April 28, 1999......Volume 28, Issue 29

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University aims to raise $1 billion
Penn State has launched a campaign to raise $1 billion in private support to strengthen its mission of teaching, research and service to society. University President Graham B. Spanier said the campaign will run through June 30, 2003, and involve all 24 Penn State locations throughout Pennsylvania.

Alumnus gives additional $20 million
Verne M. Willaman, a 1951 Penn State graduate and a native of Greenville, Mercer County, has committed a gift of $20 million to Penn State's campaign to endow the dean's chair in the Eberly College of Science and to add significant additional support for numerous faculty endowments, need-based scholarships and graduate fellowships that he had previously established.

Transportation plan encourages carpooling, eases traffic flow
Penn State is launching a bold, multi-million dollar transportation plan that will change the way most students, faculty and staff of the University travel around the University Park campus and parts of State College.

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