Old Navy

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Old Navy is a brand of clothing and chain of stores that is owned by Gap Inc., which also owns the Gap, Banana Republic, and Forth & Towne brands. Old Navy's corporate operations are with The Gap in San Francisco and San Bruno, California.

History

Launched in 1994 as a value chain, Old Navy opened its first store Colma, California. As of 2005, Old Navy has more than 800 stores in many cities in the United States and Canada, the largest of which is in Chicago, Illinois.

The name "Old Navy" was chosen because originally the stores were supposed to emulate the look and feel of a traditional military surplus store. While this motif was quickly dropped, many stores retain a warehouse-like/urban decor.

The online store, oldnavy.com, commenced operations in 2000.

In 2001, Old Navy opened 12 stores in Canada, offerring the same products at slightly higher prices.

Concept

Old Navy's target market largely consists of teenagers; accordingly, the clothing is trendy, yet more affordable than its other Gap Inc. counterparts. (And rivals like American Eagle, Abercrombie and Fitch and Hollister) Old Navy's stores contain specialized sections for infants, boys, girls, men, and women, and within these categories contain styles for many occasions. In addition to clothing, Old Navy also sells a variety of accessories such as shoes, handbags, toys, hats, and sunglasses. Perhaps Old Navy's most recognizable product are their popular flip-flops.

Old Navy informally bills itself as an all-American brand. The chain releases a shirt every summer emblazoned with an American flag. Each year's shirt features a slightly-altered flag graphic with the year listed below. In its Canadian stores, a similar shirt with the Canadian flag is sold.

Advertisement Campaigns

The most notable aspect of Old Navy's television advertisements are their satirical tone toward a retro time period, vaguely between 1940 and 1960. In sharp contrast to the Gap's advertisements, Old Navy's feature chipper family members sporting their clothing line while engaging in wholesome family activities, such as barbecueing. A common tagline used in their campaigns is the widely recognized "(insert clothing article here) for the whole family!".

Old Navy is also known for its advertising campaigns featuring celebrities such as Morgan Fairchild and hip hop artist Lil Kim. Another popular spokesperson was former Vogue editor Carrie Donovan, who often appeared in ads with company "spokesdog", Magic. According to Gap Inc., Magic, a Airedale terrier mix, was rescued from the streets of San Jose. Magic remains an informal mascot of the company, though Donovan has since passed away.

Jeffersons stars Isabel Sanford and Sherman Helmsley appeared in a number of Old Navy television commercials in the late 1990s and early 2000s.


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Jeffersons stars Isabel Sanford and Sherman Helmsley appeared in a number of Old Navy television commercials in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The university also has the largest dues-paying alumni association in the world with over 156,100 members. Magic remains an informal mascot of the company, though Donovan has since passed away. Penn State has more than 460,000 living alumni that are located in all 50 states and many countries around the world. According to Gap Inc., Magic, a Airedale terrier mix, was rescued from the streets of San Jose.
. Another popular spokesperson was former Vogue editor Carrie Donovan, who often appeared in ads with company "spokesdog", Magic. This two-level 10,000-square-foot museum is located adjacent to Beaver Stadium.[10].

Old Navy is also known for its advertising campaigns featuring celebrities such as Morgan Fairchild and hip hop artist Lil Kim. The University also opened a new Penn State All-Sports Museum in February 2002. A common tagline used in their campaigns is the widely recognized "(insert clothing article here) for the whole family!". The ballpark will be oriented to the east, offering views of Mount Nittany. In sharp contrast to the Gap's advertisements, Old Navy's feature chipper family members sporting their clothing line while engaging in wholesome family activities, such as barbecueing. Construction of the new ballpark is expected to be complete in June 2006. The most notable aspect of Old Navy's television advertisements are their satirical tone toward a retro time period, vaguely between 1940 and 1960. It will be host to both the university baseball team as well as the State College Spikes, a minor league baseball team.

