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Capturing the Days with Will Yurman

One of the highlights of our May/June issue is a photo essay featuring the work of Will Yurman, a photojournalism instructor in the College of Communications. The inspiration for our feature was Will’s online project, “A Day A Photo,”  which he started about a decade ago and continues by posting one photo, every single day. It’s a wonderful collection of captured moments—often funny, sometimes sad, but always authentic.

(photo by Will Yurman)

Before coming to Penn State a couple of years ago (note the photo above, a colorful moment viewed through the Allen Street gate), Will was a staff photographer with the Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle. He’ll be back in upstate New York this weekend for the launch of a show based on his online project, which opens Sunday at ARTISANworks Gallery in Rochester. If you’re in the area, you should check it out.

Ryan Jones, senior editor

May 10, 2013 at 5:30 pm Leave a comment

The May/June Issue is En Route

May June 2013Our May/June issue is hitting mailboxes this week, and Civil War buffs will instantly recognize that blue Union soldier’s cap on our cover.

On the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, senior editor Lori Shontz ’91  took part in the Alumni Association’s Civil War Study Tour — and met some interesting folks along the way. Calling these tourists “Gettysburg fans” sounds odd, but after reading the piece, titled “The Visitors,” we think you’ll understand why some Americans keep coming back to this historic place.

For another feature, “IM Legends,” I collected readers’ favorite memories from intramural sports at Penn State. Some of these stories had me laughing out loud, and choosing only a few to include in the magazine wasn’t easy. Also, be sure to check out the fantastic illustrations by artist Brian Ajhar.

In “Days in a Life,” you’ll see the work of photojournalist Will Yurman, who, for the past decade, has taken one photo each day. His work captures moments that might otherwise go unnoticed, including some wonderful shots of his kids and downtown State College. See even more photos from Yurman’s “A day A photo” project on his website.

Have you received your copy yet? Tell us what you think in the comments below or by emailing

Mary Murphy, associate editor

April 25, 2013 at 2:33 pm 1 comment

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