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STATE COLLEGE — Don’t have a garbage disposal? Many residents don’t blink an eye or think about what happens to the food scraps they toss into their trash cans, nor do many realize that these items are compostable. In recent years, though, State College has positioned itself at



Centre County Gazette

Create a dorm room with form and function in mind Create a dorm room with form and function in mind
Centre County Gazette
Whether you’re an incoming freshman or entering your senior year, the transition to campus life requires mental and logistical preparation. For a smooth move, prepare in advance. “You’ll want your dorm room or apartment to be a space in which you can thrive academically and [Read More]
Four big mistakes college students make Four big mistakes college students make
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College is when many young people first get a taste of independence. Unfortunately, this new-found freedom can lead to decisions that may impact life well beyond graduation. How can you avoid the pitfalls plaguing fellow scholars? Here are strategies for dodging common mistakes made by college [Read More]
Boost your family’s energy for back-to-school season Boost your family’s energy for back-to-school season
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It’s time to gear up for a new school year. That means buying supplies and clothes, coordinating schedules and adjusting to new routines. All the preparations can leave you feeling drained, but with the proper fuel you can ensure your family has the energy needed to ace each day. Here are [Read More]

Business

New program bridges gap between business and engineering New program bridges gap between business and engineering
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UNIVERSITY PARK — An initiative from Penn State's College of Engineering and Smeal College of Business aims to provide training for engineering students in business. The Business Experience for Undergraduates program will be taught by a Smeal faculty member and will include a broad range [Read More]
TV as a medium remains more active than ever TV as a medium remains more active than ever
Centre County Gazette
TV isn’t dead. But the TV? That’s another story. As a people-watching pop culture fan and lifelong student of marketing, I’m intrigued by the many “death of TV” and “demise of traditional media stories” that go something like this: Old media titans, such as [Read More]
Country Inn and Suites recognized on Expedia Insiders’ list Country Inn and Suites recognized on Expedia Insiders’ list
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STATE COLLEGE — Country Inn and Suites, located in State College, recently announced that it has been named an Expedia Insiders’ Select hotel for 2015. The annual list represents a ranking of the world’s best reviewed hotels as determined by direct customer feedback on [Read More]

Sports

Golf tourney proceeds to benefit agricultural organizations Golf tourney proceeds to benefit agricultural organizations
Centre County Gazette
“Being both a farmer and an educator, I know firsthand how powerful agricultural education can be, not just for those who till the field but also for those who consume the harvest,” said former Penn State president Erickson, who is chairing the tournament. [Read More]
2015 Spikes are re-writing the record books 2015 Spikes are re-writing the record books
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Records are meant to be chased and broken. Some stand the test of time, and others come down every week. Already into this short season, some members of the State College Spikes have been chasing history and rewriting the record books. For the beginning of this young [Read More]
Pleasant Gap survives in County League playoffs Pleasant Gap survives in County League playoffs
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BELLEFONTE — It was mettle-check time for the Pleasant Gap Peppers. Nothing lately had been going right for the team. Pleasant Gap finished as the lowest seed entering the Centre County Baseball League playoffs.The Peppers drew Lemont in the first round of the tournament and then lost to [Read More]

Arts & Entertainment

'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' set to take the stage 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' set to take the stage
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — A shady lady, a man with a dubious past, a dying patriarch and a notorious brood of 'no-neck monsters' will provide area audiences with the kind of intensity that reality TV can only imagine when State College Community Theatre presents the classic American drama “Cat [Read More]
Local retreat center to hold event to benefit community youth Local retreat center to hold event to benefit community youth
Centre County Gazette
CURWENSVILLE — On Saturday, July 25, local artist Elle Morgan will host “Find the Art in Earth,” an outdoor yoga retreat at her facility, Halfmoon Hollow. The event, under the auspices of The Elements of New Life Scripts, is intended to draw families, students, artists and [Read More]
'Mary Poppins' ready to hit the stage 'Mary Poppins' ready to hit the stage
Centre County Gazette
PHILIPSBURG — “Mary Poppins,” the beloved classic-film-turned-musical, will land on the IGNITE Youth Theatre stage with a heartwarming score, spoonfuls of imagination and a flying nanny on Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, July 26, at 2 p.m. Front and [Read More]

Education

College of the Liberal Arts appoints associate dean College of the Liberal Arts appoints associate dean
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s College of the Liberal Arts has appointed Paul C. Taylor, associate professor of philosophy and head of the Department of African-American Studies, as associate dean for undergraduate studies. Taylor assumes the undergraduate education responsibilities [Read More]
Hospitality management instructors train visiting Vietnamese faculty Hospitality management instructors train visiting Vietnamese faculty
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UNIVERSITY PARK — Faculty members from Duy Tan University in Da Nang, Vietnam, are studying at Penn State to improve the hospitality and tourism curriculum at their home university in anticipation of growth in international tourism. “Train the Trainer,” in its first year, is a [Read More]
Interns tackle opportunities in LA, New York City Interns tackle opportunities in LA, New York City
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UNIVERSITY PARK — Two Penn Staters who earned their bachelor’s degrees in May have secured spots in highly competitive post-graduate internship positions that could provide career-launching opportunities into the entertainment industry. While the two film-video graduates — [Read More]

Community

State College/Downtown Rotary Club donates $18,000 to local charities State College/Downtown Rotary Club donates $18,000 to local charities
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — The State College/Downtown Rotary donated $18,000 to help eight different organizations provide local programing or services during a July 16 lunch meeting. Recipients, amounts and intended uses include: ■ Global Connections, $1,000 for a portable public address system ■ [Read More]
Grange Fairgrounds hosts horse show Grange Fairgrounds hosts horse show
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CENTRE HALL — The Pennsylvania Quarter Horse Association recently held its Mid-Summer Horse Show at the Grange Fairgrounds in Centre Hall. Event sponsorship chairman Rita McMullen was very enthusiastic about the show. “We have 625 horses entered, which translates to about 2,500 people [Read More]
Military museum hosts 'Vietnam Revisited' bivouac Military museum hosts 'Vietnam Revisited' bivouac
Centre County Gazette
BOALSBURG — The weather was hot and steamy. Water from a morning downpour hung on the thick brush and grass near Alpha Company’s field headquarters tent. Nearby soldiers were busy donning their weapons and gear for a patrol in the woods. It looked like a scene from a movie or a [Read More]

Health & Wellness

Tyrone Regional Health Network and Penn State sign letter of intent Tyrone Regional Health Network and Penn State sign letter of intent
Centre County Gazette
TYRONE — Tyrone Regional Health Network and Penn State Health have signed a letter of intent to enter into formal affiliation. With approval by organizational boards and state authorities, Tyrone Regional will become a member of Penn State Health. The affiliation will bring together a [Read More]
Nicotine poisoning can prove fatal in children Nicotine poisoning can prove fatal in children
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HERSHEY — The Food and Drug Administration recently announced it intends to require warning labels and child-resistant packaging on liquid nicotine products such as those used in e-cigarettes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the popularity of e-cigarettes has [Read More]
State’s Critical Access Hospitals program receives national award State’s Critical Access Hospitals program receives national award
Centre County Gazette
BETHESDA, Md. — The Pennsylvania Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program received an inaugural State Quality Ranking award for quality and reporting for the program’s 13 Critical Access Hospitals. The award was presented during a June 23 and 24 meeting in Bethesda, Md., by the [Read More]
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