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The Squirrel Whisperer

How an unlikely friendship with Penn State’s squirrels put a student in the spotlight—and helped her manage her autism.

Story by Amy Strauss Downey ’04 / photographs by Sara Naomi Lewkowicz… 2,334 more words
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In the Presence of Fishing Royalty

Our new issue includes a short feature on Joe Humphreys, Penn State’s legendary fly-fishing educator. For the story, writer Matt Sedensky caught up with Humphreys and with Lucas and Megan Bell, the husband-and-wife team wrapping up production on… 532 more words

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Inside Our September/October 2016 Issue

Alumni Association members should keep an eye out for our Sept./Oct. 2016 issue, which should be arriving any day. From the photo on the right, it looks like Sneezy the Penn State squirrel already has her paws on one. 218 more words

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NASCAR on Two Wheels

His older brother loved to race bikes, and so, as a boy of only 5 or 6, Matt Baranoski found himself dragged along to the track. 420 more words

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The Gold Standard

Heading into the final water jump of the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the 1952 Summer Olympics, Horace Ashenfelter noticed that the water pit was getting “messy.” 413 more words

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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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