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Town&Gown May 2018

Pedaling Centre: Cyclists are enjoying a different view of the county - Vincent Corso, Town&Gown

As the weather warms up in central Pennsylvania, they seem to be everywhere. Drivers have to share the road with them. In town, they jet past pedestrians trying to get to class or work. And hikers will suddenly see one jump out, off some rocks, and roll down the trail. By trail or road, and



Renewed Energy: The outdoors, and outdoor sights, entertain as the weather warms

As you flip through this month’s edition, you’ll notice an outdoorsy theme beginning to develop. After a winter that extended deep into April, it seems about time to enjoy being outside in the warm sunshine again – finally! For me, that means walking several miles around my

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Final Bow: After decades with the Blue Band and State College Area Municipal Band, Ned Deihl to direct his last concert

From the Penn State Blue Band to the State College Area Municipal Band, Dr. Ned Deihl has been a staple as a band director in Happy Valley since 1975. After nearly six decades here of carrying out his passion for leading bands, first as an assistant, Deihl will be retiring this month after the

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More Than Skin Deep: Know the risks to recognize and prevent skin cancer

Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, with an estimated 3.5 million new cases each year. Most skin cancer is the result of too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or artificial sources. Over the past 30 years, the incidence of melanoma –

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Vet, wounded in combat, and his service dog are inseparable on Penn State’s campus

Edward Bonfiglio, a senior rehabilitation and human services major, can often be found in one of the many Penn State gyms as he exercises between his classes. Bonfiglio, from Runnemede, New Jersey, always has his best workout pal with him. That pal is a service dog named Bravo. “Everyone

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Penn State professor Boaz Dvir tells stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things

In his junior year in high school, professor and filmmaker Boaz Dvir was voted editor of the school newspaper, but his adviser had to pull him aside and make a deal with him not to do it. “I was going to be too much of a hard-hitting journalist,” Dvir says. Dvir’s high school

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Q&A with Rebecca Maciejczyk, artistic director for the Performing Arts School of Central Pennsylvania

By Kelsey Lentz As the artistic director for the Performing Arts School of Central Pennsylvania, home to the Nittany Ballet and Central Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra, Rebecca Maciejczyk arranges two major annual productions in addition to smaller ones throughout the year. Mainly, though, Maciejczyk

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Lunch with Mimi: Centre Crest administrator Andrew Naugle on elder care and the modern facility planned in College Township

Centre Crest’s nursing home administrator, Andrew Naugle, began his career in elder care at age 15, working in the dietary department of his local nursing home in Bedford, Pennsylvania. His passion for elder care came from a special bond and promise he made to a resident named Maddie during

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Runner’s High: Sure, running can be misery, but enthusiasts say that’s outweighed by the inner peace they feel

When Denise Weaver of Pleasant Gap started running more than a decade ago, she did it to lose weight and get in shape. A co-worker who is an avid runner had suggested she give running a try herself. She hated it. “I ran a short distance around my development and I thought I was dying, I

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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical will make its Penn State debut in February 2019

The headlining attraction in the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State’s 2018-19 season is the tale of a shy Brooklynite who, beginning in her teens, shares her gift for writing chart-topping pop songs. The touring Broadway production of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical will be on

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