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THON raises more than $13 million for pediatric cancer - Alexa Lewis

UNIVERSITY PARK — More than 700 Penn State students made a statement of what pediatric cancer cannot stop as they danced to near exhaustion during the 46-hour IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, which was held at the Bryce Jordan Center starting on Feb. 20. On Feb. 22, at 4 p.m., dancers were cued



Centre County Gazette

Women's Corner: Q&A with Cheryl Johnson Women's Corner: Q&A with Cheryl Johnson
Centre County Gazette
As the executive director for the Private Industry Council of Centre County, Cheryl Johnson knows the importance of workforce development throughout the I-99 corridor. Due to Johnson’s efforts for the past 22 years, PICCC is a leader in meeting the employment and training needs for both [Read More]
Wedding planning: If I had to do it all over Wedding planning: If I had to do it all over
Centre County Gazette
Ever since I was a little girl, there was this place in the woods on my parents’ property where the forest floor was covered with little dots of sun as the rays shone down through the trees. That spot has always been magical to me. At some point during my relationship with my husband, Greg, he [Read More]
I Do and I Don’t: Basic ideas to consider when planning nuptials I Do and I Don’t: Basic ideas to consider when planning nuptials
Centre County Gazette
During the wedding planning process, you are going to hear a lot of opinions, whether they are about  colors, the foods that should be offered, or even the type of music that should be played. Everyone you meet will want to share his or her advice. You will hear a lot of “don’t do [Read More]

Business

Liberty Craft House breaks the mold Liberty Craft House breaks the mold
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — There's a new hangout in downtown State College. Meet the Liberty Craft House. The Liberty Craft House, however, isn't just any bar. Located at 346 E. College Ave., State College's newest establishment is a craft beer lover's paradise. But it isn't just beer. There are a [Read More]
University Park Airport recognized for excellence University Park Airport recognized for excellence
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — University Park Airport was recently recognized among the best airports in the nation with two prestigious awards for excellence in employee training and marketing services. The American Association of Airport Executives recognized University Park Airport with the ANTN [Read More]
Outside perspective enhances marketing strategy Outside perspective enhances marketing strategy
Centre County Gazette
Many leaders think asking for help on marketing strategy is a sign of weakness. The overall strategy is considered exclusively an internal responsibility. The art of marketing is recognized, but looked at warily, while the science of marketing is barely acknowledged. When it comes to target market [Read More]

Sports

Shields' senior project will benefit Jimmy V Foundation Shields' senior project will benefit Jimmy V Foundation
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — State College Area High School's Hannah Shields needed a senior project. She wanted to do something fun, something she enjoys and make sure that it helped a charitable organization. It will happen on Saturday, Feb. 28, when Shields holds a softball clinic for youngsters from [Read More]
Huntingdon edges Bellefonte in District 6 playoffs Huntingdon edges Bellefonte in District 6 playoffs
Centre County Gazette
TYRONE — This wasn't exactly David and Goliath. Yet there was no question that Huntingdon was physically far bigger and stronger than Bellefonte when they met up in the District 6 Class AAA first-round at Tyrone on Feb. 23. Not only that, but Huntingdon won the two previous meetings against [Read More]
State High boys and girls ready for postseason play State High boys and girls ready for postseason play
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE —  Both the State College High School boys' and girls' basketball teams will square off on Thursday, Feb. 26, in the District 6 AAAA Championship games at Mt. Aloysius College against very familiar rivals — the Altoona Mountain Lions. For the State High boys, Altoona [Read More]

Arts & Entertainment

Performers sought to audition for talent show Performers sought to audition for talent show
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — The fifth annual “Happy Valley’s Got Talent” event wants to see local talent shine. Open auditions for this year’s annual fundraising event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 28, and Sunday, March 1, at Indigo in State College. All types of performing acts [Read More]
'SNL' director shares advice with production students 'SNL' director shares advice with production students
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Just days after directing the “Saturday Night Live” 40th anniversary special, Don King spoke to a video production class at Penn State.   King, a 1969 Penn State alumnus, delivered advice to students in the Advanced Video Production [Read More]
Visit 'Avenue Q' for an adult take on puppet theater Visit 'Avenue Q' for an adult take on puppet theater
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Forget about “Sesame Street.” Can you tell me how to get to “Avenue Q”? Penn State Center Stage will present the Tony Award-winning musical through Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Playhouse Theatre on campus. The show has been described as savvy, sassy and [Read More]

Education

Students’ water conservation idea earns them a trip to national competition Students’ water conservation idea earns them a trip to national competition
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Last fall, BP challenged student teams across the country to provide their best technical solutions to a real-world energy problem. The company made it clear that proposals should be practical, innovative, bold and original. One Penn State team, Aquam Inc., rose to the [Read More]
Penn State student will take on Pirates beat in MLB.com internship Penn State student will take on Pirates beat in MLB.com internship
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — He’s already been across most of the United States to watch baseball, visiting 25 of 30 ballparks used by Major League Baseball teams on regular trips with his family. This summer,  one Penn State student plans to make one of those facilities his second [Read More]
Bastress, Nicosia honored as Students of the Month Bastress, Nicosia honored as Students of the Month
Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — The State College Elks September Students of the Month from Penns Valley Area High School are Samantha Bastress and Gino Nicosia. Bastress is a senior at Penns Valley Area High School with a GPA of 3.9 and a class rank of 19. She is a distinguished honor roll student and a [Read More]

Community

Centre Hall Cub Scouts go racing Centre Hall Cub Scouts go racing
Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — Cub Scout Pack 20 of Centre Hall held its annual Pinewood Derby, which dates back to the 1960s, at St. Luke Lutheran Church on Feb. 21. There were about 25 cars competing for honors. Cubs and their parents work together to carve the racers from blocks of pine, then finish and [Read More]
Church dinner raises funds to pay mortgage Church dinner raises funds to pay mortgage
Centre County Gazette
PLEASANT GAP — New Hope United Methodist Church, located at 1089 E. College Ave., east of Pleasant Gap in Spring Township, held a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Feb. 22. A contemporary-style worship service followed the meal. This dinner was held to raise funds to help pay the loan the [Read More]
Historic Centre Hall building gets renovation and new tenants Historic Centre Hall building gets renovation and new tenants
Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — A historic building in Centre Hall has recently received a major renovation and a new tenant. The two-story brown brick building at 219 N. Pennsylvania Ave. was constructed in 1912 to be the printing plant for the Centre Reporter newspaper. This publication began in Aaronsburg [Read More]

Health & Wellness

Clearing the confusion around cancer cases Clearing the confusion around cancer cases
Centre County Gazette
HERSHEY — Lots of things have been associated with higher risks of developing certain cancers. But there are very few things that have been proven to have a cause-and-effect relationship.   “For 99 percent of people who get cancer — especially adults — there is [Read More]
Physician guidelines for 'Googling' patients need revisions Physician guidelines for 'Googling' patients need revisions
Centre County Gazette
HERSHEY — With the Internet and social media becoming interwoven into the current era of medicine, Penn State College of Medicine researchers contend that professional medical societies must update or amend their Internet guidelines to address when it is ethical to "Google" a patient. "As [Read More]
Geisinger connects to statewide network Geisinger connects to statewide network
Centre County Gazette
DANVILLE — Geisinger Health System has become the first heath care organization to be connected to PennREN, the Pennsylvania Research and Education Network, a public network exchange built and managed by the Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research to provide broadband [Read More]
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