Since its formation by NewSong in 1995, The Winter Jam Tour Spectacular has featured many of the top names in Christian music, This Tour will feature headliner Toby Mac with special guests RED, Matthew West, Jamie Grace, Sidewalk Prophets and Royal Tailor At the heart of Winter Jam is ministry and it's commitment to no tickets and only $10 at the door. This Friday Jan 18 at the Bryce Jordan Center. (more info)
Also, there are still tickets available for Lady Gaga coming to the Bryce Jordan Center in March. Look to StateCollege.com for more concert announcements coming soon.
It's time to have some Fun in the Snow at Black Mo this Saturday (Jan. 19)! The Black Moshannon Winter Festival is next Saturday from noon to 5pm. There will be fires where you can warm up or roast marshmallows. Ice skating, broom ball, ice miniature golf, snow sculpture building, sled riding and borrowing snowshoes or cross country skis will be offered throughout the day. (more info)
Candlelight Vigil: Next Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary since that day, and to commemorate the iconic coach, a tribute organization, Inspiration Way, will hold a candlelight vigil. (mural on Heister St.)
McQueary Lawsuit: Attorneys representing Penn State filed preliminary objections to Mike McQueary's $4 million whistleblower lawsuit. (Read)
Mike Wallz: Penn State student and hip-hop artist Mike Wallace – better known around campus as Mike Wallz – will perform at the State Theatre on Friday night. (Video interview)
SCASD Contract: The State College Area School Board of Directors voted to accept the district's appointed fact-finder's recommendations. (Read)
MLK Day of Service
Penn State's University Park campus will honor the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. during its 28th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration. There will be many events, highlighted by speaker Ruby Bridges on Jan. 23 (Schwab Aud.) On November 14, 1960, surrounded by armed U.S. Federal Marshals, Ruby Bridges became the very first black student to attend William Frantz Public School in New Orleans. (list of events)
Pittsburgh is the only city where all major sports teams have the same colors: Black and gold.