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Get Him to the Greek

While you may have heard how great Get Him to the Greek is, and that its co-stars, Jonah Hill and Russell Brand, enjoy "Would You Rather" more than they perhaps should, I wanted to offer my more in-depth take on the film.

As Jonah Hill said in the post-movie Q&A session Monday night, the film is made for "people our age" (20-somethings), and it definitely doesn't pull any punches. That being said, I found it to be one of the more though provoking "road-trip" comedies I've seen.

More of my thoughts after the jump.

ComRadio in an Empire State of Mind

It looks as if Jared Odrick is not the only Penn Stater heading to New York City Thursday for the 2010 NFL Draft. For the second time in that many years, Penn State's very own ComRadio--represented by Dan Krupinsky and Brian Tripp-- will also be in attendance, providing a live broadcast to everyone in Happy Valley.

Read more about it after the jump.

Name Penn State’s EcoCAR

The Penn State Advanced Vehicle Team is holding a vote for you to name their custom-built EcoCAR. There are a variety of choices; you can pick your favorite here. Potential names were submitted by kids from the State College area. Voting runs through midnight on Saturday, April 24. Personally, I think "The Situation" is the only choice, but maybe that's just me.

You may be asking yourself, "What is the Penn State EcoCAR?" A team of Penn Staters is participating in a contest with other college students, sponsored by the Department of Energy and GM. Their task is to design an engine and, using an existing Chevrolet model, modify it through innovation of their own to make it more fuel efficient and reduce its levels of greenhouse gas emissions.

For more on EcoCAR and how how to vote, read on after the jump.

PSU Student to be The Next CEO

On April 22, ten business-minded PSU students will gather at the Penn Stater to compete in The Next CEO simulation, hosted by the Smeal College of Business. Think The Apprentice, minus the cheesy one-liners and the flowing comb-overs (unless one of the competitors wants to take this to the next level.)

According to the Smeal website, competing students "will have to think on their feet as they answer questions about how their companies should respond to complex business crises and major world events." I, for one, am expecting the hostile take-overs, shameless backstabbing, lobbying scandals, and extravagant bonus packages that have come to define life at the top of American business. More realistically, those who attend the open event can look forward to a tight competition between some sharp and well-prepared Penn Staters.

For more info about The Next CEO, and what the competitors have in store, check out the page on Smeal's website. The Next CEO kicks off at 7:00 PM, April 22, in the President's Lounge of the Penn Stater.

Vermeil Closes Speaker Series on a High Note

Former NFL coach Dick Vermeil spoke to a mid-sized audience at Eisenhower Auditorium on Tuesday night, giving those in attendance some insight he developed in his 31 years of coaching all levels of football. Before starting his talk, he told the crowd that he felt bad being retired after sitting down and talking with Joe Paterno earlier in the afternoon, and seeing the fire and passion he still has for coaching.

More highlights from the evening after the jump.

Los Campesin-oh-nos!

Unfortunately, due to travel conflicts caused by the recent Icelandic volcano activity, British alt rock band Los Campesinos! was forced to back out of their scheduled appearance here at Penn State. Although opener Cymbals Eat Guitars is touring with Los Campesinos!, they will still be performing, Students Organizing the Multiple Arts President Danny Michelson confirmed.

In the meantime, SOMA is working hard to find a replacement act and should know if it's possible by tomorrow. Considering their track record, I'm sure they'll still manage to put on a great show.

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