LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - The March issue of The Hemlock, Lock Haven University’s journal on outdoor recreation, the environment, and central Pennsylvania’s heritage and culture, is now available on the web. Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
This month’s issue features a piece by an LHU alumna who traces the stages by which she came to fully appreciate the beauty of this area. In another piece, the writer admits to being more “greenish-around-the-edges” than actually “green,” and describes family efforts to move more fully into the “green” category. An update on the Marcellus shale issue provides links to many other articles published in the Express and other publications. These articles and others are available online at http://www.lhup.edu/hemlock/hemlock3.5.htm.
This issue marks the two-year anniversary of The Hemlock. The publication developed from the Environmental Focus Group, an ad-hoc committee formed in 2007 by LHU President Keith T. Miller to promote and support activities, experiences, and structures that encourage students, faculty, and staff to develop a stronger sense of place for Lock Haven University and central Pennsylvania. Since March 2008, the Environmental Focus Group has published 16 issues, with 120 articles written by 62 different authors. The articles are contributed by LHU faculty, staff, students and administrators, as well as by members of the central Pennsylvania community.
Bob Myers, chair of the Environmental Focus Group, encourages readers to consider contributing to a future issue. “We welcome anything that has to do with outdoor recreation, environmentalism, or Pennsylvania culture,” he said. If you have an idea, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org