In its Canadian stores, a similar shirt with the Canadian flag is sold. Currently, ground has been broken for the construction of a new baseball stadium named Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. Each year's shirt features a slightly-altered flag graphic with the year listed below. Additionally, the university operates two golf courses for the golf teams, students, faculty and the general public, known as the Penn State Golf Courses. The chain releases a shirt every summer emblazoned with an American flag. Most of the other indoor teams play at Rec Hall, which was previously the long term home for the basketball teams as well. Old Navy informally bills itself as an all-American brand. The men's and women's basketball teams play in the Bryce Jordan Center.

Perhaps Old Navy's most recognizable product are their popular flip-flops. The school also is home to one of the nation's best indoor tracks, named the Horace Ashenfelter Indoor Facility. In addition to clothing, Old Navy also sells a variety of accessories such as shoes, handbags, toys, hats, and sunglasses. Penn State has been a powerhouse in fencing, winning 9 national championships in the sport since 1990. (And rivals like American Eagle, Abercrombie and Fitch and Hollister) Old Navy's stores contain specialized sections for infants, boys, girls, men, and women, and within these categories contain styles for many occasions. Penn State's women's volleyball team has won 8 Big Ten championships in 14 years, including the 2003 & 2004 titles, and was the NCAA division I national champion in 1999. counterparts. In 1994, Penn State became the first team outside of the state of California to win a NCAA division I national championship in men's volleyball.

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The name "Old Navy" was chosen because originally the stores were supposed to emulate the look and feel of a traditional military surplus store. It took 3 overtimes and 5 hours before Penn State kicked a game-winning field goal for a 26-23 victory. As of 2005, Old Navy has more than 800 stores in many cities in the United States and Canada, the largest of which is in Chicago, Illinois. These two coaches faced one another in the 2006 FedEx Orange Bowl. Launched in 1994 as a value chain, Old Navy opened its first store Colma, California. He has led Penn State to 354 victories, placing him second for all-time Division I-A wins, trailing only Florida State's Bobby Bowden with 359. . Joe Paterno has been the head coach for the Nittany Lion football team since 1966.

Old Navy's corporate operations are with The Gap in San Francisco and San Bruno, California. The school has long been know as "Linebacker U" for the number of quality linebackers that it has produced. Old Navy is a brand of clothing and chain of stores that is owned by Gap Inc., which also owns the Gap, Banana Republic, and Forth & Towne brands. The largest crowd ever at Beaver Stadium was on September 14, 2002, as 110,753 watched the Nittany Lions defeat the University of Nebraska by a score of 40-7. The stadium is the second largest in the country with a seating capacity of over 107,282. Penn State has a large football following and attracts tens of thousands of visitors to its campus, the area around which is also known as "Happy Valley," for tailgating and games on autumn Saturdays in Beaver Stadium.

The team's fight song is "Fight On State" and other notable songs played at athletic endeavors include the Alma Mater and "Nittany Lion". In men's volleyball, Penn State participates in the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA). It participates in the NCAA Division I-A and in the Big Ten Conference for most sports. However, these colors when used on the football team's uniforms would fade to dark blue and white and so the decision was made to permanently change the colors to the now familiar navy blue and white.

The school's official colors were originally black and pink. Penn State's mascot is the Nittany Lion. The Trophy, which has been presented by the John Philip Sousa Foundation since 1982, is regarded as the nation's highest accolade for collegiate bands. In 2005, the Penn State Blue Band was honored with the Sudler Trophy.

In addition, WPSU-FM (radio) and WPSU-TV (television) originate their broadcasts from the Penn State campus. The student run radio station is WKPS The LION 90.7 FM. The university yearbook is named La Vie. In addition to the traditional paper publication, The Collegian went online as The Digital Collegian, starting in summer of 1996.

The student run newspaper is The Daily Collegian. This event has inspired many similar events at other universities throughout the country. Dancers dance for 48 hours straight, raising millions of dollars for pediatric cancer care and research, generally through the Four Diamonds Fund. Every February, thousands of students participate in the Penn State Dance Marathon (Thon), the largest student-run philanthropy in the world.

