I am officially a Nittany Lion. I accepted their offer of admission yesterday morning. I now need to practice my Roar and buy lots of navy blue clothes so I'll be all set for August.
The trip was fabulous. I loved every minute of it and knew it was the right place from the moment I arrived. No red flags, nothing that worries me, it's all good. Yay.
I also accepted the assistantship offer to work with the World Campus (oooooo ahhhhhhh, doesn't that sound fancy?) which I am very excited about. The job will be focused on how technology can be used to make teaching and learning better, which is right up my alley and a huge growth field in higher ed – very cutting edge. It's also one of my potential career paths after graduation so it will be real world experience. Woot woot.
And now, enough of the blah blah which I know no one cares about but me and on to the photos which I actually remembered to take this time. So, without further ado, Penn State through my camera lens… Click to enlarge.
Beautiful Campus… PSU has lots of green space which I love love love. Big trees, pretty buildings, flowers not in bloom yet but sooooooo close…
Wildlife… This is going to sound stupid, but one of my criteria when I was looking at undergraduate colleges was that it had to have squirrels because that made it feel like home. So I was so excited when I saw these guys casually strolling around campus. Yay! Tons of fat, happy squirrels too.
Mass Comm Facilities… There were a few different types of architecture on campus but they blended well – stone, brick, etc… This is the Comm Building where I will be spending every waking hour for the next 3-4 years. It is GORGEOUS. The money was donated by the Carengie foundation and the interior is all marble and hardwoods. Beautiful.
School Spirit… The nittany lion is EVERYWHERE and all the students seemed to be wearing PSU gear. I love love love school spirit and was so excited to see that. All the students I talked to oozed pride.The first picture is a REAL nittany lion… who knew they were an actual type of mountain lion?
Mount Nittany… This is a cool PSU tradition. Apparently the Penn State Alumni Association owns the top of this mountain and you can buy a square foot once you graduate. Ha ha! I'm sooooooo doing that. You can see the mountain from all over campus. It's very distinctive looking. I didn't take this photo, mine didn't turn out so I googled it. Thanks anonymous photo taker!
MacKinnons Were Here… Ha ha… These are our ancestors! The MacKinnon clan from Scotland. They must have know Penn State was a winner too.
First sweatshirt… Reeeaaaalllyyyy bad picture. Ugh. Double chinnage. But my first official PSU gear. Yay.