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Town&Gown September 2014

The Pioneers - Lou Prato, Town&Gown

The ultrasuccess of Penn State’s women’s sports teams in the last two decades would not be possible if not for the pioneering women and men who made it all happen. Their struggles and the political battles they fought inside the male-dominated intercollegiate athletics world less than a



Letter from the Editor

The 50th anniversary is known as the golden anniversary — and when you’re talking about women’s athletics at Penn State, the first 50 years have, indeed, been golden. They’ve been filled with numerous national titles, hall-of-fame student-athletes, coaches, and

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Taste of the Month: Happy Valley Brewery

In a 200-year-old barn right outside of Lemont, locals and visitors alike can come to share a love for the hoppy aromas of freshly brewed beers and delicious sizzling meats on a wood-fired grill. As you walk into the Happy Valley Brewing Company, located at 137 Elmwood Street, you are greeted by the

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Q&A: Susan Kroeker

For the first time since it was founded in 1991, Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra won’t have Douglas Meyer as its music director and conductor. Meyer retired at the end of the 2013-14 season, so the 2014-15 season for PCO, titled Great Expectations!, will be one where the orchestra finds

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Still Going Strong

While she had head-coaching experience, Char Morett faced a bigger challenge when she returned to her alma mater in 1987 to become Penn State’s field hockey head coach. She had led Boston College to three winning seasons, but now she was taking over a program that had won two national titles

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On Center: SpokFrevo Orquestra

SpokFrevo Orquestra is inspired by the vibrant sounds of Carnival in the northeast Brazilian state of Pernambuco. Frevo, a fiery-tempo instrumental music, is played with brass and percussion instruments and typically serves in a supporting role to street dancers. The Brazilian orchestra —

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Lunch with Mimi: Charmelle Green

A former All-American softball player at the University of Utah, Charmelle Green became the associate athletic director and senior woman administrator at Penn State in 2011. In her role, she is responsible for monitoring Title IX compliance for intercollegiate athletics. She oversees field hockey,

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Women’s Sports at Penn State: A Story Worth Celebrating

In the September issue of Town&Gown, celebrating 50 years of women’s sports at Penn State, the Nittany Valley Society contributes a profile of the university’s leadership in the age of Title IX. Taken in conjunction with Penn State sports historian Lou Prato’s article on the

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Six Pack for the Week

Highlights for the weekend and coming week in entertainment, sports, and more: Out Loud: The Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County continues its Out Loud series on Friday with Bellefonte Moth: 5-minute true stories told by Bellefonte residents. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information,

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Snapshot: Salima Rockwell

People often say there is no place like home, and in Salima Rockwell’s case, they were right. The former Penn State women’s volleyball associate head coach has returned to Happy Valley after leaving the University of Texas, where she had spent the last five years serving as the

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