Photo Gallery
Penn State Intercom......March 21, 2002

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."  

-- Catherine Grigor, manager,
Office of Public Relations and Marketing, University Libraries

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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.
Photo: Greg Grieco

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.
Photos: Greg Grieco