Photo Gallery
Penn State Intercom......February 13, 2003


Dancers and Morale Committee members stick together during the later stages of the 48-hour Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon. To date, the annual event has raised more than $25 million for the Four Diamonds Fund.
Photo: Greg Grieco


The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon is recognized as the largest student-run philanthropic organization in the world.
Photo: Greg Grieco

Strategy session

Professors Gerald and Elizabeth Susman, left, co-chairs of the faculty and staff components of the Grand Destiny campaign, meet with Campaign Chair Jim Broadhurst to discuss plans for this spring's solicitation of Penn State faculty and staff. Employee participation now stands at 53 percent, with faculty and staff contributing more than $38.9 million for University programs since the campaign began July 1, 1996. Gerald Susman is the Robert and Judith Klein professor of management, and Elizabeth Susman is the Jean Phillips Shibley professor of behavioral health. Solicitation materials will be mailed to all faculty and staff the week of Feb. 17. Penn State's Grand Destiny campaign ends June 30.
Photo: Greg Grieco

Cast members of "Brigadoon," from left to right, Matt Hydzik, Gary Brintz, Barry Kur and Lisa Schale perform at The Playhouse on the University Park campus. Previews begin on Feb. 18 and regular shows run from Feb. 21 through March 1. For tickets, call (814) 863-0255.
Photo: Greg Grieco

There's a fungus among us

Mona Bowmaster, a 20-year veteran at the Mushroom Test Demonstration Facility (MTDF) on the University Park campus, lends a hand harvesting the most recent crop. Daily harvests vary from 400 to 1,200 pounds.The MTDF is an interdepartmental, production-oriented facility designed to integrate developments of engineering, crop management, pest and disease control, and economics research on the commercial mushroom. The facility supports researchers from the departments of plant pathology, agricultural and biological engineering, entomology and food science, as well as visiting faculty from other universities.
Photos: Greg Grieco

Janice Lansberry
harvests mushrooms at the facility. She has worked there for 10 years.

of freshly picked mushrooms sit in the growing room at the facility.

James A. Pawelczyk, assistant professor of physiology and kinesiology, brought his research mission on the Space Shuttle Columbia into kindergarten through 12th-grade classrooms through WPSX-TV’s “What’s in the News” children’s program.
Photo illustration: Julie Brink