October 19, 2000
Crisis of Civility:
A message from President Spanier
are in the midst of a national crisis. It is not a crisis that is in the
news or that politicians are pointing to during this election season.
But it is a crisis none the less. It is the crisis of civility -- and
the lack of it appears to be growing.
costs rising for both
the University and its employees
The University remains committed to providing high quality health-care plans that are affordable to both employees and the University. While Penn State is continuing to pay the lion's share of these increased costs, the University cannot absorb the entire amount. A portion must be passed on to employees. This is occurring with employers' plans across the country.
radio station is
becoming a major player
WKPS, 90.7 FM, now known as The Lion, is a multi-formatted
station offering a wide variety of music and programming, including mainstream
alternative, jazz, gospel and Latin mix, news and sports programs, and
a public opinion show.
student parking at DuBois
With the toot of a horn and few laps in a shiny, brand-new
Chrysler borrowed just for the occasion, student leaders officially opened
a new 229-vehicle student parking lot at Penn State DuBois.
named Alumni Fellows
Two graduates of the College of Engineering, Harold L. Ergott and Herbert C. Graves, have been named 2000 Alumni Fellows by the Penn State Alumni Association.
of the Liberal Arts
names distinguished alumnus
Stripay, senior vice president of human resources and general affairs
at Sumitomo Corp. of America, was named the College of the Liberal Arts'
Labor Studies and Industrial Relations Distinguished Alumnus for 2000.