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Newsletter for February 23rd - March 2nd
Volume 264
Entertainment Highlights

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Grab dinner and a movie. Visit's Dining Guide for dining suggestions, user ratings, menus and more!

Shot in the Dark 357
9:00 pm

Poptart Monkeys
10:00 pm

8:00 pm
Elk Creek Aleworks

Beaux Stratagem
thru 3/2
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Penn State Playhouse Theatre

Ballet Grand Prix
7:30 pm
Eisenhower Auditorium

Open WIngs Broken Strings
8:00 pm
State Theatre

PSU Men and Women Gymnastics
1:00 pm
Rec Hall

PSU W-Basketball v Northwestern
12:00 pm
Bryce Jordan Center

PSU M-Basketball v Ohio St.
9:00 pm
Bryce Jordan Center

Build A Race Car
10:00 am

Rube Goldberg Machine Contest
2:00 pm
Penn Stater

Build #20 Race Car
9:00 am
Home Depot


THON 2011 Sets New Record

THON is completed for another year and has raised $9.56 million (a new record) to help kids with cancer.  StateCollege,com is proud to have been a part of THON and congratulates all the dancers and others who helped raise money and organize the event. covered THON throughout the weekend with live cameras and a great staff of writers/bloggers that went into great detail on the happenings and the "behind the scenes" aspects of THON.  You can still check out the  articles and see videos of the PSU football team "performing" as well as an inspiring video from  teenage cancer fighter Nick Pantalone. (THON PAGE)

Other Interesting Events Community Calendar 

Hollywood at Penn State

The premiere film festival in the State College area in 2011 and a one of a kind cultural festival in our area. The festival at the State Theatre runs this Thursday and Friday and screens major Hollywood films (The Green Hornet and PREMIERE of The Adjustment Bureau) alongside a collection of short films created by Penn State students.   (more info)

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Local Headlines More News 

Remember the Titans: "'Success' is only a word that comes in front of 'hard work' in a dictionary," famed football coach Herman Boone, 75, told a Penn State audience. (read)

Penn State Job CutsPenn State's Applied Research Laboratory sees its workforce reductions, announced this week, as a "temporary slowdown" at an otherwise-strong organization. (read)

Students Rally Against High Tuition Dozens of Penn State students marched and chanted through the University Park campus, then rallied for more than an hour in front of Old Main. (read)

THON Achieves New Record: The annual Penn State dance marathon finished at 4 p.m. Sunday with a dramatic number: $9,563,016.09. (read)

Penn State Hillel Plans New Center: Penn State Hillel has acquired land at the northwest corner of East Beaver Avenue and Garner Street, where it plans to build a new center for Jewish student life. (read)

Penn State Moonshot: A team from Penn State is competing against 28 others nationwide to land a vehicle on the moon and record high-resolution lunar images. (read)

State Service Day: A variety of Penn State student organizations are planning an inaugural "State Service Day," to coincide with State Patty's Day on Feb. 26. (read)

(all News)

Community Spotlight

Penn State Winter Sports Wrapping Up

The Lady Lions close out the regular season with their Annual WBCA Pink Zone at Penn State game against Northwestern this Sunday, Feb. 27 at noon. Penn State will donate $3 from every single-game ticket sold to the fundraising efforts. The men close out their regular season against top ranked Ohio State next Tuesday, March 1 at 9:00 pm. The Men's Gymnastic team also has Senior Day when it hosts Ohio State with the Women's team at Rec Hall Saturday at 1:00pm. (Community Calendar)

Open Houses
February 27th, 2011 1:00pm - 3:00pm
February 27th, 2011 1:30pm - 3:30pm
February 27th, 2011 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Fun Fact of the Week
Nicolas Cage's first film role was in what movie?
1. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
2. Valley Girl
3. Raising Arizona
4. The Cotton Club
Last week's answer:
more than 15,000 - How many student volunteers work year round to make THON possible?
Upcoming Events

Just a few upcoming events.  Post and see other events on our Community Calendar.

The Color Purple 3/22-23

Maple Harvest Festival 3/26-27

Blue-White Game 4/16

AAUW Used Book Sale - 5/7-10 More Weather 


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Fog in the morning; clouds and sun


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Periods of clouds and sunshine


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Humid with clouds yielding to some sun


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Cloudy with rain and a t-storm possible

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