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  • Paul West | The Penn Stater Magazine
    the new issue by commenting below or emailing us at heypennstater psu edu And from all of us at The Penn Stater best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year Amy Downey senior editor Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading December 22 2015 at 1 39 pm amyjdowney 1 comment Check Your Mailboxes July August Issue Is En Route If you ve not received your July August issue yet rest assured it s going to be in your mailbox soon just in time for the summer reading season And there s a little something for everyone in this issue including references to the Jonas Brothers and to zombie ants I d like to call attention to an excerpt from the new book by Diane Ackerman 70 One Hundred Names for Love It s a chronicle of how her husband novelist and former Penn State professor Paul West recovered from a stroke but it s also a beautiful compelling love story If you ve read any of Ackerman s previous work I recommend A Brief History of the Senses you ll know her lyrical poetic style I read the entire book while deciding what we d like to excerpt in the magazine and it was not a easy decision to make Plus I teared up several times In this interview with Ackerman who spoke to Katty Kay on The Diane Rehm Show lots of speech language pathologists and relatives of stroke victims call in it s a fascinating hour In this issue you ll also find Beautiful photos that Tina Hay took during the Alumni Association s trip to Turkey An incredibly entertaining profile of Rosey Grier 56 by Michael Weinreb 94 I bet my LP of Free To Be You and

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  • Richard Trumka | The Penn Stater Magazine
    to introduce our new Penn State Alumni Association CEO Paul Clifford Send us your thoughts about the new issue by commenting below or emailing us at heypennstater psu edu And from all of us at The Penn Stater best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year Amy Downey senior editor Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading December 22 2015 at 1 39 pm amyjdowney 1 comment The Penn Stater Daily Nov 20 2013 Paterno movie update Jessica Tully of Onward State checked in with David McKenna the screenwriter for a planned biopic on Joe Paterno based on the book by Joe Posnanski There s still no timeline There s still no casting update although Al Pacino is still apparently slated to play Paterno McKenna said he had admired Paterno growing up since he d watched Penn State s 48 14 victory over Pitt in 1981 Said McKenna I vividly remember asking myself Who s that little Italian guy with the glasses on the sideline Well let s just say I was hooked after that Married on campus It shouldn t surprise anyone that when Buzzfeed decided to do a list of insanely beautiful colleges you can get married at Penn State made the list I don t think the photos do this place justice though Old Main is a great venue but I can t believe Buzzfeed couldn t find wedding party photos from the gardens outside my office at the Hintz Family Alumni Center or at the Arboretum Photos like those might have put Penn State higher than No 13 Income gap widening Economists in the College of Agricultural Sciences released a report Tuesday that s sobering for residents of Pennsylvania the state lost 16 000 jobs from 2001 to 2011 and the economists also found what Ted Alter professor of agricultural environmental and regional economics called major shift in employment from higher to lower wage industries Ted Fuller development economist in the college s Center for Economic and Community Development noted that this loss of high middle wage jobs through recent cyclical ups and downs alike probably does not bode well for the Pennsylvania economy You can read the Penn State news release by clicking here or check out the full report at this link Trumka celebrates Lincoln And if you ve not yet digested enough coverage of the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address which was Tuesday you should check this out Richard Trumka 71 president of the AFL CIO participated in a project by documentary filmmaker Ken Burns and PBS in which celebrities recited the Gettysburg Address His reading clocks in at 1 minute 51 seconds It s a genius speech so it s always worth your time to listen Lori Shontz senior editor Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading November 20 2013 at 11 26 am Lori Shontz Leave a comment A Few Photos From Reunion Weekend We

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  • Exciting times for journalist Jason Cherkis | The Penn Stater Magazine
    what it s like to go through that campaign grind only to come up short It s also unusual in that it seems truly non partisan The first two guests both former presidential candidates are populist Democrat Howard Dean and Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann For political junkies it s very much worth a listen Ryan Jones senior editor Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading Related Entry filed under Uncategorized Tags ASME Candidate Confessional Ellie Awards Heroin Huffington Post Jason Cherkis Leah Still Chalks up a Victory Against Cancer Help Send These Future Penn Staters from Brooklyn to MSG 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

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  • Ryan Jones | The Penn Stater Magazine
    give annually for the most outstanding new book of children s poetry The award is named for Hopkins the prolific children s poet and Scranton native and presented by the Penn State Libraries and the Pennsylvania Center for the Book For Alexander who remembered reading Hopkins as a child and then reading Hopkins to 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 October 2 2015 at 5 39 am 1 comment BTN Finds Treasure at the All Sports Museum We just got a heads up from Ken Hickman 98 director of the Penn State All Sports Museum encouraging us to tune in or set our DVRs for tonight s episode of Big Ten Treasure Hunter on the Big Ten Network The show in which a BTN expert searches out and appraises memorabilia related to Big Ten schools will feature both the All Sports Museum and the private collection of George Henning 63 who if you don t know boasts what might be the greatest Penn State collection anywhere You can check 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 September 29 2015 at 11 19 am Leave a comment A Lovely Day for a Metamorphosis Walking up the mall toward Pattee Library a little before noon on Thursday you could hear the beat of a semi recent pop hit coming from speakers set up under a crowded white canopy The song was Crazy followed in short order by the Prince classic Let s Go Crazy If you were paying attention you knew the titles weren t coincidence but part of a theme Madness was the theme of the fourth annual Penn State Marathon Reading which kicked off Thursday at noon I hung out at the tent

