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Honor and Respect: Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall visits Penn State Honor and Respect: Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall visits Penn State
7 weeks ago - Town and gown
While the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall is not quite as large as the original in Washington, D.C., the emotional impact may be just as big. An 80-percent-size replica, the Traveling Wall serves as a unique chance for those who can’t make it to the capital to remember and honor those who [Read More]
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Great Outdoors: Out of the Comfort Zone Great Outdoors: Out of the Comfort Zone
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
On the southern tip of Rothrock State Forest off of Route 26 rests a stunning, sandstone bouldering area called Hunter’s Rocks. Nestled mostly on state game lands and some private property, it is a part of the Rocky Ridge Natural Area. For Centre County climbers, it’s a pivotal location [Read More]

Nature Getaways: Luxury in the Wild Nature Getaways: Luxury in the Wild
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
The Nature Inn and HomeWaters offer rare comforts while helping guests connect with the outdoors [Read More]

Alternative Christmas Fair Alternative Christmas Fair
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
For 35 years, church’s fair has offered a charitable alternative to traditional Christmas giving [Read More]

On Point On Point
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
The bond between hunters and their dogs is about more than catching game birds [Read More]

Honor and Respect: Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall visits Penn State Honor and Respect: Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall visits Penn State
7 weeks ago - Town and gown
While the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall is not quite as large as the original in Washington, D.C., the emotional impact may be just as big. An 80-percent-size replica, the Traveling Wall serves as a unique chance for those who can’t make it to the capital to remember and honor those who [Read More]

State College aims to balance new high-rises with old charm to remain an economic hub State College aims to balance new high-rises with old charm to remain an economic hub
8 weeks ago - Town and gown
For the past several months, drivers entering downtown State College from the east have seen the jibs of construction cranes slowly pulling into shape the latest high-rise building. Historically speaking, this type of development is mostly out of character for the quaint university downtown, but [Read More]

Forecasting Success: Renaissance honoree Joel Myers built AccuWeather into a global force while staying loyal to his roots Forecasting Success: Renaissance honoree Joel Myers built AccuWeather into a global force while staying loyal to his roots
8 weeks ago - Town and gown
Joel N. Myers recalls having a “burning desire” to be a weather forecaster from the time he was 7, fascinated by a snowstorm that tied up his home city of Philadelphia. His entrepreneurial spirit was taking root around the same time. Myers made potholders on a loom and sold them to [Read More]

Home Games: Penn State football weekend house rentals prove a winning formula for some residents and visitors Home Games: Penn State football weekend house rentals prove a winning formula for some residents and visitors
8 weeks ago - Town and gown
With Penn State football fans traveling from near and far to watch how this season plays out, many need just a little more than a day of great tailgating and a show-stopping game to keep them happy. They also need a place to stay. While hotels near downtown are a convenient and popular choice, [Read More]

B1G Times: Top moments from Penn State's first quarter-century in the Big Ten B1G Times: Top moments from Penn State's first quarter-century in the Big Ten
12 weeks ago - Town and gown
Here is one person’s humble opinion of the top 10 moments for Penn State football beginning with its first Big Ten season in 1993. [Read More]

Winning Respect: Despite early concerns, Penn State's entry to the Big Ten has paid dividends on and off the field Winning Respect: Despite early concerns, Penn State's entry to the Big Ten has paid dividends on and off the field
12 weeks ago - Town and gown
The Penn State football lifer doubted moving to the Big Ten. Brad “Spider” Caldwell has always breathed football in State College, once as a student, then as a longtime equipment manager, and now as a facilities coordinator. The promise and yet uncertainty of joining a league shook [Read More]

Ingenuity, teamwork keys to complex missions at State College escape rooms Ingenuity, teamwork keys to complex missions at State College escape rooms
12 weeks ago - Town and gown
IQ Escape was the first of its kind in State College, joining a growing national trend. After it opened in March, two more escape rooms have followed: Escape Artist, which opened this June, and Escape Room Inc., due to open at the beginning of September. [Read More]

Lunch with Mimi: Penn State Provost Nick Jones helps cultivate ‘knock-your-socks-off’ ideas Lunch with Mimi: Penn State Provost Nick Jones helps cultivate ‘knock-your-socks-off’ ideas
12 weeks ago - Town and gown
As executive vice president and provost of Penn State University, Nicholas P. Jones reports directly to President Eric J. Barron, serves as chief executive officer in the president’s absence, and is involved in nearly all university operations. He is responsible for all academic units (colleges, s [Read More]

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