Photo Gallery
Penn State Intercom......April 5, 2001


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
Photo: Greg Grieco


Although the lake is closed, there still is plenty to do at Stone Valley, and cabins are available for rent as well.
Photo: Greg Grieco

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.

Workmen prepare to join one of the sets with a bridge.
Photos: Greg Grieco

With the entire bridge in place, the set revolves on a turntable built into the stage.

Eight tractor-trailers were needed to haul the set to Eisenhower Auditorium.

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

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 way around.
Photo: Greg Grieco


"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.

For information on faculty and staff giving, check the Web at


Paul Knight, 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.
Photo: Greg Grieco

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

The University celebrated a ceremonial ground-breaking April 3 for the new MBNA Career Services Center on the University Park campus. The new facility will bring all the programs and functions of Career Services under one roof, and will make the process of matching students and alumni with prospective employers easier and more efficient.