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The Penn Stater Daily — March 25, 2014


Hooray for Hollywood: In the March/April issue of the magazine, we told you about Lights. Camera. Cure., a THON-inspired dance marathon held in Hollywood and spearheaded by a group of Penn State alums. This year’s event was Sunday, and today’s Collegian reports that LCC raised a whopping $80,820.59 for the Four Diamonds Fund and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Check out LCC’s Facebook page to see the celebs who stopped by.

Party starters: You might remember our feature on political science prof Pete Hatemi from last fall. Hatemi’s research explores the surprising links between genetics and political views. He’ll be discussing his findings at the Schlow Library in State College on Thursday, as part of the Research Unplugged series. Admission is free, as are the fantastic Irving’s bagels.

State of SPD: More good news on the decline of dangerous drinking holiday State Patty’s Day — and proof that some campus and downtown initiatives are making a difference. A graph posted over at Onward State shows that both crime and alcohol-related hospital visits hit all-time lows this year—and the community service event, State Day of Service, is more popular than ever.

Mary Murphy, associate editor

March 25, 2014 at 2:33 pm Leave a comment

Getting Pumped for THON

The calm before the storm: The BJC on Thursday afternoon, just before THON preparations begin. Photo from Onward State.

At 6 p.m. today, THON 2012 officially begins in the Bryce Jordan Center, and the students involved don’t seem to need much help getting pumped (search #THON12 on Twitter for proof.)

But after a few dozen hours on their feet, this fun video from the LA Chapter’s Lights. Camera. Cure. might help pep up the crowd when they need it most. We told you about the Hollywood Dance-a-THON a couple of weeks ago—and how it raised over $37,000 for the Four Diamonds Fund. The video from the event, with a few celebrity cameos, will be shown on the big screen at the BJC this weekend.

Follow along with THON 2012 on Twitter: @THONwardstate, @TDC_THON, #THON12

Or check out The Daily Collegian‘s THON blog here or’s coverage here.

Mary Murphy, associate editor

February 17, 2012 at 10:48 am Leave a comment

Hooray for Hollywood

The Alumni Association's Tom Hammond '00 snapped this pic when the grand total was revealed.

Less than three weeks before THON 2012 kicks off at the Bryce Jordan Center, the LA chapter of the Alumni Association hosted an abbreviated version of the dance marathon yesterday in Hollywood. Held at the historic Avalon Theater, “Lights. Camera. Cure.” was a six-hour dance party to support the Four Diamonds Fund for pediatric cancer. The event raised a total of $37,411.40.

And because no Hollywood party would be complete without a celebrity sighting, Rosey Grier ’56 stopped by—and posed for photos on the pre-show red carpet.

Mary Murphy, associate editor

January 30, 2012 at 3:35 pm 1 comment

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