed pretty exciting.


A program called ELMS (E-academy License Management System) has hooked up with Penn State, offering free Microsoft software (which doesn't seem to include anything more than an upgrade to Windows 7 and access to a couple of new crummy Microsoft products).


If you're a student in the College of Communications, stop by 62 Willard next Thursday for more info.


Is it worth your time? It's Microsoft! It's FREE! So probably not.

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