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May / June 2020

The New Normal, A WWII Survivor's Story, Mindfulness Comes to the Classroom


Kind Hearts and Curious Minds

As Penn State’s first-ever professor of caring and compassion, Rob Roeser is tasked with designing classes that meld the ancient practices of mindfulness and meditation with modern neuroscience. The goal is to help students become calmer and more focused—and ultimately, to be more engaged and caring citizens of the world.
Savita Iyer

So Much More Than Skin Deep

Social activist turned entrepreneur Jess Weiner has made a career out of helping women and brands see the value—and real beauty—in inclusivity and female empowerment.
Robyn Passante '95 Com

A Memory of War, a Prayer for Peace

Mindful of his place in a dwindling population, World War II veteran Milt Feldman felt compelled to put his experience in writing. Seventy-five years after the conflict’s end, the story of a Jewish-American soldier who survived both the Battle of the Bulge and a Nazi prison camp is a poignant reflection of a generation’s sacrifice.
Ryan Jones '95 Com

Campus Life

No Greater Challenge

Like every other university in the country, Penn State faces unprecedented difficulties brought by COVID-19.
Robyn Passante '95 Com


A Bitter End

For many Penn State student-athletes, the pandemic ended seasons—and careers—at the cruelest possible time.
B.J. Reyes ’95 Com

Right on Track

For Emily Schelberg, the cold rush of competing in skeleton was just the challenge she needed.
Michael Weinreb '94 Com

Faculty Expertise

From the Editor

My Thoughts Exactly

Association News