Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

Infobox University
name = Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
type = Public, state-funded
motto =
endowment = 7.5 Million
established = 1870
president = Keith T. Miller
provost = Roger Johnson
vp student affairs = Linda D. Koch
city = Lock Haven
state = Pennsylvania
country = United States
students = 5,500
faculty= 286
mascot = Bald Eagle
website = [http://www.lhup.edu/ www.lhup.edu]

Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, commonly abbreviated LHU, is a state university in Lock Haven, in central Pennsylvania located along the Susquehanna River, and is roughly convert|30|mi|km|0 from the major towns of Williamsport and State College. Lock Haven University is 1 of the 14 members of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The main campus consists of AcreAndHectare | 200 | round=1, and the branch campus covers AcreAndHectare | 12.9 | round=2. [ [http://www.lhup.edu/campus/index.htm LHU Campus Map] .] It enrolls approximately 5,500 students, including 500 students at a branch campus in Clearfield, Pennsylvania. It offers 69 undergraduate programs and 4 graduate programs.


LHU was founded in 1870 as the "Central State Normal School." In 1983, the school joined the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and became Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. The Clearfield campus was established in 1989.

LHU's previous president Craig Dean Willis retired from Lock Haven in 2004 and nearly immediately began an interim presidency at Eastern Michigan University. The vacancy left by Willis was promptly filled by Keith T. Miller, a graduate of the University of Arizona.

Mission statement

"Dedicated to supporting and strengthening its students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community, Lock Haven University affirms its commitment to intellectual growth, cultural enrichment, and public service.”

tevenson Library

Lock Haven University and its library began in 1870 as the Central State Normal School. All classrooms, dormitories, the dining room, the library, and the auxiliary rooms were housed in an impressive building (the original Sullivan Hall) located approximately where North Hall presently stands. During the night of December 9, 1888, the entire structure burned to the ground.

For the next 16 years, the library needs were met by reading rooms provided by two campus literary societies, The Price Literary Society and the Shakespeare Society.

In 1904, the library was reorganized. Mrs. Caroline R. Flickinger was the first librarian. Since that time there has been a steady growth in the number and type of library materials and services. This growth has taken the library through two previous buildings into this structure. The present building was designed to be flexible enough to provide for current needs and to allow future development. Currently, an online public access catalog and an automated circulation system are in place. This online catalog is available on the campus network.

The library is named for a remarkable citizen of Lock Haven, George B. Stevenson (1889-1965). He served for many years as a Pennsylvania State Senator; and following his retirement, he was appointed the librarian of the state senate. Stevenson also served as a mayor of Lock Haven, as postmaster, and as a trustee of the University. The system of dams on the West Branch valley of the Susquehanna River was a concept of Senator Stevenson.

As you use the building and its various collections you may have suggestions or criticisms. There may be certain titles-books, periodicals, records, microforms-that you feel we need. There may be additional services we could offer. Please give these suggestions to any staff member and we will certainly consider them.

Robert S. Bravard, Director of Library Services (1970-1998)

Stevenson Library is the university's library. It is a new state of the art facility which offers students many different options. Its archive collection includes every student newspaper ("The Eagle Eye") since 1965, as well as every yearbook ("The Praeco") since 1913 until it was discontinued in 1980; and was reinstated in 2006. The archive collection also provides the university with rare books and photographs. [ [http://www.lhup.edu/library/archive/info.htm LHU Archive Home Page] .] The library offers internet database services that gives the university access to full text magazine and newspaper articles, DVDs, books, and an array of information. The Children's Library on the ground floor of the building contains over 20,000 children's books. [ [http://www.lhup.edu/library/Children/child.htm Children's Library] . Lock Haven University.] Stevenson also offers reference services, wireless internet, computer access, and a 24 hour study lounge.

LHU Media Outlets


Lock Haven University's student-operated television station, The Havenscope, LHUTV broadcasts news, sports, and other programs. Its studio occupies ft2 to m2|2300|precision=0 next to WLHU, Lock Haven University's radio station. The television studio is wholly digital and consists of a teleprompter system, two editing bays, and a full complement of field production equipment. It includes two backdrops, one for news broadcasts and one for interviews. The studio is on the sixth floor of Robinson Hall and is equipped with a green screen, at least three main broadcast cameras, a sound mixing board, switchboard, character generator, several broadcast monitors, a roll-in system, and many other broadcast systems. The studio usually airs at least one show a week called "LHU in Review" hosted by LHU students, junior Chelsea Menshek and freshmen Kenny Muzyka, which covers news, sports and other topics. The television station also broadcasts sporting events, soap operas, game shows, and many other programs.


