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  • So Long to My Favorite Chess Teacher | The Penn Stater Magazine
    him lessons Last fall I emailed the chess club asking if anyone there gave lessons to kids James replied and nearly every Friday afternoon during the 12 13 school year he and my son sat at our kitchen table for an hour or more working out the basics of the game I can t say enough about this guy James was a finance major and I know he ll do well in his chosen field but I think he d make a terrific teacher as well He s personable and patient and he kept my son motivated with rewards for figuring out strategic puzzles letting him win their matches just often enough and rewarding him every couple of months with a new comic book After their last session James gave my son a trophy engraved with his name and the title Chess Master my son gave him a copy of The Hobbit which I trust he ll read this summer We also started Spanish lessons this spring and I m excited that Suzy Peevey our patient and trilingual tutor will be back for her senior year next fall It s been a pleasure getting to know these impressive conscientious Penn State students I only wish we could keep them around for a few more years Ryan Jones senior editor Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading Related Entry filed under Uncategorized Tags char morett James Bischoff Mark Pavlik Penn State Chess Club Penn State Coaches Caravan suzy peevey Heading to Bhutan Kathleen Casey Joins the Board of Trustees 1 Comment Add your own 1 Penn State s Partners in Music The Penn Stater Magazine November 12 2015 at 2 19 pm football players teaching their gym classes or just typically talented students helping

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  • For Kwame Alexander, a Resounding “Yes” | The Penn Stater Magazine
    his own daughter said receiving the award felt like coming full circle The Crossover started Alexander says as a book of poems that were linked I didn t realize it was a story The final version a novel in verse tells the story of tight knit basketball loving twin brothers who face conflict and family tragedy The book s bumpy path to publishing Alexander say he was told boys don t like poetry and girls don t like basketball taught him to accept the no s After absorbing all that rejection the eventual yes was that much sweeter An eager advocate for the use of poetry in education Alexander called the form the bridge that gets students to appreciate language and literature With a freshly signed copy of The Crossover in hand I m looking forward to sharing that bridge with my own kids this weekend Ryan Jones senior editor Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading Related Entry filed under Uncategorized Tags Kwame Alexander Lee Bennett Hopkins Pennsylvania Center for the Book The Crossover A Look Inside Our September October 1992 Issue Some Advice and Humor from Farnoosh Torabi 1 Comment Add your own 1 Jill Shockey October 2 2015 at 11 09 am Kwame Alexander s talk is now available for viewing online on the University Libraries MediaSite the direct link is http live libraries psu edu Mediasite Play e77103793e9f4f35af313696e3c0cea21d catalog 8376d4b2 4dd1 457e a3bf e4cf9163feda It s worth the watch he s an excellent speaker and recites many of his poems including those written in childhood Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in Email Address never made public Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress

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  • BTN Finds ‘Treasure’ at the All-Sports Museum | The Penn Stater Magazine
    out this old USA Today feature to get an idea of Henning s dedication and tune in to BTN tonight at 8 p m EST for the episode And of course next time you re on campus make time to check out the All Sports Museum in person Ryan Jones senior editor Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading Related Entry filed under University Park Tags All Sports Museum BTN George Henning Ken Hickman NYC Loves These Penn State French Fries Matt Lehman is Going Racing Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in Email Address never made public Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress com account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Twitter account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Facebook account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Google account Log Out Change Cancel Connecting to s Notify me of new comments via email Trackback this post Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed Recent Posts The Olympic Aspirations of Tyler McCandless The Positive Outlook of Brett Gravatt Hearts Against Hunger

