Inside Our November/December 2016 Issue

October 25, 2016 at 1:17 pm 2 comments

nd16_cover_webKeep an eye on your mailbox: Our November/December 2016 issue is being mailed out this week to members of the Alumni Association.

On the cover is an image of the iconic elms that decorate central campus. These stately trees along Henderson Mall are just one reminder of the beautiful landscape at University Park. Starting on page 24, “A Natural Beauty” takes a look—literally and figuratively—at some of the 16,000 trees that have defined our campus since 1855.

Also in this issue, deputy editor Ryan Jones writes about Patrick Chambers and his Nittany Lion basketball team. Now entering his sixth season, and with a pair of nationally ranked recruiting classes, his best season yet could be around the corner.

Editor Tina Hay went down to the Department of Homeland Security in D.C. in September to meet with a group of alumni who are tasked with a big job: keep America safe and secure online. Read the roundtable with them, “Watchers of the Web,” on page 34.

Plus, we celebrate the Penn Staters who medaled in the Olympic Games; we interview an elite opera singer who, at the age of 63, is also a student in the School of Music; and we look at the Mini-THONs that have popped up in dozens of middle and high schools.

Send us your thoughts about the new issue by commenting below or emailing us at

Amy Downey, senior editor

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jeff Hochberg  |  November 25, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    Someone said there was an article on my father Jim Hochberg in your magizine. Is that true?

  • 2. B.J. Reyes  |  November 28, 2016 at 11:17 am

    Jeff: Yes, there is a story on Jim Hochberg in the Nov/Dec issue. We’d be happy to send you a copy of the magazine. Please email us your address to –bjr

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