Shaver's Creek Fall Festival
Shaver's Creek comes alive this weekend with a community festival that includes the Children’s Halloween Trail, pumpkin carving, face painting, music, the Harvest Baking Challenge, entertainment, activities, natural history programs, and great food. Visitors enter the "non-scary" interpretive trail every half hour beginning at 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The Shaver's Creek Trail is truly a family event! Trail is $5 for ages four and older, surrounding festival is free. (more info)
Faculty senate: The Penn State Faculty Senate defeated two motions attempting to send statements of disapproval to the NCAA over the sanctions dealt after the Freeh report. (read)
Dukes Unhappy: Curtis Dukes reportedly is unhappy with playing time and voiced that displeasure last week to the Watertown Daily Times. (O'brien response)
Credit Downgrade: Penn State had its credit outlook downgraded to negative by Standard and Poor’s because of financial liability in connection with the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. (read)
Holiday Parking: The State College Borough Council passed its 2012 Holiday Parking Program, which would allow downtown businesses to validate customer parking in the borough's garages. (how it works)
Penn State Scandal CONTINUING COVERAGE
Punkin' Chunkin' Festival
This year's festival at Bald Eagle State Park includes 80+ craft vendors, 20+ food vendors, 4 large Punkin' Chunkers, 2 small chunkers, live bands, hayrides, blacksmith and chainsaw carving demonstrations and Much More. Pumpkins will be launched at targets floating in the lake! Free admission and parking. Saturday 10am-5pm. (more info)
Penn State (4-2) at Iowa (4-2)
When: Saturday, Oct. 20
Where: Kinnick Stadium
Kickoff: 8:00pm - BTN
Penn State will enter its first night game of the year on a four-game winning streak when it travels to Iowa to face the Hawkeyes at Kinnick Stadium.
The teams will next meet Nov. 7, 2015 in Beaver Stadium
Kirk Ferentz claimed his 100th victory as Iowa's head coach with last week's thrilling 19-16 double-overtime triumph at Michigan State.
It's the 25th meeting between Iowa and Penn State; the series is even, 12-12.
Penn State Football Page
The first Jack O'Lanterns were actually made from turnips.