Lock Haven University's radio station is WLHU Toxic Radio, located in the same facility as their new and improved television studio, allowing easy access between the two stations. WLHU has a free format program schedule using a well equipped studio which broadcasts daily, as well as broadcasting many sporting events and many other programs throughout the school year.


Lock Haven University's student campus newspaper, "The Eagle Eye", has a modern computer production facility that includes a desktop graphics text scanner, CD-ROMS, digital photography, world wide web interface, and the page-making program most widely used in commercial newspapers. Students may earn a staff position on the newspaper in their first year at the university.

LHU's Eagle Eye Newspaper website

Lock Haven University's Student Media Link

Opportunities: http://www.lhup.edu/com_phil/Communication%20Media%20student%20media%202004.htm

[http://www.lhup.edu/library/home.htm Stevenson Library Website]

tudent Cooperative Council, Incorporated (Student Government)

The Student Cooperative Council, Incorporated is the student government of Lock Haven University. The council is housed in the Parsons Union Building. The council works on behalf of the students and is run by students. The organization is made up of the following organs:

*Student Senate
*Executive Council
*Student Activities Office
*Lock Haven University Bookstore
*Clubs and Organizations
*Student Recreation Center

tudent Cooperative Council, Inc Student Senate

The Student Senate is composed of 50 (1 per 100 students) members who, are elected and serve, an academic year for the student body. Senators represent their constituents on and off campus by bringing students concerns, opinions, and by voting on the status of clubs and organizations at biweekly meetings. Meetings are open to the public and are held throughout the academic year. This organ is the true voice of the student body.

Senators elect three senators for the following stipend positions:

*Speaker of the Senate
*Recording Secretary

tudent Cooperative Council, Inc Executive Council

The Executive Council is made up of three elected officers; and seven chosen members (and confirmed by senate) the elected officers to serve a year in their respected positions:

*President (Elected)
*Vice President (Elected)
*Treasurer (Elected)
*Corresponding Secretary (Chosen)
*Student Concerns Chair (Chosen)
*Informations System Taskforce Chair (Chosen)
*Public Relations Chair (Chosen)
*Food Service Chair (Chair)
*Havens Activities Coordinator (Chosen)
*Havens Activities Assistant Coordinator (Chosen)

The duties of each chair are specified in the SCC, Inc Constitution. The president’s main focus is to guide and oversee the agenda for their administration. The members of the Executive Council carry out the agenda through their specific chair positions.

Famous visitors

* Steven Lynch
* Aimee Mullins
* George Carlin


* Former President Bill Clinton
* Ed Rendell


* Lifehouse
* Gym Class Heroes
* Taking Back Sunday
* Everclear
* Dashboard Confessional
* Naughty by Nature
* I am the Avalanche
* Underoath
* Armor for Sleep
* Tyga
* Kidz in the Hall
* Kiss
* They Might Be Giants

pecial Guests

* Evolution of Dance

Campus and student life

tudent Activities Office

The Student Activities Office is composed of professional staff (employed by the SCC) who are responsible for seeing that the day to day functions for the SCC, Inc. They are the following:

*Student Activities Director
*Budget Manager
*Budget Assistant
*Assistant Activities Director

Lock Haven University Bookstore

The bookstore at LHU is owned and operated by the SCC, Inc. All profits from the bookstore go towards supporting clubs and organizations on campus. The location of the bookstore is in the lower part of the PUB.

Clubs and organizations

The SCC, Inc supports and funds 130+ clubs and organizations on campus. Student activity fees and profits generated through the bookstore support these clubs. Interested in starting a club? Come to the Executive Council Office and pick up a form today. If you would like a full list of clubs and organizations on campus pick a list up in the SAO.

tudent Recreation Center

The Student Recreation Center is open to all students of LHU. This facility provides students with recreation activities to stay physically fit. The SRC contains an inventory of equipment that includes a rock wall, an indoor track that’s 1/8th of a mile long, basketball, racquetball, and intramural sports. [ [http://www.lhup.edu/rec_center LHU Recreation Center] .]

