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Town&Gown March 2017

Women of Impact - Tracey M. Dooms, Town&Gown

For more than 150 years, women have played important roles in Centre County, impacting the lives of other women and the community as a whole. Strong women have advanced political causes, broken barriers in business, and advocated for improvements that continue to leave a legacy. This article honors



Letter from the Editor

The realization for me that almost everything now is viewed through a political lens came during Super Bowl week. In the days leading up to Super Bowl LI, many of the stories concerning New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady weren’t about the fact that he was attempting to win a

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Living Well: Life after Adultery

One of the biggest reasons people seek counseling is to help them let go and forgive past hurts and offenses caused by the loved ones in their life. I often see people who have gone through adultery in their marriage, and while they want to heal the relationship and move forward, they find it hard

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Lunch with Mimi: Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia

Immigration has become more of a hot topic this year, especially with some of the actions taken by President Trump, than previous ones. Penn State Law professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia believes it’s time for comprehensive immigration reform. As an expert on immigration law and one of the

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5 Questions with Stacey Lee, author of Under A Painted Sky

This year’s Centre County Reads book selection, Under A Painted Sky, takes place in 1845. The young adult fiction novel features Sammy, a Chinese American girl, and Annamae, an African American slave girl. The two disguise themselves as boys and set off alone on the Oregon Trail in search of

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On Center: Anthracite Fields

Bang on a Can All-Stars, which performed Julia Wolfe’s John Henry-inspired Steel Hammer at Penn State in 2009, returns to Eisenhower Auditorium March 30 for a concert featuring Wolfe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning oratorio Anthracite Fields. Penn State Concert Choir will join Bang on a Can for

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Artist of the Month: Sculptor Jim Bright

“I hope that people who view my sculptures will feel some of the wonder and curiosity that I bring to the sculptural process. I want to engage my viewers in a dialog without dominating that conversation,” says Jim Bright, a sculptor from Millheim who has been experimenting with materials

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Innovative Penn State students elevate local nonprofit community

Recently, The Nittany Valley Society has had the pleasure of working with students from the Penn State chapter of SCNO. Their consulting teams are helping us rethink and elevate marketing of the Nittany Valley Heritage Walk. The experience has been extremely positive, and we invited them to share

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Taste of the Month: Tommy's Asian Grill

Tommy’s Asian Grill, located at 432 East College Avenue, is State College’s first Xi’an Chinese restaurant serving authentic, fresh, hand-stretched noodles, handmade flat breads for Chinese burgers, and traditional Xi’an BBQ on a stick. With the ever-growing Chinese student

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Snapshot:Carolyn Donaldson

With a strong belief in public media and making connections with the community, Carolyn Donaldson has begun a new phase of her life after serving as a news anchor for WTAJ-TV for more than 20 years. She has recently taken on the role as community engagement manager at WPSU Penn State, a new

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