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  • University Park | The Penn Stater Magazine | Page 2
    to have the entire world of information right at their fingertips there are plenty of people who view libraries as old and outdated Of course libraries are a spectacular resource especially for college students In an attempt to make sure those students know it the Penn State Libraries held their 14th annual Open House this week The open house was designed to get students inside the library and there were seven stations around Pattee and Paterno libraries meant to show students how various areas of the library can help them with just about anything Research Jumpstart Stacks Tour Knowledge Commons and Media Commons Arts and Humanities Library and News and Microforms Library Life Sciences Library Research Hub Special Collections Library These stops featured a brief speech from a librarian about what was in each area as well as examples to help students understand what they can glean from being there For example students could make origami at the Arts and Humanities library go through an art exhibit at the Special Collections library and at the Life Sciences library walk through a maze which taught them about the size of the university s library system The best part There were incentives to complete the tour Students scanned their ID cards at every station and at the end they could enter to win prizes like Apple Watches and Fitbits and were guaranteed cool free gear like temporary tattoos and water bottles Those who made every stop got a free T shirt Each stop that students go to gives them some information about the library and how to use it said Sandy Hoffmaster a library supervisor In all the tour didn t take long I rushed through it in about 20 minutes Even though I spent a fair amount of time there as a student I can safely say I learned more about Penn State did you know there was a time when an African lion was the mascot I had no idea and its spectacular library system Bill DiFilippo online editor Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading September 11 2015 at 12 00 pm Bill DiFilippo Leave a comment I Sure Hope I m Hungry I had breakfast this morning at the Au Bon Pain in Kern Building a fairly unremarkable way to start a Monday or a brand new semester for that matter But it was significant in at least one way For the next four weeks I m going to be eating my way across the University Park campus This is not an experiment in trying to recreate my Freshman 15 from the fall of 1991 but rather the start of a month long reporting project on the state of campus dining which is set to run in our Nov Dec issue If you re an alum from 10 or 20 or 40 years ago and you ve been back to campus any time recently you ve probably been struck by the

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  • Empower Orphans | The Penn Stater Magazine
    the community of Big Ten students faculty and alumni who are making a difference in the world through innovations in research education and community service It touches on Gupta winning the 2014 International Children s Peace Prize and the non profit she founded Empower Orphans Eric Barron also appears in the video to praise Gupta s work If you re interested in reading about some of the other Nittany Lions who have been featured in this series click here Bill DiFilippo online editor Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading January 28 2016 at 2 39 pm Bill DiFilippo Leave a comment Recent Posts The Olympic Aspirations of Tyler McCandless The Positive Outlook of Brett Gravatt Hearts Against Hunger Jordan Norwood s Super Journey Spend the Super Bowl With Keegan Michael Key Rick Santorum Ends Another White House Run Honors for Emily Burns Follow us via Email Enter your email address to follow us and receive notifications of new posts by email Join 358 other followers Blog at WordPress com The Blix Theme The Penn Stater Magazine Create a free website or blog at WordPress com The Blix Theme Follow Follow The Penn

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  • Neha Gupta | The Penn Stater Magazine
    of ice cream on a hot day is harder than it looks or should we say softer Art director Marc Kauffman scooped quickly while photographer Nick Sloff 92 A A snapped his camera even faster to capture the perfect Creamery cone for our July August cover The issue which should be in your mailbox soon celebrates the sesquicentennial anniversary of one of the greatest traditions at Penn State the Berkey Creamery We look back at its storied history plus learn about what s in store for the next 150 years Also in this issue is an interview by senior editor Ryan Jones 95 Com with Eric Barron The Penn State president reflects on his first year in office and talks about why he s optimistic about the future of the university Ryan also wrote a piece on philanthropist and freshman Neha Gupta in The Unrelenting Power of One We discover that Gupta who already leads an international charitable network is just getting started We also welcome the 79th president of the alumni association Kevin Steele 92 JD Law on page 54 The Dickinson Law grad brings a decade s worth of Alumni Association volunteer experience to the position Another noteworthy story in this issue is on the late Fran Fisher Read about how the Voice of Penn State Football was loved and will be missed by the Penn State community on page 24 There s also a recap of the spring sports programs which includes a national powerlifting title for Eliraz Katz And on page 18 find out what Joel Myers 61 63 MS 71 PhD EMS has to say about his new AccuWeather television network We d love to hear what you think about the new issue Drop us a line at heypennstater psu edu or comment below Amy

