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Penn State Intercom......November 14, 2002


The former Upper Merion High School building was the first location of what is now Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies.


The 38,000-square-foot Safeguard Scientifics Building recently opened at the campus, joining the main building and the Di and Dallas Krapf Alumni House, a 148-year-old farmhouse converted to an alumni center in the late 1990s.


Since most students at Great Valley attend class at night, this is the view they have of the main building.


Dave Parry, assistant professor of philosophy at Penn State Altoona, talks with some of his students before guest speaker Al Snow arrives. Parry brought his class, which is devoted to the business and cultural sides of professional wrestling, to the Jordan Center to hear about the business directly from those who are in it.
Photo: Greg Grieco


Ed Cohen, World Wrestling Entertainment's (WWE) senior vice president of live event marketing and event booking, spoke to students in the arena management class taught by Bob Howard, general manager of The Bryce Jordan Center.
Photo: Greg Grieco


WWE wrestler Al Snow talked to students about what it's like behind the scenes in professional wrestling.
Photo: Greg Grieco

Precision repairs


John Askey, farm mechanic and operator, works on a tractor muffler part in the Farm Services Building on the University Park campus. Repairing mechanical parts can be an economic practice.
Photo: Greg Grieco


"Shaker Boxes" by Steve Strouse will be on display in the HUB-Robeson Center on the University Park campus through Dec. 10. This collection of boxes is created by using wood from salvaged local trees such as American Elm from University Park, willow from the property of early Bellefonte settlers and Kentucky coffeetree from several street trees in State College.

The exterior of the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center is nearing completion. Crews are working to complete the exterior before winter sets in. The project is on schedule for completion in late March.
Photo: Greg Grieco


A large light tower signifies the importance of light in all of the religions represented on the University Park campus.
Photo: Greg Grieco


A worker cuts cinderblock under the platform that will become the organ loft.
Photo: Greg Grieco


The three worship space pods are visible to the left, as seen from the front of the main worship space.
Photo: Greg Grieco


"Color Photography" by Jake Waldman is on display in the Ritenour Building on the University Park campus through Dec. 8. These photographs of trains are taken between 1993 and 2001 at various locations around the country.

Helping others


Terry Mahon and Pat Kelichner help load food and materials for the Food Bank of State College onto a truck on the University Park campus. The Pollock Landscape Shop, part of the Office of Physical Plant, organized the event.
Photo: Greg Grieco

Guess who's coming to dinner?


Gene Krout, group leader and assistant farm manager, weighs a 30-pound tom turkey in preparation for the annual Poultry Science Club holiday sales at University Park. The cut-off date for sales is Nov. 22. For information on orders, call (814) 865-5573.
Photo: Greg Grieco


Linda Burton, professor of human development and family studies and sociology, has studied the effects of physical and mental illness in low-income families.
Photo: Greg Grieco

Sophomore Mary Grigas, a student in animal bioscience, is one of 100-120 volunteers who sell the Beaver Stadium Pictorial, the official game day program. On average, 15,000 programs are sold at each home game.
Photos: Amy Neil and Courtney Beisel

Roughly 1,100 volunteers work in the 52 concession stands on game day. The volunteer groups' nonprofit organizations of choice receive 13 percent of the concession stand profits.

There are 65 emergency medical technicians, paramedics, physicians, nurses and nonclinical support on hand for every home football game. Some come as far away as Pittsburgh and Philadelphia to help out. Left to right: David Paul Brown of Gilbertsville traveled three hours; James Chittester of Seneca traveled two hours; and Ralph Backenstoes of Bellegrove traveled three hours. A majority of the paramedics have been working at Penn State football games for 10-15 years for the EMTs. The most common medical problem responded to: cardiac trouble.

It takes 264 people to park more than 30,000 vehicles at Beaver Stadium on a football Saturday. Cars fill the landscape surrounding Beaver Stadium on game day