cover of Penn Stater Magazine Sept/Oct '23 issue
September / October 2023

Pat Kraft Q&A • Hawaii Gov. Josh Green


Leading with Aloha

Josh Green first ran for office 20 years ago to draw attention to the health care needs of the rural Hawaiians who visited his medical clinic. Last year, the same commitment that drove Green to become a doctor helped him win election as governor of Hawaii.
Mary Vorsino

How Nurses Navigated the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic brought new appreciation to the profession, even as it created unprecedented challenges. For Penn State Nursing alumni, students, and faculty, adapting to those challenges meant learning new ways of taking care of patients—and of themselves.
Robyn Rydzy '95 Com

Q&A with Pat Kraft

Small details, big goals: A year into his tenure as athletic director, Pat Kraft is focused on the little things that can help Penn State teams meet his massive expectations.
Jeff Rice '03 Com

Campus Life

A New Classic

The recently renovated Tavern restaurant offers nostalgia with a modern twist.  
Jeff Rice '03 Com


NBA Lions

Jalen Pickett, Seth Lundy, and Andrew Funk sign with NBA teams.
Ryan Jones '95 Com

Bouncing Back

Former Lady Lion point guard Paula Franetti works to inspire recovery stories like her own.  
Jeff Rice '03 Com

Q&A: Olu Fashanu

Olu Fashanu likes to figure things out, whether it’s a tendency of a player he must block or a supply chain problem. We caught up with Penn State’s star offensive lineman before the season to talk about his approach on the field and in the classroom.
Jeff Rice '03 Com

United Front

Happy Valley United is an independent corporation forged by the merger of previous NIL collectives Success With Honor and Lions Legacy Club.
Jeff Rice '03 Com


Impactful Giving

Ross and Carol Nese’s support helps ensure a bright future for nursing education.
Robyn Rydzy '95 Com

Faculty Expertise

Smoke Signals

Enhanced models can improve air quality predictions during wildfire season, says assistant geography professor Manzhu Yu.
Savita Iyer

From the Archives

From the Archives: Just a Mountain

From the May/June 2001 issue: It’s not particularly large. It’s not on campus. And it doesn’t really belong to Penn State. So why do we care so much about Mount Nittany?
Alice Crawley Skipton ’00 MFA Lib

From the Editor

My Thoughts Exactly

Association News

A Fresh Approach

Alumni Council president Anand Ganjam sees elevating volunteers as a key to unlocking the power of Penn State.
Robyn Rydzy '95 Com