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03-26-2014

Beyond the Classroom: Penn State Introduces Engaged Scholarship Initiative in Inaugural Symposium

WPSU's Beyond the Classroom examines innovative student learning that isn't bound by university walls. Penn State University is embracing this concept in an initiative it’s calling "Engaged Scholarship." WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner reports the inaugural Engaged Scholarship Symposium was held at the Nittany Lion Inn yesterday.

StoryCorps
03-24-2014

Story Corps Penns Valley: Nicholas Brink Talks with Jim Zubler and Andrea Ferich

WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In October, we stopped at the Old Gregg School in the Penns Valley town of Spring Mills. Jim Zubler and Andrea Ferich talk to Nicholas Brink about his time in central Pennsylvania starting with when he moved here in 1970 to take a job at…

Stories
03-21-2014

Beyond the Classroom - Global Awareness at Lock Haven University

WPSU's Beyond the Classroom is our series featuring students engaging in hands-on experiences outside university walls. Today, WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner takes us to Lock Haven University, where a group of students are traveling abroad as a class. The university will soon require all students to fulfill a global awareness requirement.

Stories
03-21-2014

Take Note: Hunger in an Age of Plenty

Why is hunger still a widespread problem in a world of plenty? WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner talks about that with activist and journalist Roger Thurow. He’s the author of Enough: Why the World’s Poorest Starve in the Age of Plenty and The Last Hunger Season. Thurow visited Penn State’s School of International Affairs in February.

Stories
03-20-2014

Debo Band Brings Ethiopian Music to Juniata College in Huntingdon.

In case you were wondering what Ethiopian Pop music of the 60’s & 70’s would sound like blended with jazz and funk - . wonder no more! WPSU’s Kristine Allen says the answer can be found when Debo Band plays a concert in the Juniata Presents Series at Juniata College in Huntingdon.

This I Believe
03-20-2014

I Believe in Audiobooks
Vicka Pevzner
State College

It’s 6 am. I peel myself off the bed. I drag myself to the shower. I get dressed. I grab my lunch, my coffee mug, my gym bag. I get into the car. For the next 15 minutes as I drive to work; suddenly it’s not a Monday morning any longer. And it’s not freezing January outside. I am engulfed…

StoryCorps
03-19-2014

Story Corps Penns Valley: Orvil and Mary T. Hosterman

WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In October, we stopped at the Old Gregg School in the Penns Valley town of Spring Mills. Mary T. Hosterman asks her husband Orvil about his life growing up on a farm outside of Aaronsburg.

Cahal Dunne

Take Note Radio
03-14-2014

Take Note: St. Patrick’s Day with Ireland’s “Happy Man” Cahal Dunne

Nearly 35 million Americans claim Irish ancestry. That’s seven times more people than currently live in Ireland! No wonder Saint Patrick’s Day has evolved to celebrate all things Irish! We’ll talk with Cahal Dunne, the Cork-born singer/songwriter, and now, self-published author. He’s been sharing his musical heritage with American audiences since immigrating here in 1983.

BookMark
03-13-2014

The Evening Hour by Carter Sickels

Lauren Ostberg reviews Carter Sickels’ The Evening Hour, a novel set in a West Virginian coal town. Sickels earned his MFA from Penn State. He will be visiting Penn State University Park on March 20 as part of the Mary E. Rolling Reading Series.

StoryCorps
03-12-2014

Story Corps Penns Valley: Curt and Stan Bierly

WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In October, we stopped at the Old Gregg School in the Penns Valley town of Spring Mills. Curt Bierly and his son Stan talk about the family business, Stanley C. Bierly, in Millheim.

Stories
03-11-2014

Volunteers Keep East Penns Valley Library Alive

Across the country, budget cuts continue to cripple libraries. For WPSU, Melissa Bierly reports on one Central Pennsylvania community’s effort to keep their library open.

StoryCorps
03-10-2014

Story Corps Penns Valley: Pauline Zerby and Jerelene Reish

WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In October, we stopped at the Old Gregg School in the Penns Valley town of Spring Mills. Longtime friends Pauline Zerby and Jerelene Reish talk about growing up in Millheim.

Col. Gerald Russell and Historian Jeffry Wert

Take Note Radio
03-07-2014

Take Note: Our Last Interview with “The Colonel,” plus Jeffry Wert on Lincoln’s 2nd Inaugural Speech

We remember Col. Gerald Russell, a decorated Marine commander and devoted community volunteer. He died February 24, 2014, at age 97. We share our last interview with him from May, 2007. Plus, historian Jeffry Wert on the significance of Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address, which he delivered 149 years ago this week. Some say it’s his greatest speech.

Stories
03-07-2014

A Look at Penn State MOOCs a Year In

Universities are testing the boundaries of online education with MOOCs, or Massively Open Online Courses. The courses are free and open to anyone and everyone who wants to take part. WPSU’s Emily Reddy takes a look at a Penn State MOOC that’s just wrapping up, about a year after the university first decided to try out this new educational format.

This I Believe
03-06-2014

I Believe in Flying
Amelia Browning
State College

The butterflies in my stomach as the wheels leave the ground, the soothing hum of the engine, and the rush of flying through a cloud—these are my favorite sensations. For every year of my life, I have a picture of me with a plane: from sitting on my father’s lap in the cockpit as a baby to leaving home for…

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