September 18, 1997......Volume 27, Issue 5

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Students bring joy of reading to youth as America Reads tutors
Spanier and 19 other college and university presidents are members of the steering committee for the anti-illiteracy program in which new federally funded work-study positions have been established for students to work as reading tutors for young children. More than 650 colleges and universities nationwide are now involved in the program. At Penn State, $413,000 in new work-study funds has been earmarked for America Reads.

Take part in United Way Day of Caring
University employees are being asked to roll up their sleeves and take part in work projects for United Way agencies and other non-profit groups throughout Centre County during the fourth annual PNC Bank-United Way Day of Caring on Thursday, Sept. 25.

Omega CEO is Renaissance Man
David B. Lee, chairman and chief executive officer of Omega Financial Corp., will be honored as the Renaissance Man of the Year at the 21st annual Renaissance Scholarship Fund dinner. The event will be held Nov. 6 at The Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus, beginning with a 6 p.m. reception and continuing with a 7 p.m. dinner.

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For coverage of William and Joan Schreyer's $30 million gift to Penn State, click here.

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