Newsletter for February 8th - February 15th
The Spikes annual free family festival known as 'Spikesfest' will be held this Sunday, February 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at
the Penn State Multi-Sport Facility. Spikes fans of all ages will enjoy, games & entertainment, celebrity
appearances, arts & crafts, a visit from Ike the Spike, Nittany
Bank Nookie Monster and Bob the Baseball Dog. Parking and admission are both free. (more info)
Rube Goldberg Machine Contest
Come watch Penn State student teams compete in the 2012 Penn State Regional Rube Goldberg Machine Contest this Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Ballroom at the Nittany Lion Inn. Suitable for children age 5 and
above, the contest is free and open to the public. Doors will open at
1:30 p.m. This year’s national challenge is to design and build a machine that inflates a balloon and pops it in 20 or more steps. (more info)
Oscar Nominated Short Films
The State Theatre will be showing the Academy Award nominated short films in Animated and Live-Action Categories through 2/16. Please note the Live-Action Shorts and Animated Shorts will
be running at different time, and each is a separate movie ticket. This is your opportunity to see the
nominated films prior to the Academy Awards ceremony on February 26th. (times and more info)
House Arrest: Jerry Sandusky not only should be denied visitation access to his
grandchildren; he also should face tightened restrictions while he
remains under house arrest.
Trial Prep: Jerry Sandusky's lead attorney wants copies of text messages, e-mail
correspondence, psychological records and much more as he prepares for
Erickson Responds: Penn State would see a nearly 30 percent decrease in state
general-support funding under Gov. Tom Corbett's proposed budget for
Paterno Memorial Tab: Expenses for the two-day public viewing and memorial service for Joe Paterno were approximately $29,000. (read)
Trash Changes: State College will overhaul its residential trash-collection system by
early 2013. Meanwhile, proposed
noise-enforcement changes will go to a hearing. (read)
Next weekend (Feb. 17-19) the Bryce Jordan Center will be electric and awake for 48 straight hours as The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon-THON will once again (since 1977) be helping kids with cancer. Each year
THON has 15,000 volunteers, 700 dancers and to date, has raised more
than $78 million for the fight against pediatric cancer, benefiting The
Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Children’s Hospital. VIsit here to learn more, view images and video from THON and DONATE!
More than nine million pet owners are expected to buy gifts for their pets this Valentine's Day; the average person will spend $5.04 on them.
Clouds and sun, a t-storm in the p.m.
Mostly sunny and beautiful
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