Welcome to The College of Arts and Architecture | 50th Anniversary

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Our Stories

  • Crocken Guides College Through Changes, Challenges
    Will Crocken knows a lot about the College of Arts and Architecture, thanks to his wide range of positions.
  • Alum Mixes Business with Pleasure: Q&A with Ray Fortunato
    Ray T. Fortunato (’47 B.A. Commerce, ’52 M.A. Music Composition) has spent most of his lifetime mixing business with pleasure.
  • "Remember the Slide Library" by Craig Zabel
    Art History Head Craig Zabel reminisces about slides, projectors, and the beloved Slide Library.
  • Don Leslie: Student, Professor, Adviser, Administrator
    Don Leslie (’65 B.S. L.Arch) has been a student or employee under every College of Arts and Architecture dean.
  • Architecture Department Trailblazer
    Darla Lindberg is the first female full professor in the Department of Architecture.
  • Lynn Miller Remembers "Magic Time"
    Miller was on the Landscape Architecture faculty when the college was formed.
  • Walker Commentary on Formation of College
    Dr. Eric Walker was president of Penn State when the College of Arts and Architecture was formed.
  • Garth Rockcastle
    Interview with Alumni Award Recipient Garth Rockcastle
  • Catherine Jolivette
    Interview with Alumni Award Recipient Catherine Jolivette
  • Helen Manfull
    Theatre at Penn State: Back in the Day
  • Kenneth Beittel
    An Art Education Professor’s Legacy
  • Dave Will
    State College, PA
    Longtime Staff Member Shares His Experiences
  • James Leyden III
    Banks, OR
    Alum Finds “Victory” in Musical Career
  • Ned Corman
    Rochester, NY
    Alumnus from Inaugural Class Says Best is Yet to Come


My father Frank R. Mulvey was Associate Professor of Art at Penn State and taught design courses from 1962 to 1966. In an effort to provide students...
I came to Penn State and had the opportunity to learn and study in this amazing new building, the Stuckeman Family Building. I remember that I had...
Thanks for the memories, Craig. Indeed, Inge the slide librarian had all the answers and if she didn’t she knew where to find them! As a graduate...