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TEDxPSU: Founding a Tradition  TEDxPSU: Founding a Tradition
3 days ago - Town and gown
It all started on Facebook. I wonder how often that is said now. In February 2010, I was browsing my Facebook newsfeed and saw that a fellow Penn State alum was participating in something called TEDxCMU. I took a peek at their Web site and saw this was an offshoot of the popular TED Talks. TED, a [Read More]
Snapshot: Megan Renaut Snapshot: Megan Renaut
3 days ago - Town and gown
Penn State senior and THON 2015 director Megan Renaut has an arsenal of fanny packs — and she’s not afraid to use them! THON has been helping children with cancer and their families since 1977, raising more than $114 million for the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey [Read More]
Living Well: Making Every Day Valentine’s Day Living Well: Making Every Day Valentine’s Day
3 days ago - Town and gown
One day a year we set aside to flood the ones we love with appreciation, affection, and attention. Flowers, cards, heart-shaped candy boxes, and balloons help remind them that they are loved and adored. While Valentine’s Day is a wonderful day to celebrate and honor love, I have to wonder, [Read More]
Lunch with Mimi: Gary Brandeis & Dan Deitchman (Fraser Centre) Lunch with Mimi: Gary Brandeis & Dan Deitchman (Fraser Centre)
3 days ago - Town and gown
After more than 10 years of planning, delays, and development changes, the Fraser Centre in State College is finally under construction. The construction team began the project in October 2014 with excavation and belowground work to relocate utilities, lay the building’s foundation, and build [Read More]
On Tap: The IPA Takeover On Tap: The IPA Takeover
3 days ago - Town and gown
There’s a 500-pound gorilla hanging around wherever and whenever you buy a beer. The oversized primate in the room is India pale ale, better known by its initials: IPA. With roots reaching back to the 1700s, the heavily hopped IPA may be the main reason for the current vigor of craft brewing. [Read More]
On Center: Time for Three On Center: Time for Three
3 days ago - Town and gown
When Time for Three was getting its start, the trio called itself the world’s first classically trained garage band. “The term really was something that we used to use. We try not to use it too much these days,” says Time for Three violinist Nick Kendall. “It was a way to [Read More]
Taste of Month: Hublersburg Inn Taste of Month: Hublersburg Inn
3 days ago - Town and gown
During the nineteenth century, taverns and inns were an area’s social center. More than just a bar, they contributed to the local economy by serving as gathering places for trade, entertainment, and hotels for traveling merchants on stagecoaches. In addition, visitors to the area also brought [Read More]
5 Questions with Jane Harris, coordinator of the Penn State Rube Goldberg Machine Contest 5 Questions with Jane Harris, coordinator of the Penn State Rube Goldberg Machine Contest
4 days ago - Town and gown
Since 2006, Penn State has held its Rube Goldberg Machine Contest, an annual international competition that challenges teams of students to compete in building the most elaborate and hilarious Rube Goldberg Machine. This year’s national challenge is to design and build a machine that erases a [Read More]
Finding a Start, Finding a Home Finding a Start, Finding a Home
4 days ago - Town and gown
It is true that State College carries the traditional “college town” label, with plenty of activity to offer the thousands of students that come and go through Penn State each year. But for young professionals coming from elsewhere in the country who find themselves in the area either [Read More]
In the Trenches Against Cancer In the Trenches Against Cancer
4 days ago - Town and gown
Devon Still wanted to give up football again. He was ready to walk away in the middle of his NFL career and forego the big salary and his teammates and doing what he loves —all of it. He went through this once before, but that was more about immaturity and impatience. Back then, he was in his [Read More]

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May’s issue of Town&Gown looks at how refugees from war-torn countries are finding homes in Happy Valley, explores Antarctica with State College teacher Nell Herrmann, goes inside the Penn State All-Sports Museum as it celebrates its 10th anniversary, a

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