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July / August 2021

Ali Krieger: The World Cup champion lines up her next challenge. • Inspired Creation: The Living Chapel • Penn State's Top-Secret Research Lab


This Sacred Space

The Living Chapel is a first-of-its-kind structure inspired by Pope Francis' call for action on climate change, and by the story of a beloved Catholic saint. The pandemic delayed the chapel's installation at the Vatican but did nothing to diminish the contributions of the Penn State alumni, students, and faculty who brought it to life. 
Robyn Passante '95 Com

A Category All Her Own

Ali Krieger's career has been defined by daunting setbacks and incredible success. As she nears the end of her playing days, the two-time World Cup champion isn't sure what's next—only that, as ever, she'll be ready. 
Ryan Jones '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

Campus Life

Everyday People

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


Spin Control

Former Nittany Lion swimmer Holden Comeau is now an esports cycling star.
Michael Weinreb ’94 Com

Faculty Expertise

From the Editor

My Thoughts Exactly

Association News

Lifelong Engagement

New Alumni Association President Kelley Lynch seeks to ensure a high level of connection for future generations of alumni.
B.J. Reyes ’95 Com

New Members