The Penn Stater Daily — Jan. 16, 2014

January 16, 2014 at 12:19 pm Leave a comment

we are sculptureGifted: Check out the 2013 senior class gift. Shown here in a computer rendering, which was presented at today’s Board of Trustees meeting, the 12-foot, stainless steel “We Are” sculpture will be located on the east side of the IM Building, near the intersection of Curtin and University. Artist Jonathan Cramer ’94 was inspired by Philadelphia’s “LOVE” sculpture and the famous Chicago “bean.” Construction is set to begin this summer.

It’s official: Former assistant football coach Larry Johnson is headed to Ohio State. In today’s Centre Daily Times, current Penn State players explain how Johnson reached out to each of them throughout the past week: “He was just calling to check up on everybody, just to make sure everybody was OK mentally and seeing how their families were doing,” cornerback Jordan Lucas told the CDT’s Travis Johnson. Over at Onward State, staffer Zach Berger reflects on what Johnson’s departure means for the football program’s future: “Johnson leaves a hole that quite simply can not be filled. He is irreplaceable, both as a coach and a recruiter.”

Shedding light: A powerful documentary produced by a team of Penn Staters is about to reach an international audience. Directed by Penn State film professor Barbara Bird, Toward Daylight was selected for Culture Unplugged, an online film festival that has attracted more than 60 million viewers. The documentary explores suicide preventation and tells the personal stories of people affected by depression and suicidal thoughts. “As I researched the issue in Centre County, I was amazed by the number of people touched by suicide,” Bird told Penn State News. To view the full documentary, visit the film festival’s website.

Mary Murphy, associate editor

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