Penn State Intercom......January
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
Out for blood
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 http://www.clubs.psu.edu/redcross/schedule.htm.
Photo: Greg Grieco
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
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
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/PunxsutawneyPhil.com
professor of electrical engineering, has researched a new class of organic
composites that change shape under electric voltage.
"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
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
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:
Despite below-freezing temperatures,
students found time to come to the HUB-Robeson Center to explore volunteer
options. Photo: Amy Neil