We Love the UPS Guy

February 24, 2010 at 5:11 pm 1 comment

Mister UPS paid us his bimonthly visit today, bringing us copies of the March-April issue of The Penn Stater. Our graphic designer, Jessie Knuth, got a photo of him.

We love our UPS guy—though I must admit that when I asked around the office just now, I discovered that none of us actually knows his name. But every two months he cheerfully wrangles a few hundred pounds’ worth of magazines into our building, whereupon we commence ripping open the boxes, checking out the new issue, and—sometimes—noticing mistakes. We’ve found one mistake already, but there’s no way I’m telling you what it is. You’ll just have to see if you can find it yourself.

The new issue features the most fervently spring-coaxing cover we could imagine: a gorgeous shot of a water lily from one of the more than 30 water lily and lotus ponds of George Griffith ’56, who cultivates these beautiful plants on a farm near Ligonier, Pa.—and who has helped create a lily pond at the new Arboretum at Penn State.

Besides a profile of Griffith, the March-April issue includes a photo essay based on a collection of African-American history—books, postcards, and the like—donated to the University by Charles Blockson ’56, and a piece on Matt Marek ’98, who, as director of programs for the Red Cross in Haiti, has had his hands full since the Jan. 12 earthquake.

Look for the new issue of The Penn Stater in your mailbox as soon as tomorrow, depending on where you live. And, if you don’t already get the magazine, all you need to do is join the Alumni Association.

As always, we welcome your feedback on the magazine.

Tina Hay, editor

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Mary Jane  |  February 25, 2010 at 10:59 am

    The Charles Blockson collection photos and explanations were incredible. Thank you.

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