PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



[Photo Story] Old Main Open House: Saved By The Bell Tower

Thanks to the beautiful State College weather and some hard-work from the Lion Ambassadors, the “Saved By The Bell Tower” event yesterday proved to be quite a success. Old Main lawn was decorated with a slew of tables and food stands sponsored by Canyon Pizza, Insomnia Cookies, and Rita’s Italian Ice. The Lion Ambassadors also hosted informational tours atop the bell tower as a part of PS i(heart)U week. So, in case you missed it, we’ve compiled a photo story for you to show off how great Penn State is to all your lame non-Penn State friends.

Oh, and did I mention there were puppies?

The face of pure happiness.
Some furry friends enjoy the sun on Old Main Lawn.
One puppy starts some tug-of-war.
Mario Lopez even made it out to the Old Main steps and posed for a picture with these happy students.
But, more importantly, Mike the Mailman made his way back to Penn State after his recent retirement.
A group Macarena dance broke out around 1 p.m.
A student took her turn on the mechanical bull…
…but unfortunately the bull won this round.
There were plenty of photo opportunities…
…as well as eating opportunities.
RAM Squad performed an incredible show a little later on in the afternoon.
The bell tower tours began with Charles Klauder and Hugh McAllister, the two main men responsible for constructing, tearing down, and reconstructing Old Main in the late 1920s. The tour guides pictured here explained that the students used to have to help out with manual labor for three hours a day as a part of their tuition.
Next on the tour was Abraham Lincoln. Our honest man passed the Morrill Land Grant Act in 1862 which gave the Farmer’s High School of Pennsylvania (more commonly known as Penn State) enough money to function.
And finally, we met Henry and Anne Varnum Poor, a father-daughter duo responsible for the historical frescoes on the interior of Old Main.
And thus, the hike up to the bell tower began.
I met another puppy friend along the way. I swear, the dogs find me.
Up, up, and away…
What. A. View.
The clock was looking particularly stunning in the sunlight.
Stay on the lookout for more events (and puppy photos) during the rest of PS i(heart)U week.

About the Author

Jamie Saslaw

Jamie is a New Jersey native majoring in Film/Video and Spanish. Besides photography and filmmaking, she is a devoted puppy enthusiast and aspires to care and love for (approximately) one million dogs someday.


More by Jamie

[Photo Story] Sauly Boy’s Opens On Allen Street

Sauly Boy’s is officially open on Allen Street with gourmet hotdogs, burgers, and loaded french fries. We took a closer look at the industrial chic atmosphere.

OS Cribs: RIP To The Big Onion

[Photo Story] The Liberal Arts Undergrad Festival


Shea Moyer Lifts Penn State Women’s Soccer Past West Virginia 1-0

Sophomore midfielder Shea Moyer scored the game-winning goal in the 80th minute of a rainy season opener at Jeffrey Field.

Penn State Women’s Soccer Poised For Strong 2018 Season

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

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

Student Life

Student Body President Cody Heaton Welcomes Class of 2022 At Convocation

UPUA President Cody Heaton welcomed the incoming Class of 2022 Saturday evening with an inspiring speech.

Start The Semester Off Right With These Welcome Week Activities

Nike Releases New Penn State Sneakers

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.

Penn State Officially Welcomes Class Of 2022 At Convocation

The Class of 2022 joined the Penn State family Saturday evening at Convocation.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Assessing Penn State’s Front Seven Following Tuesday’s Medical Retirements

Penn State’s defensive line rotation will be shaken up following Ryan Buchholz’s medical retirement from football, while the coaching staff is letting the linebackers duel it out during camp.

Send this to a friend