Inside Our July/August 2016 Issue

June 28, 2016 at 11:04 am 12 comments

JA16_CoverThe countdown to Rio is here, and we have Olympic hopeful and cyclist Matt Baranoski on the cover of our July/August issue. Before he graduates from Smeal this December, he will try to medal in the fastest event at the Games, the kirin. Baranoski is just one of the many Penn Staters to compete on the grandest of stages: Learn about all of our elite athletes—past and present—starting on p. 27.

The magazine also includes a story about the Penn State Center for Sport Concussion and Research, where professor Semyon Slobounov and others are rethinking the diagnoses and treatment of brain injuries.

We also take a look at some of the most iconic Arts Fest posters from over the years. Created by graphic designer Lanny Sommese, the colorful collection—and the stories behind them—start on p. 44. (You’ll also get a sneak peek at the new 2016 poster.)

More from the issue: A tribute to Bryce Jordan, the university’s 14th president, who passed away in April; a farewell to Christian Brady, who is stepping down as dean for Schreyer Honors College; a recap of the women’s rugby national title; and a conversation with Taylor Guelich, who started her freshman year at age 15 and may just be the youngest student to ever enroll at Penn State.

We’d love to hear your feedback on the new issue—comment below or email us at heypennstater@psu.edu.

Amy Downey, senior editor

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12 Comments Add your own

  • […] July/August 2016 issue included a big list of Penn State alums who have competed in the Olympic Games. However, it […]

  • […] 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 […]

  • […] 17-year-old Taylor Guelich, whom we featured in our July/August issue, it’s been a bit of a banner summer. Some background: She could be the youngest student […]

  • 4. Golden Anniversary | The Penn Stater Magazine  |  July 14, 2016 at 10:43 am

    […] 2016 Arts Festival runs July 14-17. For more on Sommese and his posters, see our July/August 2016 […]

  • 5. Cathy Brooks  |  July 14, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    Would it please be possible to make the concussion article “shareable” on Facebook? I believe it can add to the growing awareness for parents as we make decisions for our kids in sports and feel the pressure from organizations to get them back in the game sooner. Education like this should be shared.
    Respectfully,

  • 6. Jeff Nibert  |  July 15, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    Pages 32-33 of the July/August 2016 issue included a list of Penn State student-athletes who have competed in the Olympic Games. It did not list Knut Hjeltnes, who was named to four Norwegian Olympic teams in the discus event. Knut held the Penn State discus record for 17 years, 1975-1992.

  • 7. amyjdowney  |  July 18, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Hi Cathy. Here is a link to our feature on concussions: https://pennstatermag.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/concussions.pdf

  • […] July/Aug. issue featured a story about the Penn State Center for Sport Concussion and Research, where professor […]

  • […] Matt Baranoski, the Penn State student who will compete at the Olympics this summer (and who graces the cover of our July/August issue). An electrical engineering major who is on track to graduate in December, […]

  • 10. The Gold Standard | The Penn Stater Magazine  |  August 2, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    […] story appears in the July/August 2016 issue of The Penn Stater, the official publication of the Penn State Alumni Association. Not a member? […]

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    […] story appears in the July/August 2016 issue of The Penn Stater, the official publication of the Penn State Alumni Association. Not a member? […]

  • 12. jeffnibert  |  August 10, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Dominic Brindle is a Penn State gymnast who competed for Great Britain in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics prior to beginning his PSU career. The July/August 2016 issue included a list of Penn State students who have competed in the Olympic Games. If I recall correctly, it did not list Dominic.

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