Visiting State College this weekend for some strategic planning for The Nittany Valley Society and initial public fundraising for the Michael & Trisha Walsh Student Broadcasters Trustee Scholarship.

When I got into town I headed to the Penn Stater, then to Legends pub. Chris Buchignani, Kevin Horne, and I caught up over lagers before heading to Bellefonte’s Union Cemetery to visit Evan Pugh’s grave. Afterwards we visited Good Intent cidery. I snapped this photo of Kevin Horne catching up on Twitter there as we were leaving; he had just gotten out of the Penn State Board of Trustees meeting, which he serves on as president of the graduate students.

This weekend is essentially a series of work sessions. In advance of our five year anniversary next spring, we’re exploring the best way to transition The Nittany Valley Society from volunteer led to part-time staff led. In parallel, we’re starting major fundraising for a new trustee scholarship that benefits students at the campus radio station.

I really believe in the value of cultural conservancies. I believe less in the value of scholarships, and this will probably be the first and last I create for Penn State.