Today is Founders Day at Penn State, when students, alumni, and townspeople celebrate figures like Evan and Rebecca Pugh, Frederick Watts, James Irvin, George Atherton, and so many others who figured prominently in the creation of what became Pennsylvania’s land grant university. I’m not in State College, but I shot this clip of Old Main in steady rain when I was in town on February 14th for my “Inspiriting Mount Nittany” talk. It’s a scene any Penn Stater would be familiar with:

Tonight Chris Buchignani will be speaking on behalf of the Nittany Valley Society about the essence of cultural conservation, and some of the remarkable stories of Happy Valley over the generations as part of Lion Ambassador’s event:

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