A reunion of Collegian alums will be held Oct. 22, 2022 to commemorate the 135th anniversary of the student newspaper.

The Collegian Alumni Interest Group (AIG) is hoping to hold the event in the new Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications building. A wing of the former Willard Building has been converted into classrooms, meeting rooms, study areas and labs for the college of communications, as well as offices for The Daily Collegian. If the event is held there, alums would have the opportunity to see the modern facilities first-hand.

The Collegian has arranged for a block of hotel rooms to be held for this event at the new Hyatt in downtown State College, which is within easy walking distance of the campus and the Bellisario College of Communications building. Information about that block of rooms will be provided as soon as it is available.

In addition, the AIG is planning to conduct several fund raisers, the proceeds of which would be used to support The Collegian.

Barbara Stack

Barbara Stack

I started my journalism career at The Daily Collegian, where I covered cops, "radicals and minorities," and served as editorial page editor. After graduation, I worked as a reporter and feature writer for two community papers, The Tribune-Review and the Beaver County Times, before being hired by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. I worked for the Post-Gazette for 27 years as a reporter, assistant city editor and editorial page writer. For a decade I covered issues regarding children and families, and a series of stories I wrote, along with a court case I persuaded the Post-Gazette to pursue, led to an order opening to the press and public dependency hearings in Pennsylvania juvenile court. In 2007, I began working as a blog writer for the United Steelworkers Union, composing blogs and op-eds that were published in the name of the union's international president. I am now retired and working as a consultant for The Pittsburgh Foundation's communications department.