Author Megan Fleming
President Barack Obama sought out the nation’s best and brightest scientists and found one right here at Penn State. Dr. Jennifer Miksis-Olds was selected as one of 105 people to receive the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.
Movin’ On just announced its 2016 lineup, and you’re not going to want to miss it.
The sixth annual TEDxPSU conference will bring together leading thinkers and innovators in the community for a one day speaker series starting at 10 a.m. today (here’s a great history lesson from its founder). We’ll be blogging throughout the day from Schwab Auditorium, so check back often for updates.
The Penn State Board of Trustees held its first meeting of the new year at Penn State Hershey Friday afternoon. The trustees powered through a packed agenda where they voted on construction projects, passed the long-awaited strategic plan, and heard some good news about the university’s credit.
Alpha Phi is not being punished from the Panhellenic Council after a member posted an Instagram with a vulgar caption during a social media competition sponsored by the council to benefit THON.
At the Board of Trustees Legal and Compliance committee meeting, Athletic Director Sandy Barbour gave a presentation where she ultimately recommended selling alcohol at Penn State athletic facilities.
In the second committee meeting of the morning, the Finance, Business, and Capital Planning recommended the approval of a $155 (3.05 percent) room and board semester increase for next year. The committee also recommended the approval of a $235,000 increase in the operating budget of the White Building, Rec Hall, and the Natatorium.
The Penn State Board of Trustees will convene on Friday in Hershey after a busy day of committee meetings coming up today.
PETA awarded its Compassionate Fire Department Award to the Alpha Fire Company for its rescue of Skye. “These determined firefighters were all that stood between this dog and a slow, lonely, agonizing death,” PETA Senior Director Colleen O’Brien said in a release
President Eric Barron publicly criticized state legislators in light of the budget crisis that has left schools without funding and students without financial aid. The message was clear: “There are only two options here: Choose to invest in our future or continue to punish our students and employees while elected officials battle over unrelated issues.”
Every dollar is something to be proud of, and every family who never sees a bill because of THON is an accomplishment. No matter the challenges, the changes, or the number unveiled in February, the students at Penn State have created something that’s changing lives.
Huge congrats to not just these, but every organization that worked their butts off all year. The fight against pediatric cancer continues and efforts for THON 2017 starts today.
Every year, THON and Homecoming trade off with one another over whose turn it is to announce their theme.
There are still four hours until we dance, but THON is already trending nation-wide on Facebook.
UPUA met for its weekly meeting Wednesday night, and passed the only piece of legislation on the agenda.
Penn State caught “all the feels” Wednesday morning, according to an Instagram caption — and rightfully so. Skye, a golden retriever, was rescued from a sinkhole in the Arboretum.
The Red Land Little League National Champs are coming back to Happy Valley. The team raised $28,000 FTK in the last year and it’s making the trip for the big weekend.
With less than 72 hours until we dance, here’s our beginner’s guide to THON so you don’t make it obvious this is your first time in a tutu FTK. We’ve got you covered with 46 tips for 46 hours and a glossary of all THON related lingo.
The third annual State of State conference will bring together community leaders and thinkers for a day of discussion about Penn State issues to create dialogue about the present and future of our university. It all starts this morning at 10:00 a.m. in Alumni Hall. Follow along with our live blog below.
The University Park Undergraduate Association is teaming up with schools around the Commonwealth to re-establish the Pennsylvania Association of State-Related Students (PASS).
The University Park Undergraduate Association tackled a bill and three resolutions at its weekly meeting on Wednesday night, which saw the first piece of legislation fail in the tenth assembly.
“I decided to make your Valentine’s Day awesome by rounding up my hottest Bachelor guy friends so we can spend Valentine’s Day together on ‘The Biggest Group Date Eve,'” organizer Maura Carmel said. And it’s not too good to be true, it’s better in fact because all of the proceeds go to THON.