Monthly Archives: February 2011

EMS THON First Among General Organizations

A recipe for success: mix one part supreme leader, one part amazing motivator, six parts energetic dancers, and many parts enthusiastic and committed Earth and Mineral Science (EMS) students and you get a record $85,900 raised for Penn State’s IFC/Panhellenic… Continue reading

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Misplaced Modifiers Cause Valentine Heartache

Because it’s the week of love–Valentine’s Day was Monday–let’s have some fun with these two words: only and love. Watch what happens to the meaning of a sentence when you move ONLY around.ONLY I love you! No one else loves… Continue reading

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Meteo Students in Seattle for AMS Conference

Forty-three undergraduate meteorology students from the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences attended the annual American Meteorological Society (AMS) conference in Seattle, Washington in the last week of January. This was the largest group of student attendees from Penn… Continue reading

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Say What?: Verbs of Attribution

It’s always important to give proper credit by citing your sources. Generally, in academic writing you will be following the author and date format inside parentheses. Yet you may have already introduced the source, and want to refer to… Continue reading

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