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David Pencek, Town&Gown

David Pencek is editor of Town&Gown magazine, Town&Gown's Penn State Football Annual, and Town&Gown's Penn State Winter Sports Annual.

Articles by David Pencek, Town&Gown

Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editor
3 days ago - Town and gown
May is one of the more interesting months of the year. It begins with the fresh feelings of spring — people are still getting their gardens ready for the warmer months, doing some spring cleaning, and making sure their homes didn’t suffer any damage from the winter (or some [Read More]
A Salute to Volunteers A Salute to Volunteers
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Vilma Shu Danz, Town&Gown, David Pencek, Town&Gown, Tiara Snare, Town&Gown
In honor of National Volunteer Month in April, a few members of the Town&Gown staff visited three places that provide so much to our communities — and who rely so much on volunteers. [Read More]
Q&A with Lou Prato Q&A with Lou Prato
4 weeks ago - Town and gown
Editor’s note: The following is part of a Q&A with author and Penn State sports historian Lou Prato that didn’t run in the April issue of Town&Gown because of space. T&G: Overall, what do you think has changed the most when it comes to Penn State and its athletic [Read More]
A Salute to Volunteers A Salute to Volunteers
4 weeks ago - Town and gown
The lifeblood of nearly all nonprofit organizations is the work done by volunteers. They are the people behind the scenes who give of their time to help causes, groups, events, and more without asking anything in return. April is National Volunteer Month, which celebrates the work done by [Read More]
Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editor
4 weeks ago - Town and gown
From the outside, Beaver Stadium isn’t the most visually appealing sports facility. That may be an understatement. Some have described it as looking like a giant erector set. Inside, however, is where it has become a special place to many. With regards to the few decades that [Read More]
5 Questions with author Karen Abbott 5 Questions with author Karen Abbott
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - David Pencek, Town&Gown
Karen Abbott has made her mark writing about some of the more fascinating women in American history. Her book, "Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy" is this year’s Centre County Read selection, and Abbott will give a talk March 16 at the HUB-Robeson Center. [Read More]
Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editor
9 weeks ago - Town and gown
When it comes to the stories that are published in Town&Gown, the overwhelming majority of them are about the positive aspects of Happy Valley, of which there are so many. The people, places, and events that make this region special are why many of us (myself included) love working and living [Read More]
Beyond THON Beyond THON
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - David Pencek, Town&Gown
Mention Penn State student organizations that do charitable work and the one that is usually thought of first is THON. A look at other clubs and organizations, however, finds that besides helping kids with cancer, Penn State students are making a positive impact on many others. [Read More]
Beyond THON Beyond THON
14 weeks ago - Town and gown
Mention Penn State student organizations that do charitable work and the one that is usually thought of first is THON. It makes sense since THON is, after all, the largest student-run philanthropy in the world and has raised more than $127 million for the Four Diamonds Fund since 1977.  A look [Read More]
Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editor
14 weeks ago - Town and gown
Each February, one of the best moments of the year happens. Inside a packed Bryce Jordan Center, Penn State students stay on their feet for 46 hours and raise tens of millions of dollars to help families who have children with cancer. THON has become one of the biggest events in Happy Valley, [Read More]
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