May 15, 1997......Volume 26, Issue 31

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Spanier urges Congress to keep supporting funding for research
President Graham B. Spanier was back before Congress this month to emcee a demonstration of defense research taking place at universities across the country.

State budget gives 3 percent boost
When the final numbers came in on the state's 1997-98 budget, higher education in Pennsylvania had received a 3 percent boost -- or $32.8 million -- over 1996-97 figures, an appropriation Penn State's president calls a "major improvement."

University spells out five-year capital plan
For the first time, Penn State is able to map out a systematic long-range construction plan to meet its most pressing academic facilities needs because of a new partnership with the Commonwealth that puts capital funding for Penn State on a regular five-year basis.

Faculty take to highway for Road Scholars II
Penn State touches a great majority of Pennsylvanians in many ways, and for the second year in a row recently hired faculty have the opportunity to learn for themselves just how far the University's teaching, research and outreach extend, while at the same time learning more about each other.
NOW AVAILABLE: To see more photos of the trip, visit the Road Scholars Web site.

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