Jennifer Zelazny

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Coach of the Year: Joe Paterno

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Not surprising to me, but finally Joe Paterno gets the respect he deserves: Coach of the Year. Good job Joe. I never doubted you. PS. Happy birthday Joe Pa! Why I love Joe: he makes me want to be a better person. (from ESPN article): Now Paterno is in vogue again. Maybe more than ever. The doubters who cried for change, who thought Paterno was hurting the school by refusing to let go, have had to eat their words. But don’t expect Paterno to call out his critics. “To be honest, I really have never thought that way. It’s not... Read More » Read more

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Super Link to Jen’s Page

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Every once and awhile I will come across a really old web page, that somehow…still exists. I thought I would share my latest finding: one of my American Studies class page that I helped my professor create: Taste, Style, and Class in American Culture. It is a shame that the “Super Link to Jen’s Page” does not work anymore. I decided for this class that I would submit all my papers via my web pages. The professor was very progressive and loved the idea of having his classwork available on the web…and for 1998 when PSU was just beginning to... Read More » Read more

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A Real Class Act and Win #350

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Joe Paterno has once again shown the world that there is more to winning and losing…there is sportsmanship. On Saturday October 22nd, 2005 during the PSU v Illinois game, Joe Paterno reached another coaching milestone…win #350. After the first few minutes of this game, it was clear it was going to be a blow out. (28-3 after the first quarter; 56-3 after the second quarter). Not only did Joe Paterno put in his second and third string for the end of the second quarter, but also brought them in for the full second half…and in typical Joe Paterno style, he... Read More » Read more

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109,839

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109,839 fans filled the stands at Beaver Stadium on a cold and rainy evening to watch the PSU v. Ohio game. 109,839 people in attendance, millions of home viewers, and my grandmother in her hospital bed, staying up until almost midnight…watched an awesome and well balanced game with Penn State leaving on top. We are now ranked #8 in the AP top 25…and are only 1 of 2 teams that have a 6-0 record (other team is #3 Va Tech). Next week we have another tough game…at the Big House but I have faith that if we keep playing as... Read More » Read more

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Way to Go Joe!

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Last year at this time, it was really hard to watch a PSU game…not becuase they would most likely lose, but because the sports announcers would spend a good chunk of the game discussing how Joe Paterno needs to retire. I was fed up and disgusted…but can you guess what story made the front page of ESPN’s college football page? Yup. “Seems like old times” We are 5-0 this season, and are going into the Ohio State v Penn State game with 7 straight wins…and we finally moved up into the top 25 rankings at #16. Go Penn State…and go... Read More » Read more

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That Time of Year

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Well, I have one last weekend before the madness begins. The Penn State fight song and other Blue Band classics will be heard blasting from my office and iPod. My priorities shift…golf on Saturdays will take a back seat to college football. I, of course, love Penn State football and Joe Paterno, but living where I do, I get a lot of other great football games too (note, Notre Dame games are not great nor watched in my home…unless they play PSU). I have tickets for one game already…was going to be two, but a wedding messed up my plans.... Read More » Read more

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Technologic

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When I think about my average day in front of the computer and the tasks that I do…it is unbelievable how much different it is and it makes me wonder what everything will look like in 5-10 years. Google’s search engine changed it all. I want to take a moment to thank Dr. McMurry for taking the time with me at Penn State when discussing me switching majors from communications to history. I will alway remember and be thankful for everything I learned from her. I remember asking her what skills she thought a history major could bring to the... Read More » Read more

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WWDC day 2.

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Well, who would have guessed that so many Penn Staters (that I either know or know indirectly) are here at WWDC. I sat down next to someone that remembered going out to a bar with me back in college. Across from us at the table sat someone that I worked with at the Penn State help desk, and then later I met people that work in the office that I worked in before I left Penn State. Wild! Day 2 summary: Penn Staters are everywhere. Read more