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Lori Wilson, Town&Gown

Lori Wilson is a freelance writer and works in marketing for the Penn State Smeal College of Business.

Articles by Lori Wilson, Town&Gown

For a Good Clause For a Good Clause
26 weeks ago - Town and gown
On one evening each December, downtown State College becomes awash with folks dressed as Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, and other holiday characters. They travel from bar to bar, bringing glad tidings — and raising money for a good cause. You may have heard about Santacon, an annual [Read More]
Of Farms, Ice Cream ... and Curing Cancer Of Farms, Ice Cream ... and Curing Cancer
44 weeks ago - Town and gown
As one of the first colleges established at Penn State to support the university’s land- grant mission, the College of Agricultural Sciences awarded its first baccalaureate degrees in 1861. At that time, the college’s primary focus was to apply scientific principles to farming. Today, [Read More]
Finding a Start, Finding a Home Finding a Start, Finding a Home
69 weeks ago - Town and gown
It is true that State College carries the traditional “college town” label, with plenty of activity to offer the thousands of students that come and go through Penn State each year. But for young professionals coming from elsewhere in the country who find themselves in the area either [Read More]
Health & Wellness: Awareness and funds to fight lung cancer Health & Wellness: Awareness and funds to fight lung cancer
83 weeks ago - Town and gown
Kristen Connolly looked to her mother, Barbara, as her mentor and her best friend. They talked on the phone every day, and for nearly 10 years they took annual mother-daughter trips. “My mom and I were very similar,” recalls Connolly, who lives in State College. “We basically had [Read More]
Designing the Perfect Career Designing the Perfect Career
95 weeks ago - Town and gown
World-renowned poster designer. Professor emeritus. Lanny Sommese has certainly earned some impressive titles in his nearly 50-year career. Born in East Moline, Illinois, in 1943, he has been a member of the Penn State faculty since 1970, and has served as a fellow of the Institute for Arts [Read More]
Health & Wellness: New Children’s Advocacy Center Health & Wellness: New Children’s Advocacy Center
125 weeks ago - Town and gown
“Whether it’s justice, healing, or both, we want to focus on what the child needs.” This is the basis of Kristina Taylor-Porter’s vision for Centre County’s first Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC), set to open early in 2014. Not only motivated by the challenge to [Read More]
Family Takes Care of Family Family Takes Care of Family
134 weeks ago - Town and gown
As the aging population continues to grow, more and more adults are faced with the decision on how best to care for their parents when they are no longer able to care for themselves. According to a prediction by the US Census Bureau, by 2030 there will be about 70 million people who are 65 and [Read More]
Home-School Connection Home-School Connection
148 weeks ago - Town and gown
Planning and setting goals for the upcoming school year may not be foremost on the minds of area youth as they relish these final days of summer. But getting the academic year started off right is likely to be at the top of the minds of many area parents and teachers during the first few weeks of [Read More]
Health & Wellness: Race Against the Clock Health & Wellness: Race Against the Clock
161 weeks ago - Town and gown
If there is one word that medical experts want to impress upon the general public during national Stroke Awareness Month it’s “fast.” Not only does it serve as a reminder to act quickly when faced with the possible onset of a stroke, but also as a helpful acronym for what symptoms [Read More]
Faculty Focus: 'To the Moon and Back' Featuring Michael Paul
Faculty Focus: 'To the Moon and Back' Featuring Michael Paul
173 weeks ago - Town and gown
The Faculty Focus feature is a new, weekly question-and-answer spotlight on the administrators, instructors and all Penn State employees who keep the university running. [Read More]
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