It is also the home to LateNight Penn State, an endeavor designed to provide weekend entertainment in an alcohol-free environment. Most of the student organizations are headquartered at the Hetzel Union Building (HUB), which underwent significant renovations and enlargement beginning in 1997. 11-13% of the University Park population is affiliated with a Greek organization. Over seven hundred student organizations exist [9], as well as the largest Greek systems in the country.

The National Research Council (NRC) rated Penn State's Department of Geography number one in the United States in 1995. News Best Graduate Schools 2006, Penn State ranks. According to U.S. News Best Colleges 2006 [6], Penn State nationally ranks [7]:.

According to U.S. and the #39 university in the world. Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities 2005 ranks Penn State - University Park as the #30 university in the U.S. The Washington Monthly ranks Penn State as the #6 national university in the country.

The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2006 gives Penn State - University Park an academic rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. The Public Ivies: America's Flagship Public Universities, a book published by Greene's Guides, included Penn State among the Public Ivies, public universities that purportedly offer an academic experience of Ivy League or close caliber combined with affordably priced tuition.
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[4]. The university library system began with a modest 1500 book library in Old Main, which has grown to its current 4.8 million volumes, in addition to nearly 500,000 maps, over 5 million microforms, and nearly 160,000 films and videos. The Penn State University Libraries are ranked twelfth among research libraries in North America. 80% of first-year classes have 50 or fewer students, and classes are even smaller for upperclassmen and for all students at other campuses.

When the medical school, college of technology, and law school are included, the ratio is 15:1. The student to faculty ratio at Penn State campuses is 16:1. Penn State is known for its Geography (#1 graduate program - National Research Council, 2001), Meteorology, and Geosciences programs, in the College of Earth & Mineral Sciences. Over 10,000 students are enrolled in the university's graduate school, and over 70,000 degrees have been awarded since the school was founded in 1922 [3].

In 2003 the university devoted $545 million to research, ranking it 12th in the nation [2], and its researchers received nearly $400 million in outside grants toward their projects. The Smeal College of Business is AACSB accredited in business and is one of only four Pennsylvania schools to be AACSB accredited in accounting. Penn State is a research university, known for its breadth of programs in engineering, architecture, economics, business, and the sciences. Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies is a special mission campus offering master's degrees, master's certification, and continuing professional education.

Some of the larger campuses offer degree programs, while others only offer introductory courses. Penn State operates 19 Commonwealth Campuses throughout the state, where over 60% of Penn State first-year students begin their education. About 5000 students, or 12% of the total student population, are of minority ethnicity, and another 3000 are international students. Slightly more than 54% of the students are male, and approximately 25% are from outside of Pennsylvania.

Approximately 34,000 undergraduate students and 6000 graduate students study at University Park. With an acceptance rate of 58%, it is the most selective campus in the Penn State system. The flagship of Penn State's 24 campuses, University Park, is found next to State College, just east of the geographic center of the state. In 2004, Penn State started celebrating its 150th anniversary, since 2005 marks the University's sesquicentennial.

To make up the difference, the University has turned to philanthropy, with 2003 marking the end of the Grand Destiny campaign–a seven-year effort which raised over $1.3 billion for the University. Even so, limited growth in state appropriations to the University have turned the school into the least-funded state school in the Big Ten on a per student basis. Currently, the University is the largest in Pennsylvania, and in 2003, it was credited with having the largest impact on the state economy of any organization, generating over $6 billion for the state on a budget of $2.5 billion. In 1989, the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport joined ranks with the University, and in 1997, so did the Dickinson School of Law.

In recent years, Penn State's role as a leader in education in Pennsylvania has become well-defined. As such, it belongs to the Commonwealth System of Higher Education. In the 1970s, The Pennsylvania State University became a state-related institution. Additionally, in 1967, the Hershey Medical Center, a college of medicine and hospital, was established with a $50 million gift from the Hershey Trust.

