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Newsletter for August 29th - September 4th
Volume 134
Entertainment Highlights


After being dumped by his girlfriend, a high school senior no longer wants to attend orientation weekend at his future college but once there, he's recruited by one of the rowdiest fraternities on campus and he soon changes his mind about college.

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Babylon A.D.

Disaster Movie


Spider Kelly
10:30 p.m.
Darkhorse Tavern

10:30 p.m.
The Saloon

Andrew Jackson Jazz Showcase
10:00 p.m.
Bar Bleu

Atlas Soundtrack
10:30 p.m.
Zeno's Pub

American Freedom Concert With Ricky Lee & The Mustangs
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Lakemont Park

Dawn Kinnard & Friends
8:00 p.m.
The State Theatre

The Jonas Brothers With Special Guest Demi Lovato
7:00 p.m.
Bryce Jordan Center

New Riders of the Purple Sage
8:00 p.m.
The State Theatre

State College Spikes vs. Mahoning Valley Scrappers - Myrtle Beach Trip Giveaway
5:30 p.m.
Medlar Field

Penn State Football vs. Coastal Carolina
Beaver Stadium

Penn State Women's Soccer vs. Hofstra
2:30 p.m.
Jeffrey Field

State College Spikes vs. Batavia Muckdogs
5:00 p.m.
Medlar Field

State College Community Theatre Presents Knights of the Rad Table & Big Bad
8/29 & 8/30
8:00 p.m.
Boal Barn Playhouse

Smoke Free Family Bowling
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Northland Bowl

Customer Appreciation Day - Ride & Slide For Only $2.99
DelGrosso's Amusement Park

Penn State Football Eve & 2008 Season Opening Game

Penn State football begins this weekend with the annual Football Eve celebration starting Friday, August 29th at 6 p.m. on Curtin Road outside of Beaver Stadium. There will be food vendors, a barbecue, and children's games along Curtin Road. The stadium opens at 7 p.m. for fans wishing to watch highlights of the 2007 season on the big screen. The pep rally inside the stadium begins at 7:45 p.m. and will feature the Blue Band, Penn State cheerleaders, the football team, and Coach Joe Paterno. Admission and parking are free for the Football Eve celebration.

Penn State will play Coastal Carolina Saturday, August 30th at Noon. Prior to the game, Penn State fans are invited to the Bryce Jordan Center's indoor TailGreat pep rally featuring the Blue Band, cheerleaders, dance team, and the Nittany Lion. Admission into the Bryce Jordan Center is free. For more information about the first home football game, visit

Other Interesting Events Community Calendar 

Thursday, September 4th
First Thursday State College
Downtown State College
Activities this month include a demonstration of wheel-thrown pottery at The Creative Oasis, a performance of Broadway showtunes at the Schlow Library by Singing On Stage, and a display of Polish Pottery by Peacock Pottery at Kitchen Kaboodle.  Parking is free after 6 p.m. at street meters and in the McAllister Street parking deck.  For a detailed listing of activities, visit First Thursday's website.

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Local Headlines More News 

Police Plan Major DUI Crackdown Over Labor Day Weekend
In conjunction with the first home Penn State football game and Labor Day weekend, PennDOT and the State Police are parterning with local departments to ensure highways are safe this weekend. Read more on this story....

Student Reports Dorm Assault
University police are investigating an indecent assault that reportedly occurred around 4 a.m. Sunday morning in Brumbaugh Hall.  Read more on this story....

Clark Named Starting QB For Saturday
Joe Paterno has named Daryll Clark as the starting quarterback for Saturday's game against Coastal Carolina at Beaver Stadium.  Read more on this story...

Community Spotlight

The Twelfth Man Art Unveiling

Former Penn State football player Matthew Rice will unveil his newest piece of artwork, The Twelfth Man, Friday, August 29th at 5:30 p.m. inside the Penn State All-Sports Museum prior to the annual Football Eve celebration.  In 2005, Rice's painting Blueprint became the 2005 Penn State football poster.  Rice plans to complete three other Penn State pieces of art this season, including a portrait of Joe Paterno.  For more information about Rice's paintings, visit his website at

2008 Wedding Showcase &, in partnership with the Bryce Jordan Center, will host the 2008 Wedding Showcase Sunday, September 28th from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Bryce Jordan Center.

The show will feature numerous vendors, a fashion show, live seminars, etc.

Brides can now register for the event at the 2008 Wedding Showcase's official website,

Open Houses
Aug. 31st, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Aug. 31st, Noon-2 p.m.
Fun Fact of the Week
Penn State begins their 2008 football season on Saturday. Who led the Nittany Lions in receiving touchdowns last year?
a. Derrick Williams
b. Jordan Norwood
c. Deon Butler
d. Andrew Quarless
Last week's answer:
d. 43,252 students
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