Jeff Trantner got a surprise visitor as he helped his son unpack at Tener Hall in the East Halls Quad. Penn State President Graham B. Spanier dropped by to chat.
Karen Yanichko of Cranberry Township was helping her son Ryan unpack when Penn State President Graham B. Spanier dropped by to chat. The president was visiting East Halls on Friday greeting the incoming students.
Samantha Palin of Reading, an incoming freshman, had piles and piles of belongings to lug up to her room in Tener Hall. Penn State President Graham B. Spanier lent her a hand with move-in.
As the line for the elevators stretched out in the hall, Samantha, and her dad, Mike Palin of Reading, held their place in line, while President Spanier went outside to gather up another load of Samantha's belongings.
A heavy suitcase had the president joshing that he was sure it was full of books required for the students to study. "I think it's so nice that you're helping out," said Ginny Carse of Pittsburgh, right who is the parent of an incoming freshman, Brad. Samantha Palin's mom, Vivienne Palin, left, was watching the pile of belongings outside.
Freshman Angela Rovine of Chadds Ford chats with President Spanier while waiting in the elevator line. Meanwhile, her dad Ron Rovine does a double take when he sees who is behind him. Angela's older sister also is a student at Penn State.
Olga Mann of Pittsburgh was busy helping her granddaughter Jessica unpack her room when President Graham B. Spanier dropped by, welcoming them to the University.
Danielle Rocko of Malvern and her mom Judy had her room fairly well unpacked when President Spanier dropped by Tener Hall.
Kate McGinley was surprised when the elevator door opened and President Graham B. Spanier stepped out. "That's President Spanier," she stage-whispered to the person standing next to her. She was even more surprised when the president stopped to talk with her at Tener Hall. President Spanier was helping students move in on Friday.
Penn State President Graham Spanier eats with students in Findlay Commons.
President Graham B. Spanier stopped to talk with William and Lanieanne Fletcher of Philadelphia who were helping their child move into Tener Hall, University Park. The president spent Friday morning helping students carry their belongings into the hall.
Brad Budiehs of Northampton chats with new roommate, President Graham B. Spanier. Spanier will be spending Friday and Saturday night in Tener Hall in a room with three other incoming students. The two were discussing accomodations in their room as well as computer hookups.
In addition to running a Big Ten university and performing as a magician, President Graham B. Spanier plays washboard and cow bells with the Deacons of Dixieland Band.
The Deacons of Dixieland, which includes President Spanier, were performing Friday in front of the HUB-Robeson Center, University Park.
The Deacons of Dixieland play New Orleans-style jazz. They were playing to entertain passersby in front of the HUB-Robeson Center.