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Chris Buchignani, Town&Gown

Chris Buchignani is president of the board of directors of the Nittany Valley Society.

Articles by Chris Buchignani, Town&Gown

In Search of Evan Pugh In Search of Evan Pugh
83 weeks ago - Town and gown
Four Penn State presidents have been laid to rest here in Centre County. President Atherton is famously interred right along Pollock Road adjacent to Schwab Auditorium, while Milton Eisenhower finds his final repose in Centre County Memorial Park along the Benner Pike. Evan Pugh, Penn State’s [Read More]
Penn State Football Remixes Its Past Penn State Football Remixes Its Past
90 weeks ago - Town and gown
Suffering through a prolonged period of frustration and despair, the Penn State football team faces a do-or-die moment in an early Big Ten contest: Trailing in the fourth quarter and needing an unlikely game-extending play to keep hope alive, the Lions thread the needle, capping off a precarious [Read More]
The Penn State-Wisconsin Rivalry That Never Was
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The Penn State-Wisconsin Rivalry That Never Was
102 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Chris Buchignani, Town&Gown
So what about Wisconsin as a rival for the Nittany Lions? The Badgers, really? Stay with me here. It could have happened, and here's how it almost did. [Read More]
The Penn State-Wisconsin Rivalry That Never Was The Penn State-Wisconsin Rivalry That Never Was
103 weeks ago - Town and gown
Recently, I found myself caught in Park Avenue traffic behind a car adorned with an obnoxiously large Ohio State Buckeyes magnet. With merely a glimpse of it, my pulse quickened and my palms tightly gripped the steering wheel. As an ardent Nittany Lions fan, I recoiled at the unwelcome reminder of [Read More]
Nittany Valley Society: Why Learn the Penn State Story? Nittany Valley Society: Why Learn the Penn State Story?
107 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Chris Buchignani, Town&Gown
To wrap up this series of articles on local efforts to bring history to life, I would like to focus on a project that is a source of great excitement and pride – The Nittany Valley Society’s support for an undergraduate course on Penn State history. [Read More]
Nittany Valley Society: Why Learn the Penn State Story? Nittany Valley Society: Why Learn the Penn State Story?
108 weeks ago - Town and gown
To wrap up this series of articles on local efforts to bring history to life, I would like to focus on a project that is a source of great excitement and pride – The Nittany Valley Society’s support for an undergraduate course on Penn State history. In early 2013, two members of our [Read More]
Nittany Valley Society: The Legend of Penn's Cave Nittany Valley Society: The Legend of Penn's Cave
111 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Chris Buchignani, Town&Gown
The Legend of Penn's Cave is the very first Pennsylvania legend published by folklorist Henry W. Shoemaker in 1902. It is the official legend featured at Penn's Cave, where it is painted on a large sign at the entrance. [Read More]
Nittany Valley Society: The Legend of Penn’s Cave Nittany Valley Society: The Legend of Penn’s Cave
112 weeks ago - Town and gown
This is the very first Pennsylvania legend published by folklorist Henry W. Shoemaker in 1902. It is the official legend featured at Penn’s Cave, where it is painted on a large sign at the entrance. This legend tells not of the Princess Nittany over whose burial mound (or over whose [Read More]
Nittany Valley Society: One-Room Schools Bring History Alive
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Nittany Valley Society: One-Room Schools Bring History Alive
114 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Chris Buchignani, Town&Gown
For those seeking to better understand the story of our place, two local one-room school houses offer a more hands-on approach for encountering heritage, a chance to directly show residents a piece of their history. [Read More]
Nittany Valley Society: One-Room Schools Bring History Alive Nittany Valley Society: One-Room Schools Bring History Alive
115 weeks ago - Town and gown
Over the past several months, I have written about efforts to “mine” the rich preserves of knowledge buried in the past to release their power in the present. Previous installments of this series have focused mainly on conceptual conveyances of this potential – books, stories, and [Read More]
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