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Horace Ashenfelter's Amazing Race

One of the highlights of our July/August 2016 issue is the story of Horace Ashenfelter ’49, ’55g, the only Penn State alumnus to win an individual Olympic gold medal. 175 more words

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Barney Ewell, Nick Vukmanic, and the 1940 Olympics

Our July/August 2016 issue included a big list of Penn State alums who have competed in the Olympic Games. However, it excluded a pair of Nittany Lions who earned the title of honorary Olympians in 1940. 117 more words

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Inside Our July/August 2016 Issue

The countdown to Rio is here, and we have Olympic hopeful and cyclist Matt Baranoski on the cover of our July/August issue. Before he graduates from Smeal this December, he will try to medal in the fastest event at the Games, the kirin. 199 more words

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The Penn State Rugby Dynasty Continues

We appreciate the continued commitment of the women’s rugby program to making us look smart. The Lions, who we featured on the cover of our May/June issue… 114 more words

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Inside Our May/June 2016 Issue

The May/June 2016 issue of The Penn Stater is hitting mailboxes soon. In the cover story, “The Mayor of 16802,” we celebrate the career of Mike Herr, who has been the friendly face of the campus post office for nearly 50 years. 223 more words

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Following Up on Our March/April Cover Story

It’s been a month since our March/April issue hit Alumni Association members’ mailboxes—plenty of time, in other words, for readers to share their opinions. Not surprisingly, we’ve heard from plenty of them: dozens of emails (quite a bit more than we usually get, certainly) and a handful of phone calls and handwritten letters, the tone of which has been pretty evenly split between those who are upset or angry about our cover story on the lives and experiences of Muslim students at Penn State, and those who are proud and supportive. 461 more words

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Wanted: Your Study Abroad Memories

As you might have heard, The Penn Stater is looking for your best stories about studying abroad, to be part a feature in an upcoming issue. 125 more words

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