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March 14, 2016

March Madness means money—it’s time to talk about who’s getting paid

By JOHN AFFLECK

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament starts Tuesday. From then until the final on April 4, CBS Sports and Turner Broadcasting will bring you every game, focusing on the buzzer beaters, the Cinderella stories, the athletes overcoming the odds.

It’ll all end, as…

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June 12, 2015

Students appreciate, enjoy Curley Center NASCAR experience

Curley Center students tour Pocono Raceway at the start of their workday at the track. (Photo by Bill Zimmerman)

For the Penn State students who brought a "non-traditional classroom" to life while covering a NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway in 2015, one weekend's worth of work produced important memories and valuable opportuniites.

“It was a wonderful experience. Sitting across from writers from ESPN and USA…

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Curley Center students tour Pocono Raceway at the start of their workday at the track. (Photo by Bill Zimmerman) Four-time NASCAR champion was part of the on-campus announcement of the partnership in April. (Photo by Steve Sampsell) Gordon greets fans before the start of the race. (Photo by Nick Thomas) Gordon, wearing a Penn State fire suit, signs an autograph for a fan. (Photo by Nick Thomas) Gordon signs another autograph while a fans snaps a photo. (Photo by Nick Thomas) Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon (center) with students (from left) Jeff Jezewski, Matt Mayer and Roger Van Scyoc, and John Affleck.

December 12, 2014

PHOTOS: Student captures Essence of Joy

Essence of Joy performs "Babethandaza" at the Mosaic concert on Dec. 7 at Eisenhower Auditorium. (Photo by Alexandra Zortman)

Introductory photojournalism student Alexandra Zortman focused on Essence of Joy, a choral ensemble in Penn State's School of Music, for a class assignment at the end of the semester.

Essence of Joy, which will performs African/African American sacred and secular music, will present the "Our Gift of Giving" concert…

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Essence of Joy performs "Babethandaza" at the Mosaic concert on Dec. 7 at Eisenhower Auditorium. (Photo by Alexandra Zortman) Dr. Anthony Leach conducts an Essence of Joy rehearsal. Dr. Leach is a professor of music and music education at Penn State, and the director and founder of Essence of Joy. (Photo by Alexandra Zortman) Choir member, Maya Kouassi, 21, rehearses a piece from Winterfest 2014. (Photo by Alexandra Zortman) Choir member Eva Swanson is an undergraduate student from State College. (Photo by Alexandra Zortman) Members of Essence of Joy sit and listen as another act rehearses. Essence of Joy is one of 10 choral ensembles in the School of Music. (Photo by Alexandra Zortman) Choir Members Lashawn Williams (left) and Taylor Baum participate in a rehearsal. (Photo by Alexandra Zortman)

November 14, 2014

Students selected for Leadership Institute

Two students from the College of Communications and its Society of Professional Journalists chapter will represent Penn State at the Ted Scripps Leadership Institute in Columbus, Ohio, this weekend.

Chapter president Shannon Gethard and vice president Carissa Gaither were selected for the two-day session (Nov. 14-16) after submitting…

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November 7, 2014

Students ready to rake for eco-friendly promo effort

EcoCAR2Members of the Penn State Advanced Vehicle Team -- including students from the College of Communications who handle public relations for the award-winning effort -- will conduct a community service event Sunday, Nov. 9, at Sunset Park in State College.

Team members will rake…

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