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Joe Battista

Joe Battista has been an integral part of the Penn State and State College communities since 1978. He is best known for his effort to bring varsity ice hockey to Happy Valley and in the building of Pegula Ice Arena. “JoeBa” is the owner of PRAGMATIC Passion, LLC consulting, a professional speaker, success coach, and the vice president of the National Athletic and Professional Success Academy (NAPSA). He is the author of a new book, “The Power of Pragmatic Passion.” Joe lives in State College with his wife Heidi (PSU ’81 & ’83), daughter Brianna (PSU ’15), and son’s Jon (PSU ’16), and Ryan (State High Class of 2019).

Articles by Joe Battista

It’s Time to Make Lemonade
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It’s Time to Make Lemonade
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
This is the exact time when you must conjure up all your creativity, resilience, grit, courage and a positive mindset to help yourself, and others, to stay focused on what you can control. It is time to “make lemonade out of lemons” as best as you can. [Read More]
Working Together, We Will Get Through This
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Working Together, We Will Get Through This
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
“Whatever comes out of these gates we have a better chance of survival if we work together.” I think it is a great reminder that in these uncertain times, we are all better off working together. So, put aside any petty differences and don’t waste time assigning blame. Our shared purpose is to [Read More]
Time to Confront the Elephant in the Room
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Time to Confront the Elephant in the Room
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Let’s cut right to the chase. I want to talk about a proverbial “elephant in the room” that has been ignored for far too long. This country, and the world for that matter, has a problem when it comes to addressing the growing mental health crisis. It’s about time that we confronted this elep [Read More]
We Are… Happy in Hockey Valley
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We Are… Happy in Hockey Valley
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
It was 10 years ago that I wrote a column about those of us involved in Penn State hockey already believing in miracles, months before the Pegulas would gave $102 million to build Pegula Ice Arena and transition to an NCAA program. Little did any of us know at the time what a massive transformation [Read More]
Get Your Personal Financial Act Together
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Get Your Personal Financial Act Together
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
My passion for helping others to learn more about money management led me to Penn State’s Sokolov-Miller Family Financial and Life Skills Center. I recently reached out to Daad Rizk, the Executive Director of the Center. Daad is one of the most passionate individuals you will ever meet. Her enthus [Read More]
Why the 'Save Our Spikes' Campaign Should Matter to You
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Why the 'Save Our Spikes' Campaign Should Matter to You
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Spikes baseball attracts business to the area, it brings families together and it provides another fun, affordable activity for the residents of this area. But we we could be seeing the last season of Minor League Baseball in Happy Valley unless we all pitch in and be proactive in supporting our hom [Read More]
Fall in Love with Winter by Learning to Ski
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Fall in Love with Winter by Learning to Ski
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
For those of you feeling a little cooped up, I have a suggestion for you to combat the so-called winter doldrums and share with you 10 reasons why learning to ski can help you fall in love with winter once again. [Read More]
Vision 2020: Make This Your Year to Get 'It' Done
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Vision 2020: Make This Your Year to Get 'It' Done
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
What is your 2020 vision for you personally, for your family, for your career and for society? The week between Christmas and New Year’s is the perfect time to do your “You Review.” [Read More]
Holiday Gifts That Make a Difference
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Holiday Gifts That Make a Difference
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
It’s the giving time of the year. It’s also time for my annual reminder to focus on giving to others less fortunate than you. Do you want to give holiday gifts that make a real difference? Then read on. [Read More]
'Iron Lions' Shows How Resiliency Can Be a Superpower
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'Iron Lions' Shows How Resiliency Can Be a Superpower
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
I was in the audience for a test screening of the “Iron Lions” movie on Nov. 17 at the State Theatre in downtown State College. It’s the true story of the 2012 Penn State football team, dubbed by its makers as the “Greatest 8-4 Season Ever Played.” It tells of how a group of young men had [Read More]
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