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Articles by Sarah Harteis, Town&Gown

5 Questions with Paula Poundstone 5 Questions with Paula Poundstone
5 weeks ago - Town and gown
It was 1979 when Paula Poundstone first began performing her comedy routines at open mic nights. What she didn’t know at the time was that one day she would be an award-winning comedian performing for two presidents and that she would become a featured panelist for a popular program on NPR, [Read More]
5 Questions with author Jess Walter 5 Questions with author Jess Walter
18 weeks ago - Town and gown
Since 2002, the Centre County Reads program has been encouraging county residents of all ages to come together and explore the human condition and various issues of community. It strives to do this by reading, studying, and discussing the same featured book. This year, the program recognizes and [Read More]
5 Questions with Jane Harris, coordinator of the Penn State Rube Goldberg Machine Contest 5 Questions with Jane Harris, coordinator of the Penn State Rube Goldberg Machine Contest
22 weeks ago - Town and gown
Since 2006, Penn State has held its Rube Goldberg Machine Contest, an annual international competition that challenges teams of students to compete in building the most elaborate and hilarious Rube Goldberg Machine. This year’s national challenge is to design and build a machine that erases a [Read More]
5 Questions with Jason Roy of Building 429 5 Questions with Jason Roy of Building 429
27 weeks ago - Town and gown
This January marks the 20th year for the well-known and loved Winter Jam Tour Spectacular. On January 16, the tour visits the Bryce Jordan Center, and for $10 fans are able to see 10 popular Christian artists perform their biggest hits. One of the featured bands will be Building 429. The [Read More]
5 Questions with Melissa Vyborny, general manager of Lakemont Park and Lights on the Lake  5 Questions with Melissa Vyborny, general manager of Lakemont Park and Lights on the Lake
31 weeks ago - Town and gown
If you’re looking for a fun and unique holiday event that the whole family can enjoy, a short road trip to Altoona might be the perfect idea this season. With 51 acres of beautiful holiday light displays, Lakemont Park welcomes Holiday Lights on the Lake to visitors from all over. Running [Read More]
5 Questions with independent filmmaker and journalist Kirsi Jansa  5 Questions with independent filmmaker and journalist Kirsi Jansa
35 weeks ago - Town and gown
On November 6 and 9, Kirsi Jansa’s film, Gash Rush Stories, will be shown on the Penn State campus. It is part of the film series that is part of the Palmer Museum of Art’s exhibition Marcellus Shale Documentary Project. The film is “a series of short documentaries” that [Read More]
Q&A with Mike Casper, race director for the Tussey Mountainback 50 Mile Relay and Ultramarathon   Q&A with Mike Casper, race director for the Tussey Mountainback 50 Mile Relay and Ultramarathon
38 weeks ago - Town and gown
This year marks the 15th anniversary for the Tussey Mountainback 50 Mile Relay and Ultramarathon, an event that has raised more than $100,000 for local nonprofits. All proceeds from this year’s event on October 19 will support the Cancer Survivors Association Inc., a nonprofit organization [Read More]
5 Questions with Jamie Miller, public-relations manager for the Color Run 5 Questions with Jamie Miller, public-relations manager for the Color Run
45 weeks ago - Town and gown
Quickly making its return to Happy Valley is one of the largest event series in the United States – The Color Run. On September 14, “The happiest 5K on the planet” will take place on the Penn State campus, starting on Porter Road. While progressing through the 5K course, runners [Read More]
5 Questions with Tourism Ireland executive vice president Alison Metcalfe  5 Questions with Tourism Ireland executive vice president Alison Metcalfe
48 weeks ago - Town and gown
The Penn State football team is traveling to Ireland in August to play in the Croke Park Classica against Central Florida. It is expected that about 15,000 Penn State fans will be traveling to cheer on the Nittany Lions. Tourism Ireland has been helping some of those dedicated fans make traveling [Read More]
Q&A: Tawni O’Dell Q&A: Tawni O’Dell
48 weeks ago - Town and gown
For the last 10 years, Tawni O’Dell has made her home in Happy Valley. In addition to being a New York Times bestselling author of four novels, she has seen one of those novels, Back Roads, recognized as an Oprah’s Book Club pick as well as a Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection. The [Read More]
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