Is Penn State a Real University?


After our December 1st Winter Reception, our first public event, The Nittany Valley Society was pleased to be able to connect Dr. Ben Novak to student leaders at Penn State University to speak about his Mar. 2012 book “Is Penn State a Real University: An Investigation of the University as a Living Ideal“.

Dr. Novak spoke to the University Park Undergraduate Association on Dec. 5th about the historic role student leaders played in the governance and order of campus life. The first 15 minutes of the video consist of Dr. Novak’s talk, followed by Q&A from student leaders.

The Nittany Valley Society offers speakers on a range of subjects relevant to the people of our area.