Inside Our November/December 2015 Issue
Alumni Association members should be getting our Nov./Dec. issue any day now. You’ll see that we take a peek inside the Nittany Lion’s closet and uncover some pretty fun props and accessories that have been passed down over the years. From a pink-and-black scarf reserved for Homecoming to a homemade Michael Jackson “Thriller” jacket worn around Halloween, we got exclusive access to the stash of props, along with the stories behind them. Learn about the two-dozen items starting on p. 40.
The magazine also includes a rare look aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt where 15 Penn Staters, including two captains and one commodore, spent six months in the Persian Gulf.
Senior editor Ryan Jones embarks on a month-long culinary quest across University Park in “A Moveable Feast” and digs into what it’s really like to eat on campus these days. You’ll be surprised to learn about the quantity—and quality—of options available. (Honey-glazed parsnips, anyone?) Don’t miss Aaron Meshon’s fun illustration of campus eateries on p. 28.
You’ll also find a Q&A with Blue Band director Greg Drane ’06, who recently wrapped up five straight home football games; a story about Penn State Altoona’s new basketball coach (and former Minnesota Timberwolves forward) Doug West; and a conversation with renowned author Joan Chittister ’71 about her latest books.
Let us know what you think of the Nov./Dec. issue by commenting below or emailing us at email@example.com.
Amy Downey, senior editor