August 10, 2000......Volume 30, Issue 3

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Research grants give undergraduates valuable international experience
Undergraduate research opportunities abroad are expected to increase in light of the Schreyer Honors College's goal of 50 percent of its students graduating with international learning experience. This may involve spending a traditional semester studying abroad at an international university; taking a Penn State course abroad with a Penn State professor; conducting laboratory or field research; or participating in volunteer service, such as with Volunteers for Peace or teaching English as a second language in China.

Freshmen hit the trails before cracking books
While thousands of new students across the country begin their undergraduate career hitting the books, 100 Penn State freshmen will hit the trails of central Pennsylvania. With backpacks weighing more than 35 pounds, students will face rugged terrain, form bonds and develop skills to help them make the transition to college life.

Faculty Senate to convene Sept. 12 with new chair
A new chairwoman of the University Faculty Senate will take the helm at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 12 in Kern Building on the University Park campus when the group meets for its first gathering of the academic year.


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