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  • Leah Still Chalks up a Victory Against Cancer | The Penn Stater Magazine
    fight anymore I would go to the comments you all wrote cheering us on and it would make us fight so much harder I ask that since Leah s fight is at the end that you follow other families journeys and cheer them on just as you did us My advice to any family going through this battle no matter how hard it gets no matter what the doctors tell you always remain positive Speak victory into existence Give your child s fight with cancer a purpose Use it to raise awareness so that you can help all kids fighting this disease No matter how big or small your platform following is you will reach that one family that just needs to know they re not alone in the fight so they don t give up drop to your knees everyday and pray I was never a big spiritual person but I always believed in God and knew who to turn to in the time of need Keeping faith that God will see you through doesn t make the battle easier but it makes winning possible It gives you back the hope that is stripped away from you every time you watch your kid endure the pain from the treatments and the bad news you often receive from the doctors LEAHSTRONG STILLSTRONG A photo posted by Devon Still man of still75 on Jan 12 2016 at 10 11am PST Bill DiFilippo online editor Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading Related Entry filed under Athletics Penn State in the News Tags Devon Still Leah Still Happy Valley Goes Broadway Exciting times for journalist Jason Cherkis Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon

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  • Happy Valley Goes Broadway | The Penn Stater Magazine
    issue The performance will be directed by John Simpkins and Dan Riddle will direct the music Simpkins is the head of Penn State s musical theatre program while Riddle is the school of theatre s music director If you d like to attend and want to order tickets click here for more information Bill DiFilippo online editor Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading Related Entry filed under State College Tags Alan Wiggins Caroline Bowman College of Arts and Architecture Penn State Penn State theatre Laila Brock Makes the Biggest College Football Game of the Year Even Bigger Leah Still Chalks up a Victory Against Cancer 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

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  • Laila Brock Makes the Biggest College Football Game of the Year Even Bigger | The Penn Stater Magazine
    is not going to the game they have an excuse to come to the national championship just to experience the whole atmosphere Brock said Brock s no stranger to working in and around college football s bowl games Prior to joining the Playoff she worked for seven years for the Orange Bowl After the 2013 national championship game the Chief Operating Officer of the College Football Playoff offered her a position with the organization Now she is an important part of one of the most complex operations in college sports Her job requires an astounding amount of advanced planning Brock said that planning for this year s game kicked into gear last February while the planning for the 2017 2018 2019 and 2020 games is already underway Most folks think that it s August through January Brock said But the planning process is so intricate and so detailed that if we were to start in August there s no way that we would be able to pull this thing off It s an arduous process and Brock puts in a ton of work to make sure everything runs smoothly Over the past few weeks she has been in eight different states doing prep work for Monday s game and her first trip to the site of next year s contest is set for the end of January Despite all the hard work Brock s passion for her job is apparent She especially loves working with the student athletes saying that the most fun part of her job comes when she sees the reactions when players see things like hospitality suites or special buses with team logos and players faces on them With all the work Brock puts into planning for the game you d think she would have a good

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  • On Richard Trumka and Reader Mail | The Penn Stater Magazine
    his willingness to engage those critics A 2010 Distinguished Alumnus Trumka s entire life story is pretty compelling Growing up in southwestern Pennsylvania the son and grandson of coal miners he spent time in the mines himself trading work for tuition money through a deal with the local chapter of the United Mine Workers Trumka was elected AFL CIO president in 2009 but it was a 2008 speech in which he challenged racism among the traditionally white working class union membership that put him in the national spotlight He s since clashed with President Obama on issues like the Trans Pacific trade partnership a reminder that Trumka s advocacy has less to do with ideology than with issues We know some of our readers won t agree with Trumka on either just as we ve known over the years when profiling the likes of senator Rick Santorum 80 or climate scientist Michael Mann In every case we ve written about them because they re Penn Staters whose work has put them in the national spotlight We re hopeful that most of our readers appreciate that And as always we re happy to get your letters Ryan Jones senior editor Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading Related Entry filed under From the Magazine Tags AFL CIO Richard Trumka Eric Barron to Start Digging Deeper Into the Blogosphere Laila Brock Makes the Biggest College Football Game of the Year Even Bigger 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

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