PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

Dreams Take Flight in State College

After weeks of preparation, a local dream finally took flight at yesterday’s State College Borough Council, when council members approved Nov. 13 as the unveiling date for the newest addition to the downtown art scene: a mural outside McLanahan’s wall on Allen Street and Calder Way.

Two hundred individuals participated in the design process of the mural and created the theme, “Dreams Take Flight,” which focuses on the community’s hopes and dreams for State College. Incorporated into the mural are three winning submissions selected from a poetry contest.

More than 500 local residents, students, alumni and visitors to the State College community helped paint the mural this past summer, with the age of artists ranging from 4 to 88. This past Friday marked the finishing touches to the mural.

The mural, organized by the Community Arts Collective, is made up of 102 separate panels, each 5-foot square, that brought together reach 170 feet in length. The mural panels, made from a non-woven fabric called “pellon” that is expected to last at least 25 years, will be pasted on to the wall with a strong adhesive and coated with an anti-graffiti finish.

Check out pictures of the mural’s past progress here.

In other news, Penn State sophomore Lienard Chang educated council members about the potential benefits of a bike-share program and encouraged them to adopt a similar one in State College.

About the Author

Becky Perlow

Becky is a feature writer for Onward State. Currently on her victory lap (read: fifth-year senior), she studies both journalism and hotel/restaurant management at Penn State. She hails from Charm City, Maryland, and as a rabid Ravens fan, she isn't afraid to insult the Steelers QB ("No means no!"). She also loves to travel -- she's been to 26 countries and counting!

Comments

More by Becky

The Night America Won

Everyone wants to be a part of history. On May 1, 2011 (a little more than nine and a half years after the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center attacks), almost 6,000 Penn State students got that chance. Flooding the streets of Beaver Canyon, the Penn State community banded together for more than three hours by swinging American flags from makeshift poles of curtain rods or tree branches, wrapping their arms around each other as they belted out the national anthem and celebrated the death of one of the greatest terrorists in modern history.

Musicians Grow up at Open Wings, Broken Strings

State Patty’s Day Update: Quantity Over Quality

Athletics

Incoming Penn State Track & Field Athlete Kristian Marche Shot To Death In Philadelphia

The incident surrounding Marche’s death is “under investigation,” according to the Philadelphia police department.

Former Women’s Gymnastics Coach Files Lawsuit Against Penn State Over Handling Of Abuse Allegations

Men’s Soccer Trio, Reading United Win PDL Eastern Conference Title, Fall Short Of National Championship

Penn State Hockey’s Evan Barratt, Aarne Talvitie Participate In World Junior Summer Showcase

Ally McHugh Wins 400 Medley National Championship

Student Life

Penn State Parking Office Runs Into Student Permit Purchase Issues

Students were delayed hours on Tuesday afternoon while trying to purchase on-campus parking permits.

Girirajan Lab Seeks To Bridge The Gap Between Fly And Human Genomes

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Onward State is hiring for the fall semester and we’d love to have you join us.

Incoming Penn State Track & Field Athlete Kristian Marche Shot To Death In Philadelphia

The incident surrounding Marche’s death is “under investigation,” according to the Philadelphia police department.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Madden NFL 19 Ratings For Nittany Lions

For the second consecutive year, Sean Lee is the highest-rated Nittany Lion in the Madden video game.

Send this to a friend