September-October Issue Coming Your Way
Our pal the UPS guy showed up at lunchtime today with boxes of the September-October issue of the magazine—our office copies. That means readers should start getting their copies today as well. How soon you get yours depends on where you live: If you’re in the mid-Atlantic states, watch your mailbox in the next few days; if you’re on the west coast or Florida or across the Atlantic, well, it might take a little longer.
(And if you don’t get the magazine at all, perhaps you need to join the Alumni Association!)
Our cover story is a collection of tales submitted by readers about their very first day at Penn State. We’ve got three other features besides that one:
—A feature-length profile about Penn State’s new wrestling coach, Cael Sanderson.
—A photo essay featuring some really ethereal photography from Paul Duda ’89.
—A very engrossing story by our ace freelancer Vicki Glembocki ’93, ’02g about Betsy Aardsma, the grad student who was stabbed to death in the Pattee stacks 40 years ago this fall.
Our “My Thoughts Exactly” is an essay by a young alumna, Amanda Berkey ’07, who’s doing a Teach for America gig in inner-city Philadelphia … our “Everyday People” profilee is Rick Johnson ’82, the newly hired horticulturist for the Penn State Arboretum … our lead story in Penn State Pulse is a profile of Penn State Altoona prof Athleen Stere, who has retired (sort of) at the age of 88 … and the athlete profile that leads off the Sports section is Jason Yeisley, an oft-injured soccer player who is finally back on the field for the Nittany Lions.
This is our fattest issue ever: 104 pages. We’ll look forward to hearing your feedback on it.
Tina Hay, editor
Entry filed under: Other Penn State sports, Penn State Altoona, The Penn Stater magazine, Undergraduate education, University Park campus. Tags: Athleen Stere, Betsy Aardsma, Cael Sanderson, Paul Duda, Penn State Arboretum, Rick Johnson, Teach for America, Vicki Glembocki.