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Android: Free, Searchable Penn State UP map now available for download

Ever had to be somewhere on campus when you suddenly realized: “Darn. Where the heck is Elliott building? I have an appointment in 30 minutes and have no idea where it’s at…” Of course you have!

Well, here’s your solution (at least if you have a device with Google Android on it.) The Unofficial Penn State Map app version 1.2 was just released today. It’s compatible with Android 3.1 and up. Grab it on the Google Play app market now!

PRSSA Presents: 90's FLASHBACK DANCE at Levels Nightclub

 The Public Relations Student Society of America invites YOU to join us in celebrating our favorite most fashionable decade-the 90’s- at our FLASHBACK DANCE at Levels Nightclub on Friday, January 18th, 2013.

Come out and support PRSSA and your fellow Penn Staters at this awesome event. PRIZES will be available for the BEST DRESSED presented by LEVELS Nightclub!

Come decked out in your favorite 90’s attire and get ready to dance the night away!

WE ARE so excited cause everyone knows the 90’s are ALL THAT!

 Facebook Event Page

**First 50 people get in for $5
**Under 21 after the first 50 people-$10
**21 and up-$3

Suit Up Penn State seeks a sartorial side to Dear Old State

Do you yearn for the good old days, during which young men and women dressed their best before going around and about on campus? If so, this may be the movement for you.

Established just this past week, Suit Up State, currently a Facebook page, aims to “start a campus wide movement to class up the university and bring back the old time college charm by suiting up” with weekly events. Here’s the current lineup:

  • Formal Monday
  • Canadian Suit Wednesday (!?)
  • [Business-]Casual Friday

Considering the modern prevalence of sweatpants here, it’s ambitious for sure. Does it sound appealing to you? Then head on over to the Facebook page, and embrace your dapper collegiate side!

Ram Squad to host Rhythm Spotlight 10!

RAM Squad will be hosting their annual Bboy/Bgirl competition, Rhythm Spotlight 10, on January 12, 2012!

Check out the Facebook event!

Competitions will consist of :

2v2 BBoy/BGirl for $500
1v1 All-Styles for $200

Including Skate Penn gear for all the winners!
Doors open at 4:30pm

Event starts at 5:30pm
Entry fee:

$5 /$1 with PSU ID

2v2 Bboy Judges
– Chem (Floor Obsessions/Universal Alchemy)
– Omen (Supreme Beings/Universal Alchemy)
– Domkey (LOZ)

2v2 DJ: Fleg (LOZ)

1v1 All-Styles Judges
– Rufio
– Lil O

1v1 DJ: Remedy

MC: Voltron (Slaughterhouse/New Skool Assassins)

Click here to enter the dance battles!

Come out and have some fun competing or even just watching the battles!

Sunday Night: Candlelight Vigil to honor the victims of the Connecticut school shooting

From the Latino Caucus – Pennsylvania State University Chapter

“This Sunday night at 7:00pm there will be a candlelight vigil to honor the victims of the Connecticut school shooting. If you would like to attend, please bring candles/lighters and friends to Old Main lawn.
We understand that this is the time when many of you may be studying for your finals, however we ask that you take a break and join the rest of the Penn State community in showing respect to those who were victims of this tragedy.”

Folks, take a break from studying and attend this vigil. The least we can do for the victims, and their families, is honor them, and show that we are here for them.

Mike Eruzione, Captain of the 1980 US Olympic Hockey Team to Speak at Penn State

Captain of the 1980 US Olympic Hockey Team to Speak
Mike Eruzione, subject of the hit film, “Miracle” will speak at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10 in Eisenhower Auditorium. This event is part of the Student Programming Association’s Distinguished Speaker Series. Tickets will be free to students with a valid Penn State student photo id beginning Wednesday, March 27. Based on availability, tickets for the general public may be available for free starting Wednesday, April 3. These tickets will be available at the Bryce Jordan Center Ticket Office, HUB Information Desk, Eisenhower Auditorium and Penn State Ticket Office Downtown. More information will be released at a later date.

Millions of Americans remember Eruzione as the captain of the 1980 US Olympic hockey team that beat the odds to win the gold medal in Lake Placid. It was his decisive winning goal that beat the Soviet team and stunned the world. Following the team’s triumph, Eruzione went on to broadcast for network television. He broadcast Olympic commentary from Sarajevo, Los Angeles, and Calgary for ABC, and from Albertville and Lillehammer for CBS. In preparation for the 1994 Winter Olympic Games, Eruzione joined the Olympic Hockey Tour to promote the American team. His role in this memorable moment in history and the lessons taken from it make him a respected and irreplaceable sports speaker for any event.

A gifted orator, Olympian Eruzione is an icon of his 1980 storybook team and an inspiration in the face of even the most seemingly insurmountable of odds. A speaker that sets audiences at ease with his friendliness, outgoing nature and quick smile, he is an all-time favorite for all the right reasons. Eruzione and his team’s storybook Olympic tale is the subject of the Disney film “Miracle” starring Kurt Russell as legendary Head Coach Herb Brooks and Patrick O’Brien Demsey as Eruzione.