Tyler Knabb of Reading prepares for his 920-mile, eight-day cycling trip to raise funds for the 2014 Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon. He will start his quest Oct. 22, traveling in a heart-shaped route through Pennsylvania that will take him to 11 Penn State campuses.
Mildred Settle Bunton was Penn State's first black co-ed and the first to graduate from Penn State, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in health and human development in 1932. She went on to a distinguished career in nutrition and dietetics, and the University named her a Distinguished Alumna in 1973.
The Class of 1908 at what was then known as the Pennsylvania State Forest Academy in Mont Alto shot its formal class photo in front of Wiestling Hall. The building, constructed in 1807, once served as a manor for Col. George Wiestling, one of the area's wealthiest iron masters. When this 1907 photo was developed, there appears to be an image of a human figure standing in the background (click on photo album to see close-up image), as if observing the men on horseback.
A close up of the 1907 image purported to show a human figure wearing a semi-military uniform with a badge on his cap that is reflecting the sunlight. Col. Wiestling died in 1891, 12 years before the forest academy's establishment.