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  • ‘Inspiriting Mount Nittany’

    ‘Inspiriting Mount Nittany’

    Tom Shakely spoke to the University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA) on February 14, 2018 on Mount Nittany’s significance and historical conservation efforts. As part of his presentation, Tom presented Penn State’s undergraduate student government with the gift of a Mount Nittany Square Inch Marker: Consider a “square inch” gift for any Penn Stater as a symbol of lifelong affection and commitment. Please leave this field empty Get Mount Nittany News in Your Inbox First name * Last name * Email…

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  • Penn State’s ‘Century of Service to the Commonwealth’

    Penn State celebrated its Centennial in 1955 and commemorated its first century of “service to the Commonwealth”: Please leave this field empty Get Mount Nittany News in Your Inbox First name * Last name * Email Address * We respect your inbox. Check your inbox or spam to confirm your subscription.

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  • WeStillAre

    WeStillAre was a student-created project launched in November 2011 in response to the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State. During a time of intense media scrutiny and institutional pessimism, Penn State students created WeStillAre as a way to gather community remembrances and spotlight historical memories that captured the best aspects of the Penn State spirit as a means to guide the community through the scandal with a confident “sense of self.” WeStillAre’s original website was shut down in 2017, but…

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  • ‘The Class of 1950: A Nostalgic Look Back’ by Thomas E. Morgan

    “The Class of 1950: A Nostalgic Look Back” were the remarks of Thomas E. Morgan, Penn State Class of 1950, delivered February 29, 1980: No one could have mistaken Penn State for a sedate Ivy League college during those strained elbow-room-only days of ’46-’50 when GIs and their little sisters and brothers crammed into Pollock Circle, into other dorms, fraternities, sororities, town residences in search of an education. The main campus of Penn State was a unique combination of students—probably…

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  • Dr. & Mrs. Joab Thomas’s Square Inch

    Dr. & Mrs. Joab Thomas’s Square Inch

    I’ve been spending some time recently on scanning a few boxes worth of early Mount Nittany Conservancy archives that Ben Novak provided to me. As the Mount Nittany Conservancy’s founder and first president, Ben was instrumental not only in the organization’s major land preservation and fundraising efforts throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, but also in creating and promoting the distinctive “Square Inch” Life Estate Deeds, which provide a true, legal square inch of Mount Nittany for the life of…

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  • Day of Caring 2017 Work Party

    Day of Caring 2017 Work Party

    On Oct 5, 2017 the Penn State Men’s Volleyball @PennStateMVBALL team rose up and assisted the Conservancy during the PNC Bank Day of Caring. 15 players from the team accomplished much in just 3 hours. The team was led by MNC volunteers John Mentzell, Troy Weston and Bob Andronici. Checked and cleared emergency access route from prison grounds to our trails. Installed and repaired 5 water bars on the White trail from station 1 to 2. Removed roughly 8 downed trees (…

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  • Centred Outdoors Hikes the Mountain

    Centred Outdoors Hikes the Mountain

    As part of the 2017 Centred Outdoors program, groups were given guided hikes to the Mike Lynch Overlook on Sunday, August 3 and Wednesday August 6, 2017. Escorted by Mt. Nittany Conservancy members, 115 hikers learned about the mountain as they climbed to the recently improved Mike Lynch Overlook. The weather both days was fantastic. Thanks to everyone that came out for event! Centred Outdoors was made possible by funding from the 2016 Centre Inspires grant which was awarded to…

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