Posts tagged ‘Creamery’

Coming Soon: The July/August Issue

2015 J-A Creamery[1]A photo shoot of ice cream on a hot day is harder than it looks—or, should we say, softer? Art director Marc Kauffman scooped quickly while photographer Nick Sloff ’92 A&A snapped his camera even faster to capture the perfect Creamery cone for our July/August cover. The issue, which should be in your mailbox soon, celebrates the sesquicentennial anniversary of one of the greatest traditions at Penn State: the Berkey Creamery. We look back at its storied history, plus learn about what’s in store for the next 150 years.

Also in this issue is an interview by senior editor Ryan Jones ’95 Com with Eric Barron. The Penn State president reflects on his first year in office and talks about why he’s optimistic about the future of the university.

Ryan also wrote a piece on philanthropist and freshman Neha Gupta in “The Unrelenting Power of One.” We discover that Gupta, who already leads an international charitable network, is just getting started.

We also welcome the 79th president of the alumni association, Kevin Steele ’92 JD Law, on page 54. The Dickinson Law grad brings a decade’s worth of Alumni Association volunteer experience to the position.

Another noteworthy story in this issue is on the late Fran Fisher. Read about how the Voice of Penn State Football was loved—and will be missed—by the Penn State community on page 24.

There’s also a recap of the spring sports programs, which includes a national powerlifting title for Eliraz Katz. And, on page 18, find out what Joel Myers ’61, ’63 MS, ’71 PhD EMS has to say about his new AccuWeather television network.

We’d love to hear what you think about the new issue. Drop us a line at or comment below.

—Amy Downey, senior editor

June 29, 2015 at 3:56 pm 3 comments

Best Penn State Games? Best Creamery Flavor? This Book Has You Covered

When David and Matt Pencek began attending Penn State football games, they didn’t care who was playing. As long as there were guys in blue and white with no names on their jerseys, yummy food at the tailgate, and music from the Blue Band, they were cool. That said, David was 6, and Matt only a few years older.

Said David, “We saw the Colgates, the Akrons …”

They’re still a little bitter that they were left with their grandparents for the classic 1982 Nebraska game, but they didn’t allow that slight to sour them on Penn State football—or the university. And now David ’94 and Matt ’91 have teamed to write The Great Book of Penn State Sports Lists, which they call “the book that will settle all those debates about Penn State sports … or is it (more…)

September 2, 2011 at 11:31 am Leave a comment

We’re Not the Only Penn Staters Celebrating Our 100th Birthday This Fall

We just got copies of The Penn Stater‘s centennial issue back from our printer — check the blog next week for more on that — but we got a reminder today that we’re not celebrating alone. The men’s soccer team this year is marking its 100th season of competition, and on Saturday afternoon, the Lions will try to mark it with a win over a ranked conference rival.

The high-scoring Nittany Lions (led by junior forward Corey Hertzog, the nation’s top scorer) welcome No. 25 Ohio State to Jeffrey Field Saturday at 3 pm. It’s Senior Day for Penn State, when the Lions will not only send off five graduating players, but also plan to welcome back luminaries from the program’s past, including legendary coach Walter Bahr, two-time All-American Dick Packer ’56 (pictured at right) and 1979 Hermann Trophy winner Jim Stamatis ’80.

Looks like a bunch of former Lions might be back in town, and after a damp, chilly week, the weather is supposed to be gorgeous. My dream Saturday itinerary? Leave the house tomorrow with the football team up two or three touchdowns at Minnesota, stop by the Creamery, and get to Jeffrey Field in time for kickoff. Fingers crossed.

Ryan Jones, senior editor

October 22, 2010 at 5:11 pm Leave a comment

AccuWeather on Keeping Creamery Cows Cool

Came across this short, informative video on about how folks up in Ag Sciences keep the Creamery cows from overheating during warm weather — which, magically, has finally arrived in Happy Valley this week. The page doesn’t seem to want to let me embed the video, but if you’re a Creamery fan and have 75 seconds to spare, it’s worth checking out here. My only beef? The video is titled “Cooler Cows Smooth ‘Rocky Road,'” which doesn’t really work, since I’ve never actually seen Rocky Road at the Creamery — and it’s nowhere to be found on the official flavor list, either. Unless it was on the list years ago and I don’t know about it, the closest we’ve come to having Rocky Road at the Creamery was this special order whipped up for a big party in D.C. earlier this year.

Ryan Jones, senior editor

June 23, 2009 at 2:12 pm Leave a comment

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