The Penn State Senior Class Gift Committee announced the top three senior class gift proposals today. Here they are, along with our descriptions:
Penn State Alma Mater Display
A visible display of the Penn State Alma Mater possibly placed outside the HUB or in the Pattee mall area, most likely inscribed in stone.
Lt. Michael P. Murphy/Penn State Veterans Plaza
A plaza built on campus to honor Penn State’s only Medal of Honor recipient, along with all other PSU veterans.
"Old Willow" Tree and Class of 2011 Trustee Scholarship
A willow tree planted in honor of “Old Willow“; would also include a plaque describing its history and importance (sounds like one expensive tree).
The billboards along 322 approaching State College, Town and Gown magazine publisher, PSU trustee, real estate developer, community legend. While few current students may know Mimi Barash, she has had a hand in shaping PSU and State College. An advocate for students and the underdog, she is not afraid to call out perceived wrongs, or highlight achievements. On the day of her interview with Onward State Publisher Davis Shaver and this author, she wore a pin on both lapels of her blouse--a nittany lion and pink breast cancer awareness pin.
The Penn State cross country teams both had very impressive showings in defending their home turf at the Penn State National this past weekend.
Both had top 3 finishes, with the men finishing 2nd out of 27 teams and the women finishing 3rd out of 31 teams.
A chorus of ayes. Just like that, and the State College Borough Council unanimously approved a resolution creating a student seat on the Council. A formal connection between town and gown has now been established.
The Penn State men's soccer team played well in both of their games last week, but could not turn either effort into a win. After a tough overtime loss to Akron last Wednesday, the Nittany Lions could only manage a tie against Northwestern on Sunday.
The office of President Spanier is calling for the nominations of Penn State faculty for Faculty Scholar Medals.
The Faculty Scholar Medal is awarded in five categories: arts and humanities, engineering, life and health sciences, physical sciences, and social and behavioral sciences. Nominations are not for teaching but for research and work done in the field.