Penn State to move to Lehigh Valley College campus

Full story: The Morning Call

Ann Williams, Penn State Lehigh Valley's chancellor, said the move would allow it to better serve the region by enrolling more students.
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“aka MOB”

Since: Mar 07

Bethlehem

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#1
Mar 7, 2009
 
this is good news! glad to see that nice new building is going to be used for REAL education!
East Penn SD Taxpayer

Coplay, PA

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#2
Mar 7, 2009
 
Any word on what will happen to the current Penn State campus?
ingrid

Slatington, PA

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#3
Mar 7, 2009
 
the fogelsville campus is like 40acres in a nice rural setting. why couldn't they expand there? in this climate of decreased PA subsidies, should they do stuff like this at all? nice to hind behind the cloak of education..
Smilin Bob

Emmaus, PA

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#4
Mar 7, 2009
 
Great idea!! Long overdue.
Westside Homie

United States

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#8
Mar 7, 2009
 
This is perfect. With the economy in the tubes we will need more public higher ed to train people to get 21 century jobs. They should plan an expansion of the new campus immediately since I believe there will be far more demand than just 1500 students.
A-townResident

Hillsborough, NJ

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#9
Mar 7, 2009
 
As a PSU LV Alumni I am so happy to see them move into the old LV College building. Great idea. The old building was always too small and too much of a dump to be associated with PSU.
PSU grad

Whitehall, PA

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#10
Mar 7, 2009
 
I think it's a fantastic idea. Well done PSULV!

There were many limitations in the Fogelsville property. It was great when we had less students, but the truth is we outgrew the single building years ago. Zoning was one problem, but we also could not expand due to agreements that were put in place when the Mohr family donated the land.

I am thankful I had the chance to attend classes there and will miss the old building, but this new place will give us the opportunity to expand lab space, enrollment, etc.

Wow! Cool stuff!
JACOB

Macungie, PA

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#11
Mar 7, 2009
 
The new location is certainly better but the building's history will hurt the image of PSU locally.

I would never attend classes there.
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Korea

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#12
Mar 7, 2009
 
Now they should buy the old Pinebrook Jr. College facility and lands for a small off campus dorm and gymansium for DIII Basketball, Wrestling, Tennis, Cross-Country and Golf.

If there is a good model for this type of campus, it is Penn State-Great Valley, but that one is exclusively graduate level education.
PSU MOM

Coplay, PA

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Mar 7, 2009
 
ingrid wrote:
the fogelsville campus is like 40acres in a nice rural setting. why couldn't they expand there? in this climate of decreased PA subsidies, should they do stuff like this at all? nice to hind behind the cloak of education..
READ THE ARTICLE -'expansion has become increasingly difficult, in part because of environmentally sensitive wetlands around the property'
Returning PSU student

Allentown, PA

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#14
Mar 7, 2009
 
I am glad to see a great local campus instead of having to move out of the area to another campus. I hope they can add more degree like the Harrisburg campus!! More B.S. degrees that are science based and business degrees that are not a Business degree with an elective option. Bring the B.S. Engineering and B.S. Science degrees into the area instead of Main Campus and Harrisburg. Please
Oh Boy

Bethlehem, PA

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#15
Mar 7, 2009
 
They better check the basement first. This school was build in the area of the New Jersey Zinc Mine. The Mine created sink holes all over that side of 309.

Some of the homes have cracks in that area. The New Jersey Zinc Mine was a huge underground operation. Nothing like a coal mine.

The mine was worked over a 1,000 feet down for nearly two hundred years. They drove 10 Ton dump trucks into it every shift.

It may go the way of the building at 7 th and Hamilton did, down!
Penn State Alum

Easton, PA

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#16
Mar 10, 2009
 
Great news PSULV. Hope the board approves your move. Now please bring back some PSU Masters Programs at this new campus. I would love to earn my degree there.
Jimmy Cracked Corn

Schnecksville, PA

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#17
Apr 27, 2009
 
the reason why they are moving is because they cannot build on the 40 acres due to the land being all uneven and the building is on swamp lands

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