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Jenna Spinelle, Town&Gown

Jenna Spinelle is a freelance writer in State College. She works in Penn State’s Undergraduate Admissions Office and is an adjunct lecturer in the College of Communications.

Articles by Jenna Spinelle, Town&Gown

Planning a Season of Change: 60 years in the making, the Summers on Allen pedestrian mall aims to bring more people downtown    Planning a Season of Change: 60 years in the making, the Summers on Allen pedestrian mall aims to bring more people downtown
14 weeks ago - Town and gown
This May, State College could join Ithaca, Burlington, Charlottesville, Iowa City, and dozens of other cities across the country in creating a pedestrian mall in the heart of downtown. Summers on Allen, a collaboration between the Centre Foundation, Groznik PR, and the Downtown State College [Read More]
Help Me! Meditation Can Help Calm a Busy Mind in an Age of Distraction Help Me! Meditation Can Help Calm a Busy Mind in an Age of Distraction
53 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jenna Spinelle, Town&Gown
At a time when an endless barrage of information and requests is rarely more than arm’s length away, we could all stand to disconnect from technology and reconnect with our thoughts. I took the plunge into meditation a few weeks ago, and I’m really glad I did. [Read More]
Help Me! Meditation can help calm a busy mind in an age of distraction   Help Me! Meditation can help calm a busy mind in an age of distraction
58 weeks ago - Town and gown
This installment of “Help Me!” is a little more, well, existential than the others in the series thus far. As soon as I read Vincent’s stories about ballroom dancing and buying some more stylish clothes, I knew this series would be the perfect excuse for me to try something [Read More]
Changing Times: State College embarks on a realigned school day Changing Times: State College embarks on a realigned school day
92 weeks ago - Town and gown
The start of another school year always brings changes – new teachers, new classes, and a new routine to learn. The State College Area School District is adding one more change into the mix after years of planning and assessment. As students go back to school this fall, they are doing so on a [Read More]
THON Experience Inspires Former Leaders as They Pursue Varied Careers THON Experience Inspires Former Leaders as They Pursue Varied Careers
120 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jenna Spinelle, Town&Gown
Being involved in THON has impacted the careers of those who served as leaders. Some have gone on to careers in the nonprofit sector, while others utilize the organizational and leadership skills they learned in the corporate world. No matter where their careers have gone, these individuals have not [Read More]
 A Drive to Help Others: THON experience inspires former leaders as they pursue varied careers A Drive to Help Others: THON experience inspires former leaders as they pursue varied careers
122 weeks ago - Town and gown
Being involved in THON has impacted the careers of those who served as leaders. Some have gone on to careers in the nonprofit sector, while others utilize the organizational and leadership skills they learned in the corporate world. [Read More]
All-Star Alums All-Star Alums
156 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jenna Spinelle, Town&Gown
Town&Gown's annual look at distinguished alumni from Centre County's five school districts features an impressive lineup grads who built successful companies, a world-traveling teacher, a scientist at the cutting edge of immunology research, and a winner of the prestigious MacArthur “genius” [Read More]
All-Star Alums: Distinguished alumni from Centre County's 5 public school districts All-Star Alums: Distinguished alumni from Centre County's 5 public school districts
157 weeks ago - Town and gown
From traveling the world to making a difference close to home, alumni of Centre County’s high schools are using the foundation built in school to carve out successful paths for themselves and help others along the way.   This year’s group of All-Star Alumni includes two Penn [Read More]
Protection, Peace and Perception: Centre County Police Officers Take on Many Roles Protection, Peace and Perception: Centre County Police Officers Take on Many Roles
159 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jenna Spinelle, Town&Gown
Every day, hundreds of people across Centre County go to work protecting the community. They make decisions in the blink of an eye that could literally mean a person’s life or death. They play the roles of parent, companion, and therapist — sometimes all at once. And, thanks to smartphones and s [Read More]
Protection, peace and perception: Centre County police officers take on many roles Protection, peace and perception: Centre County police officers take on many roles
162 weeks ago - Town and gown
Every day, hundreds of people across Centre County go to work protecting the community. They make decisions in the blink of an eye that could literally mean a person’s life or death. They play the roles of parent, companion, and therapist — sometimes all at once. And, thanks to [Read More]
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