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  • Schreyer Honors College | The Penn Stater Magazine
    at 11 48 am Kim Valarezo 1 comment Are We Prepared for Cyberwarfare Mary Beth Long Thinks Not Mary Beth Long also spoke earlier this month at Indiana University Partway through her speech Thursday night Mary Beth Long 85 Com the first woman assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs paused and half smiled at the audience If you re not worried that the world is a dangerous place she said Stay tuned Long had just spent about 20 minutes talking about terrorism including how Al Qaida has been making up for lost ground by gaining a stronger foothold in Pakistan I was already worried But then she launched into the issue of nuclear proliferation making the case that there is no possible way that Iran is enriching uranium for solely peaceful uses And she wrapped up with a warning that the U S is unprepared to respond to cyberattacks noting that no one is sure what would happen if say hackers shut down the computer system at Three Mile Island It wasn t exactly uplifting but it was thought provoking and that was the goal Long was giving the 15th annual Mark Luchinsky Memorial Lecture an event in honor of a University Scholar who died in 1995 Speakers are supposed to exemplify intellectual honesty personal integrity and joy in learning and Long qualified on every count Her talk was titled Terrorism Nukes and Cyberwarfare Are We Prepared and it made clear how complicated the issues are In about an hour she touched on some international history some politics some geography some technology and some some cultural differences I can t possibly do justice to everything but here are some of the key points I went home thinking about She talked a lot about Iran and especially its ties to Hezbollah You hear a lot about the Taliban and Al Qaida but Hezbollah I believe is one of the overlooked but most dangerous terrorist groups we need to look at right now Among the big challenges for U S forces in Afghanistan Long said is needing to clear IEDs away from schools built by coalition forces Yes the insurgents are targeting schools They lay them during the lunch hour she said to target students teachers and aid workers She painted a vivid picture of the problems that enemies of the United States could cause by going after our computer systems Electrical grids wastewater treatment facilities mass transit ports if their computer systems were compromised chaos would ensue The U S needs to do a better job she says of organizing information and preparing for such an attack Long who left government in 2008 and is now a senior vice president at NeurallQ Goverment Services Inc loosened up a little at the end during the Q and A Asked for her role models her first answer which she labeled a little flip was Wonder Woman She didn t need to apologize Wonder Woman has a great history as a role

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  • Creamery | The Penn Stater Magazine
    issue Drop us a line at heypennstater psu edu or comment below Amy Downey senior editor Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading June 29 2015 at 3 56 pm amyjdowney 3 comments Best Penn State Games Best Creamery Flavor This Book Has You Covered When David and Matt Pencek began attending Penn State football games they didn t care who was playing As long as there were guys in blue and white with no names on their jerseys yummy food at the tailgate and music from the Blue Band they were cool That said David was 6 and Matt only a few years older Said David We saw the Colgates the Akrons They re still a little bitter that they were left with their grandparents for the classic 1982 Nebraska game but they didn t allow that slight to sour them on Penn State football or the university And now David 94 and Matt 91 have teamed to write The Great Book of Penn State Sports Lists which they call the book that will settle all those debates about Penn State sports or is it more Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading September 2 2011 at 11 31 am Lori Shontz Leave a comment We re Not the Only Penn Staters Celebrating Our 100th Birthday This Fall We just got copies of The Penn Stater s centennial issue back from our printer check the blog next week for more on that but we got a reminder today that we re not celebrating alone The men s soccer team this year is marking its 100th season of competition and on Saturday afternoon the Lions will try to mark it with a win over a ranked conference rival The high scoring Nittany Lions led by junior forward Corey Hertzog the nation s top scorer welcome No 25 Ohio State to Jeffrey Field Saturday at 3 pm It s Senior Day for Penn State when the Lions will not only send off five graduating players but also plan to welcome back luminaries from the program s past including legendary coach Walter Bahr two time All American Dick Packer 56 pictured at right and 1979 Hermann Trophy winner Jim Stamatis 80 Looks like a bunch of former Lions might be back in town and after a damp chilly week the weather is supposed to be gorgeous My dream Saturday itinerary Leave the house tomorrow with the football team up two or three touchdowns at Minnesota stop by the Creamery and get to Jeffrey Field in time for kickoff Fingers crossed Ryan Jones senior editor Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading October 22 2010 at 5 11 pm Ryan Jones Leave a comment AccuWeather on Keeping Creamery Cows Cool Came across this short informative video on AccuWeather com about how folks up in Ag Sciences keep the Creamery cows from overheating

