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Dennis is a rising junior majoring in IST with a minor in Supply Chain. Outside the classroom, Dennis is an ITS Lab Consultant, a member of the Penn State Blue Band Drumline, and the current President of Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity. Check out his website at

Greek Newspaper Comes to Penn State

Attention all Greeks! A newspaper entitled, "The Odyssey" will be released this fall semester for all to read. If you're Greek, you may have seen an email in your PSU inbox from your IFC President passing along the word from Ben Prigal, the publisher of "The Odyssey".

The main purpose of The Odyssey is to express the positive aspects of the Greek Community. The newspaper will give a platform for Greek life, all the writers are from the Penn State Greek system. The Odyssey is a niche lifestyle publication that showcases the benefits of Greek life.

Read on to learn more...

Penn State Acquires Phi Delta Theta House

Yep, it finally happened. On Friday, Penn State acquired the former fraternity house of Tau Delta Phi/Phi Delta Theta for $1.5 million. Regardless of the vandalism that took place days before the acquisition, Penn State agreed to pay the original price that was made back in March. Penn State spokeswoman, Lisa Powers, stated that the Phi Delta Theta Alumni group, who previously owned the property, cleaned up and repaired as much as they could before the property closed.

Read on to find out the University's ideas on how to use the property and suggest your own.

Remote Printing – Avoid Lines in the Lab

As an employee for the ITS Lab Consulting Group here on campus, I spend a lot of time each week in computer labs. I also see a lot of people waiting in lines just to get on a computer. While other users in the lab are checking Facebook or watching the newest episode of LOST, you need to log on and print out that file for your project! Did you know that you can use your laptop computer to print on campus? If not, today is your lucky day!

Remote printing has been around for a couple of years now, but it   definitely could be more utilized. There are printers all across  campus that are capable of receiving remote print jobs. Some of these include the Atherton, Pollock, Waring, and Redifer labs, Thomas Building, and the HUB. With the ability to print to either black & white printers or color printers, you'll never need to wait in line again at the computer lab to print something out.

Find out how to do it after the jump!

Fraternity Ordinances Move to Public Hearing

On Monday night, the State College Borough Council voted 4-2 to send 3 ordinances, revolving around Penn State Fraternities, to public hearing on May 3rd. The three ordinances are:

1. The definition of a fraternity
2. Banning rooming houses
3. Temporary use provision (TUP), which allows fraternities that have been disbanded to repopulate their house as a rooming house for two years while the fraternity regroups

Read on for more details.

IFC/PHC Endorses Ragland/Smith for UPUA

On Tuesday night before President's Council, the Presidents/Delegates of the Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council chapters voted to endorse Christian Ragland and Colleen Smith for the upcoming Presidential and Vice Presidential positions on the UPUA board. The fact that Ragland and Smith have been working together for quite some time really showed that they already have established themselves as a great team.

Ragland-Smith's discussion about how they looked to better Greek Life really hit home with everyone in the room. Such topics included working on taking the focus off of just Greeks when it came to issues with drinking at Penn State.

Read on for more info and IFC president Max Wendkos' statement

Disbanded Fraternity House = Temp. Rooming

On Wednesday, the State College Planning Commission reviewed a new version of a temporary use provision (which will be voted on at the nest meeting), as the Commission is considering allowing fraternities that have disbanded to live in their houses for up to two years while the chapter regains its foundation. The Daily Collegian reported:

According to the proposal, disbanded fraternities could temporarily classify themselves as a rooming house for two years, after which the landowner will decide what happens to the property. For on-campus fraternities, the university could seize the property.

The proposed policy also states that the "building ownership entity" or a "local alumni association member" that is in charge of the property itself must reside within 25 miles of State College in case any problems take place. The policy also stated that the disbanded fraternity has to apply for a permit allowing the chapter house to be temporarily used as a rooming house within 120 days of the fraternity's disbandment.

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