September / October Penn Stater Cover
September / October 2021

Love & Loyalty: Sue Paterno opens up on family, service and resilience • The Lessons of Covid-19 • Pollinators' New Campus Home


‘The Light of the Room’

At 81, Sue Paterno is still adding new chapters to her life’s story, defined by the same themes—dedication to family, a rare resilience, and an unceasing desire to serve—that have carried her all along.
Robyn Passante '95 Com

‘We Know A Lot More Now’

Nearly two years after the emergence of a pandemic that disrupted life on Earth, Andrew Read, director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, reflects on what scientists have learned from COVID-19, what the world can expect going forward, and what we should not repeat.
Savita Iyer

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

Remembering Our Own

From our January/February 2002 issue: A special In Memoriam feature dedicated to the 10 Penn Staters who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
Michele Marchetti '95 Com

Campus Life

Raise the Song

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


Happy Returns

A preview of the Nittany Lion athletes set to shine in front of in-person crowds this fall.
Mark Wogenrich '90 Com

Name Brand

New rules mean Nittany Lion athletes can now capitalize on their sporting fame.

Lion’s Pride

Carl Nassib makes history as the NFL’s first openly gay player.
Michael Weinreb ’94 Com

Faculty Expertise

From the Editor

My Thoughts Exactly

Association News

New Members