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Penn State’s "forgotten" First African American Football player Immortalized with Bust

Dave Alston Penn State's first black football player.
David S. Alston, the first African American Penn State football player (along with his younger brother, Harry), was immortalized in a bust that was unveiled on April 21, 2012 during the Penn State Black Alumni Reunion "Blue White For the Future Scholarship Gala" at the Nittany Lion Inn.

The bust, sculpted and donated by Penn State Professor of Art Blake Ketchum, will have a public home in the All-Sports Museum, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary. In addition to the sculpture, a scholarship fund is being established in Alston's name. Read more »

Prisoner in solitary confinement unit at SCI Rockview dies after cell extraction

Published as a letter to the editor.
Alleged homicide at SCI Rocvkiew

Prisoner in solitary confinement unit at SCI Rockview dies after cell extraction


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Central Pennsylvania Native Plant Festival Sat May 5th Shavers Creek

Central Pennsylvania Native Plant Festival
Saturday, May 05 2012, 10:00am - 3:00pm  

Come celebrate the arrival of spring, the return of wildflowers, and the beginning of another gardening season at the Central Pennsylvania Native Plants Festival at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center! Sponsored by PNPS and Shaver's Creek Environmental Center in conjunction with the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners. This is our second year of partnering with Shaver’s Creek. Come on out for a hike, a picnic…and enjoy one of the scheduled educational walk/programs on native plant gardening. In addition to expert speakers, there will be native plants for sale; local seasonal prepared foods and breads for sale; and educational resource tables where you can have native plant and gardening questions answered. Admission to the festival is free but please come prepared to support one of our vendors through purchases of plants and/or food.

Schedule of events:

10 am - Plant and food sales begin
11 am - Guest speaker (lower classroom): Gardening for pollinators

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