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  • A Lovely Day for a ‘Metamorphosis’ | The Penn Stater Magazine
    Rose above who was followed by Susan Welch below long time dean of the College of the Liberal Arts and then State College mayor Elizabeth Goreham After that came the non celebrity readers me included although I didn t realize quite was I was getting myself into Susan Welch takes her turn with Metamorphosis I knew in advance that the organizers planned to have readers in multiple languages including The Metamorphosis in its original German What I didn t know was that I had signed up for a time slot in the midst of the grad student readers who were going to be handling the Deutsche translations Among them was Katherine Anderson below a graduate student in German literature like all the readers who tackled the book in its original tongue they added an emotional punch the rest of us couldn t quite match Grad student Katherine Anderson English department head Mark Morrisson Of course they also made things a bit tricky for those of us ahem who had to pick up in English where they left off in German But it wasn t so bad If I want to be able to really immerse myself in Kafka and one of these days I suppose I should I can do that on my own time On this day the communal vibe of sharing in a good book trumped anything that might get lost in translation Ryan Jones senior editor Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading Related Entry filed under University Park Tags Kafka Marathon Reading Mayor Elizabeth Goreham Metamorphosis Russ Rose Sue Paterno Susan Welch What Everyone at NYFW is Still Talking About Up the Ranks Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click

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  • Getting a Read on “Madness,” One Book at a Time | The Penn Stater Magazine
    meaning each student might only read for two minutes and the hearty bibliophiles who stick around for the overnight stretch Denes says that last year there was one person who read for 25 minutes at 4 30 in the morning I m not quite that enthusiastic or well crazy but I m excited to read during daylight hours on Thursday hopefully while the opening book Kafka s The Metamorphosis is still underway The marathon is set to end early Friday afternoon with Henry James s The Turn of the Screw and like nearly all of the titles you can expect to hear it both in English and at least one other language Depending on when you show up you might hear Kafka in German Lu Xun in Chinese or Camus in French Oh and if you re there Thursday afternoon you might also recognize some of the readers President Eric Barron and women s volleyball coach Russ Rose are both set to read in the opening few hours not long after we kick things off with the event s now traditional opening reader Sue Paterno Ryan Jones senior editor Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading Related Entry filed under University Park Tags Brave New World Camus Catch 22 Eric Barron Fahrenheit 451 Kafka Lu Xun Marathon Reading Metamorphosis One Hundred Years of Solitude Russ Rose Sue Paterno The Handmaid s Tale Eating Local and Eating Well on Campus Ali Krieger and Kerry McCoy Trade Places 1 Comment Add your own 1 A Lovely Day for a Metamorphosis The Penn Stater Magazine September 25 2015 at 8 13 am was the theme of the fourth annual Penn State Marathon Reading which kicked off Thursday at noon I hung out at the tent for

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  • 100s of Readers, and 24 (or so) Hours, for “Catch-22” | The Penn Stater Magazine
    students in pajamas who had sleeping bags already set up on the grass I checked in with Cindy Lee a sophomore who serves as treasurer of Unabridged the student organization for English majors I waited a few minutes and took my turn reading through the section of chapter 22 in which Milo Minderbinder explains the syndicate to Yossarian I forgot how much fun this book is I was back Friday morning at 7 There were about a dozen people there including a woman reading with her dog standing attentively behind her and a couple of students not the ones from the night before as far as I could tell still dozing in sleeping bags There too was Cindy who hadn t left since 6 p m Thursday In addition to manning the sign in desk she said she handled about an hour and a half maybe two hours of reading during the sparsely attended overnight shift when the audience dwindled to as few as four Debra Hawhee reads with help from daughter Nora I read the last couple pages of chapter 28 and was followed by English professor Debra Hawhee 00g who read with her 2 1 2 year old daughter Nora in her arms The reading continued as I headed home to get ready for work There s talk of this being an annual thing I hope so Oh and it s y o SAIR ian not yo SORRY an Either way a classic Ryan Jones senior editor Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading Related Entry filed under University Park Tags Catch 22 Cindy Lee Joseph Heller Emerging from the Storm Conversation Highlights The Scene at Saturday s Rally for Resignations 4 Comments Add your own 1 Walt Mills September 14 2012 at 3 05 pm Ryan I had the same question as I listened to the first three readers on Thursday before heading back to work That s how it was pronounced in the film of Catch 22 and the way Heller said it when I heard him on Johnny Carson great interviewer and David Letterman awful interviewer Despite the minor caveat compliments to all the readers and to the organizers A brilliant way to showcase Penn State s scholarship and support by and for athletics 2 R Thomas Berner September 15 2012 at 6 29 am Trying to figure out pronunciations is one reason I never strayed from print 3 100 Years of Reading in About 24 Hours The Penn Stater Magazine September 5 2013 at 6 48 pm Garcia Marquez One Hundred Years of Solitude seems an appropriate follow up to Catch 22 which kicked off this new tradition last fall Like Catch 22 Marquez s book is filled with absurdity humor and characters with memorably 4 Getting a Read on Madness One Book at a Time The Penn Stater Magazine September 23 2015 at 9 02 am year marks the fourth annual Marathon Reading and after taking

