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Family Values: Football and community are family affairs for Renaissance Fund honoree James Franklin, his wife, Fumi, and their daughters Family Values: Football and community are family affairs for Renaissance Fund honoree James Franklin, his wife, Fumi, and their daughters
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
It’s easy to see that Fumi Franklin feels right at home in the Lasch Building, where her husband, James, presides as Penn State’s head football coach. Sitting amongst the trophies and plaques that showcase the program’s many accomplishments, she waits for James to finish up an [Read More]
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From Concept to Company: Collaboration spurs Centre County’s entrepreneurial ecosystem From Concept to Company: Collaboration spurs Centre County’s entrepreneurial ecosystem
89 weeks ago - Town and gown
LaunchBox is one of many new and ongoing local organizations that benefit entrepreneurs like Nick Unis and helped rank State College as No. 10 on Livability.com’s 2016 list of Best Cities for Entrepreneurs. Meanwhile, collaboration among university, government, and nonprofit officials is helping t [Read More]

‘The Safest Building on Earth’: At Penn State’s high-security Pell Lab for Advanced Biological Research, scientists work to combat disease ‘The Safest Building on Earth’: At Penn State’s high-security Pell Lab for Advanced Biological Research, scientists work to combat disease
89 weeks ago - Town and gown
Tucked away in the northern reaches of Penn State’s campus among the agricultural buildings is a level-three biological containment research facility dedicated to learning about – and combating – pathogens affecting both human and animal. [Read More]

 A Drive to Help Others: THON experience inspires former leaders as they pursue varied careers A Drive to Help Others: THON experience inspires former leaders as they pursue varied careers
89 weeks ago - Town and gown
Being involved in THON has impacted the careers of those who served as leaders. Some have gone on to careers in the nonprofit sector, while others utilize the organizational and leadership skills they learned in the corporate world. [Read More]

HiWay Pizza offer HiWay Pizza offer
94 weeks ago - Town and gown
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A Round for the ‘Skeller Rats’: From Case Studies to table carvings, the All-American Rathskeller holds special memories for Penn Staters and locals alike A Round for the ‘Skeller Rats’: From Case Studies to table carvings, the All-American Rathskeller holds special memories for Penn Staters and locals alike
94 weeks ago - Town and gown
Maybe there’s a little stick to the floor. Those cobwebs could be from the Eisenhower presidency. The ceiling probably wasn’t originally that color. There are some anatomical anomalies drawn in black Sharpie on the Big 10 mural. Fans of the All-American Rathskeller wouldn’t have [Read More]

Going Toward the Fear: Happy Valley Improv finds success while bringing ‘yes, and…’ to the community Going Toward the Fear: Happy Valley Improv finds success while bringing ‘yes, and…’ to the community
94 weeks ago - Town and gown
When Andrea McCloskey, an associate professor of education at Penn State, achieved tenure she wondered, “What’s next?” McCloskey thought, “I want to do something new, I want to be creative, I want to try something scary. I’m always telling my students to do scary [Read More]

Embracing Diversity: Global Connections helps build a community across cultures   Embracing Diversity: Global Connections helps build a community across cultures
94 weeks ago - Town and gown
At the heart of intercultural connections in Centre County is Global Connections, a volunteer-driven nonprofit affiliated with Penn State University and the United Way of Centre County. Each year, thousands of international students, scholars, visitors, and their families benefit from Global [Read More]

Taste of the Month: HiWay Pizza Pub expands to the west end of town with its signature pies Taste of the Month: HiWay Pizza Pub expands to the west end of town with its signature pies
94 weeks ago - Town and gown
The Zangrilli family made their mark in State College with the opening of HiWay Pizza Pub on Hiester Street in 1963, which later moved to its current location at 1688 North Atherton Street. In November 2017, Dante’s Restaurants Inc. expanded their business with the opening of a second Hi-Way [Read More]

Taking Flight: Centre County Residents Are Sending in the Drones For a Bird’s-Eye View Taking Flight: Centre County Residents Are Sending in the Drones For a Bird’s-Eye View
98 weeks ago - Town and gown
Years ago, self-described “tinkerer” Jorge Jovel had to get creative when he needed aerial video shots for clients of his production company. He’d buy a drone kit or construct one himself, strap a camera onto it, send it up, and hope for the best. But those days of improvising [Read More]

Empowering Young Voices: For 20 years, students in the Nittany Valley Children’s Choir have learned ‘healthy singing’ – and lessons well beyond music   Empowering Young Voices: For 20 years, students in the Nittany Valley Children’s Choir have learned ‘healthy singing’ – and lessons well beyond music
98 weeks ago - Town and gown
Celebrating 20 years, the Nittany Valley Children’s Choir has touched more than a thousand lives, producing young musicians with world-class musical abilities, and welcoming families of all faiths and socioeconomic backgrounds into its folds. In fact, this is one of the primary reasons behind [Read More]

 Town&Gown Salutes People Who Make a Difference in Centre County Town&Gown Salutes People Who Make a Difference in Centre County
98 weeks ago - Town and gown
Town&Gown takes pride each December in profiling a few of the truly extraordinary Centre County residents who make a difference in our community. This year, we focus on three people – Jamie Jones, Alex Dyakiw, and Barbara Palmer – with different backgrounds and experiences who have [Read More]

Taste of the Month: Bon Apéritifs & Sweet Endings Taste of the Month: Bon Apéritifs & Sweet Endings
98 weeks ago - Town and gown
Celebrate the holidays by pairing good company with lively librations and sweet desserts [Read More]

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