Alumni and all Penn Staters will gather Friday night, Dec. 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Buffalo Wild Wings, located at 7 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, for a mixer hosted by the Penn State Alumni Association. Penn State cheerleaders, Lionettes, and the Nittany Lion will be in attendance, and the venue will feature Penn State-themed music and videos. There is no advance registration required or reserved seating, so alumni and fans should plan to arrive early.
Penn State continues to reap the benefits of its ongoing involvement with the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), the academic counterpart to the Big Ten Athletic Conference. The CIC recently released its annual report.
Leading faculty members in the humanities from member institutions of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), the academic arm of the Big Ten Conference, will convene Nov. 5-7 at the Nittany Lion Inn on Penn State’s University Park campus for a colloquium on graduate programs in the humanities. More than 75 attendees from nearly every Big Ten/CIC public institution will be in attendance to discuss ways they can work together to share best practices, innovations and resources to further enhance their collective prestige within the humanities disciplines.
The anticipation for Saturday’s Big Ten Conference opener and Penn State Stripe Out clash against Rutgers has seen nearly all of the RV parking spaces exhausted in the primary RV lot near Beaver Stadium.
With a vote in Iowa City on June 4, 1990, Penn State was officially accepted as a member of the Big Ten Conference. Twenty-five years have passed in a partnership that allowed both the University and conference to reach unprecedented heights on the field and in the classroom.
The Big Ten and the Council of Presidents/Chancellors issued a decision on Feb. 11 to restore Penn State's share of the conference bowl revenues for the upcoming football season.
Big Ten directors of athletics, senior woman administrators and faculty representatives met Oct. 6 and 7 at the conference headquarters in Rosemont, Ill., and agreed to ensure that any student-athlete recruited to a Big Ten institution through the offer of an athletic scholarship will be guaranteed opportunities to pursue a degree.
For the second consecutive year, Big Ten Conference officials have approved the equal distribution of what would have been Penn State’s share of football bowl game revenues to 2013-14 Big Ten member universities. Penn State’s portion of the funds will go to two local child-focused organizations again this year to further promote their missions.
Earlier this summer, all Big Ten universities were given a portion of what would have been Penn State's football bowl revenues from the previous season, to distribute to child-focused causes close to their hearts. Big Ten officials provided $188,344 to each university in the conference to donate to a local organization of their choice, whose primary focus is on protecting children and advocating on behalf of children.
The New York Yankees and the New Era Pinstripe Bowl announced June 3 a partnership with the Big Ten Conference.
The Big Ten Conference office announced football division alignments set to begin in 2014 and nine-game conference schedules set to start in 2016. The changes were unanimously recommended by conference directors of athletics and supported by the Big Ten Council of Presidents/Chancellors.
New Big Ten conference rivals united on campus in January not to go head-to-head at Beaver Stadium, but for another reason -- food.
Six chefs and one sustainability representative from the University of Maryland visited Penn State's University Park and Altoona campuses Jan. 15 and 16. As part of the Chef Exchange program, Maryland dining employees toured Penn State facilities, worked alongside chefs and learned about operations. They also swapped information about menus, service standards and other issues.
The Chef Exchange program is an informal networking and professional development opportunity for Penn State and Maryland, said Penn State Executive Chef Mark Kowalski. It is the first such relationship between another university and Penn State Food Services. Penn State dining employees, including Kowalski, toured Maryland's facilities in College Park last December.
Penn State coach Bill O'Brien has been selected 2012 Big Ten Coach of the Year by the coaches and media, and defensive end Deion Barnes from Philadelphia has been named the conference's Thompson-Randel El Freshman of the Year. O'Brien and Barnes join the seven Nittany Lions who were named All-Big Ten on Monday (Nov. 26), six of whom were first-team honorees. On the Watch List for the Bear Bryant National Coach of the Year, O'Brien led the Nittany Lions to victories in eight of their final 10 games, earning an 8-4 overall record and a 6-2 mark in the Big Ten. Barnes, a redshirt freshman, joins tailback Curtis Enis (1995) as Nittany Lions to win the Thompson-Randel El Freshman of the Year, first awarded in 1986 and named for Darrell Thompson (Minnesota) and Antwaan Randel El (Indiana).
The Big Ten Council of Presidents/Chancellors (COP/C) announced unanimous approval Tuesday (Nov. 20) for Rutgers University to join the Big Ten Conference, one day after approving the inclusion of the University of Maryland. Rutgers will enter Big Ten competition in all sports at a date to be determined; Maryland will begin competition during the 2014-15 academic year. Rutgers University will also be joining the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), a consortium of world-class research institutions dedicated to advancing their academic missions.
The Big Ten Council of Presidents/Chancellors (COP/C) announced unanimous approval Monday (Nov. 19) for the University of Maryland to join the Big Ten Conference effective July 1, 2014, with competition to begin in all sports for the 2014-15 academic year. The University of Maryland also looks forward to joining the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), a consortium of world-class research institutions dedicated to advancing their academic missions.
"Today is a watershed moment for the University of Maryland," said University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh. "Membership in the Big Ten Conference is in the strategic interest of the University of Maryland."