Inside the May/June Issue

April 27, 2015 at 1:20 pm 7 comments

MJ_COVERforBCGThe May/June 2015 issue of The Penn Stater is en route to your mailbox, and we think you’re going to like it. The Penn State women’s rugby team made the cover and for good reason: They may just be the greatest college sports dynasty that you’ve never heard of. Ryan Jones ’95 Com spent some time with the legendary program — luckily, he wasn’t hurt during the reporting process — and found out there’s a lot more behind its success besides a flawless record. For the images on the cover, shot for us by photographer Bill Cardoni, we saw value in not Photoshopping out the bumps and bruises on these tough student-athletes.

Another highlight in this issue is the “College Jobs” feature on p. 32, starring … you! We asked readers to tell us about their most interesting college jobs — and we weren’t disappointed. From working in the kitchen of the Nittany Lion Inn to driving the Loop around town, we learned that there are plenty of ways to earn a buck in a college town.

You’ll also find a Q&A with Steven Zarit, one of the leading researchers of Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other elder-care issues. The Penn State distinguished professor offers invaluable advice and resources for caregivers.

Also in this issue: The professor who helped shape the Shake Shack burger empire; an anthropologist who is featured in a PBS series; the first Nittany Lion to make it to the NHL; a track and field star with Olympic hopes; and more.

Have you already received the new issue? Let us know what you think. Comment below or email

Amy Downey, senior editor

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Anonymous  |  May 6, 2015 at 10:52 am

    I loved the article about the rugby program!

  • 2. Nicky Lopes (@NicholeYar)  |  May 6, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Is there a way to buy this issue? I love the article about the rugby team

  • 3. Tina Hay  |  May 6, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Nicky, you can contact our staff assistant, Barb Marshall, at Give her your name and snail-mail address and she’ll be happy to send you a copy.

  • 4. Ken Gilbert '78  |  May 8, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Enjoyed the article about jobs at PSU. Any way you could run the ones that did not make the cut here on-line??

  • 5. Anonymous  |  May 10, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    PSU women’s rugby has my vote for varsity status.

  • […] Benson stopped by the Hintz Family Alumni Center a couple of weeks ago to pick up a box of our May/June issue, I asked her about preparations for her final collegiate rugby game. The fifth-year senior played […]

  • […] most notably the now-defunct Grantland (you might also remember that we featured him in our May/June 2015 issue). Goldsberry became famous for making maps that charted how NBA players shot from various areas of […]

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