Engraved bricks available for New Kensington's Lion Shrine pathway to the future

The Penn State New Kensington Office of Development is taking orders for engraved bricks near the Nittany Lion Shrine on campus.

The bricks make excellent gifts for May graduates. Parents and spouses of new graduates can leave a legacy for them and build a path to the future with an engraved brick that leads to the campus' Lion Shrine. An engraved brick is a perfect gift for the Penn Stater in your life who already has everything blue and white. New alumni also can give their spouses and parents a big "thank you" that will last forever. Orders placed by June 30 will be installed in the fall.

The personalized engraved bricks come in two sizes: 4 x 8” (three lines, 14 characters per line) for $75 or 8 x 8” (five lines, 14 characters per line) for $150. Bricks also make special gifts for all holidays, weddings and anniversaries, and any festive occasion. Proceeds support scholarships for students at the campus.

Located adjacent to the bridge entrance, the Lion Shrine’s pathway displays the sentiments of more than 200 alumni and friends. The shrine area was upgraded recently with new seating niches, green space and landscaping.

The special bricks form the border of the herringbone-style pathway on the right and left side of the shrine. Engraved bricks replace plain bricks on an ongoing basis. The Heinz Warneke sculpture sits on a natural monolithic sandstone block in a cove of spruce trees, shrubs, ornamental grasses, seasonal plants, and perennials. The base of the shrine is surrounded by flagstone slabs filled in with other ornamental grasses.

For more information and to reserve a brick today, contact Bill Woodard at 724-334-6049 or uxw1@psu.edu

For a brick order form, visit http://www.nk.psu.edu/45862.htm

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Last Updated April 30, 2014