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Gordon hits the streets at Penn State - Matt Bortner

UNIVERSITY PARK — It’s not everyday that you see a NASCAR stock car driving down the streets of Penn State University. Your eyes did not deceive you, though — that was Jeff Gordon driving his replica No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet SS from the Business Building to the Berkey



Centre County Gazette

Retirement hasn't slowed down Bellefonte's Wetzler Retirement hasn't slowed down Bellefonte's Wetzler
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — John Wetzler might be retired, but for those who know the man, it certainly doesn't seem like it. He's a substitute teacher and coach in the Bellefonte Area School District. He knows a lot of people, and a lot of people know him. He's been a part of the Bellefonte community for [Read More]
Protestors march to KDR again Protestors march to KDR again
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — On Good Friday, the activist group Windows of Opportunity was still able to coordinate a protest of about 40 people to march to Kappa Delta Rho fraternity. “Our community does not welcome anyone who treats our women this way,” said Laura Shadle, the protest’s [Read More]
Commissioners unanimously approve legal counsel Commissioners unanimously approve legal counsel
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — Centre County commissioners voted unanimously to approve additional independent legal counsel with regards to pending Right-to-Know litigation as well as current and future Right-to-Know requests. Attorney Craig J. Staudenmaier, of the Nauman, Smith, Shissler & Hall law firm, [Read More]

Business

Grant will drive innovation at TechCelerator Grant will drive innovation at TechCelerator
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced that the TechCelerator@State College is among the first of 26 recipients of the 2014 Regional Innovation Strategies program grants. Penn State received a $500,000 i6/Cluster Grant for Seed Capital Funds to further develop [Read More]
Panko elected to Board of Directors Panko elected to Board of Directors
Centre County Gazette
David Panko was elected to the Board of Directors of the Political Action Committee of the National Financial Planning Association (FPA) which is headquartered in Denver. He was the president of the FPA of Central PA in 2010, served on the National FPA Chapter Leaders Advisory [Read More]
Sounds of Marketing: Quit “achin’ to be” and make something happen Sounds of Marketing: Quit “achin’ to be” and make something happen
Centre County Gazette
(Editor’s Note: David M. Mastovich’s Sounds of Marketing column take songs by some of music’s best-known artists to highlight management, leadership and marketing trends. The Replacements’ “Achin’ to Be” illustrates how being creative, telling your story and [Read More]

Sports

Bellefonte edges rival Bald Eagle Area on the diamond Bellefonte edges rival Bald Eagle Area on the diamond
Centre County Gazette
WINGATE — Bellefonte somehow needed to score just one run, and the Raiders didn't care how they got it. Down to its last five outs, trailing by a run, and being shut out on one hit, Bellefonte was scratching just to get a man on base against BEA pitcher Ryan Guenot.But in the sixth inning, [Read More]
BEA's Jones signs Letter of Intent to play at LHU BEA's Jones signs Letter of Intent to play at LHU
Centre County Gazette
WINGATE — After leading the Bald Eagle Area football team under center for the last two years, Jason Jones will be moving on the attend Lock Haven University to play quarterback for the Bald Eagles. Jones has had a tremendous athletic career at Bald Eagle Area off the football field as [Read More]
State High girls' lacrosse team looks for continued success State High girls' lacrosse team looks for continued success
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — A closer look at the 2015 State College Area High School girls' lacrosse team: Coach — Mark Mahon, third season. 2014 record — 15-5. Key losses — Annie Hughes, Carrie Mahon and Caitlin McGlaughlin. Returning letter winners — Maggie Hurley, Kendall [Read More]

Arts & Entertainment

'Spring Elation' on display at Fraser Street Gallery 'Spring Elation' on display at Fraser Street Gallery
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Spring arrived this month on South Fraser Street with the launch of a celebratory exhibition, “Spring Elation.” Six of Pennsylvania's most intriguing photographers and painters have works displayed at Margaux Wolszczan's Fraser Street Gallery. "We wanted to [Read More]
Blue and White concert to be held April 18 at Eisenhower Blue and White concert to be held April 18 at Eisenhower
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State Glee Club, the university’s oldest student organization, will present its annual Blue and White concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 18, in Eisenhower Auditorium. The program features “Sun Our Father,” a piece created for the Glee Club by [Read More]
Faculty member releases 'Mack the Knife' music video Faculty member releases 'Mack the Knife' music video
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Max Zorin, violinist and Penn State School of Music faculty member, has released a new music video, “Mack the Knife,” in which Zorin plays the role of the thief, when not playing his violin. The video is part of a project sponsored through a grant from the Penn [Read More]

Education

Bellefonte High art club fights hunger with pottery Bellefonte High art club fights hunger with pottery
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — What started as a roundtable discussion at the beginning of the school year became one of the most successful philanthropic art events Bellefonte has seen in a long time. Created to benefit the Centre County Food Bank and held at Bellefonte Area High School on March 27, the [Read More]
Bald Eagle Area offers Camp Invention Bald Eagle Area offers Camp Invention
Centre County Gazette
WINGATE — In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, the Bald Eagle Area School District recently announced that it will offer the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades one through six. The four-day summer camp will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 [Read More]
Reading program comes to Schlow Library Reading program comes to Schlow Library
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Schlow Library is pleased to announce its April Book Club, “Race Into Reading,” a children’s reading incentive program. Timed to coincide with One Book, Every Young Child, a statewide initiative highlighting the importance of early literacy development, [Read More]

Community

Tech Center hosts entrepreneurship program Tech Center hosts entrepreneurship program
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — The Centre County Entrepreneurship Challenge Competition was held in the Technology Center in Innovation Park on April 7. This competition is sponsored statewide by Economics Pennsylvania, a nonprofit organization that helps young people develop sensible economic ways of [Read More]
Shops celebrate joint second anniversary Shops celebrate joint second anniversary
Centre County Gazette
REBERSBURG — On April 11, the Forefathers Book Store and Main Street Yarn celebrated their joint second anniversary at the former First National Bank building at 121 E. Main St in Rebersburg. The stores are owned and operated by Keith Bierly and his wife, Kim, who reside in Centre Hall. [Read More]
Charter school presents young rock bands in concert Charter school presents young rock bands in concert
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — How many rock bands do you know that are made up of fifth to eighth graders? If you attended the Centre Learning Community Charter School's “Future Legends of Rock” concert on April 10, you would have heard four of them. The concert was part of a rock band [Read More]

Health & Wellness

Sports drink developed at Center for Food Innovation Sports drink developed at Center for Food Innovation
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — A breakthrough sports recovery drink developed by a Penn State researcher, produced by the Penn State Berkey Creamery and tested by Penn State football players is now available. Dr. Pete’s Recovery Drink, a chocolate milk infused with an innovative research-based [Read More]
Hospital aims to make clinical research more appealing Hospital aims to make clinical research more appealing
Centre County Gazette
HERSHEY — Clinical research studies are the reason medical care has improved leaps and bounds in the past few decades. Without these carefully designed tests for new drugs, procedures or devices, treatments for diseases would not progress. These studies should be viewed as opportunities, [Read More]
Friedman, Poole join board of Children's Advocacy Center Friedman, Poole join board of Children's Advocacy Center
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — The Children’s Advocacy Center of Centre County, Mount Nittany Health, recently announced the appointment of two new governing board members. Charlene Friedman, a longtime resident of Centre County, is chief financial officer for Friedman Real Estate Group. Friedman has [Read More]
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