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Jay Paterno

State College native and Penn State graduate Jay Paterno is a father, husband and political volunteer. He’s a frequent guest lecturer on campus and at Penn State events and was the longtime quarterbacks coach for the Nittany Lions. His column appears every other Thursday. Follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/JayPaterno

Articles by Jay Paterno

Jay Paterno: Radio Program Sparks Memories of Birthday Celebration on TV Quarterbacks
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Jay Paterno: Radio Program Sparks Memories of Birthday Celebration on TV Quarterbacks
130 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
What I guess I learned amid laughing at the real and fake birthday party ideas on the radio was how unique days, days like Mother's Day, birthdays, anniversaries and holidays mark the passage of time. They create moments but also spark memories as we get older. [Read More]
Jay Paterno: Facebook IPO — Believe The Hype?
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Jay Paterno: Facebook IPO — Believe The Hype?
132 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
As the excitement builds for Facebook’s big initial public offering tomorrow it may be time to back up a step. Facebook’s proponents tout the upside of Facebook and the huge advertising dollars that can be made. My excitement is a little more measured, a little more skeptical. [Read More]
Jay Paterno: No Penn State Class has Ever Been More Important Than 2012
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Jay Paterno: No Penn State Class has Ever Been More Important Than 2012
134 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
For every graduating class at every school in the country, there is a commencement message conveyed about a pivotal moment in the lives of the graduates. Rarely can one talk about a graduating class being pivotal in that university’s history, but this year, at this time at Penn State, it is true. [Read More]
Jay Paterno: It is Election Time in Happy Valley
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Jay Paterno: It is Election Time in Happy Valley
136 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Late April means it is Pennsylvania primary time. It's election season, and even though the November presidential race appears set, as it usually is by the time the Pennsylvania primary rolls around every four years, there are still some reasons to get out and vote. [Read More]
Jay Paterno: Bits and Pieces in Life's Winding Road
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Jay Paterno: Bits and Pieces in Life's Winding Road
138 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Early this week, I found myself without a hot topic to discuss. I found a bunch of pieces that fit together so I put them all together in this column. I’ll warn you, the road through this column is winding. [Read More]
Jay Paterno: Fly Fishing and Marcellus Shale
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Jay Paterno: Fly Fishing and Marcellus Shale
140 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
There has been a gold/gas rush of sorts as people have hurried in to get to it as soon as possible, particularly as the energy needs of the globe continue to expand, Jay Paterno writes. [Read More]
Jay Paterno: Compromise in Politics Seen as Selling Out
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Jay Paterno: Compromise in Politics Seen as Selling Out
142 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Compromise on the political stage is now seen as weakness, as lacking “bold leadership”. Sides dig in for all or nothing outcomes, sacrificing what is good for our country in the pursuit of what is perfect as defined by our narrow set of interests, Jay Paterno writes. [Read More]
Jay Paterno: THON's Other Impact
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Jay Paterno: THON's Other Impact
144 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
In 2005, Sports Illustrated named a Penn State football weekend "The Greatest Show in College Sports." THON has become "The Greatest Show in College Life," Jay Paterno writes. [Read More]
Jay Paterno: A Thank You Letter to Penn Staters
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Jay Paterno: A Thank You Letter to Penn Staters
146 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Jay Paterno writes a thank you letter to the Penn State and State College communities for their support during his family's toughest times. [Read More]
Jay Paterno: Finding Light, Loyalty in Our Darkest Moment
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Jay Paterno: Finding Light, Loyalty in Our Darkest Moment
150 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Jay Paterno finds a symbol of loyalty from an unlikely family member in his first column for StateCollege.com since the Sandusky scandal changed his life forever. [Read More]
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