Penn State University



Penn State University was built in 1855, when the Commonwealth chartered it as one of the nation's first colleges of agricultural science, with a goal to apply scientific principles to farming.

In response to a gift of 200 acres from James Irvin of Bellefonte, Centre County became the site of the new college.

Founding President Evan Pugh brought upon the scientific education he had received in Europe to plan a curriculum that combined theoretical studies with practical applications.

In the 1880s, under the leadership of President George W. Atherton, the college expanded its curriculum to match the Land-Grant Act's large requirements. From that time forward, curriculum in engineering, the sciences, the liberal arts, and more began to flourish. In the early 1900s, Penn State added more rigorous classes to extend the reach of their mission.

Fight Song

Fight on State (GO!)
Fight on State (GO!)
Strike your gait and win, (LET’S GO STATE!)
Victory we predict for thee
We’re ever true to you, dear old White and Blue.
Onward State, (GO!)
Onward State, (GO!)
Roar, Lions, roar: (LET’S GO STATE!)
We’ll hit that line, roll up the score,
Fight on to victory ever more,
Fight on, on, on, on, on, Fight on, on, Penn State! (S-T-A-T-E GO! STATE!)

Admission Requirements

Degree plan

Costs and Tuition


Tradition- Fall Fest

November 5-9, 2012

The leaves are changing and the temperature is dropping and it is time to celebrate the annual tradition of Fall Fest. The week is full of events that enlighten, educate, and entertain. Each year our theme brings new and exciting events that will engage and excite you. You may see a juggler under the "Big Top" or a sword swallower at the Renaissance Fair and that is what makes this week a unique celebration.


Scholarship Persuasive Essay

As we grow up, adults often hear that we desire to become the next president or firefighter, and when life is simple we are told that we can do whatever our hearts desire and the possibilities in our mind are endless. Then, you grow up and life becomes difficult and you lose interest in things that used to matter to you the most, and venture off into another type of greatness.

School has always been my escape from everything, it has been a type of sanctuary for me because I know for a fact that school and every class provided was my strength. Whether I was trying to avoid difficult situations at home or I was trying to occupy my mind with something rather than pleasing to my mind, school has always been there. School has always been a priority to me and everything motivates me to do better, things such as doubt from family or friends, or simply seeing that somebody was doing better than I was has Consistently been a drive for me to do amazing things. I aspire to graduate with a bachelor's degree in Kinesiologoy, eventually making my way up to being an professional athletic trainer, and I believe this campus will give me the best experience and skills to do so.

When I was much younger, I moved from Colorado to El paso numerous times, because my mom and sisters lived there while my dad lived in El Paso. Although they had very well paying jobs, I believe they got extremely lucky, because they landed these jobs without a college education. As I said previously, they were able to take on very well-paying jobs, but it created many hardships for my family. As I learned from their experience, I want to make college my first priority, because I realize by doing that, I will be able to take on an exceptional job without bringing on hardships to the family I wish to have in the future.

Now that I am older, I understand how difficult it is to go through life trying to get something done that was supposed to be finished prior to starting your full life, and I don't intend to make the same mistakes and have the same downfalls my parents went through. My parents are an example of one of my biggest drives to finish my education first, and because of my motivation  to better my education and help others through it, that is one of my many reasons I believe I am the best candidate for a scholarship.

Letter of Recommendation

To Whom It May Concern:

It is without hesitation that I commend Kayla on her achievement of academic excellence. Having her in the classroom was an absolute pleasure, there was never a dull moment.

Her enthusiasm for learning is contagious, and her noteworthy perseverance is what makes her such an outstanding student.

Her curiosity about her roots with her drive for education is what makes her such an exceptional student. Her ability to evaluate effectively has proved her to be more than responsible and dedicated.

Ms. Zuniga is available for new challenges only because of her desire to learn and grow further. It is with no doubt in my mind that she would greatly benefit any field of study or volunteer services. If you would like to discuss Ms. Zuniga further, you may contact me at, or via phone: (111) 111-1111.

Best Regards,

Dayan Delgado

El Dorado 9th Grade Academy

El Paso, TX 79938

Tel: (915) 937-9544


Cover Letter

Kayla Zuniga

2554 Tierra Zuniga

El Paso, TX 79938

May 19, 2015

Hunt Company

Cover Letter


5564 Alameda

El Paso, TX 79938

To Whom it may Concern:

Kinesiology had always sparked my attention in college,specifically physical therapy. It has been a recurring dream of mine to better myself and others through this occupation, in which I will succeed in doing if this job opportunity is offered to me. I consider myself to be a great candidate for this job, no only because of my skill, but because of my prior knowledge about your company. I am well aware of your expectations and will see it fit that they are met.

I feel deserving of this job because of my exceptional leadership skills, friendly nature, and ability to adapt and learn quickly. Right out of college, I began to work for the RXN company, and in in my two years contributing there, I developed many applicable skills for this job. I also participated as an athletic trainer at El Dorado High school for three years.

I feel that I could be deliver great contributions to this company by using my personal skills to help others that will be affiliated with me. Thank you for the consideration, if you have any further questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me at (915) 144-1432.


Kayla Zuniga

Fun Facts


Although many people would like to combine two flavors of ice cream from the Berkey Creamery, the only person that has been allowed to do this was President Clinton, during his visit in 1996, more than 18 years ago.

Old Main

Many people know Old Main as the oldest building on campus, and as the office of President Eric Barron, but when Penn State was first charted in 1855, the building was used to house both the students and the staff. At the time, students were required to do three hours of manual labor a day as part of their curriculum, most of the work was finishing the construction of the building — and you thought your classes were hard.

Bryce Jordan Center

The Bryce Jordan Center is known for being the home of the men's and women's basketball teams and also as a venue for entertainment acts that come to Penn State. Not many people know that the Bryce Jordan Center was a rehearsal spot for three days for the Backstreet Boys during the 1999-2000 “Into the Millennium Tour.” The practiced there before they started the second North American leg of the tour at the Bryce Jordan Center.


It is a myth that the Obelisk is the geographical center of Pennsylvania. It was constructed in 1896 by the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, and it consists of more than 280 blocks of stone from almost 140 different localities, mostly in Pennsylvania.

Old Botany Building

The Old Botany Building is the oldest academic building on campus which has not had its exterior renovated since its original construction. Legend has it that Mrs. Atherton, wife of President George W. Atherton, haunts the building because of its close proximity to his grave.

Penn State Logo

It’s hard to walk around campus without seeing a Penn State logo somewhere, but it wasn’t until 1953 that we officially became The Pennsylvania State University thanks to President Milton S. Eisenhower, brother of U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

The Stacks

Most students have heard about “the murder in the stacks,” and for those of you who haven’t, get ready to get spooked. In 1969, Betsy Aardsma, a 22 year-old student was stabbed while studying in the stacks. By the time she reached the hospital, she was pronounced dead. It was only 5:20 p.m., putting the time of the attack during daylight. The spooky part is the murderer was never caught.


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