Other Services provided by the SCC, Inc for its students

*Legal advice
*Commuter Lounge with 12 computers
*Game room
*Vending & Laundry
*Sponsor of various student functions


* Affiliation: National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I and Division II
* Conference: Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC)
* Facilities: McCollum Field, Hubert Jack Stadium, Thomas Field House Center, Foundation Fields, Charlotte E. Smith Field, Rogers Gymnasium, West Branch Cross Country Course, Tomlinson Center, Zimmerli Pool
* Team name: Bald Eagles
* Team colors: crimson and white

Witmer Lance Fieldhouse Complex

A new athletic facility was proposed to replace the old Thomas Fieldhouse, where the new facility will be a multipurpose facility seating of 10,000 seats opposed to 2,500 in the Thomas Fieldhouse facility. However this will probably not come to fruition due to the lack of funding and chances the seats will ever be filled.

Fredericks Family Memorial Carillon

The Fredericks Family Memorial Carillon was designed and completed by the van Bergen Company, which specializes in bells, in 2000. The grand carillon is one of fewer than 200 grand carillons in North America. It weighs more than convert|25000|lb|kg and can be played manually or by an automatic system that can produce 500 songs from memory. The bells were cast in the world famous French foundry Fonderie Paccard. [ [http://www.vanbergen.com/lockhaven.html van Bergen Bells, Lock Haven University] .] The carillon has become an important part of the university's image.

Institute for International Studies

LHU's Institute for International Studies offers study abroad programs for its students. The program offer students the choice to study from 32 different schools in 20 different countries around the world. Students have the choice to study abroad for semester long, a whole academic year, or summer programs. [ [http://www.lhup.edu/international/ International Studies] . Lock Haven University.]

Recreation center

LHU's recreation center facility includes a weight room, thirteen outside tennis courts, three indoor basketball courts and one outside court. The facility also hosts one volleyball court, three racquetball rooms, one multi activities room, and a rock wall.

Durrwatcher Alumni Conference Center

The Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center is a new facility, completed in fall 2007, named after Dr. George A. and Shirley Durrwachter. He is a 1961 health and physical education graduate, university trustee and member of the LHU Foundation board of directors who donated $1 million together with his wife, Shirley, for the conference center.

For visitors and new LHU students, the conference center houses university admissions with expanded meeting spaces. For alumni, it has a number of meeting and conference rooms, including the Fredericks Family Library to house books and publications authored by alumni and faculty, areas of recognition of service to the university and several social areas. The conference center also contains a multipurpose room that can seat 300 to 400 people, along with smaller conference rooms.

LHU Evergreen Commons Apartment Complex

Lock Haven University Apartment Complex which features apartments for students at LHU. The building is one of the many facilities that have been constructed in the last five years which include the Recreation Center, Alumni Conference Center, Memorial Bell Clock Tower.

Notable alumni

*Bret Shugarts NFL player, played for Pittsburgh Steelers
*John Eisenhooth NFL player, played for Seattle Seahawks
*Jim Larkin NFL player, played for Buffalo
*Harris Jacob Bixler (1862–1930), U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1921–27
*Harry L. Haines (1880–1947), U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1931–39 and 1941–43
*Red Murray (1884–1954), professional MLB baseball player for the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Giants.
*J. Buell Snyder (1877–1946), U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1933–46
*Robert Gould Three-Time All American LHU Soccer player, led LHU to national championship, and father of NFL Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould
*Kevin O'Dea, NFL assistant special teams coach for several teams including the San Diego Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Detroit Lions, Arizona Cardinals, presently with the Chicago Bears
*Ben Miller (born 1975), Founder of the national weight-loss/philanthropy campaign, Donate My Weight (www.DonateMyWeight.com), 1997-2001


External links

* [http://www.lhup.edu Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania]
* [http://www.lhup.edu/Clearfield/index.html Clearfield Campus Website]
* [http://www.havensports.com Haven Sports Home Page]

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