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Penn State ranked in top 25 American public institutions

Photo: Penn State/Christie Clancy. Penn State topped rankings in  U.S. News’ annual "Best Colleges" ranking for 2022-23, released on Sept. 12. In the study, Penn State is in the top 25 among American Association of Universities public institutions, 31st among national public universities and 77th overall among 443 institutions included in the "National Universities" ranking. […]

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08/16/2022
Big ticket fun makes Happy Valley one of the top places to live

By Cara Aungst Happy Valley just ranked as one of the top places to live in the United States, again. The Livability rating was based on economics, housing, amenities, infrastructure, demographics, social and civic capital, education and health care. But what the study did not take into account is the pinch-me level of big ticket […]

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08/16/2022
Bringing a Goldilocks theater to downtown State College

By David Rockower The Nittany Performing Arts Center would be located at the corner of Beaver Avenue and Pugh Street in downtown State College. Photo: Wilson Butler Architects One of the many benefits of living in a university town is the opportunity to attend big events at first-rate venues. Big Ten football, basketball, baseball, wrestling […]

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07/26/2022
Educating Happy Valley’s next generation of changemakers

By David Rockower Delta middle teacher, Paul McCormick, leads a whole-school community-building activity (Credit: David Rockower)   It’s tough to have a conversation about State College without mentioning academics. Being near Penn State — one of the 20 largest universities in the country — education is everywhere. However, living under the blue and white umbrella […]

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07/05/2022
Videon pioneers monthly mental health day

By Cara Aungst Videon’s monthly mental health days give employees time to explore the outdoors, visit family and friends and take time for themselves. PHOTO: Centre Daily Times. Mental Health. Burnout. These are not just terms. These are real problems faced by many. Those were the opening lines of a recent LinkedIn post from Videon’s […]

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06/14/2022
Badminton, the arts and the best alumni in the world

By Cara Aungst This feature is part of a series about what makes Happy Valley such a popular destination for retirees. We interviewed individuals and couples about what drew them to the area and about the ways they contribute time, experience, leadership and business knowledge to the community. Hear how today’s retirees are bringing resources […]

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06/14/2022
What success looks like for Bellefonte’s remote work experience

By Jodie Dello Stritto Participants selected for the Wilds are Working program will live in downtown Bellefonte for a month. Photo: Downtown Bellefonte Inc Mainstreet manager Jennilyn Schuster believes Bellefonte’s quality of life infrastructure is so unique and appealing, it only takes experiencing it firsthand for someone to fall in love. “The initial focus is […]

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BEST TOWN IN PENNSYLVANIA, NICHE, 2018

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TOP 15 BEST U.S. CITIES FOR ENTREPRENEURS TO LIVE AND LAUNCH, ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE, 2016

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NO. 5 BEST SUMMER FESTIVALS, LIVABILITY, 2013

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NO. 7, THE BEST PLACES FOR BUSINESS AND CAREERS, FORBES, 2018

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TOP ADVENTURE TOWN, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, 2011

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