State College, PA - Centre County - Central Pennsylvania - Home of Penn State University

Town&Gown April 2017

Nittany Lions Go to War - Ken Hickman, Town&Gown

“I know that he went into the fight as a soldier should. His men trusted him implicitly …. Those of us who knew him intimately … are stunned with a sense of personal loss that cannot be put into words.” —    Captain Robert Kirk, 313th Infantry



Letter from the Editor

It was last April when I had first noticed it. When I signed onto Facebook and all these people I know had posted photos of their brothers and/or sisters and wrote some loving message about them. It was National Siblings Day, something I didn’t know existed. At first I thought this

read →

Living Well: The Art of Listening

One of the biggest benefits of therapy and working with a therapist isn’t necessarily what the therapist says with words in the session. Sometimes the real healing comes from feeling heard and validated. Another person is fully present, tuned in, and engaged in hearing you express your

read →

Artist of the Month: Melinda Curley

Penn State alum and longtime marketing expert Melinda Curley, a Pittsburgh native and current State College local, has turned over a new leaf in life. After working in the marketing field for numerous companies and agencies, she decided to go back to school to earn her master’s degree in

read →

5 Questions with Sarah Jarosz

Maybe it’s fitting that Undercurrent, the fourth album from singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz, represents sort of a graduation for her into stardom. Jarosz wrote many of the songs for the album as she was transitioning from graduating from the New England Conservatory of Music to moving to New

read →

On Center: Jessica Lang Dance

“A master of visual composition” (Dance Magazine), choreographer Jessica Lang transforms ballet language into artfully crafted, emotionally engaging contemporary works. Lang is the artistic director of Jessica Lang Dance, a New York City-based company formed in 2011 after the

read →

On Tap: The Lighter Side

Before there was light beer, there was “small” beer, a colonial staple made from the weaker second or third runnings from a brewer’s mash. Small beer was served as a nutritious, low-alcohol beverage that was consumed by nearly everyone on a daily basis, even children. How times

read →

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

read →

Taste of the Month: The Tavern Restaurant

For almost 70 years now, The Tavern Restaurant, located at 220 East College Avenue in State College, has been a Penn State tradition. The walls are a treasury of Pennsylvania and Penn State history, highlighting old photographs and rare lithographs. Originally opened in 1948 by two Penn State

read →

Five Things to Look for at the Blue-White Game

Finally, the Nittany Lions are close to full strength again after the NCAA sanctions. That means more quality depth and young talent. Which could produce a more interesting and meaningful Blue-White Game in Beaver Stadium on April 22. At least this fan-friendly scrimmage should highlight more

read →

View Archives →