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  • Eliraz Katz | The Penn Stater Magazine
    future of the university Ryan also wrote a piece on philanthropist and freshman Neha Gupta in The Unrelenting Power of One We discover that Gupta who already leads an international charitable network is just getting started We also welcome the 79th president of the alumni association Kevin Steele 92 JD Law on page 54 The Dickinson Law grad brings a decade s worth of Alumni Association volunteer experience to the position Another noteworthy story in this issue is on the late Fran Fisher Read about how the Voice of Penn State Football was loved and will be missed by the Penn State community on page 24 There s also a recap of the spring sports programs which includes a national powerlifting title for Eliraz Katz And on page 18 find out what Joel Myers 61 63 MS 71 PhD EMS has to say about his new AccuWeather television network We d love to hear what you think about the new issue Drop us a line at heypennstater psu edu or comment below Amy Downey senior editor Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading June 29 2015 at 3 56 pm amyjdowney 3 comments

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  • Fran Fisher | The Penn Stater Magazine
    June 29 2015 at 3 56 pm amyjdowney 3 comments The Penn Stater Daily Feb 11 2014 The voice In a feature from today s Pittsburgh Tribune Review he s called the university s most distinguished living ambassador Fran Fisher longtime football radio announcer talked to the Trib s Chris Adamski about his decades spanning career and his friendships with some notable former coaches Common wisdom Rapper Common paid a visit to Eisenhower Auditorium last night as part of the Student Programming Association s Distinguished Speaker series The rapper turned actor he stars in the AMC series Hell on Wheels talked about his career his journey to greatness and offered some empowering advice The higher you climb in achieving greatness the harder it is going to become You must take a moment and appreciate how far you have climbed Snow spending No it s not your imagination this winter has been especially brutal and Penn State s Office of Physical Plant has the numbers to prove it In this piece from Monday s Collegian OPP s Ryan McCaughey reveals that snow removal efforts around campus have cost the University a staggering 1 million this season that s 400 000 over budget And as for that road salt that helps melt snow and ice on campus walkways OPP has used 300 tons yes tons of the stuff so far this year Mary Murphy associate editor Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading February 11 2014 at 12 28 pm Mary Murphy Leave a comment The Penn Stater Daily Sept 23 2013 From news to features your daily dose of everything Penn State All sorts of science Penn State researchers are making news in disparate and fascinating ways Postdoctoral fellow Angela Brant is credited with the hunch that has led to new findings about the brain s ability to learn new skills well into adolescence Nobel Prize winning glaciologist Richard Alley has co authored a study confirming the discovery of an estuary the first of its kind under the Antarctic ice sheet and Ph D candidate Joshua Stevens has come up with a pretty cool map showing nearly a century of Bigfoot sightings across North America more Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading September 23 2013 at 12 48 pm Ryan Jones Leave a comment Fran Fisher Still a Great Storyteller Fran Fisher and Joe Paterno go way back as you can tell from his photo which Fisher provided to The Daily Collegian several years ago It s been 12 years since we ve heard Fran Fisher calling a Penn State football game so it was a real treat to hear Fisher s voice again on Wednesday Pat Boland 91 and Kevin Nelson 72 interviewed Fisher on the State College radio show Lion Country Comments and Fisher was in fine form telling stories about everything from his early days in radio and his first impressions of Joe

