Penn State Intercom......March
Students at Penn State Harrisburg
participate in a bathtub race in this undated archive photo. The first
class at the campus, in September 1966, had 18 undergraduate and 165 graduate
students, with an initial faculty of eight instructors.
This is a view of the Penn State
Harrisburg campus as it appears today. The campus merged with Penn State
Schuylkill in 1997 to become the Penn State Capital College.
This archive photo shows an aerial
view of Olmsted Building as it looked in 1969.
Mary Anne Knapp,
right, from Counseling and Psychological Services, conducts a session
of "Students in Distress." The session is available to faculty and staff.
Photo: Greg Grieco
On display at the Matson Museum
of Anthropology, this canoe-shaped, ceremonial bowl is one of many new
exhibits at the museum on the University Park campus.
"The Jefferson Suite,"
an exhibit of photography by Carrie Mae Weems, is on display in the Palmer
Museum of Art on the University Park campus through June 9. An original
musical score by James Newton provides background for the exhibit.
"By giving to the University, I am able
to support National Public Radio, brought to central and northern Pennsylvania
through Penn State's WPSU-FM. Programs such as 'Living on Earth,' 'All
Things Considered,' 'From the Top,' and the locally produced 'Folk Show'
vitalize our community and reinforce values of lasting importance --
stewardship of our environment, respect for a wide spectrum of thought,
the pleasure of intellectual pursuit and the importance of history."
Office of Public Relations
and Marketing, University Libraries
on faculty and staff giving, check the Web at http://www.development.psu.edu/WaystoGive/AnnualFund/
Keith Whitfield, associate
professor of biobehavior health, is the team leader for researchers
conducting studies into the role of genetics into why people seem
to age differently. Part of the research came from the Carolina African-American
Twin Study of Aging.
Spring has sprung
Signs of spring are appearing
everywhere. The spring lambing season is well under way on the University
Park campus, above. About 120-125 lambs have been born so far
this season. Visits to the sheep center are by appointment only. For
information or to make an appointment, call Randy Swope at (814) 863-3658.
Below, daffodils and
grape hyacinth are in bloom near the Nittany Lion shrine, which can
be seen in the background. About 100 pans of forced bulbs have been
raised in University greenhouses and these first teasers of spring are
making appearances at the Nittany Lion shrine, the Hintz Family Alumni
Center, The Nittany Lion Inn and other locations. Office of Physical
Plant landscape crews will plant an additional 26,000 annuals and several
hundred new trees on campus by mid-May.