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Memories and a Snowy Evening on Ag Hill

ASI in snow

Walking out the backdoor of Ag Administration Building at 5:30 this evening the falling snow created a beautiful scene.  For those working at Farm Show this week, or alumni and friends out in the world, I thought I would share a few images to remind you of time spent at Penn State.

sidewalk in snow

The view along Curtain Road towards the Berkey Creamery.  If you're old enough you may remember cold walks from East Halls as wind swept across the open space that was parking lot 80.  Today buildings minimize those winds.

Students are at dinner or indoors in warm places.  The few people I did see weren't bothered by the snow.  By morning there may be six inches blanketing campus transforming it into one of its more beautiful incarnations.

creamery and greenhouse in snow

No matter how cold it gets outside the warm glow of the ASI greenhouses seems to ward off chills.  Alumni may remember walking across campus and feeling the momentary rush of heat radiating upwards from sidewalk grates covering the tunnels under campus which carry heating and electrical lines.  

looking towards the Arboretum on a snowy evening

Looking west, past ASI Building, the Forestry Building, and my truck parked in the East Parking Deck.  I've been thinking about the latest issue of the magazine which has recently arrived in mailboxes.  I look forward to hearing from you, your thoughts about things you like and what we can improve.  And we're always looking for story ideas.

Enjoy the snow falling from the warmth of your computer and feel free to contact me about the magazine. 

Steve Williams
sfw3@psu.edu