cover Penn Stater Magazine November/December 2022
November / December 2022

Teaching the Toughest Topics • Spotlight on Alumni Artists

Features

The Role(s) of His Life

Patrick Fabian quietly built a 30-year Hollywood career by being the right guy for all sorts of jobs. As Howard Hamlin in Better Call Saul, he finally found the one that let him shine.
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From the Archives: Floating Lion

Artist Larry Krezo ’67 A&A illustrated the magic of our mascot for this September/October 1977 cover story on those who’ve donned the Nittany Lion suit, which we’re sharing from our archives.

SoVA, So Good: Brian Alfred

What it lacks in big-city buzz, Penn State’s School of Visual Arts more than makes up for with engaged faculty, talented students, a supportive culture, and a track record of producing acclaimed, innovative artists. We asked five SoVA alums to share their work, and the inspiration behind it.
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Campus Life

Sports

Q&A: Max Dean

The 197-pounder went 23-1 last season after transferring from Cornell. He's back this winter looking to defend his NCAA title.
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Triple Double

Matt Guenter won twice in the 2022 USA National Triathlon Championships.
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Pulling Ahead

Former Nittany Lion lineman Matt Stankiewitch is quickly climbing the ranks of indoor rowers.
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Medal Men

Two Penn Staters medal at the Senior World Wrestling Championships in September.
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Alumni

Broad View

Purple Lizard Maps helps locals and visitors plot their next adventure.
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SoVA, So Good: Barbara Campbell Thomas

What it lacks in big-city buzz, Penn State’s School of Visual Arts more than makes up for with engaged faculty, talented students, a supportive culture, and a track record of producing acclaimed, innovative artists—like Barbara Campbell Thomas ’98 A&A, who is brimming with ideas for integrating facets of quilting in her abstract painting.
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SoVA, So Good: Joelle Dietrick

What it lacks in big-city buzz, Penn State’s School of Visual Arts more than makes up for with engaged faculty, talented students, a supportive culture, and a track record of producing acclaimed, innovative artists—like Joelle Dietrick ’96 A&A, whose art lives at the intersection of creation and technology and is scheduled for a solo exhibition in Brooklyn next year.
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SoVA, So Good: Lauren Luloff

What it lacks in big-city buzz, Penn State’s School of Visual Arts more than makes up for with engaged faculty, talented students, a supportive culture, and a track record of producing acclaimed, innovative artists—like Lauren Luloff ’01 A&A, whose work features geometric patterns of dyed silk merging with shapes that hint at natural landscapes.
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SoVA, So Good: Devan Shimoyama

What it lacks in big-city buzz, Penn State’s School of Visual Arts more than makes up for with engaged faculty, talented students, a supportive culture, and a track record of producing acclaimed, innovative artists—like Devan Shimoyama ’11 A&A, whose bold, colorful paintings lave landed him repeat coverage in The New York Times.
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Faculty Expertise

From the Editor

My Thoughts Exactly

Association News