Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Fred Waring Podcasts featured in the Centre Daily Times

From reporter Stephanie Koons:

Many people in central Pennsylvania have probably heard of Fred Waring, a Tyrone native known as “The Man Who Taught America How to Sing.” Not as many, however, may have had the chance to hear his music.

By using digital technology, Penn State University Libraries is now making Waring’s music more accessible than ever...

Read more: http://www.centredaily.com/2011/01/21/2467685/mans-music-free-to-public.html

Amish Diversity in Pennsylvania, encore presentation

Josh Brown will offer a reprise of his popular talk "Amish Diversity in Pennsylvania" on Thursday April 7, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.. in Foster Auditorium at University Park. The presentation will also be streamed via MediaSite Live.

Life's Silvered Strand: George 'Daddy' Groff's China

This Penn State University Archives exhibition is on display Feb. 15 to June 8, in the Special Collections Library, 104 Paterno Library.

George Weidman Groff (1884-1954), affectionately known as "Daddy" Groff by thousands of his students, was an agricultural faculty member concentrating on horticulture and botany during his years at Penn State and Lingnan Universities and a pioneer in identifying medicinal plants.

The exhibit features black-and-white photographs Groff shot in China in the 1920s and 1930s and include poems he wrote describing his day-to-day expeditions throughout South China. (full story)