Photo Gallery
Penn State Intercom......January 30, 2003

Ivyside Amusement Park used to occupy the site that eventually became Penn State Altoona. The bathhouse on the left side of the photo was turned into a classroom building, giving rise to the campus' nickname, Bathhouse U.

What had once been a warming pool for the stream water that filled the amusement park swimming pool today is a duck pond with a fountain. Behind the pond is the Edith Davis Eve Memorial Chapel.

Out for blood


Participation in blood drives on the University Park campus always is good. Several blood drives have been scheduled in the coming week, including: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 31, Steidle Museum; 1 to 7 p.m. Feb. 3, Simmons Lounge; 1 to 7 p.m. Feb. 4 and 5, Johnston Bravo Room; 1 to 7 p.m. Feb. 5, Waring Lounge; 1 to 7 p.m. Feb. 6, Pollock Recreation Room; and noon to 6 p.m. Feb. 7, Warnock Lounge. For the full schedule, check the Web at
Photo: Greg Grieco

Going stag


This 31/2 -year-old buck can claim 17 points on its antlers. It's one of the 42 bucks, 87 fawns and 107 does at the deer pens on the University Park campus. The animals there range in age from 8 months to 14 years, according to Don Wagner, deer pen manager.
Photo: Greg Grieco

Talon show


A hawk snacks on the remains of a gray squirrel it caught near Old Main on the University Park campus. Wildlife experts identified it as a juvenile red-tailed hawk. The creature has been a topic of conversation and casual birdwatching on campus since it was first spotted swooping among the elms over the summer.
Photo: Julie A. Brink

philtest copy

The female groundhog, left, plays host to the visiting male, right. Researchers found that male groundhogs often come calling at female burrows in an effort to bond with a potential mate. The woodchuck gets a lot of attention this time of the year when attention is fixed on Punxsutawney, where Phil the weather prognosticator, top photo, emerges from his burrow to determine whether or not an early spring is on the way.
Phil photo: Alan Freed/


Qiming Zang, professor of electrical engineering, has researched a new class of organic composites that change shape under electric voltage.
Photo: Greg Grieco

"The Dawn of Magic," by Laurie dill-Kocher, is on permanent display in the circulation area of Pattee Library on the University Park campus.

The exhibit "A Spiritual Retreat" by Carol Lindsay is on display in Art Alley in the HUB-Robeson Center on the University Park campus through March 23.

"A Visual History of African-American Blues, Jazz and Gospel," an exhibit by Jerry Zolten featuring selections from his extensive personal collection, is on display in the Diversity Studies Room, 109 Pattee Library on the University Park campus, through March 14.

Ice land


A weird and wonderful frozen fantasy land returns every winter on the University Park land involved in the Living Filter Project. The gigantic icicles and clumps of ice are the product of treated waste water sprayed across woodlands. Some 516 acres are involved in the project. On a cold January day, the acreage glitters like diamonds as sunlight reflects off the frozen water and is silhouetted against an azure sky. Occasionally, the accumulated ice is too heavy for the tree branches and shatters, falling to the ground with a tremendous thunderclap.
Photos: Greg Grieco


Phone home

Student Aaron Goar makes a call from the HUB-Robeson Center using the old phone booths that were a part of the original Hetzel Union Building. The phone booths were relocated to the lower level when the HUB underwent expansion.
Photo: Greg Grieco

Students making a difference

Literature, pens, pins and candy were just some of the goodies students were awarded as they went from booth to booth at the Spring 2003 Volunteer Fair held Jan. 21 in Alumni Hall at the HUB-Robeson Center on the University Park campus. Photo: Amy Neil

Despite below-freezing temperatures, students found time to come to the HUB-Robeson Center to explore volunteer options. Photo: Amy Neil