Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The middle school's Builders Club will have a two-hour fundraising dance marathon Thursday afternoon, with proceeds benefiting the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.
Every year, hundreds of Penn State students jump, shake and shimmy their way to raising millions of dollars for charity at the school's annual THON fundraiser. The legendary dance marathon has become such an effective fundraising tool that the members of Klinger Middle School's Builders Club have decided to put on their own benefit. Fortunately, they won't be dancing for three days straight. Instead, they will take the dance floor for two hours on Thursday, starting at 3 p.m. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be donated to Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital. Those interested in contributing can contact Laura Brannen or Heather Harper, moderators of the Builders Club.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
A "winter update" will address additional stresses young children are facing in the wake of recent violent school attacks.
With the violence of Sandy Hook Elementary School still fresh in the minds of parents and educators, the need to talk to young children about violence is evergrowing. Bucks and Montgomery county educators will soon have a chance to learn how to best handle what can be a very difficult discussion to have. The Montgomery County Cooperative Extension of Penn State will host a 2013 Winter Update for Early Education professionals. The six-hour conference will be held at the Franconia Heritage Restaurant, Banquet and Conference Center, 508 Harleysville Pike, Telford. Among the topics for discussion will be: Educators will receive credits for attending. "All participants will receive six training credit hours from PQAS certified instructors," …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
PA Governor Tom Corbett told reporters that the sanctions levied against Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky scandal are arbitray and illegal.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett will file a lawsuit later today against the NCAA, asking the court to throw out all the sanctions leveled at Penn State by the organization after the Jerry Sandusky scandal became public. “These punishments threaten to have a devastating, long-lasting and irreparable effect on the state, its citizens and its economy,’’ Corbett said in a statement released to the press. In July, the NCAA enacted the sanctions as punishment for what it saw as silent complicity while former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky molested and sexually abused 10 boys, some of the assaults taking place on school grounds. Sandusky was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison in August after he was convicted of 45 counts of sexual abuse of …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly announced new charges surrounding Penn State's alleged coverup of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
Former Penn State University Presient Graham Spanier will be charged with perjury, endangering the welfare of children and obstruction of justice, stemming from the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal, according to a press conference broadcasted on 6ABC. Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly held the press conference announcing the charges, citing e-mails between Spanier, former Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley and former Penn State Vice President Gary Schultz discussing reports of Sandusky sexually abusing boys on campus. According to Kelly, emails between the three had thinly-veiled reference of a 1998 incident on campus involving Sandusky, referring to Sandusky as "the individual," Sandusky's non profit, The Second Mile, as "…
Sunday, July 22, 2012
University officials made the decision to take down the bronze statue early Sunday morning in light of details from the Freeh report. Paterno's name will remain on the library.
Construction crews arrived at Penn State early Sunday morning to remove the bronze Joe Paterno statue from the front of Beaver Stadium and place it in an undisclosed secure location, ESPN.com reports. The project began at 6:15 a.m., when workers blocked off access to the statue with a fence wrapped in a blue tarp, according to USA Today. By 8:20 a.m., a forklift had carried the 900-pound statue into the stadium. In what appears to be a compromise for Paterno's detractors and his supporters, the coach's name will remain on the university's library. Joe and Sue Paterno contributed more than $4 million for the library's construction. Rumors of a decision made about the fate of the statue swirled Friday, with no indication of how Penn State …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
According to an investigation into Penn State's connection to child abuse, '...Nothing was done and Sandusky was allowed to continue with impunity.'
Former FBI director Judge Louis Freeh released his report investigating Penn State's invlovement in Jerry Sandusky's recent child sex scandal, saying that the "most saddening and sobering finding is the total disregard for the safety and welfare of Sandusky’s child victims by the most senior leaders at Penn State." Does this report's findings change your opinion of Penn State and how it handled Sandusky? Tell us in the comments. "The most powerful men at Penn State failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who Sandusky victimized," Freeh said in a statement on Thursday. "Messrs. [University Presdient Graham] Spanier, [University Vice President Gary] Schultz, [head football coach Joe] Paterno and [Athletic Director Tim] …
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Media outlets release conflicting information as to the former head coach of Penn State Football's condition.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
The firing of Penn State head coach Joe Paterno and president Graham Spanier Wednesday night was the right move, but more investigation is needed.
After the release of the grand jury investigation into the actions of former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky and his subsequent arrest, the Happy Valley campus has been in turmoil, culminating in Wednesday night’s decision by the Penn State Board of Trustees to fire head coach Joe Paterno and college president Graham Spanier. The news sent Penn State students to the street in protest of the move, overturning a news van, chanting “f*** the trustees” and bringing out riot police who used mace to disperse the crowds. While the destruction of property is inexcusable, I maintain some level of understanding at their reaction to the sudden downfall of the man who has been the face and spirit of the school for more than 55 years. …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The legendary Penn State football coach just announced that he will be retiring at the end of the season.
According to AP, reported by Huffington Post, Coach Joe Paterno will retire at the end of this football season. 10:39 a.m. Paterno released a statement confirming the reports of his retirement. In it, he said, "This is a tragedy. It is one of the great sorrows of my life. With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had done more." Read the full statement online here.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Patch Regional Editor Melissa Treacy examines her love for her alma mater in the face of the recent scandal.
As a very proud, and often very public, Penn State alumna, many are asking me this week what I think of the allegations that surround the charges against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. I’ll start by explaining what I know. While I will try to link you to facts so that you may draw your own conclusions, the purpose of this opinion article is simply that: to tell you my opinions. You may take them for what they're worth. We’re all entitled to one. Share yours below in the comments section if you have something to add. Patch is a forum of ideas and we welcome anyone to share theirs. Just because I’m an editor doesn’t mean mine are all correct. They are just my “two cents.” What seems to be the case here is that many involved …