Book sale this weekend
Louise Tukey, left, and Martha
Hummel sort through books
in a storage area in advance of the 40th American Association of University
Women Book Sale, which will be held April 13-16 at the Ag Arena on the
University Park campus. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Sunday is
half-price day and Monday is Bag Day. The event features more than 250,000
used books, paperbacks, CDs, tapes, maps, magazines and sheet music.
Proceeds benefit fellowships and educational projects at the University.
Admission is free.
senior vice chairman of MBNA America Bank, is interviewed after the groundbreaking
ceremony for the MBNA Career Services Center, to be built next to the
Computer Building at University Park. The new facility will bring all
the programs and functions of Career Services under one roof, and will
make the process of matching students and alumni with prospective employers
easier and more efficient. Construction is slated to begin in July, with
completion targeted for the summer of 2002.
Photo: Greg Grieco
Sophomore Dawn Noga, a member of the University's Flyin' Lions, uses duct tape to secure protective padding to sharp edges of the group's Subject Load Device after it was moved onto NASA's KC-135 in preparation for flight. The Flyin' Lions is an interdisciplinary team of undergraduate engineering students who got together in fall 1999 to create a microgravity experiment that was ultimately chosen to fly on the NASA aircraft nationally known as "The Vomit Comet." Members of the team flew with their experimental device on March 29 and 30. The crew that flew March 29 made "Vomit Comet" history: For the first time ever in the Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities Program, not a single student got sick on the flight. For full coverage of the trip, check the Web at http://wpsx.psu.edu/flyin.html.
Workers were busy
recently, planting flowers outside the Hintz Family Alumni Center on the
University Park campus. The expansion project adds 30,900 square feet
to the existing University House, which was designed by the University's
first president, Evan Pugh, in 1864 and has been home to 11 University
presidents. The center will be officially dedicated Saturday, April 21,
before the Blue-White football game. An open house for alumni, staff,
students and the community will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday,
April 22. For information, call Barbara Schroeder at (814) 863-6340 or
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Penn State
Creamery has created a new flavor of ice cream for the occasion.
"The Share Croppers," a mural by John Biggers, hangs in the Robeson Cultural Center on the University Park campus. Biggers, a University alumnus who received his master and doctoral degrees in art education, died Jan. 25 in Houston.
Multicultural Mural was created in 1992 by Robert Lynch, Allison J. Rudoy, Bill Stamos and Dina Weiss, all undergraduate art and art education students. This acrylic is on display in the HUB-Robeson Center on the University Park campus.
What a card
Jacqueline Kudas, a marketing
major, above, found plenty to smile about as she collected information
about employment opportunities from a representative of the American
Greetings company. Meanwhile, Amanda Kane, a business administration
finally made it to the head of the line to meet with the representative
from Tiffany & Co. of New York. The firms were part of the Career
Day fair held recently at The Bryce Jordan Center on the University
The Faculty and Staff Campaign 2001
"Giving back to Penn State seems natural to me. I target my gifts to my own department to help build our collections, for preservation and processing projects. It makes me more comfortable in asking others for help when I've done my part too."
-- Lee Stout is University archivist in the Special Collections Department of the University Libraries. He has been a member of the Libraries faculty since 1974.
on faculty and staff giving, check the Web at
professor of meteorology, is studying the chemical changes in the atmosphere
that alter the composition of the air we breath and affect environmental
Remembering the past
a student in the Division of Undergraduate Studies, lights the candles
for the Hillel Passover seder on the University Park campus. Passover
began April 7 and continues through April 15.