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When Perfect Wasn’t Enough: Museum celebrates – and rekindles debates about – Penn State teams that were Unbeaten & Uncrowned   When Perfect Wasn’t Enough: Museum celebrates – and rekindles debates about – Penn State teams that were Unbeaten & Uncrowned
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
Imagine being perfect at something. Maybe it’s our job, our appearance, creating a piece of art, or cooking a dish that is just perfect. No flaws, no errors, no mistakes. Simply perfect. And then imagine that being perfect, that doing something perfectly, was seen as not being good enough. [Read More]
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Lunch with Mimi: Marisa Vicere Lunch with Mimi: Marisa Vicere
130 weeks ago - Town and gown
Marisa Vicere founded and became president of the Jana Marie Foundation in 2012 after losing her sister, Jana Vicere, to suicide in 2011. The foundation is committed to helping young people navigate through the tough transitional teen years as well as educating parents and community members about [Read More]

Oh Brother, Oh Sister Oh Brother, Oh Sister
130 weeks ago - Town and gown
Beyonce and Solange. The Kardashians. The Jacksons. Donny and Marie. The Wayans brothers. The Olsen twins. The list could go on and on when it comes to sets of siblings that have shared the spotlight. And it turns out, sibling relationships have plenty of benefits, according to Meghan Fritz, a [Read More]

A Salute to Volunteers A Salute to Volunteers
130 weeks ago - Town and gown
April is National Volunteer Month, and within that is National Volunteer Week (this year it’s April 23-29). According to Points of Light, which organizes National Volunteer Week, the week is “an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice, and support [Read More]

Nittany Lions Go to War Nittany Lions Go to War
130 weeks ago - Town and gown
“I know that he went into the fight as a soldier should. His men trusted him implicitly …. Those of us who knew him intimately … are stunned with a sense of personal loss that cannot be put into words.” —    Captain Robert Kirk, 313th Infantry [Read More]

Women of Impact Women of Impact
134 weeks ago - Town and gown
For more than 150 years, women have played important roles in Centre County, impacting the lives of other women and the community as a whole. Strong women have advanced political causes, broken barriers in business, and advocated for improvements that continue to leave a legacy. This article honors [Read More]

Harmonious Education Harmonious Education
134 weeks ago - Town and gown
Music in Our Schools Month, officially designated by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), is an annual celebration during the month of March that engages music educators, students, and communities from around the country in promoting the benefits of high-quality music education [Read More]

Breaking Barriers Breaking Barriers
134 weeks ago - Town and gown
Imagine trying to get cable installed at home, or setting up an account at a local bank, or simply ordering lunch at a local restaurant when you can’t read or speak the language. It can be a rather intimidating experience, but it’s one that many international families who move to [Read More]

Holding onto Dreams Amid Nightmares Holding onto Dreams Amid Nightmares
134 weeks ago - Town and gown
Very often when I meet Syrian refugees, I hear my family in their voices. I work for a global humanitarian organization, Mercy Corps, and it is my job to deploy to disaster zones with our emergency response team and tell the world the story of what we see. You would think that we would have nothing [Read More]

What's on My Plate? What's on My Plate?
138 weeks ago - Town and gown
Editor's Note: This story ran in Town&Gown's Parenting 2017 insert.   Children are always watching, especially in their earliest years. They learn by observing their parents — processing and copying sounds and behaviors. They become miniature mimes — mimicking the words they [Read More]

There's Work to be Done in Winter There's Work to be Done in Winter
138 weeks ago - Town and gown
Over two weekends each October, people from across the area head to Way Fruit Farm’s pumpkin patch. It’s a busy time and place for bucolic Stormstown. Hundreds of cars make temporary parking spaces in the dirt along state Route 550. Area police stop traffic so the steady stream of [Read More]

Thinking about the Children Thinking about the Children
138 weeks ago - Town and gown
An academic institution in State College has positively impacted generations of students and their families — but it’s not just the institution that may first come to mind. There’s the alumna who could not live with her mother full-time because she was unable to provide proper [Read More]

Forever For The Kids Forever For The Kids
138 weeks ago - Town and gown
By many accounts, Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (Thon) never really ends for dancers and Four Diamonds families. Sure, they may stop attending the annual 46-hour dance party, but the sentiment that comes with being part of the organization remains long after the final total is [Read More]

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