This weekend (Feb. 15-17) 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!
Oscar Shorts 2013
The State Theatre will once again host the Oscar Shorts for 2013 starting this Friday. There are four separate films to see: Animated, Live Action, and two segments of Documentaries. They have scheduled each segment four times to be sure audiences have a chance to see each one. Don’t miss all four sections of this year’s Oscar Shorts. You can see all the dates and times here.
McCombie Statement: Trustee Ryan McCombie posted a statement on his Facebook page saying the Paterno report should "give us pause to closing the book and 'moving on' from this terrible tragedy." (read)
Seeking Damages: Penn State counsel Ken Feinberg delivered the first round of demands from plaintiffs alleging abuse by Jerry Sandusky to Penn State officials. (read)
Next President: Penn State President Rodney Erickson intends to retire by June 30, 2014 and the search for the next university president is under way. (Search and Screen Committee)
Bleacher Project: The State College Area School Board of Directors will listen to bids in March to renovate the West Side bleachers in Memorial Field and gave permission for the district to start the bid. (read)
Valentine's Day is this Thursday! Whether you're searching florists and spas or looking to mark the occasion with something a bit more inspired than a heart-shaped box of chocolates, the StateCollege.com Valentine's Day guide can help. We have a list of many great events happening and much more. (visit guide)
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Burt Reynolds, Richard Gere, Harrison Ford and Mel Gibson all turned down the role of John McClane.