Pennsylvania State University

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Pennsylvania State University—THON 

The Penn State Dance Marathon, affectionately known as THON, is a 46-hour, no sleeping, no sitting dance marathon to support the Four Diamonds Fund, and organization dedicated to supporting pediatric cancer patients. This is a university-wide event in which MBAs participate.

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Pennsylvania State University—Penn State Participates in Duke MBA Games 

On April 16, 13 Penn Staters traveled down to Durham, NC to participate in the Duke MBA Games. Every year Duke has a weekend of fundraising and volunteering for the Special Olympics of North Carolina, and Penn State has been an active participant for the past several years.

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Pennsylvania State University—Toys for Tots Ugly Sweater Party 

First and Second year MBA students came together to show off their ugly Christmas sweaters and raise funds & toys for Toys for Tots.

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Pennsylvania State University—Diwali Basket Raffle 

Students and administration donated themed baskets to be raffled off at a recent cultural event held in the MBA Program - Diwali.

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Pennsylvania State University—Canning Weekend #1 

Students from the MBA program took to Wal-Mart locations to collect spare change for Penn State's Dance Marathon and to spread awareness about the Four Diamonds Fund.

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Pennsylvania State University—MBA Soccer Game Benefitting THON 

On Sunday, October 12, first and second year MBA students competed against each other in our first class competition of the school year.

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Pennsylvania State University—Red Cross Blood Drive 

MBA students in the Smeal College of Business at Penn State came together on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 to support the Red Cross.

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Pennsylvania State University—Penn State Toys for Tots 

Penn State Smeal MBA students got in the holiday spirit while volunteering with Toys for Tots.   Read More
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Pennsylvania State University—Craft Night for Housing Transitions 

For the second year, the MBA program office hosted a kid's craft night for Housing Transitions.  Read More
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Pennsylvania State University—Walk A Mile For Breast Cancer 

The Penn State Smeal MBA Women's MBA Association sponsored "Walk a Mile for Breast Cancer" in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Read More
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Pennsylvania State University—United Way Day of Caring 

Penn State Smeal MBAs joined other volunteers from PSU and Centre County to help with two community improvement projects at the Centre Furnace Mansion and Holmes-Foster Park.

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Pennsylvania State University—THON - Penn State's Dance Marathon 

Penn State's Dance Marathon, affectionately known as THON, raises donations for the Four Diamonds Fund.  This fund supports families with children who are being treated for pediatric cancer at the Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.  Read More
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Pennsylvania State University—THON - Penn State's Dance Marathon 

Penn State's Dance Marathon, affectionately known as THON, raises donations for the Four Diamonds Fund.  This fund supports families with children who are being treated for pediatric cancer at the Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.   Read More
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Pennsylvania State University—Giving Back At Home--Smeal MBAs Return to India To Serve 

For Spring Break ‘13, we decided to fly home to Bangalore, India. We worked with a displaced community in Bangalore. We spent time gathering resources (clothes, blankets, monetary donations, etc.) and distributed them at the site as well as worked to spread awareness of the situation there.  Read More
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Pennsylvania State University—MOVEMBER: Mustache November 

November 1 brings the first day of MOVEMBER, short for Mustache November, to the Penn State Smeal MBA Program.  Men grow and women support mustaches for a month “to become walking, talking billboards” for prostate cancer research.

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Pennsylvania State University—Kids' Craft Night for Housing Transitions 

On November 19th volunteers from the Penn State Smeal MBA Program Staff ran a kids craft night event to support Housing Transitions. Housing Transitions supports county residents who are in need of housing services and support, and helps them to achieve independence and self-sufficiency.  Read More

Pennsylvania State University—Penn State Smeal MBA Service Immersion Road Trip 

Two second year Penn State Smeal MBAs, Adina Crauit and Abdulrahman ALMogren, take their Service Immersion experience on the road!

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Pennsylvania State University—Penn State Smeal MBA Service Immersion 2011--Mumbai, India 

Two 2nd year MBAs, James Corne and Dan McFarland, complete their Service Immersion project at an orphanage in Mumbai, India.

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Pennsylvania State University—Penn State Smeal MBA Service Immersion 2011-State College Friends School 

Three 2nd year MBAs completed their Service Immersion project working with The State College Friends School (SCFS) to explore grant funding for music enrichment programs for grades K-8. SCFS attends to about 100 students, supporting their academic endeavors with exposure to the arts.

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Pennsylvania State University—MBA THON Experience 

The Penn State Dance Marathon is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world! Referred to affectionately as THON within the PSU community, the event has raised more than $61 million for The Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Children's Hospital since its founding in 1977.

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