The Hintz Family Alumni Center transports visitors back through university history this semester.
"Hail to the Lion: A Sampling of Penn State Achievements” is being displayed in Robb Hall through June 17.
Each semester the Penn State University Archives puts new exhibits in the Alumni Center, Jackie Esposito, University Archivist, said.
She said that there is also an exhibit during the summer, in addition to the fall and spring displays.
This exhibit showcases what those at Penn State have done from the time the university began up until present day, she said.
Esposito said that the exhibit consists of 33 picture frames that are placed throughout the room.
“This particular exhibit we chose to focus on Penn State achievements,” she said. “It’s a photographic exhibit.”
“Hail to the Lion: A Sampling of Penn State Achievements” displays many different types of the University’s accomplishments, including Penn State Interfraternity Council/Penhellenic Dance Marathon, faculty research, scientific discoveries, as well as Penn State Olympians, authors and celebrities, Esposito said.
“The point of the exhibit is to make people proud,” she said.
Esposito said that although many triumphs are displayed, they are a mere sampling. She added that not all of Penn State’s successes could fit into Robb Hall.
It should make people think, “I didn’t know that and I’m really glad to know that [now]” when they visit the exhibit, she said.
Roger Williams, executive director of the Penn State Alumni Association, described the exhibition as a “sampling of Penn State firsts.”
Williams said the exhibit offers a lot and that there is much to see. It conveys the “huge” scope and extraordinary quality that is Penn State, he added.
Penn State is one of the leading academic schools in the world, Williams said. "Hail to the Lion: A Sampling of Penn State Achievements” showcases this fact, he said.
“There’s so much this university has done over time to affect the human condition,” he said.