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Vilma Shu Danz, Town&Gown

Articles by Vilma Shu Danz, Town&Gown

Lunch with Mimi: Sandy Barbour Lunch with Mimi: Sandy Barbour
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
Last July, Penn State President Eric Barron named Sandy Barbour the school’s ninth director of athletics. Barbour came to Penn State after serving 10 years as director of athletics at the University of California. She has more than 30 years of experience as a collegiate administrator and coach [Read More]
Taste of the Month: Central PA Tasting Trail Taste of the Month: Central PA Tasting Trail
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
Centre County has become a hub for the microbrewing and microdistilling movements. It also has seen a boom in the winery business, making this area popular for everyone who has a taste for wine, beer, spirits, and hard cider. April offers a month-long celebration of those tastes with the first [Read More]
Lunch with Mimi: Marie Hardin Lunch with Mimi: Marie Hardin
8 weeks ago - Town and gown
Marie Hardin was named dean of the Penn State’s College of Communications in July. She is responsible for all operations in the college — the largest accredited mass communication program in the US, with undergraduate in-residence programs in journalism, telecommunications, media [Read More]
Taste of the Month: Primanti Bros. Taste of the Month: Primanti Bros.
8 weeks ago - Town and gown
Founded in 1933, the original Primanti Bros. opened in Pittsburgh’s Strip District, a busy area along the Allegheny River filled with warehouses. During the height of the Great Depression, the restaurant served good food for a fair price to truckers and shift workers. Today, there are a total [Read More]
Lunch with Mimi: Gary Brandeis & Dan Deitchman (Fraser Centre) Lunch with Mimi: Gary Brandeis & Dan Deitchman (Fraser Centre)
12 weeks ago - Town and gown
After more than 10 years of planning, delays, and development changes, the Fraser Centre in State College is finally under construction. The construction team began the project in October 2014 with excavation and belowground work to relocate utilities, lay the building’s foundation, and build [Read More]
Taste of Month: Hublersburg Inn Taste of Month: Hublersburg Inn
12 weeks ago - Town and gown
During the nineteenth century, taverns and inns were an area’s social center. More than just a bar, they contributed to the local economy by serving as gathering places for trade, entertainment, and hotels for traveling merchants on stagecoaches. In addition, visitors to the area also brought [Read More]
Taste of the Month: Staff Soup & Chili Recipes Taste of the Month: Staff Soup & Chili Recipes
18 weeks ago - Town and gown
During the winter months, nothing beats the chill like a steaming bowl of soup or chili. Not to mention, most often, it’s an easy one pot meal that feeds a crowd. A big pot of chili is the perfect game day dish for the Super Bowl! Soups and chili are not only comforting and delicious; they [Read More]
Lunch with Mimi: Rabbi Ostrich and Pastor Lynn Lunch with Mimi: Rabbi Ostrich and Pastor Lynn
21 weeks ago - Town and gown
The holiday season is marked by traditions, family gatherings, and faith. It is the time of year that, regardless of religious beliefs, many open their hearts, count their blessings, and give thanks. Town&Gown founder Mimi Barash Coppersmith sat down at the Tavern Restaurant in State College [Read More]
Taste of the Month: Duffy's Tavern Taste of the Month: Duffy's Tavern
21 weeks ago - Town and gown
Nestled in the heart of Boalsburg, Duffy’s Tavern, located at 113 Main Street, is a historic landmark in Centre County offering fine and casual dining with a seasonal flair. Built in 1819 by Colonel James Johnston and his wife, Hannah, it was operated as a tavern and inn for travelers who were [Read More]
International Education Experiences International Education Experiences
26 weeks ago - Town and gown
International Education Week is November 17-21. The US Department of State and Department of Education team up each year to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. As part of the celebration, Penn State’s education-abroad program holds an annual essay contest [Read More]
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