Although there still is no boating
in Lake Perez, there are many other activities to draw visitors to the
700-acre Stone Valley Recreation Area near the University Park campus.
For information, check the Web at http://www.psu.edu/Stone_Valley/.
Although the lake
is closed, there still is plenty to do at Stone Valley, and cabins are
available for rent as well.
Revealing the mysteries of 'Les Miz'
Producing a huge, musical production like Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables," which just finished a five-performance run at Eisenhower Auditorium, has a lot in common with a military campaign. Both require large numbers of people and precision maneuvers to be successful.
Students worked as production assistants alongside the professionals. They helped hang scrims and curtains as well as lug boxes of set materials onto the stage.
98 Degrees with special guests Baha Men, Dream and Debelah Morgan will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at The Bryce Jordan Center. For tickets, call (800) 863-3336 or (814) 865-5555, or check the Web at http://www.bjc.psu.edu/.
At a crossroads
Frank Tice, an
employee in the Office of Physical Plant landscape, repairs a street sign
on the University Park campus. With graduation coming up in early May,
plenty of visitors will be relying on the signs to help them find their
"When I was an undergraduate, advanced ROTC helped prepare me for combat and survival as a paratrooper in World War II. After the war, the GI Bill and again Penn State -- with a three-quarter time assistantship -- made it possible for me to complete my graduate field of study, and Penn State offered me a position as assistant professor of botany in 1950. For the next 28 years it was my privilege to serve the University in teaching, research and extension. Also, two of our children are Penn State graduates. Is it any wonder that my wife, Libby, and I would want to support Penn State enthusiastically in my retirement years?"
-- Leon Kneebone, a member of Penn State's class of 1942, joined the University faculty in 1950 and is now professor emeritus of botany and plant pathology.
on faculty and staff giving, check the Web at
state climatologist at University Park, checks the precipitation levels
with weather instruments on the top of the Walker Building. Knight is
researching better ways to predict floods.
Bringing tradition to life
An inter-tribal dance was one of the events during the University's first-ever Traditional American Indian powwow celebration. The powwow was the closing event in an American Indian Leadership conference at the University to recognize 30 years of American Indian Leadership. Titled "A Tradition of Leadership," the powwow was held at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel on the University Park campus and brought together several American Indian dance troupes including the Allegheny River Dancers from the Iroquois Nation and American Indian dancers representing Ojibway and Lakota styles from the Ohio River Valley. The American Indian Leadership Program is one of the most prestigious graduate programs for American Indian education students in the nation.
Photo: Greg Grieco