Campus Life

A Big Assist

A new $26 million gift places Peter and Ann Tombros among the university's top five all-time donors.
Robyn Passante '95 Com

Research With Impact

THON helps support the Four Diamonds Pediatric Cancer Research Center’s efforts to produce cutting-edge research and treatments for childhood cancers.
Savita Iyer

Essential Listening

Essence of Joy celebrates three decades of sharing African and African American traditions through music.
Robyn Passante '95 Com

Continental Style

With Crust & Crumb Cafe, an engineer-turned-chef brings European fare to downtown State College.
Robyn Passante '95 Com

Eyes on the Road

For nearly eight years, Eric Barron has led the university through a period of growth and tumult, setbacks and success. We spoke with the outgoing president as he and his wife, Molly, prepare for retirement, and found him still focused on the challenges that remain.
Ryan Jones '95 Com

The Birds & the Bees

Unveiled in June, the Pollinator and Bird Garden at The Arboretum at Penn State has been lovingly constructed as a welcoming home for Pennsylvania’s many pollinators—bees, butterflies, beetles, flies, and the ruby-throated hummingbird, the region’s only vertebrate pollinator.
Savita Iyer

Raise the Song

This new public artwork is an ‘Easter egg’ for Penn Staters who know the words.
Robyn Passante '95 Com

The Not So Secret History of ARL

The work done at the Applied Research Laboratory happens out of view of most Penn Staters, a fact that belies a massive campus presence and a history dating to World War II. Here’s a look inside the research powerhouse whose innovations touch everything from underwater propulsion to the sound of a guitar.
Michael Weinreb '94 Com

Everyday People

Connection is key for new Center for the Performing Arts director Sita Frederick.
Amy Strauss Downey '04 Lib