Health facility at Altoona campus
to be in place by 2001
Health and wellness services at Penn State Altoona will be undergoing improvements in the near future, as the college teams up with Central Pennsylvania Health Services Corp., of which Altoona Hospital is a major component, to create the Sheetz Family Health Center on campus. The center, expected to be in operation in April 2001, will house the college's nursing program and student Health and Wellness Center, as well as an on-site physicians' office open to the public.
Thon Raises record $3 million-plus
Penn State's annual Dance Marathon -- 48 hours of moving and shaking by Penn State students -- broke more records last weekend when 680 dancers raised $3,076,984 to aid the families of children with cancer and to fund cancer research at The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. The total is the highest amount ever accrued since the Thon began in 1977, and about $500,000 more than last year's total.
University improves chances for staff
as it grows its own programmers
The booming economy and low unemployment that the nation and Centre Region enjoys has been no cause for celebration in certain units across the University Park campus. In particular, the Office of Administrative Systems (OAS) has discovered that with such prosperity comes the arduous task of keeping pace.
For more news and features, click here.