Under his leadership, which lasted from 1956-1970, the University added hundreds of acres of surrounding land, and nearly tripled enrollment to 40,000. Eric Walker, the University developed rapidly. In 1953, President Milton Eisenhower changed the school's name to The Pennsylvania State University, and under his successor, Dr. Around this time, Commonwealth campuses were started by President Ralph Hetzel to give an alternative to Depression-era students who were economically unable to leave home to attend college.

In the years that followed, Penn State grew significantly, becoming the state's largest source of baccalaureate degrees and reaching an enrollment of 5,000 in 1936. Atherton's grave rests in front of Schwab Auditorium near Old Main, the University Park campus's central administration building, and is marked by an engraved marble block resting in front of his statue. Contrary to popular belief, Atherton Hall is not named after President Atherton but Frances Atherton. For this, Atherton is widely credited with saving Penn State from bankruptcy, and is still honored today by the name of a major road in State College and its suburbs, Atherton Street.

Atherton also expanded the liberal arts and agriculture programs, and as a result, was rewarded with regular appropriations from the state beginning in 1887. Shortly after he introduced engineering studies, Penn State became one of the ten largest engineering schools in the nation. Atherton became president of the school in 1882, and began working to broaden the school's curriculum. George W.

In the following years, enrollment fell as the school tried to balance purely agricultural studies with a more classic education, falling to 64 undergraduates in 1875, a year after the school's name changed once again to The Pennsylvania State College. In 1862, the school's name was changed to The Agricultural College of Pennsylvania, and with the passage of the Morrill Land-Grant Act, Pennsylvania selected the school in 1863 to be the state's sole land grant college. Centre County became the home of the new school when James Irvin of Bellefonte donated 200 acres (809,000 m²) of land—the first of 10,101 acres the University would eventually acquire. 50 of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as the Farmers' High School of Pennsylvania.

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The university joined the Big Ten Conference in 1990 (1993 for football). Founded in 1855 as an agricultural school, the university became a land grant college in 1863 and now offers over 160 majors and boasts a $1.2 billion (USD) endowment, placing it among the top ten public universities in the United States. The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a state-related land-grant university based in State College, Pennsylvania (the university uses a "University Park, Pennsylvania" to differentiate University addresses from those in town), with over 80,000 students at 24 campuses throughout the state. The Pennsylvania State University.

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List of National Championships Won by Penn State. Schreyer Honors College. Student Alumni Corps. 61st in fine arts.

58th in nursing. 57th in public affairs. 51st in history. 28th in English.

17th in sociology. 7th in criminology. 36th in psychology. 35th in political science.

35th in computer science. 45th in biological sciences. 18th in chemistry. 27th in physics.

7th in geology. 26th in mathematics. 28th in economics. 90th among law schools.

3rd in higher education administration, 4th in vocational/technical education, and 6th in counseling/personnel services. 34th among schools of education

    . 3rd in industrial/manufacturing,[8], 7th in petroleum, 7th in nuclear, 8th in materials, 13th in aerospace, 17th in environmental, 18th in electrical, 19th in chemical, 20th in civil, 21st in computer, and 27th in biomedical/bioengineering. 19th among graduate engineering programs
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          4th in industrial/manufacturing, 7th in Petroleum and Natural Gas, 11th in mechanical, 7th in materials, 24th in electrical, 15th in civil, 17th in chemical, 10th in agricultural, and 12th in aerospace. 18th among undergraduate engineering programs

            . 14th among public national universities. 48th among national universities doctoral.

            found a graduate program to help Native Americans develop leadership skills that will allow them to return to their communities as role models (1970). operate a civilian nuclear reactor capable of controlled nuclear fission (1955). offer a baccalaureate degree in fuel science (1932). offer an industrial engineering baccalaureate degree program (1909).

            offer undergraduate study in American Literature (1897). award baccalaureate and graduate degrees in agriculture (1861 and 1863).

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