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Speaker to Share History of University’s Frozen Treat

Lee Stout
10/14/2010 —

Lee Stout, author of  "Ice Cream U: The Story of the Nation’s Most Successful Collegiate Creamery," will share the history of the Penn State Berkey Creamery and the University’s well-known frozen treat, Thursday, Oct. 21, at Penn State York as part of the campus’ “Alumni in the Spotlight” series. The program takes place at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center. Those who plan to attend must register by contacting Iona Conlon at (717) 718-6781 or iona@psu.edu.

Stout, retired head of Public Services and Outreach for the Eberly Family Special Collections Library, Penn State University Libraries and University archivist for 28 years, will share his wealth of knowledge about the University and the history he has chronicled about the Penn State Berkey Creamery. As head of Public Services and Outreach, Stout developed and administered outreach programs for all three archival and rare book units in Special Collections. He also taught in the library studies and history programs, and presented lectures on campus history and architecture.

"Ice Cream U: The Story of the Nation’s Most Successful Collegiate Creamery" was published in 2009 and tells the story of one of Penn State’s most popular destinations as well as the nation’s oldest and most successful creamery. The Penn State York Bookstore will have copies of the book for sale and Stout will take time at the end of the event to sign autographs. Samples of Creamery ice cream are being provided and scooped by the Penn State Alumni Association, York County Chapter.

Earlier in the evening, Penn State York is hosting a scholarship dinner where students who have received scholarships will meet and talk with their donors and other philanthropists. Following the 6 p.m. dinner, the group will attend the "Ice Cream U" presentation.

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