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Sept / Oct 2022

Frankenstein Lives On • Putting $2.2 Billion to Good Use


What a Show

From the field to the stands to the skies above, nothing in college football matches the game day atmosphere of Beaver Stadium.
Ryan Jones '95 Com

He's (Still) Alive!

Penn State English professor Michael Bérubé, editor of a new edition of Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein, talks about his unusual perspective on the familiar tale, the novel’s impact on popular understandings of science, and why the story of a human-made monster is still relevant more than 200 years later.
Ryan Jones '95 Com

Big Number, Bigger Impact

The university's $2.2 billion fundraising campaign allowed Penn State to affect communities around the globe.
Jeff Rice '03 Com, Christina Baker, and Linden Markley '22 Lib

A ‘Marvelous’ Endeavor

An ambitious and unconventional opera a decade in the making, A Marvelous Order has its world premiere this month at University Park. Though it’s a New York story through and through, Penn State’s Center for the Performing Arts played a vital role in finally bringing it to life.
Natalie Weiner

Rockin' on Broadway

Dena Tauriello spent 20 years touring the world in the all-female rock band Antigone Rising. The New Jersey native stays closer to home in her latest gig: playing drums in the Broadway production of Hamilton.
Savita Iyer

A Red Carpet Homecoming

A highlight of the fourth annual Centre Film Festival, kicking off next week in State College and Philipsburg, Pa., is the return to Happy Valley of Stan Lathan, who will be honored for a visionary 50-year career as a director, producer, and Hollywood trailblazer.
Savita Iyer

Agreeing to Disagree

A conversation with Penn State political science professor Christopher Beem, whose new book, The Seven Democratic Virtues: What You Can Do to Overcome Tribalism and Save Our Democracy, assesses the risks to American democracy and offers a practical guide for the sort of citizenship that can help sustain it.
Ryan Jones '95 Com

Campus Life

Ominous Etchings

Penn State's Special Collections Library houses striking woodcut illustrations of Frankenstein.
Robyn Rydzy '95 Com


Brand Central

Penn Staters are working to build a sustainable foundation to support NIL opportunities for athletes.
Jeff Rice '03 Com

Reel Achievement

Two Penn Staters represented the United states at the first international women’s fly fishing competition.
Jeff Rice '03 Com

A New Playbook

Sean Clifford is leading efforts to help student-athletes maximize new opportunities off the field.
Jeff Rice '03 Com

Faculty Expertise

From the Editor

My Thoughts Exactly

Association News

Cheered Up

A tie against a future Big Ten foe didn't turn out too badly for freshman fans in 1952.
Ryan Jones '95 Com

Handing Off

A new editor promises expanded content and familiar passion for fans of The Football Letter.
Ryan Jones '95 Com