Nittany Lions Love Wrestling and Fencing (and Football, Volleyball, Basketball, etc.)

Sports are a long-standing tradition here at Penn State. Sure, we’ve got a great football team (hence our nickname in the sports world of “Linebacker U”), but did you know that some of the best collegiate wrestlers and fencers in the United States are pursuing degrees at Penn State? This gives us yet another reason…

Video: Penn State’s Enduring Partnership with Pennsylvania

In 1863, Penn State was designated as Pennsylvania’s land-grant college — a distinction that only Penn State holds and a designation that created a university to educate large segments of society that had not yet been served by higher education. To underscore Penn State’s important relationship with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Penn State Outreach created…

“We Are Penn State”—A Cry for Diversity and Solidarity

It’s what we roar at every Nittany Lion sporting event. It’s the cry we hear across the world when we wear Penn State attire and are spotted by a fellow Penn Stater. It’s who we are. “We are…Penn State!” Used to rouse Nittany Lion spirit today, many Penn Staters believe the cheer originated before the…

“You are never too old to learn, to dream, to make a difference.”

Penn State alumna and former World Campus Psychology Club president Debra Mynar shares: I was fortunate to be one of the few from my brand new degree program to make it to Penn State’s University Park campus for graduation weekend. As a middle-aged mom, I guess I do not resemble the typical new Penn State…