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Pedal Power

3/11/16Penn State Lehigh Valley's proximity to a velodrome—an arena for track cycling—has made cycling a top sport at the campus. The Lehigh Valley cycling team is led by alumna Mandy Marquardt, a seven-time national champion.

The Art of Medicine

3/3/16Learning to ask the right questions—and listen closely to the answers—is a big part of being a medical student. This humanities course taught students in the Penn State College of Medicine to take an artful perspective on communication.

Goal: Achieved

2/24/16In 2011, Yonna Jolly decided to complete her Penn State degree. Penn State World Campus offered the chance for her to earn her diploma while still working in a job she loved.

Believe Beyond Boundaries

2/10/16It took an army of volunteers set the stage for the big event in Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center. Now, for the next 46 hours, more than 700 students will dance "For the Kids." Put on your dancing shoes... #THON 2016 is here!

To Stage a Change

2/4/16From a young age, Penn State theater alumna Cynthia Henderson has wanted to save the world. Today, she's doing her part—through the performing arts.

Powerful Materials

1/28/16Energy lives at the root of almost everything we do, but harnessing that energy is still an area ripe for research. Ismaila Dabo, a computational materials scientist, uses simulations to help design and improve the materials that power our world.

First Pitch

1/21/16A Penn State Baseball trip to Cuba combined sport and culture as the team competed against some of the country's top professional baseball clubs.

Stockholm Stacks

1/7/16While graduate student Tess Kutasz spends much of her time in the archives, this Fulbright award recipient is also exploring the culture and environment of her host country, Sweden.

Mysteries Unearthed

12/16/15Discovering history through excavation of ancient landmarks is what inspires Leigh-Ann Bedal, a professor at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. These discoveries help uncover a greater understanding of the past.

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