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Town&Gown September 2018

The Foundation: 50 years ago, Penn State’s undefeated Orange Bowl champs built a legacy of greatness - David Pencek, Town&Gown

The year 1968 is considered by many to be one of the more turbulent of the 20th century for the United States. One could argue that events such as the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy, and the election of Richard Nixon as the 37th president

Letter from the Editor: A blast of nostalgia

There's something exciting about opening a box of old photographs, especially if you're not sure what you'll find inside. A couple of late July trips to the library at Penn State were a blast of nostalgia in more ways than one. They were my first visits inside to do research since 1982. Back then,

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Lunch with Mimi: Lawrence Lokman leads a team focused on telling Penn State's story

  As vice president for strategic communications since October 2014, Lawrence Lokman is charged with advancing and protecting Penn State’s reputation for excellence and integrity. His responsibilities include media relations, executive positioning, crisis communications, social media,

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Q&A with Keith Bierly, president of Constitution Day Centre Celebration

It doesn’t hold the same revered place in our national psyche as Independence Day, but Constitution Day is gaining momentum in Centre County. Born in the wake of the contentious 2016 presidential election, Constitution Day Centre Celebration brings together residents of various viewpoints to

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Town&Gown's Senior Living 2018

From an abundance of volunteer opportunities for older residents in Centre County, to advice on changing lifestyles, be sure to check out Town&Gown's special Senior Living 2018 supplement right here! Just click this link, and then go to "Past Issues" in upper left corner.

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Artist of the Month: Adam Swartz teaches entertaining life lessons through his puppetry

Adam Swartz is living a dream many fail to achieve. He didn't have to really grow up. As a puppeteer for his company, Adam Swartz Puppets, Swartz has taken a youth mindset into the "grown-up" world, creating a successful venture that reaches out to children across the area. "Back when I was 9

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Seria Chatters brings a lifetime of experiences to her role as SCASD’s first director of diversity and inclusivity

Dr. Seria Chatters began her position as State College Area School District’s first director of diversity and inclusivity on August 1. Although the job description is dauntingly wide-ranging, Chatters is excited and confident about her new role, because in many ways she feels she has been

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For the 25th year, United Way Day of Caring volunteers will exemplify the spirit of Col. Gerald Russell

Thousands of volunteers will pick up their paint brushes and tools to work on more than 100 projects across Centre County on October 4 for the 25th United Way Day of Caring. In 1994, Gerald Russell, a retired Marine colonel, realized that there were many Centre County citizens willing to spend

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On Center: Ballet Hispánico will perform an evening of dances choreographed by women

In its first Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State appearance since 1993, New York City’s Ballet Hispánico will celebrate the work of women in a program featuring three dances by Latina choreographers. The October 17 performance at Eisenhower Auditorium is scheduled to include

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‘Oh, My Aching Feet!’ Seniors can take steps to prevent, lessen foot problems

Our feet are our bodies’ shock absorbers, bearing all of our weight with every step, day after day and year after year. Many older people suffer from foot problems as a result of this wear and tear, as well as specific medical conditions. Easy routine care can help prevent or minimize many of

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