Wednesday, October 6, 2010

"Everything You Wanted to Know About Penn State History - Now You Can Ask"

Monday Oct. 11 2:30-3:30 Mann Assembly Room

When were the first classes in computer science offered at Penn State? Who was Penn State's first astronaut? Did Donald Bellisario (creator of Magnum, P.I., Quantum Leap, JAG, NCIS) really graduate from Penn State?  Who is James Beaver and why is the stadium named for him? Isn't Waring Hall named for Fred Waring? What does it mean to be a Land Grant College? Why doesn't University Park appear on a GPS system? Was the 1940 PSU vs. Navy track meet moved to State College from Annapolis to prevent African-American runner Barney Ewell from competing at the Naval Academy?

Jackie Esposito, University Archivist, will provide the answers to these questions and more.  Don't forget to bring your questions about Penn State history.

Bring Your Refillable Mug
Refreshments will be served.