I’m in Philadelphia today for a Nittany Valley Society meeting.

As a cultural conservancy, our mission and work is deeply rooted in physical place. But as a group we decided from the outset that we would meet once per year in either Philadelphia or Pittsburgh. We regularly meet in State College, but we felt it was important that we were attuned as a group to the impact we ultimately want to have on Penn Staters and friends across the Commonwealth.

This is why we’re meeting in Philadelphia today, specifically at the headquarters of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education which lent us meeting space.

If you’re curious about why we exist, start by picking up a copy of our first book, Is Penn State a Real University?. And after that, try The Legends of the Nittany Valley.