Got the New Issue Yet?

August 26, 2011 at 10:29 am Leave a comment

If you haven’t already received your copy, our Sept./Oct. issue is surely en route to your mailbox. Among other good stuff in the magazine, you’ll find a feature on nine students who spent the summer interning all over the world. I interviewed the interns for the story—and probably had a little too much fun in the process.

Amy Green, who worked with penguins at the Pittsburgh Zoo, had me in stitches when she detailed some of her not-so-fun (OK, downright gross) clean-up duties in the penguin exhibit. Broadway intern Alex Cadmus and I debated the musical merits of West Side Story vs. South Pacific. Bryan Lemley’s stories about the mystery meat in his Russian bank’s cafeteria were hilarious—“I’d just point at something and pray it came with mashed potatoes.”

But beyond their senses of humor, these students are seriously ambitious; most of them worked 40-plus hours a week while some of their peers were hanging poolside. With that kind of drive, I won’t be surprised if we hear about them again—as alums—in the future. Maybe you’ll even read about them in our pages.

Also in the Sept./Oct. issue:

—A feature by Ryan Jones ’95 that might make you see Jay Paterno in a whole new light.

—Updates from four Penn Staters whose lives were completely changed by the 9/11 attacks. As told to Lori Shontz ’91, their first-person accounts of that day and the 10 years since are really moving.

Let us know what you think about these stories and more. Comment in the box below or email us at

Mary Murphy, associate editor

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