PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

State College Once Again Will Be Renamed ‘City Of THON’

Mayor Don Hahn announced on Monday during the Borough Council meeting to once again change the name of State College to the “City of THON” for the duration of the time that the dancers in the BJC are standing.

“‘For the Kids’ are three words that motivate and inspire more than 16,500 students across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to give their time and selfless dedication in the pursuit of finding a cure for childhood cancer,” the proclamation reads. “I, Mayor Donald Hahn, do hereby proclaim this ceremonial name change beginning Friday February 16th, 2018, at 6 p.m. and lasting through Sunday February 18th, 2018 at 4 p.m.”

The tradition of renaming the town during THON weekend was started by Mayor Hahn’s predecessor, former mayor Elizabeth Goreham. This is the first time Mayor Hahn has issued this name change proclamation.

While THON takes place in the BJC located in College Township, which is adjacent to the Borough of State College, the sentiment of the name change shows the pride that the town takes in the positive contributions of Penn State students in the fight against childhood cancer. We dance in 11!

About the Author

Comments

More by Kyleigh

Be A Part Of The 2018 Senior Class Photo Inside Beaver Stadium

Be a part of the first senior class photo in Beaver Stadium in, well, a very very long time.

Ford, 6ABC Sponsor #6abcFTK Campaign Benefiting THON

Athletics

Center Ludvig Larsson Transfers To Penn State Hockey From Merrimack

The Swedish faceoff specialist graduated after three seasons at Merrimack, but will be immediately eligible to play for Guy Gadowsky in 2018-19.

Harris, Rivers Win Big Ten Titles On Final Day Of Competition

Penn State Women’s Soccer Releases 2018 Schedule

Penn State Women’s Lacrosse Loses To Penn 15-14 In Double OT

Penn State’s Kaleigh Riehl Headed To U.S. U-23 Camp

Student Life

Where Do Penn Staters Move After Graduation?

Not only is literally everyone at Penn State from “right outside of Philly,” ALMOST everyone also works “right outside of Philly.”

Penn Stater In The Running To Become Chief Taco Officer

Finding Your Penn State Beyond Penn State: Carolyn Popescu’s Senior Column

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

No Surprise Here: Saquon Barkley Can Throw, Too

Thirty yards out? No problem for Saquon Barkley.

Penn State Approved For Medical Marijuana Clinical Research

“The research component of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program sets it apart from the rest of the nation.”

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Penn Stater In The Running To Become Chief Taco Officer

Josiah Hritsko is one of three finalists to become Moe’s Southwest Grill’s “Chief Taco Officer.”

Send this to a friend