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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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Honor and Respect: Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall visits Penn State Honor and Respect: Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall visits Penn State
103 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
103 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
103 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
103 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
107 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
107 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
107 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
107 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]

New State High about more than 21st-century technology New State High about more than 21st-century technology
112 weeks ago - Town and gown
When class bells ring in the 201718 school year for State College Area High School students, they’ll be standing on the edge of a new era years in the making. Come January, they’ll walk through the doors of a glistening new building on Westerly Parkway and turn the corner toward the [Read More]

Taproot Kitchen works toward catering business for people with intellectual disabilities Taproot Kitchen works toward catering business for people with intellectual disabilities
112 weeks ago - Town and gown
Tucked away off South Atherton Street in State College is a meticulously planted garden. Designed by a local permaculture expert — Jackie Bonomo — every plant has a purpose. Some ward off harmful insects; others attract the right ones for pollination. There’s a smaller [Read More]

Grange Fair: Organizing 'fair with all the tents' is massive endeavor Grange Fair: Organizing 'fair with all the tents' is massive endeavor
112 weeks ago - Town and gown
If you want to camp at the Grange Fair, you had better find the philosopher’s stone — the mystical substance from ancient legend that was supposed to make someone immortal — because the wait time for a tent was literally hundreds of years before staff stopped taking names. Out of [Read More]

Family Heirlooms: For Barrie Moser, prize produce is a labor of love Family Heirlooms: For Barrie Moser, prize produce is a labor of love
112 weeks ago - Town and gown
Better known to locals as the “Tomato Man” at the Downtown State College Farmers Market on Tuesdays and Fridays, it’s hard to miss Barrie Moser’s vegetable truck with the name Moser’s Garden Produce handpainted across the side. Moser’s motto is, “if we [Read More]

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