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  • 100 Years of Reading, in About 24 Hours | The Penn Stater Magazine
    to open and occasionally blow its readers minds The event kicked off at 1 p m Thursday and is expected to continue through early Friday afternoon or however long it takes for the hundreds of volunteer readers students faculty local luminaries and yours truly at 7 a m Friday to get through it Late night pizza early morning donuts and lots of caffeine were supplied to keep things moving If you stop by the reading you can t miss the tent set up in front of Pattee Paterno Library you might hear passages being read in the original Spanish there were copies available in French and what I think was Mandarin as well As a participant I hope this is the second Marathon Reading of many What a fun thing to be a part of Ryan Jones senior editor Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading Related Entry filed under University Park Tags Catch 22 Gabriel Garcia Marquez Joseph Heller Marathon Reading One Hundred Years of Solitude Sue Paterno Vintage Photos of Gene Wettstone The Penn Stater Daily Sept 9 2013 1 Comment Add your own 1 Getting a Read on Madness One Book at a Time The Penn Stater Magazine September 23 2015 at 9 02 am annual Marathon Reading and after taking part in the first two we read Catch 22 in 2012 and One Hundred Years of Solitude in 2013 I can vouch for this being a really cool event I m still kicking myself for Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in Email Address never made public Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress com account Log Out Change You are commenting using your

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  • Ryan Jones | The Penn Stater Magazine | Page 2
    LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading September 18 2015 at 11 21 am 1 comment Making Broadway Sound Great Most of the folks I interviewed over the summer for our Sept Oct cover story on Penn Staters in theater were actors and most were under 30 This was pretty much unavoidable Performers naturally thrive in the spotlight and the overwhelmingly majority of those performers on and off Broadway particularly those who can withstand the rigors of singing and dancing through eight shows a week for months at a time tend to be young Bob Etter was a memorable exception The dean of Broadway sound mixers Etter 77 recently wrapped a 76 week run behind the boards for Hedwig The Angry Inch which closed last weekend Our piece in the magazine focuses on Bob s career among other gigs he started at Phantom of the Opera just months into its record setting Broadway run but didn t have the space to get into more of his personal story And it s pretty interesting stuff When we sat with him at his station in the back of the Belasco Theatre back in June Etter talked about his life while simultaneously listening to sound cues and adjusting levels accordingly We told him it was hard to believe he could do both His smiling reply I ve been doing this for 30 years Etter said he initially came to Penn State from Western PA to study journalism then left and came back planning to go pre law Neither hinted at where his career would take him but a final switch to the theatre department and then a call from a friend in Pittsburgh who worked in local theatre did the trick He took a gig as a laborer at the Pittsburgh Public Theatre not long after he said a union guy I knew in New York convinced me to move to the city He did memorably I moved here in March of 79 he said I pulled up in my Dodge Dart this place out in Prospect Park Brooklyn It was the tail end of worst winter in ages The trash was still piled up on the sidewalks Rent on his apartment which did not include a toilet or heat he says ran him 50 a month His first job at the Manhattan Theatre Club paid 50 a week At the time Etter said this the idea of a professional path in theatrical sound didn t exist But he got in at the right time The success of A Chorus Line helped spark more serious interest in making Broadway musicals sound great and Etter turned out to be a perfect fit for the fledgling profession I had always been involved in music he said I played piano since I was 5 or 6 and I played in bands in high school and college Among his favorite college memories was living in an apartment above the Old Main Frame Shop and playing to entertain impromptu

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