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  • Joel Myers | The Penn Stater Magazine
    of Trustees are now available on the board s website There s one notable name who s out of the running Jesse Arnelle 55 62g who has served on the board since 1969 notified the board office that he has withdrawn from the field Arnelle s name still appears on the ballot to keep the ballot numbers of the other candidates consistent the board office staff said But voters will be unable to vote for him When the the electronic ballots are issued April 10 there will be no box to check next to his name That leaves 31 candidates in the running for three alumni seats Lori Shontz senior editor Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading March 18 2014 at 4 58 pm Lori Shontz 1 comment BOT Election Ballot Released Thirty two alumni are vying for the three open alumni seats on the Board of Trustees this year showing that interest in the election which skyrocketed after the Sandusky scandal remains high The number of candidates is a slight decrease from 2013 when there were 39 and that in turn was a large decrease from 2012 when there were 86 The 32 candidates for 2014 include two of the three incumbents four people who are running for the third consecutive time and four others who are running for the second time since 2012 You can see the entire list by clicking here The list shows the order candidates will appear on the ballot which was determined Friday afternoon in a blind drawing at the Nittany Lion Inn Incumbents Jesse Arnelle 55 62g who has served on the board since 1969 and Joel Myers 61 63g 71g who was first elected in 1981 are running again Marianne Ellis Alexander 62 who has served two terms starting in 2005 is not Running for the third time are Ryan Bagwell 02 Robert Bowsher 86 Rudy Glocker 91 93g and Amy Williams 80 Two time candidates are Joshua Fulmer 01 Robert Hooper 79 Robert Jubelier 59 62g and Ted Sebastianelli 69 For the third consecutive year the Alumni Association and The Penn Stater magazine will be organizing a voters guide for the election our Three Questions for the Candidates project We ll be asking questions of candidates in March the emails will go out March 7 and the website will go live on or before Thursday April 3 Voting begins a week later on Thursday April 10 and continues through May 8 If you d like to see what we ve done in the past click here for the 2012 responses and here for the 2013 responses Lori Shontz senior editor Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading February 28 2014 at 5 34 pm Lori Shontz 1 comment One More Update from the BOT You can read most of our updates from Friday s Board of Trustees meeting on this post from Friday evening but here are a few more for your Monday morning Presidential search update Board chair Keith Masser 73 opened the meeting with an update on the presidential search process which was rebooted in November He said simply that the process is continuing and that we are on pace to name the next president of Penn State in the months ahead There is a deadline President Rod Erickson is retiring at the end of June Or as he put it two Saturdays ago when a reporter at the news conference introducing James Franklin asked Erickson if he had any update on the search My last day of work is June 30 2014 Click here for a piece by Charlie Thompson of The Patriot News that gets a little more in depth on the search A new Joe Paterno statue Joel Myers 61 63g 71g chair of the outreach committee didn t have a committee meeting to report about Friday the outreach committee meeting was off the agenda along with the student life committee meeting to allow enough time for a retreat with governance consultant Holly Gregory Myers did ask if he could read a brief statement The topic that it is time to unite the various factions of Penn Staters That s a theme Myers has sounded periodically but this time he quoted Abraham Lincoln A house divided cannot stand and proposed that now is the time for there to be a statue of Fred Lewis Pattee and Joe Paterno to be erected in front of the library The Centre Daily Times has full coverage with a story and text of the speech BOT nominations continuing There s still plenty of time until Feb 26 for alumni to submit their nominations for one of the three alumni seats up for election in 2014 If you re a member of the Penn State Alumni Association or have donated to the university within the past two years you should have received a nomination form in your email If you re an alum and would like to request one click here Mike Dawson 02 of the Centre Daily Times checked in with the three incumbents Myers Jesse Arnelle 55 62g and Marianne Ellis Alexander 62 during the meeting to ask whether they are running for re election all said they hadn t decided yet None of the alumni trustees who were on the board in November 2011 have been re elected Lori Shontz senior editor Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading January 20 2014 at 9 07 am Lori Shontz Leave a comment Oldsey Added to Trustee Presidential Selection Council Bill Oldsey will join the Trustee Presidential Selection Council As far as Bill Oldsey 76 was concerned the reason he was added to the Trustee Presidential Selection Council was simple Some thought I might be able to add value to the process he said This is all about getting a world class leader for this university and I

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