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  • Le Mont: ‘The End of the Mountain’

    Le Mont: ‘The End of the Mountain’

    Anyone traveling to Mount Nittany’s trailhead for a scenic hike will have passed through a little Pennsylvania village named Lemont. Lemont is the community at the base of Mount Nittany. Or, perhaps another way of thinking of it is that Lemont is something like Mount Nittany’s base camp and is, in fact, the true start of a Mount Nittany hike. John Blair Linn (1831-1899)’s the History of Centre and Clinton Counties, Pennsylvania, which was published in 1883, explains (pp. 274-275)…

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  • Mount Nittany and the Goodyear blimp

    Mount Nittany and the Goodyear blimp

    Steve Blake shared these photos of Mount Nittany earlier today, just hours prior to the Penn State/Ohio State Whiteout at Beaver Stadium. 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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  • In Memory of Amy Dietz

    In Memory of Amy Dietz

    Amy Dietz (1963-2018) was a member of the faculty at the School of Labor and Employment Relations (LER) at Penn State. She helped create LER’s online program, served as a faculty member in the program, and was the student advisor for all of the School’s MPS students in Human Resources and Employment Relations (HRER). She was also a devoted hiker. She relished her mornings, afternoons, or evenings on Mt. Nittany. During the last week of June LER hosted our online…

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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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