Category Archives: THON

Penn State Class of 2019 – You have big shoes to fill

Penn State is buzzing with soon-to-be graduates that are soaking up their last few moments of college life while looking ahead to careers, research opportunities, or graduate school. Much like you Penn State Class of 2019, our Penn State seniors … Continue reading

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Intern Post: THON 101

Penn State’s Dance Marathon, better known as THON, is just a few days away! This weekend, thousands of students will fill the Bryce Jordan Center to spend 46 hours on their feet in support of pediatric cancer research through the … Continue reading

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Parent Post: Things I didn’t know (but learned fast!) about Penn State

We are excited to welcome Laurie Goodman as our newest parent blogger. Laurie’s son, Pete, is a rising sophomore at Penn State University Park and their family recently relocated from New Jersey to Chicago. In her first post, Laurie talks … Continue reading

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THON 2013: A Student Perspective

I could not be more proud to call myself a Penn Stater than after this past THON weekend. We raised $12,374,034.46 for the Four Diamonds Fund!!! FOR THE KIDS! THON is what Penn State is all about. This year, 709 Penn … Continue reading

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Getting Involved: Penn State Dance Marathon

Studying in a foreign country, away from home, definitely has its challenges. And that’s why the best advice we give to our international students is to get involved on campus to help ease their transition.  With over 1,200 clubs and … Continue reading

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Why We Dance – THON Documentary Premieres Tomorrow!

Mark your calendars. Thursday night is the premiere of the THON documentary, and you won’t want to miss it. I got a sneak peek and can’t stop thinking about it. More than 3 years in the making, this WPSU-produced documentary gives you … Continue reading

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Congrats to all THON Volunteers!

Forget that photo that I posted last week. Last year’s total, while impressive at the time, was blown away by the year-long efforts of all the volunteers for the 2012 THON. I am sure you have seen the total by… Continue reading

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It’s THON Weekend!

It’s one of the biggest weekends of the year for Penn State, and it doesn’t revolve around academics, research, activities or athletics. This weekend is all about one other component that helps make our students so well-rounded: SERVICE! Penn State… Continue reading

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