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Q&A with Travis DeCastro, head of production of Julius Caesar Q&A with Travis DeCastro, head of production of Julius Caesar
4 days ago - Town and gown
Penn State Centre Stage is giving a modern spin to William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. The production will be staged April 15-17 on Old Main lawn, and, instead of ancient Rome, the setting is a contemporary African nation. The idea is to “draw parallels between modern African [Read More]
Snapshot: Steve and Nancy Sheetz Snapshot: Steve and Nancy Sheetz
2 weeks ago - Town and gown
Great companies and institutions depend upon the vision and determination of their leaders. Behind every successful business, you will discover a story of persistence, self-confidence, and mentorship.  Steve and Nancy Sheetz understand how critically important it is to provide future leaders [Read More]
Lunch with Mimi: Sandy Barbour Lunch with Mimi: Sandy Barbour
2 weeks ago - Town and gown
Last July, Penn State President Eric Barron named Sandy Barbour the school’s ninth director of athletics. Barbour came to Penn State after serving 10 years as director of athletics at the University of California. She has more than 30 years of experience as a collegiate administrator and coach [Read More]
What Happened to Ray Gricar? What Happened to Ray Gricar?
2 weeks ago - Town and gown
Lara Gricar called her father, Ray Gricar, for a brief chat on April 14, 2005. The two exchanged “I-love-yous” as was their routine several times a week. However, two days later, Lara’s world was turned upside down. She found herself in Pennsylvania, pleading before TV cameras at a [Read More]
On Tap: Can-Do Spirit On Tap: Can-Do Spirit
2 weeks ago - Town and gown
A can of beer. At first, the concept was so quickly accepted that the response to the first batch ever released to the masses wildly exceeded the expectations of both the manufacturer of the can and the brewer who filled them. The container eventually became so prolific across the industry that cans [Read More]
On Center: The Nile Project On Center: The Nile Project
2 weeks ago - Town and gown
The Nile Project uses music to raise awareness of the cultural and environmental challenges along Africa’s mighty river. The project unites artists from each country in the Nile basin to learn from one another and compose music together. The Nile forms a complex system wrought with political, [Read More]
Taste of the Month: Central PA Tasting Trail Taste of the Month: Central PA Tasting Trail
2 weeks ago - Town and gown
Centre County has become a hub for the microbrewing and microdistilling movements. It also has seen a boom in the winery business, making this area popular for everyone who has a taste for wine, beer, spirits, and hard cider. April offers a month-long celebration of those tastes with the first [Read More]
Bringing Home to Work Bringing Home to Work
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
On April 23, moms, dads, children, and businesses around the country will participate in the 22nd Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. The program started in 1993 as Take Our Daughters to Work Day, but expanded to include boys 10 years later. It occurs every year on the fourth Thursday in [Read More]
Bringing a Hero Home Bringing a Hero Home
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
Every day, for 10 years, Elizabeth Smith sat down in her Bellefonte home and wrote on a piece of paper — front andback — a letter to her oldest son, Lewis, whom she called “Skip.” She wrote to him about everything that was happening in her life and about his father, Earl, and [Read More]
Vietnam Memories Vietnam Memories
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
It’s been 40 years since the city of Saigon fell, ending the Vietnam War. To many Americans who served in the war, it doesn’t seem that long ago. Centre County residents played a variety of roles in the war, and many of them found their way back to the area to earn degrees at Penn [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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